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Metro-North Railroad Announces Bus Service to Replace Train Service Impacted by Severe Rainfall in Hudson Valley for Afternoon Peak

Metro-North Railroad
Updated Jul 10, 2023 11:15 a.m.
MNR Clean Up July 10, 2023

Limited Bus Service on Hudson Line, Making Stops at Croton-Harmon, Cortlandt, Beacon and Poughkeepsie for Essential Travelers 

Bus Service Also Operating on Upper Harlem Line Between Southeast and Wassaic 

Train Service on the Hudson Line Remains Suspended North of Croton-Harmon and on the Upper Harlem Line North of Southeast 

View Photos of Hudson Line Storm Damage 

View Photos of Upper Harlem Line Storm Damage 

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced bus service will replace train service impacted by the severe rainfall in the Hudson Valley in time for the afternoon peak. Metro-North will have limited bus service on the Hudson Line, between Croton-Harmon and Poughkeepsie stations for essential travelers. Buses will depart from Croton-Harmon on a load-and-go basis, making stops at Cortlandt, Beacon and Poughkeepsie. Bus service is expected to start at approximately at 1:00 p.m.

Buses replaced train service on the Upper Harlem Line at approximately 10:00 a.m., following a suspension north of Southeast on Monday morning due to obstructions on the tracks. Buses will depart from Southeast on a load-and-go basis, making all station stops to Wassaic. 

“Last night the Hudson Valley received a month’s worth of rain in just a few hours, having a severe impact on Metro-North tracks,” said Metro-North Railroad President and LIRR Interim President Catherine Rinaldi. “Crews continue to work around-the-clock, and to limit the impact on customers we were able to secure limited bus service to Poughkeepsie and Wassaic. For those traveling through impacted areas, continue to monitor TrainTime and allow extra time for travel.” 

Metro-North crews worked through the night and into Monday morning to evaluate damage and clear tracks of fallen trees, mud, boulders, and water that in places has risen above running rails. Some areas continue to be inspected for possible washout conditions to ensure the integrity of the railroad’s right-of-way. 

Hudson Line train service was suspended on Sunday afternoon due to the impact of severe storms in Northern Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties. The storms left behind high water, trees, boulders and other debris on sections of Metro-North track north of Croton-Harmon. Tracks north of Croton-Harmon became impassable due to the damage which resulted in the service suspension between Croton-Harmon and Poughkeepsie, which is expected to remain at least through Monday.  

Metro-North suspended service on the Upper Harlem Line between Southeast and Wassaic Monday morning due to high water above running rail and a washout on the right-of-way south of Dover in Dutchess County. 

For current service information, check the TrainTime app and new.mta.info.