MTA Press Releases

Press Release
September 26, 2019
Metro-North Crews Continue Infrastructure Improvements to Port Jervis Line Friday Night, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27-29
Substitute Bus Service Between Port Jervis and Harriman in Effect This Weekend

MTA Metro-North Railroad advises customers that crews will be out this weekend, Sept.  27-29, continuing work 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 between Otisville and Howells, which is the latest phase in the complete upgrade of the signal system.  This new cab signal system needs to be in place to support Positive Train Control operations on the Port Jervis Line.

To accommodate the work, buses will substitute for trains between Port Jervis and Harriman from 11:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, and continuing until 9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29.  Trains will operate on normal schedules between Harriman and Hoboken.

Service details are below:

To Port Jervis

  • On Friday, Sept. 27, 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, Sept. 28, buses substitute for all trains operating between Harriman and Port Jervis.
  • On Sunday, Sept. 29, 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, Sept. 29, with the 6:13 p.m. train from Hoboken to Harriman.

Buses will follow train schedules.

From Port Jervis

On Saturday, Sept.  28, and Sunday, Sept.  29, 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.

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 & – 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 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 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.