MTA Press Releases

Press Release
May 30, 2019
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North to Make Upgrades to Upper Harlem Line May 31, June 1-2
Buses to Substitute for Trains Between Wassaic and Southeast

On the weekend of June 1-2, Metro-North Railroad crews will replace the Wheeler Street railroad crossing in Wingdale, resurface and weld tracks and cut back overgrown brush. As a result of this important work to maintain the safety and reliability of the tracks, buses will substitute for trains from the evening of Friday, May 31, throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2. 

Service details follow.

Southbound to Southeast

On Friday, May 31, buses will substitute for the train that normally departs Wassaic at 11:21 p.m., due into Southeast at 12:04 a.m. The buses will travel to Southeast where customers can connect with the regularly scheduled Harlem Line train departing Southeast at 12:09 a.m. On Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, buses will substitute for all trains normally operating from Wassaic to Southeast. Buses will operate 15-30 minutes earlier than regularly scheduled trains.

Complete timetables showing scheduled bus departure times and connecting train service are available here: http://web.mta.info/mnr/pdf/05-03-19_WassaicBus_v2.pdf

Northbound to Wassaic

On Friday, May 31, buses will substitute for the trains that normally depart Southeast at 10:32 p.m., 11:37 p.m., and 1:51 a.m. (these are the trains that receive passengers from the trains that depart Grand Central at 8:53 p.m., 9:53 p.m., and 12:11 a.m.).  On Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, buses will substitute for all trains normally operating from Southeast to Wassaic. Customers should add an additional 15-30 minutes of travel time.

Complete timetables showing scheduled bus departure times and connecting train service are available here: http://web.mta.info/mnr/pdf/05-03-19_WassaicBus_v2.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 – “Service Status” at 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.