MTA Press Releases

Press Release
March 9, 2018
Steel Installation for Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge to Affect Northbound Hudson Line Service on Sunday Morning, March 11
Buses to Substitute for Two Trains Traveling Between Irvington and Tarrytown to Accommodate Infrastructure Improvement

MTA Metro-North Railroad advises customers that during the very early morning hours on Sunday, March 11, Tappan Zee Constructors will install steel girders for the eastbound span of the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge above the Hudson Line tracks in Tarrytown.

To accommodate this improvement to New York State’s transportation infrastructure, passengers traveling on the 1 a.m. train from Grand Central Terminal to Croton-Harmon and the 1: 50 a.m. train from Grand Central Terminal to Poughkeepsie will be transported by bus between Irvington and Tarrytown around the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, where they will board a waiting train to continue to their destinations. Customers traveling to Tarrytown and points north to Croton-Harmon and Poughkeepsie should expect an additional 25 minutes in travel time during the busing operation.

Southbound train service will not be affected by the overnight operation.

Metro-North recommends that customers plan their travel accordingly by either traveling earlier in the evening or later in the morning when substitute busing in not in effect.

Northbound: Starting Sunday Morning at 1:30 a.m.

For customers traveling to Tarrytown Station and stations north to Poughkeepsie, train service will be provided to Yonkers Station. At Yonkers, customers will transfer to an express bus to Tarrytown Station. At Tarrytown Station, customers will board train service to Poughkeepsie, making all station stops approximately 25 minutes later.

For customers traveling to stations between Yonkers and Irvington, local shuttle train service will be provided only as far as Irvington station. Customers should stay on the train at Yonkers.

Customers traveling from Glenwood, Greystone, Hastings, Dobbs Ferry and Ardsley Stations to Tarrytown and stations north to Croton-Harmon and Poughkeepsie will take a local train to Irvington. At Irvington, customers will transfer to bus service to Tarrytown Station. At Tarrytown, customers will board train service to Poughkeepsie, making all station stops approximately 25 minutes later.

Regular northbound train service resumes after 5 a.m. on Sunday, March 11.

Customers are advised that there is a possibility that the work could be delayed until late Sunday night into Monday morning due to weather or unforeseen conditions. Please check Metro-North’s website for any updates.

Many Channels for Service Updates

Information about the planned service changes noted in this press release, and all planned service changes, is available through Metro-North Railroad’s real-time service information sources:

Email and text message service updates – Customers are urged to sign up to receive the alerts by visiting To avoid unwanted messages, a user can tailor the messages to the specific branch, and the specific times of day. – The rail tab of the “Service Status” box at the left side of is always the definitive source for the latest status for each branch, updated every minute. In addition, customers can visit to see special service notices in the upper center of the page.

@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.

Metro-North Train Time app – Customers who use the Metro-North Train Time app will see up-to-the-minute status for each upcoming train at each station. The app is available via the Apple Store for iOS devices or Google Play Store for Android along with MTA eTix - Metro-North Railroad’s mobile ticketing app which allows customers to buy Metro-North tickets on their mobile device -- anytime, anywhere. As a caution, trains that start out their trips on time may experience delays en route.

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 hard of hearing can use their preferred service provider for the free 711 relay to reach Metro-North at 511.