MTA Press Releases

Press Release
June 20, 2019
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North Railroad Announces Hudson Line Service Plan for PM Rush Hour
Crews Continue to Clean Up Debris Following Mudslide Related to Overnight Fire Department Activity in Yonkers

MTA Metro-North Railroad crews continue working to recover from a mudslide that took place last night between the Glenwood and Greystone stations on the Hudson Line. The mudslide was caused by water flowing down a steep embankment after a major fire in a nearby residential neighborhood.

This afternoon, crews have restored service on a second of the Hudson Line’s four tracks, with efforts continuing to reopen a third track.

The railroad is advising customers of train cancelations and combinations and the possibility for delays during this evening's rush. Service details follow.

Northbound

In the northbound direction, five of the 35 scheduled evening rush hour trains will be combined with trains that depart minutes later.

The 3:52 p.m. train to Greystone is not operating. To accommodate passengers, the 4:08 p.m. train to Croton-Harmon will make all local stops to Greystone.

The 4:36 p.m. train to Croton-Harmon will not operate. To accommodate its passengers, the 4:52 p.m. train to Croton-Harmon will add stops at Yonkers, Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley-on-Hudson, and Irvington.

The 5:20 p.m. train to Croton-Harmon will not operate. To accommodate its customers, the 5:23 p.m. local train to Greystone will be extended, making all stops from Hastings-on-Hudson to Croton-Harmon.

The 5:40 p.m. train to Croton-Harmon will not operate. To accommodate its customers, the 5:43 p.m. local train to Greystone will be extended, making all stops from Hastings-on-Hudson to Croton-Harmon.

The 6:12 p.m. express train to Poughkeepsie will not operate. Customers are encouraged to use the 6:15 p.m. express train to Poughkeepsie.

After the rush hour, the 8:33 p.m. train to Croton-Harmon will not operate. To accommodate its customers, the 8:37 p.m. local train to Greystone will be extended, making all stops from Hastings-on-Hudson to Croton-Harmon.

The 9:54 p.m. train to Croton-Harmon will not operate. Customers are encouraged to use the 10:20 p.m. train to Croton-Harmon.

The 10:54 p.m. train to Croton-Harmon will not operate. Customers are encouraged to use the 11:20 p.m. train to Croton-Harmon.

Southbound

In the reverse-peak direction, three local trains from Croton-Harmon will not operate. Two express trains from Poughkeepsie will terminate at Croton-Harmon for a connection to continuing service. 

The 4:24 p.m. local train from Croton-Harmon will not operate. Customers are encouraged to consider the 4:48 PM express train to Grand Central or the 4:58 p.m. local train from Croton-Harmon to Grand Central as an alternative.

The 4:33 p.m. and 5:33 p.m. trains from Poughkeepsie will terminate at Croton-Harmon for connecting service to Grand Central.

The 5:30 p.m. local train from Croton-Harmon will not operate. Customers are encouraged to consider the 5:46 p.m. express train to Grand Central or the 6:01 p.m. local train from Croton-Harmon as an alternative.

The 6:31 p.m. semi-express train from Croton-Harmon will not operate. Customers are encouraged to consider the 6:48 p.m. express train to Grand Central or the 6:58 p.m. local train from Croton-Harmon as an alternative.

Southbound local trains will not make stops at Greystone, Glenwood, Ludlow and Riverdale.

  • Greystone and Glenwood customers wishing to go south should board a northbound train for service to Hastings-on-Hudson, where they can connect to a southbound train.
  • Riverdale and Ludlow customers withing to go south should board a northbound train for service to Yonkers, where they can connect to a southbound train.
  • Southbound customers seeking to travel to Greystone or Glenwood should ride to Yonkers to board a northbound train making those stops.
  • Southbound customers seeking to travel to Ludlow or Riverdale should ride to Spuyten Duyvil to board a northbound train making those stops.

How 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.