MTA Press Releases

Press Release
September 10, 2018
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North Crews to Make Improvements to Upper Hudson Line Weekends of September 15-16 and September 22-23
Minor Weekend Schedule Change in Effect to Accommodate Infrastructure Improvement

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that during the weekends of September 15-16 and September 22-23, crews will make improvements to the upper Harlem Line in the area between Cortlandt and Peekskill.  Crews will be out surfacing the interlocking near Cortlandt station and welding track, which will help ensure that customers enjoy a smooth ride and safe, reliable service.

This track work will require single-track operation for a distance of 11.5 miles between the area north of Croton-Harmon and Manitou, resulting in minor schedule adjustments for certain trains during the weekends of September 15-16 and September 22-23.

Local trains operating between Grand Central Terminal and Croton-Harmon will not be affected by the track work and will run on a regular weekend schedule.

The following schedule adjustments will be made on those weekends:

Northbound to Poughkeepsie

  • Trains from Grand Central Terminal to Poughkeepsie will depart 10 minutes later and will arrive at Poughkeepsie 15 minutes later than reflected in the current timetable dated March 18 to September 30, 2018.
  • Trains from Grand Central to Poughkeepsie that normally depart at 4:14 p.m., 5:14 p.m. and 6:14 p.m. are temporarily canceled.
  • The Yankee Clipper trains from Yankee Stadium/153rd St to Poughkeepsie are temporarily canceled.  Customers may ride regular Hudson Line trains from the stadium. Yankee Clipper trains from Yankee Stadium/153rd St to Croton-Harmon are not affected by this track work and will operate normally.

Southbound to Grand Central Terminal

  • Trains from Poughkeepsie to Grand Central Terminal will depart Poughkeepsie at regular times and will arrive Grand Central Terminal 5 minutes later.
  • Trains from Poughkeepsie to Grand Central Terminal that normally depart at 9:40 a.m., 10:40 a.m. and 3:40 p.m. are temporarily canceled.
  • The Yankee Clipper trains from Poughkeepsie to Yankee Stadium/153rd St are canceled. Customers may ride regular Hudson Line trains to the stadium. Yankee Clipper trains from Croton-Harmon to Yankee Stadium/153rd St are not affected by this track work and will operate normally.

To view a schedule, customers may visit:

http://web.mta.info/mnr/pdf/PublicTT-CP39Outage.pdf

Many Channels for Service Updates

Information about the planned service 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.

MTA.info – 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. In addition, customers can visit www.mta.info/mnr to see special service notices in the upper center of the page.

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.