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Ongoing Metro-North Work Fuels Complaints In Connecticut

An M-8 rail car on the Metro-North Railroad's  New Haven line (file/credit: Patrick Cashin/MTA)

An M-8 rail car on the Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven line (file/credit: Patrick Cashin/MTA)

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DANBURY, Conn. (CBSNewYork)Metro-North Railroad riders on the Danbury branch of the New Haven line thought the bugs with crossing gates, lights and a new $70 million signaling system had been worked out when their ride returned to normal this summer after an infuriating commute of stops and starts at grade crossings.

But as WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane reported, buses will replace many trains starting this weekend.

Rail advocate Jim Cameron said riders have reason to be angry.

Ongoing Metro-North Work Fuels Complaints In Connecticut

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Paul Murnane reports

“Don’t raise our expectations and tell us that the work is done and service is back to normal and then turn around weeks later and say, ‘No, sorry. We’ve got to do more work. More busings underway,'” Cameron told Murnane.

“Nobody is suggesting that the work is not necessary, but just be honest with us about how long it’s going to take,” Cameron said.

Three crossings are being fixed in Wilton and Ridgefield. Full service will resume Aug. 29, the Connecticut Department of Transportation said.

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