MTA Press Releases

Press Release
August 6, 2020
IMMEDIATE
MTA Metro-North Railroad Announces Significant Post-Isaias Service Restorations for Friday, Aug. 7

New Haven Line Service to Resume Full-Length Service Between Grand Central and New Haven

Harlem Line Service to Extend Six Miles to Chappaqua and Mt. Kisco

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MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that it expects to restore full-length New Haven Line service tomorrow morning at 5 a.m. with trains operating between Grand Central Terminal and New Haven and all intermediate stations. At the same time, Harlem Line service will extend six miles northward, to Chappaqua and Mt. Kisco.

Previously, Harlem Line trains had been operating as far as Pleasantville; New Haven Line trains had been operating between Grand Central and Stamford.

“Our crews have made extraordinary progress over the last 24 hours in extremely difficult conditions,” said Catherine Rinaldi, president of MTA Metro-North Railroad. “This work is tough, and our crews are working in extended shifts around the clock to get train service back. I want to thank our crew members for the Herculean work they have been doing and will continue to do until service is fully restored.”

Crews will continue to work throughout the weekend to restore post-Isaias service on the on the Harlem Line between Mt. Kisco and Wassaic, and on the New Haven Line’s New Canaan Branch and Danbury Branch.

Buses will substitute for train service on the Danbury Branch and New Canaan Branch tomorrow. Over the weekend, Metro-North expects to restore train service on the Danbury Branch.

(On the Waterbury Branch, buses have been substituting for trains since April 6 to allow crews to make $116 million in rail infrastructure improvements made possible by the Connecticut Department of Transportation.)