Schedule Changes Effective July 1 through September 2 to Accommodate Bronx Right-of Way Improvements
Metro-North will conduct a comprehensive right-of-way improvement program in the Bronx between Melrose and Woodlawn for nine weeks from July 1 through Labor Day, September 2.
Work taking place as part of this program will include track and drainage improvements, tie replacement, fencing repairs and general cleanup of the area along our tracks.
To accommodate this project, one of the four tracks in this area will be out of service at all times, requiring some minor train schedule changes.
The schedules of a small number of AM peak, PM peak, and off-peak trains will be adjusted, mostly between one and three minutes.
In addition, three AM Peak trains – one on the Harlem Line and two on the New
Haven Line – will not operate.
Details of the changes by line are as follows:
On the Harlem Line
- The 8:03 AM local train from Mount Vernon West to Grand Central Terminal will not operate. Several other trains will make additional stops at Bronx stations to
accommodate riders of this train, up to 15 minutes earlier than the train not operating.
- Nine other AM Peak trains will be adjusted up to three minutes, or travel time will be up to four minutes slower to make additional stops to accommodate customers of the train not operating.
- Three PM Peak trains will be adjusted up to three minutes.
- Travel time of two inbound off-peak trains will be up to three minutes slower.
On the New Haven Line
- The 7:35 AM train from Port Chester, due Grand Central Terminal at 8:18 AM, will be combined with the 7:09 AM from New Canaan, resulting in a two minute longer ride for the New Canaan train’s customers and no change for the customers who ride the Port Chester train.
- The 8:30 AM train from New Rochelle, due Grand Central Terminal at 9:05 AM, will not operate. Customers who ride this train may take the 8:15 AM from New
Rochelle, or the 8:08 AM train from Stamford, instead.
- One AM peak train will operate three minutes earlier and one minute slower.
- Seven PM peak trains will be adjusted by one or two minutes, and one additional PM peak train will operate six minutes later but four minutes faster.
- One inbound off-peak train will operate two minutes later, and travel time will be one minute slower for two other inbound off-peak trains.
Also look for these New Haven Line adjustments associated with our ongoing Stations Rehabilitation project:
- Several evening and late night trains will see their schedules adjusted up to 22 minutes earlier or later, seven days per week, to accommodate the next phase of the New York State stations rehabilitation project (Larchmont through Harrison). To mitigate the weekday impact of this adjustment, a new local train will depart Stamford at 10:05 PM on weekdays for the duration of this project. When the project is complete, we will revert to the current schedule and this additional train will no longer operate.
On the Hudson Line
To accommodate adjusted Harlem and New Haven Line trains on the shared approach to Grand Central Terminal:
- One AM Peak train—the 9 AM departing from Croton Harmon--will operate two minutes later at all of its stops.
- Travel time for two AM Peak trains will be one minute slower.
At the conclusion of the Bronx project, service will revert to the timetable currently in effect.
New July 1 schedule information is available on our schedules page and timetables will be available later this week in Grand Central Terminal and at outlying stations.
Customers between Melrose and Woodlawn stations please note:
- When the track next to a platform is out of service, trains will stop on the inside (express) tracks, and bridge plates--temporary platforms that span the out-of-service track—will be in place. Please do not stand on the bridge plate while waiting for your train. Remain on the platform and wait until the train has stopped and customers have gotten off of the train before stepping onto the bridge plate. Always use extra caution when using these metal structures.
- Please listen for announcements at your station for boarding instructions, and on your train for exiting (you may need to move to the correct car to leave the train).
- You may experience some train delays due to the combination of track outages, the use of bridge plates and trains stopping at opposite side platforms which will significantly reduce our operating flexibility in the Bronx.
Metro-North will be monitoring train operations during this project and will make additional changes if necessary.
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We appreciate your patience as we conduct these improvements to our right-of-way in the Bronx.
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