Nyack Dec 4 — Tarrytown Metro North commuters will be returning to their regularly scheduled commute beginning today. The MTA says that service will be 98% restored today now that the track has been cleared and repairs made following Sunday’s fatal derailment near Spuyten Duyvil south of Yonkers. However, please be patient: trains on the Hudson Line may be up to 15 minutes late because there is only one track back online near the scene of the last weekend’s accident. Also, a number of regular Metro North scheduled trains will be combined to make more efficient use of the limited track capacity.
Tappan Zee Express buses, which had been providing extra services to the White Plains Metro North station on the Harlem Line, will now return to their regular service schedule. You can get a customized schedule of commuter bus/train connections from Nyack to Grand Central at tzxBus.com.
Here’s the official update from the MTA:
For Wednesday, December 4, Metro-North will operate more than 98% of regular Hudson Line service due to one track being returned to service following the train derailment in the vicinity of Spuyten Duyvil.
Customers should expect scattered delays of up to 15 minutes due to limited track capacity in this area and crowded conditions during peak periods. Please refer to the Hudson Line timetable or our schedules page for train information.
The following trains will be combined:
- The 7:15 AM from Scarborough to Grand Central Terminal is combined with the 7:16 AM train from Croton-Harmon, which will make all stops of both trains.
- The 7:37 AM from Ossining to Grand Central Terminal is combined with the 7:40 AM train from Croton-Harmon, which will make all stops of both trains.
- The 8:45 AM train from Greystone to Grand Central Terminal is combined with the 8:22 AM train from Croton-Harmon, which will make all stops of both trains.
Metro-North forces continue rebuilding track and restoring the signal and power systems on the remaining two tracks in the area of the derailment. Our goal is to bring back full Hudson Line service as soon and safely as possible.
Source: MTA 12/4/2013