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Press Release
January 11, 2013
IMMEDIATE
All Trains Will Operate on Metro-North's Two Lines West of the Hudson
Starting Monday, All Trains Back in Service After Super Storm Sandy

All scheduled trains will operate Monday January 14 on MTA Metro-North Railroad's Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines for the first time since Super Storm Sandy struck October 29, 2012.

NJTRANSIT, which operates the two lines for Metro-North, will restore seven trains, two on the Port Jervis and five on the Pascack Valley line.

"We are very gratified that our operating partner is able once again to operate a full complement of trains to serve our New York State customers," said Metro-North President Howard Permut.

On the Pascack Valley Line, two weekday inbound trains and three weekday outbound trains are being restored.

In the morning, #1618, the 7:59 AM New York State express, and #1622, the off-peak 8:51 AM departures from Spring Valley, will resume.

In the afternoon, three off-peak departures from Hoboken are being restored: #1623, the 3:37 PM, #1639, the 7:20 PM that operates Monday through Thursday, and #9653, which departs Hoboken on Fridays only at 2:58 PM.

On the Port Jervis Line, two weekday trains, #56, the 7:46 AM off-peak departure from Port Jervis and #63, the 7:02 PM departure from Hoboken also are being restored.

Some Port Jervis Line trains will continue to make stops in New Jersey to support NJTransit's continuing recovery efforts, five in the AM peak and two in the PM peak.

NJT has restored service incrementally in Metro-North's West-of-Hudson territory since the October 29th storm.