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UPDATED: Buses Replace Service on Metro-North Railroad's Port Jervis Line West of Suffern Through Sunday Evening

Metro-North Railroad
Updated August 7, 2021 12:45 a.m.
Metro-North Port Jervis Line Map
Metro-North Port Jervis Line Map

Due to a maintenance issue on a bridge operated by the New York State Thruway Authority, buses will replace train service beginning at 11 p.m. on Friday, August 6, on MTA Metro-North Railroad's Port Jervis line west of Suffern through Sunday, August 8.  

This means there will be no train service to the following West of Hudson stations: 

  • Port Jervis 

  • Otisville 

  • Middletown - Town of Walkill 

  • Campbell Hall 

  • Salisbury Mills – Cornwall 

  • Harriman 

  • Tuxedo 

  • Sloatsburg  

The Thruway Authority advised Metro-North late Thursday evening that, out of an abundance of caution, the railroad should not operate trains on tracks that run below the Arden Valley Road Bridge near Harriman until repairs can be made.  

Service alternatives for riders who normally use the Port Jervis Line: 

  • Hudson Line service from Beacon via the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge or from Tarrytown or Irvington via the Mario Cuomo Bridge. PORT JERVIS LINE TICKETS WILL BE HONORED ON THE HUDSON LINE.  

  • Buses will run at all stations between Port Jervis and Sloatsburg stations except Otisville and Salisbury Mills. 

Inbound Service to Hoboken/Penn Station 

  • On Saturday, busing will begin with the 4:41 a.m. train from Port Jervis station and continue through Sunday. Buses will depart stations 10 - 20 minutes earlier than scheduled train times and travel to  Ramsey/Rt. 17 station, where customers will transfer to trains. Otisville & Salisbury Mills customers should go to the closet available station for shuttle bus service to the train at Ramsey/Rt.17. 

  • A local bus will also operate from Port Jervis station to Ramsey/Route 17 station making all stops, including Otisville and Salisbury Mills, and will connect at Ramsey/Route 17 with the next available NJ TRANSIT train. The first local bus will depart Port Jervis station at 4:41 a.m. and approximately every 2-3 hours all day. This bus is intended primarily for customers needing to travel between intermediate stations on the Port Jervis Line, not for customers connecting with NJ TRANSIT trains at Ramsey/Route 17 station. There is no guarantee that the local bus will connect to specific NJ TRANSIT trains at Ramsey/Route 17 station. 

Outbound Service to Port Jervis 

  • On Friday, busing will begin with the 9:58 pm train from Hoboken and continue through Sunday. Outbound buses will depart Ramsey/Rt. 17 station approximately five minutes after the connecting train arrives. Substitute buses will operate at all stations between Sloatsburg and Port Jervis except Salisbury Mills and Otisville. 

  • Beginning Saturday, a local bus will also operate from Ramsey/Route 17 station to Port Jervis station making all stops, including Salisbury Mills and Otisville. The first bus will depart Ramsey/Route 17 at 10:39 a.m. and approximately every 2-3 hours all day. This bus is intended primarily for customers needing to travel between intermediate stations on the Port Jervis Line, not for customers connecting from NJ TRANSIT trains at Ramsey/Route 17. There is no guarantee that the local bus will connect from specific NJ TRANSIT trains at Ramsey/Route 17. 

For further updates, customers should check the MYmta app or call 511. 

Journalists representing news organizations who have questions can call the MTA Press Office at (212) 878-7440.