MTA Press Releases

Press Release
January 9, 2019
Metro-North Crews to Make Infrastructure Improvements to Port Jervis Line This Weekend
Substitute Bus Service Between Port Jervis and Ramsey-Route 17 in Effect from Friday Evening, January 11, Through Sunday Evening, January 13, to Accommodate Upgrade

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that Metro-North crews will make infrastructure improvements to the Port Jervis Line this weekend.  

As part of the complete upgrade of the Port Jervis Line signal system, crews will continue installation work on the section of track between Harriman and Campbell Hall.  This new cab signal system needs to be in place to support Positive Train Control operations on the Port Jervis Line. Positive Train Control is a technology designed to reduce the potential for human error that can lead to train-involved accidents.  

To accommodate the work, buses will substitute for trains between Port Jervis and Harriman from 11:30 p.m. on Friday, January 11, and continuing until 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 13. Trains will operate on normal schedules between Harriman and Hoboken.

Service details are below:

Outbound: to Port Jervis:

On Friday, January 11, buses will substitute for the 11:30 p.m. and 2:09 a.m. trains from Harriman.

On Saturday, January 12, buses will substitute for all trains operating between Harriman and Port Jervis.

On Sunday, January 13, buses will substitute for the 10:28 a.m., 12:28 p.m., 2:44 p.m. and 5:11 p.m. trains from Harriman to Port Jervis. Train service resumes on Sunday with the 7:20 p.m. train from Harriman to Port Jervis.

Buses will follow train schedules and make all regularly scheduled stops to Port Jervis.

Inbound: to Hoboken

On Saturday, January 12, and Sunday, January 13, buses will substitute for all trains operating between Port Jervis and Harriman. Customers may connect with train service to Hoboken at Harriman.

Customers traveling from Salisbury Mills will be bused to Ramsey-Rt. 17, where they can connect with train service to Hoboken.

Buses will follow train schedules.

For additional service information, customers may visit:

Many Channels for Service Updates

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 – 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 is always the definitive source for the latest status for each line, updated every minute. In addition, customers can visit to see special service notices in the upper center of the page.

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.

@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.