Service On Hudson Line Is Limited; Expect Delays, Traffic

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National Transportation Safety Board investigators retrieve an event recorder from the derailed Metro North train in the Bronx. Photo Credit: NTSB

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Metro-North Railroad will have “limited service” on the Hudson Line between Yonkers and Poughkeepsie on Monday, Dec. 2, in the wake of Sunday’s derailment, the deadliest in the region in decades, that claimed four lives, including one Westchester resident, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said.

The latest MTA service info can be found here.

The MTA will have shuttle bus service to take riders from Yonkers to the Van Cortlandt Park-242nd Street station for the No. 1 subway to continue into Manhattan. From there commuters can take the S shuttle from Times Square to Grand Central Terminal.

Hudson Line passes will be honored on the subway system.

The MTA has arranged for extra parking near the Southeast Station in Putnam County at the northern end of the Harlem line and at Kenisco Dam, near the Valhalla Station. More information on parking and an updated schedule for Monday are available at the MTA website.

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino announced that starting 5 a.m. Monday, Hudson Line commuters will be able to park for free at the Kensico Dam in Valhalla, which is walking distance to the Valhalla station.

The Harlem and New Haven lines will continue to operate on normal schedules Monday. Commuters “should expect delays and crowded conditions,” the MTA said on its website.

In addition, additional traffic is expected on the Bronx River, Sprain Brook and Hutchinson River parkways as well as Interstate 87.

“People who do not have to travel are urged to telecommute or carpool if possible,” the MTA added.

An eight-car passenger train derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station on the Metro North Hudson Line Sunday morning, killing four passengers and injuring another 63 people. The National Transportation Safety Board is still investigating the cause of the crash.

Since the crash the MTA has stopped all Hudson Line service south of Tarrytown, with bus service between Tarrytown and White Plains. That plan will continue until 2 a.m., Monday, Dec. 2. 

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