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Metro-North Hudson Line service to return to pre-Ida levels

By | September 17, 2021

Schedules as of Sept. 20 will reflect reduced capacity as work continues to repair two tracks of four-track main line

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Heavy machinery unearthing mud-covered rail lines
Heavy machinery unearthing mud-covered rail lines
Metro-North operations on the Hudson Line will increase as of Monday, Sept. 20. All four tracks of the line were buried by a mudslide at Greystone on Sept. 1.  (Metropolitan Transportation Authority)

NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced service on the Metro-North Hudson Line will be increased on Monday, Sept. 20, reflecting continuing work to repair damage sustained Sept. 1 from heavy rains brought by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.

The schedule will represent weekday service at 82% of pre-pandemic levels, with weekend service at 100% of pre-pandemic levels. Trains have been operating on half-hour or hourly intervals since service was restored Sept. 7. Work continues to repair two tracks in a 6-mile stretch between the Greystone and Tarrytown stations; as a result, some train times have been adjusted to reflect the reduced capacity, and passengers should expect up to an extra 5 minutes of travel time.

“I cannot emphasize enough the Herculean effort put forth by our crews in the two weeks since the storm ravaged our entire territory, especially the Hudson Line,” Metro-North President Catherine Rinaldi said in a press release. “It is because of their efforts that that we are now able to resume pre-Ida service levels beginning on Monday. I cannot thank everyone involved enough for their dedication and diligence.”

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