Train service expanded in Danbury - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Train service expanded in Danbury

DANBURY, CT (AP) -

State transportation officials are increasing train service on the Danbury branch line by more than 25 percent.

The News-Times reports the increased service on the rail line resulted from a $67 million signal system that is nearly finished. The line runs through Danbury, Bethel, Redding and Ridgefield to South Norwalk.

Officials say six weekday trains will be added to the rail line's schedule beginning Sunday. Additions include a later train from South Norwalk to Danbury and trains to fill previous gaps in off-peak hours.

Matt Hicks, a consultant who lives in Ridgefield and takes the train into New York City on business, told the newspaper reducing the gap in services will help commuters who must sometimes leave or return at odd hours.

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