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Press Release
July 19, 2013
Metro-North Update: Metro-North Providing Bus Service on Hudson Line As Efforts Continue To Clear Freight Derailment in the Bronx
Customers Urged To Make Alternative Travel Arrangements If Possible


As efforts continue to clear a derailed CSX freight train from Metro-North tracks between the Marble Hill and Spuyten Duyvil stations, Metro-North strongly recommended Hudson Line customers make alternate travel arrangements today if possible.

Some 25,000 customers ride the Hudson Line on a typical Friday, but ridership this morning was down significantly suggesting many people made other travel plans or stayed home. Southbound on the Hudson Line, reduced train service is operating between Poughkeepsie and Yonkers Stations only, and connecting at Yonkers with shuttle bus service to Van Cortlandt Park-242 Street in the Bronx and southbound No. 1 Subway service.

For northbound service between Yonkers and Poughkeepsie stations only, customers should take the Subway Shuttle to Times Square to the No. 1 Subway Service to Van Cortlandt Park-242 Street. Bus service will operate to Yonkers Station and connect with reduced train service to Poughkeepsie.

Customers traveling between Riverdale and Yankees-E.153rd Street stations are urged to use NYCT subway and/or bus service.  Ludlow customers should use Yonkers Station. Hudson Rail Link service will operate to the No. 1 Subway.  Free subway transfers will be provided.

Customers are asked to listen for announcements at their station and continue to check the news media and for updates. The MTA Press Office will continue to provide periodic news updates and post video from the scene of the derailment on YouTube.