March 12, 2014
Metro-North Restores Some New Haven and Harlem Line Service From Grand Central
Limited Service From Grand Central on New Haven and Harlem Lines; Hudson Line Accessible by Subways from Yankees-E. 153rd Street Station
MTA Metro-North Railroad is restoring some New Haven and Harlem line service from Grand Central Terminal after an explosion and building collapse next to Metro-North’s tracks running above Park Avenue. Customers who use the Hudson Line should take the or subway lines to 161 St and walk to Metro-North's Yankees - East 153rd Street station.
Metro-North structural engineers have verified the integrity of the Park Avenue elevated structure. Two of the four tracks on the structure – the two farthest from the explosion site – have been restored to service after being cleared of debris, inspected for track and third rail integrity and approved for operations by Metro-North and the New York City Fire Department.
As more tracks are restored, the level of train service will increase. Train speeds may also be reduced to protect nearby railroad workers and to limit vibrations at the explosion site.
New Haven Line and Harlem Line customers should expect crowding and delays due to track limitations, with some local and express trains combined. The track configuration does not allow Hudson Line service to operate to and from Grand Central until more tracks are restored to service. Customers are urged to delay travel until later if possible.
MTA New York City subway will cross-honor Metro-North tickets. Subway and Metro-North employees will assist customers to walk west from the and subway station at 161 St. to the Metro-North’s Yankees - East 153rd Street station for service to points north.
Metro-North's Port Jervis and Pascack Valley lines will cross-honor Hudson Line tickets.