The Danbury Branch Dockyard Project consists of Danbury Line improvements from the wye of the mainline to the crossing at Jennings Place. The project will electrify the southern portion of the Danbury line, up to approximately one mile north in the area formally known as the Dockyard. The Dockyard is where trains are stored and staged when not in use on the mainline.
These improvements will allow commuter trains that are starting or ending in Norwalk to turn, or redirect themselves off of the mainline tracks. In addition to electrification, the work also includes the addition of two new track sidings, track replacement, signal work, new catenary systems and structures.
As part of the Danbury Branch Dockyard Project, the superstructure of the rail bridge over Ann Street will be replaced. This includes new weathering steel deck spans which will maintain the 19th century character of the bridge.
The Danbury Branch Dockyard Project is independent of the Walk Bridge Replacement Project, but will improve dependability of operations on the mainline as well as minimize impacts to commuter rail services during construction of the new bridge.
ANTICIPATED START OF CONSTRUCTION: July 2017
ANTICIPATED CONSTRUCTION DURATION: 2.5 Years