Metro-North Service Update
as of 4:00 pm, March 12, 2014
Metro-North Restores Limited New Haven and Harlem Line Service; Limited Hudson Line Accessible by Subways
For this evening, Metro-North is restoring some New Haven and Harlem Line service from Grand Central Terminal after an explosion and building collapse next to the Park Avenue viaduct.
Customers who use the Hudson Line should take the B, D or 4 subway lines to 161 St and walk to Metro-North's Yankees - East 153rd Street station. Workers from the subway and Metro-North will assist customers to walk west from the B, D and 4 subway station at 161 St. to the Metro-North's Yankees - East 153rd Street station for service to points north.
Train service is limited by the number of tracks that have been cleared of debris, tested for integrity and approved for operations by Metro-North and the New York Fire Department (FDNY). Train speeds may also be reduced to protect nearby railroad workers and to limit vibrations at the explosion site.
Of the four tracks on the Park Avenue viaduct, the two farthest from the explosion site have been restored to service. As more tracks are restored, the level of train service will increase.
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 Grand Central until more tracks are restored to service. Customers are urged to delay travel until later if possible.
NYC Transit subway will cross honor Metro-North tickets.
Metro-North's Port Jervis and Pascack Valley lines will cross-honor tickets from the other Metro-North lines.
Please continue to check the MTA website, www.mta.info for the latest information.