MTA Press Releases

Press Release
July 11, 2019
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North Crews Continue Infrastructure Improvements to Port Jervis Line Weekends of July 12-14, and July 26-28
Substitute Bus Service Between Port Jervis and Harriman in Effect Weekends of July 12-14, and July 26-28

MTA Metro-North Railroad advises customers that crews will be out this weekend, July 12-14, as well as the weekend of July 26-28, replacing ties on the Moodna Viaduct, south of the Salisbury Mills station. The Moodna Viaduct has 2,300 individual bridge timbers and crews will continue work on this significant tie replacement project.

Elsewhere along the Port Jervis line, crews will install a new cab signal system west of Otisville, which is the latest phase in the complete upgrade of the signal system.

To accommodate the work, buses will substitute for trains between Port Jervis and Harriman from 11:30 p.m. on Friday, July 12, and continuing until 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 14. Substitute weekend bus service between Port Jervis and Harriman will also be in effect from 11:30 p.m. on Friday, July 26, and continuing until 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 28. Trains will operate on normal schedules between Harriman and Hoboken.

Service details are below:

To Port Jervis

  • On Friday, July 12, and Friday, July 26, the 9:58 p.m. and 12:40 a.m. trains from Hoboken will operate to Harriman, where customers will be able to connect with buses making all further stops. • On Saturday, July 13, and Saturday July 27, buses substitute for all trains operating between Harriman and Port Jervis.
  • On Sunday, July 14, and Sunday, July 28 the 9:21 a.m., 11:21 a.m., 1:19 p.m. and 4:04 p.m. trains from Hoboken will operate to Harriman, where customers will be able to connect with buses making all further stops.
  • Full train service resumes on Sunday, July 14, and Sunday, July 28 with the 6:13 p.m. train from Hoboken to Harriman.

Buses will follow train schedules.

From Port Jervis
On Saturday, July 15, and Saturday, July 27, and on Sunday, July 16, and Sunday, July 28, buses substitute for all trains operating eastbound from Port Jervis to Harriman. Customers may connect with regularly scheduled train service to Hoboken at Harriman.

Customers traveling from Salisbury Mills will travel by bus to Ramsey-Rt. 17, where they can connect with train service to Hoboken.

Buses will follow train schedules.

For a schedule link, customers may visit: Port Jervis Line Substitute Busing, Late Fri. Night, Sat. & Sun., July 12-14 & July 26-28

Many Ways to Stay Connected

Information about the planned schedule change noted in this press release, and all planned service changes, is available through Metro-North Railroad’s real-time service information sources.

MYmta app & MTA.info – Customers who use the new, comprehensive MYmta app will see real-time travel information for Metro-North and connecting services all in one place, with push notifications when service is not operating normally. As a caution, trains that start out their trips on time may experience delays en route. The Metro-North Train Time app also remains available for customers to access Metro-North train information. The rail tab of the “Service Status” box at new.MTA.info is always the definitive source for the latest status for each line, updated every minute.

Email and text message service updates – Customers are urged to sign up to receive the alerts by visiting MyMTAAlerts.com. To avoid unwanted messages, a user can tailor the messages to the specific branch, and the specific times of day.

@MetroNorth on Twitter – Twitter users can follow @MetroNorth to receive updates of a similar nature to the email and text alerts, shortened to fit Twitter’s format.

The above communications channels can be accessed while at home or on the go. For customers who are located at stations, Metro-North will post the latest service updates on digital signs at station platforms and will make audio announcements over public address systems, and on-board announcements made by train crews.

For those who prefer the telephone, information is available from the Metro-North’s Customer Service Center by calling 511, the New York State Travel Information Line, and saying: “Metro-North Railroad.” For customers calling from Connecticut, the number is: 877-690-5114. Those who are deaf or hard of hearing can use their preferred service provider for the free 711 relay to reach Metro-North at 511.