Transportation Impacted by Metro North Derailment

02 Dec, 2013

By Loop Staff

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Some suggestions for your commute if you normally take the Hudson line,  from the New York Times, after the deadly derailment of a Metro-North train in the Bronx on Sunday:

Metro-North’s Hudson line is running limited service between Poughkeepsie and Yonkers and is suspended entirely south of Yonkers. See current Metro-North statusand service announcement.

But the accident’s impact could ripple through the region’s transportation system as Hudson line commuters seek alternate routes.

That could mean more crowded subways and trains, as well as car traffic.

If you are one of the 26,000 people who take the Hudson line to Grand Central, these are your options:

• A shuttle bus from the Yonkers train station to the first stop on the 1 subway train, Van Cortlandt Park-242nd Street.

• Drive to the nearest Metro-North Harlem or Port Jervis line station. Extra parking has been set up at Wassaic and Southeast stations and at Kensico Dam near Valhalla station.

• Private bus lines, including Short Line and Greyhound, serve some towns, including Newburgh and Poughkeepsie.

• Amtrak’s Empire line, which runs from Poughkeepsie to Croton-Harmon to Yonkers to Penn Station, is unaffected, but space is very limited and many trains are sold out, officials said. There’s no standing on Amtrak trains. If there’s space, Amtrak will honor Metro-North tickets.

• If your normal Hudson line station is south of Yonkers, take a Harlem line train, a subway or a city bus.

Everyone else, prepare for bigger crowds on the 1 subway train, though the M.T.A. is adding extra trains, as well as on the Harlem line.

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