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Metro-North Increases Train Service as More Passengers Return: Here’s What’s Changed

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Effective Monday, June 15, Metro-North Railroad has increased train service on the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven Lines. The increase in service is due to a steady growth in ridership in response to the Phase 1 reopening in New York state. — an announcement from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority

The new schedule will provide a 115% increase in peak service from the May 27 schedule, with several trains added in the morning and afternoon peak periods. We will continue to provide hourly service during off-peak periods, on middays, evenings, late nights, weekends and holidays. SEE ALSO: ‘I’m Desperate for a Reason To Be Bullish on Mass Transit … I Don’t See Any’: Cameron on Transportation (June 15)

During this special schedule, off-peak fares will continue to be in effect.

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COVID-19 Changes Darien Church Services: Some Livestreams, No Catholic Mass Obligation Next 3 Sundays

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To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, changes have been announced at St. Luke’s Parish and Noroton Presbyterian Church, which will each only have livestream, online church services, and at Darien’s two Catholic churches — and all of Fairfield County — the obligation to attend Mass has been suspended for Catholics for the upcoming three Sundays. found no announcements about changes in services or meetings on the websites of the Darien churches United Methodist Church, First Church of Christ Scientist or St. Paul’s Church in Darien. This article will be updated when more is known.

What the COVID-19 Storm Has Canceled or Closed in Darien

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In Darien, here’s what the COVID-19 outbreak is causing to be closed down (usually “until further notice”) or causing to be canceled. We’ll update this list as new information comes in (links are to online announcements):

—Darien Community Association: “[T]he DCA is postponing/rescheduling imminent large events and activities. We are contacting those affected, and any rescheduling information will be posted when it becomes available. At this time, all other DCA activities will run/operate as scheduled, including our DCA Thrift Shop.” —Darien Historical Society: “In order to help prevent the spread of corona virus, public programs are cancelled until further notice.”