Mechanical Problems Stop Trains On Metro-North's Danbury Branch

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The platform at West Redding on the Danbury branch of Metro-North.
The platform at West Redding on the Danbury branch of Metro-North. Photo Credit: Metro-North Railroad

REDDING, Conn. -- Metro-North reported mechanical problems Wednesday morning on the Danbury Branch, with substitute bus service provided from Redding to South Norwalk, the commuter rail said on its website. 

Bus service was provided for the 8:09 a.m. train departing West Redding and made all stops to South Norwalk.

The rest of the day's off-peak trains were already set to be replaced by bus service due to ongoing work on the signal system along the Danbury Branch. 

The problem Wednesday morning appeared to be with the signal system, according to reports on Twitter, although Metro-North did not elaborate. 

"The arm guards at the West Redding train crossing appear to be stuck in the down position. MTA police are on scene directing traffic," The Redding Pilot reported via Twitter @ReddingPilot. "And the train is stopped at the West Redding platform."

Bus service for most weekday off-peak trains and all weekend trains has been extended through Sunday, July 6, due to the ongoing work, Metro-North said.

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