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Buses to Substitute for Trains on the Port Jervis Line Due to Track Work, Sept. 11 through Nov. 13

Metro-North Railroad
Updated Sep 7, 2022 10:45 a.m.
Train traveling over viaduct

Busing on Weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and All Day on Weekends

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that beginning on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 4 a.m. and continuing through Sunday, Nov. 13, at 3 a.m., buses will replace midday weekday trains and all weekend trains on the Port Jervis Line as crews from Metro-North Railroad and NJ TRANSIT work to replace 10,000 wood cross-ties, three switches and perform track joint welds. The work will enable the rail line to remain in a state of good repair, with new ties expected to last for 30 years.

During this time, trains will operate normally between Suffern and Hoboken. Customers traveling to or from stations beyond Suffern will be able to transfer between trains and buses at Ramsey Route 17 Station.

Customers should allow for extra travel time.

Buses will replace trains as follows:

  • 4 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, through 12:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12
  • Weekdays beginning Monday, Sept. 12, until Friday, Nov. 11, from approximately 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
  • Weekends beginning Saturday, Sept. 17, until Monday, Nov. 7, from approximately 12:30 a.m. until 12:30 a.m.
  • From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, until 3 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13

Service Information Available

MYmta app – Customers who use the comprehensive MYmta smartphone app will see real-time travel information for all MTA services all in one place.

new.mta.info – The “Service Status” box at new.mta.info is always the definitive source for the latest status for each line.

Email and text message service updates – Customers are urged to sign up to receive alerts, tailored by specific branch and time of day, by visiting mymtaalerts.com.

Twitter – Twitter users can follow @MetroNorth for service updates and customer service support.

WhatsApp – Customers can chat with Metro-North via WhatsApp. Riders can receive customer service support in their native language through the help of Google Translate.

For those who prefer to contact the MTA by telephone, information is available by dialing 511. Connecticut customers should call 877-690-5114. Those who are deaf or hard of hearing can use their preferred service provider for the free 711 relay to reach the MTA at 511.