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Press Release
July 28, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North To Provide Regular Hudson Line Train Service Monday Morning, July 29, But Some Delays Are Possible
Restoration of Track Damaged by CSX Derailment Nearing Completion

MTA Metro-North Railroad will be providing regular AM Peak train service on its Hudson Line Monday morning though minimal scattered delays are still possible as the restoration of track damaged by the July 18 derailment of a CSX freight train is nearing completion.

Over the weekend, Metro-North crews made significant progress in rebuilding 1,500 feet of damaged track. Most of the major work is done with the remaining track work, testing and cleanup underway. Metro-North expects to have the second track back in service following Monday’s AM peak service which will provide full operating capacity on the Hudson Line for the first time since the derailment.

With the weekend work, operated on a substitute train/bus schedule on the Hudson Line so that crews could carry on uninterrupted at the derailment site near Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx. Many Hudson Line customers used the Harlem Line for points of travel north and south. Hudson Line tickets are being honored on the Harlem Line and most Metro-North Harlem Line stations provide free weekend parking.

For those who must use the Hudson Line, train service is operating between Poughkeepsie station and Yonkers station where shuttle buses are taking customers to the Woodlawn subway station in the Bronx for the No. 4 subway service to 161st-Yankee Stadium and Manhattan.  MTA NYC Transit is cross-honoring Metro-North tickets.

Metro-North appreciates the patience of its customers, who can get the latest information about service at www.mta.info where they can sign up for free email or text message service updates.