Hudson Line Trains Will Operate Between Grand Central and Peekskill
Upper Harlem Line Service Remains Suspended Between Southeast and Wassaic, Substitute Busing Continues
Limited Bus Service Remains on Hudson Line, Serving Croton-Harmon, Beacon and Poughkeepsie for Essential Travelers
MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced a partial restoration of train service on the Hudson Line beginning Tuesday, July 11, following clean-up due to severe storms in the Hudson Valley on Sunday, July 9. Starting Tuesday morning, Hudson Line trains will operate between Grand Central Terminal and Peekskill at least once per hour.
Metro-North will continue to provide limited bus service for essential travelers between Croton-Harmon and Poughkeepsie, with buses departing Croton-Harmon on a load-and-go basis. Buses will make stops at Croton-Harmon, Beacon and Poughkeepsie. There is no substitute service provided at Manitou, Garrison, Cold Spring and New Hamburg.
Bus service on the Upper Harlem Line between Southeast and Wassaic will continue on Tuesday at least through mid-day, making all station stops.
“This is not our first time dealing with a strong weather event. To be able to restore partial service so soon is a testament to the around-the-clock work undertaken by the Metro-North workforce,” said Metro-North Railroad President and LIRR Interim President Catherine Rinaldi. “The work will continue without stopping into Tuesday as we work to restore full service on the Hudson and Harlem lines as soon as possible.”
Metro-North crews worked through the night on Sunday and into Monday to evaluate damage and to clear tracks of fallen trees, mud, boulders, and water that in places has risen well above the 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 initially suspended north of Croton-Harmon on Sunday afternoon due to the storm’s impact in northern Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties. The storms left behind rushing 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.
Metro-North also suspended service on the Upper Harlem Line between Southeast and Wassaic Monday morning due to high water above the rails and a washout on the right-of-way south of Dover Plains in Dutchess County.
For current service information, check the TrainTime app and new.mta.info.