Buses running in place of trains

WATERBURY — Substitute buses are running in place of trains on the Waterbury branch of Metro-North Railroad this week.

The buses mimic the regular weekday train schedule but leave each stop 15 to 30 minutes earlier, according to Metro-North.

The train outage is to facilitate safety upgrades and infrastructure improvements, Metro-North said.

Riders are asked to listen for announcements about local and express service to their destination while boarding.

Train service is expected to resume on Saturday.