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Metro-North Advises Customers Of Extensive Service Changes on New Haven and Harlem Lines Due to Structural Issue Above Tracks

Metro-North Railroad
Updated Jul 22, 2023 9:30 a.m.

State DOT Maintenance Crew Working Overnight on Bridge When Girder Buckled

Partial Suspensions Along New Haven and Harlem Lines in the Bronx

Service to Yankee Stadium on New Haven and Harlem Lines Will Not Operate to Saturday Game

View Photos of Damaged Girder


Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Metro-North Railroad is advising customers of split service on the New Haven and Harlem lines due to urgently needed New York State Department of Transportation repairs to a Bronx River Parkway overpass above tracks, impacting the safety of train traffic through the area. Customers are advised to seek alternative means of travel at least through early afternoon Saturday or take Hudson line which continues to operate on a regular schedule. Free parking is available at the following Hudson Line stations: Poughkeepsie, New Hamburg, Beacon, Garrison, Cold Spring, Ossining, Irvington, and Riverdale

Yankee Clipper service to Saturday afternoon’s game vs. the Kansas City Royals has been suspended on the New Haven and Harlem lines (will operate normally on Hudson line).

New Haven Line: Partial Suspension

• Service is suspended between Williams Bridge and Mt. Vernon East.
• Limited hourly service on the New Haven line. 
• The last stop on westbound trains from New Haven and Stamford is Mt. Vernon East.
• Trains from Grand Central will make a final stop at Williams Bridge.

Limited bus service between Mount Vernon East and Wakefield-241 Station will be provided.

Harlem Line: Partial Suspension
•    Service is suspended between Williams Bridge and Wakefield
•    Limited hourly service on the Harlem line. 
•    The last stop on southbound trains is Wakefield. 
•    The last stop on northbound trains is Williams Bridge.

New York City Transit (NYCT) subway service is cross honoring Metro-North tickets. Customers traveling to and from the city are advised to take trains to and from Wakefield-241 St  station, which is approximately six blocks from the Metro-North Wakefield station, to connect with Metro-North service when traveling in and out of New York City.

Service will resume when DOT crews are able to stabilize the overpass, allowing trains to safely operate on the tracks below.

The MTA offers customers a variety of ways to receive real-time and planned service change information, as well as 24/7 customer support in their native language. 

mta.info – The definitive source for real-time arrival information and service change information for each line or route in the MTA system. Customers can find current statuses on mta.info and upcoming planned service changes using our lookup tool at mta.info/alerts.

TrainTime app – The MTA’s TrainTime app is the essential companion to navigating our commuter rail system. Customers can plan their trip, purchase tickets, check train status, and chat with customer service, all in one app. The app is available in the Apple Store and in Google Play.

511 – 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.