Discussion relating to the operations of MTA MetroNorth Railroad including west of Hudson operations and discussion of CtDOT sponsored rail operations such as Shore Line East and the Springfield to New Haven Hartford Line

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  by Jeff Smith
They are studying adding passing sidings; not sure when work will start. Branch must also have signals added.

Now that the work is done on track 3 on the bridge (I'm having a senior moment as to what the railroad parlance is for the bridge, i.e. the short name), what is next? Are the moving to track 1?
  by Steamboat Willie
There are plans for a passing siding between Derby and Ansonia. You can see they installed a switch by Division Street.
  by DutchRailnut
who knows ?? emergency platform in Beacon lasted 25 years.
part of station is gone as it sat on top of track 3 because of bridge work.
  by Jeff Smith
It's alive.... Zombie Devon Transfer: http://web.mta.info/mnr/MilePosts/16030 ... epost.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Didn't get to "fan" it before?
On the Waterbury Branch:

The Devon Transfer returns to service to accommodate needed repairs on the Devon movable bridge. The following changes will be in effect through October:

• All Waterbury Branch customers who usually transfer to main line trains at Bridgeport will instead get off at the new Devon Transfer location.

• Waterbury Branch customers who travel to New Haven will transfer again at Bridgeport for a main line train connection to New Haven.

• Northbound customers will be dropped off main line trains at the Devon Transfer and board a waiting train for Waterbury.