Hudson Line schedule changes coming
Riders on Metro-North’s Hudson Line will see some schedule changes July 13 because of track work. Temporary changes that had been in effect since April 5 will end.
If you ride the Harlem Line or the main New Haven Line, don’t worry. No changes are coming. There are, however, changes on the Danbury and Waterbury branches of the New Haven Line in Connecticut.
If you’re interested, I’ll let Metro-North explain it in their own words. Here’s the release:
Construction and track work on the Hudson Line and the Danbury and Waterbury branches of the New Haven Line will require a new schedule, effective July 13. There are no schedule changes on the Harlem Line.
On the Upper Hudson Line, completion of track work between Beacon and Poughkeepsie results in the end of temporary schedule changes that have been in effect since April 5th.
Also to accommodate future track maintenance outages, the schedule pattern for off-peak and weekend trains from Poughkeepsie to Grand Central is being changed from 33 minutes past each hour to 40 minutes past each hour. In some cases, weekend travel times are shortened by one minute to reflect actual running times.
Progress on the station rehabilitation project at Philipse Manor, Scarborough and Ossining will require substitute bus service for about a year at Philipse Manor and Scarborough for AM Reverse Peak and PM Reverse Peak customers. About two dozen customers will have travel time increases up to 20 minutes.
Tie replacement and bridge maintenance on the Waterbury Branch requires the suspension of train service between Bridgeport and Waterbury from July 13 through August 14. Substitute buses will replace 15 weekday trains and 10 weekend trains, resulting in longer travel times for all customers on the Waterbury Branch.
Another tie replacement project on the Danbury Branch requires mid-day substitute busing for six weekday trains between South Norwalk and Danbury from September 7 through mid-October.
Station signs on these service changes will be posted for customers at specific stations. The next East of Hudson schedule change will be effective Sunday, October 18, 2009. New timetables are available at Grand Central Terminal’s Information Booth, at all outlying ticket office and on line at the website: www.mta.info