Metro-North to again run express from Waterbury

Metro-North railroad car. (WTNH / Jeff Bailey)
Metro-North railroad car. (WTNH / Jeff Bailey)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Metro-North has agreed to restore express service from Waterbury to Stamford a month after eliminating the daily train.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy made the announcement in New Haven Thursday.

The 5:46 a.m. train was the only train on the Waterbury spur of the commuter railroad that ran to Stamford. Other trains terminate in Bridgeport.

Waterbury Mayor Neil O’Leary tells the Republican-American the service restoration came at the request of city officials and state and federal lawmakers.

Metro-North had ended the service on May 11 when it added a Stamford-bound train from Danbury. The moves were part of an effort by the railroad to streamline service in Connecticut.

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