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Harlem Line Off-Peak Schedule Changes For Station & Track Improvements Effective Sunday, March 18

Our next schedule change goes into effect on Sunday, March 18 and accommodates these major projects:

Peak-hour and Reverse Peak Weekday service will not change as a result of these projects. The schedule change affects only Off-Peak and Weekend service.

Changes to Look For

Weekday Off-Peak and Nights:

There are no changes to peak and reverse-peak train schedules. Also, service levels are not affected on trains operating between Grand Central Terminal and Crestwood.

Weekends:

March 18 schedule information is available on our schedules page and timetables are available the week of March 5 at Grand Central Terminal, and at outlying stations.

Yankee Game Day Service
For Harlem Line Yankees fans, frequent service to Yankee Stadium is available via a transfer at Harlem-125th Street Station for the 4-minute shuttle ride to and from Yankees-E.153rd Street Station. While station and track improvements are under way, reduced capacity means there is no direct service from the Harlem Line to Yankees-E. 153rd Street Station. As an alternative, fans can also drive to stations on the Hudson and New Haven Lines (where weekend parking is free at Metro-North-controlled parking lots) for direct service to Yankees-E. 153rd Street Station.

What's Happening

During the White Plains station project, one of two tracks will be removed from service between Scarsdale and North White Plains (a five-mile segment) during off-peak and weekend hours to reduce the construction period and allow crews to access the platforms and perform their work safely.

White Plains station is in the busiest two-track segment of the railroad: 210 trains travel this area on weekdays, 131 on Saturdays and 114 on Sundays. That translates to up to 8 trains per hour during off-peak hours on weekdays and weekends.

We cannot sustain this level of service with trains operating in both directions on a single track, especially with trains stopping at White Plains, Hartsdale and Scarsdale stations.

In addition to the work at White Plains station, track work will take place between Scarsdale and Hartsdale to renew the railroad's infrastructure, ensuring the continuing safety and reliability of the Harlem Line. The work will cover track and drainage improvements, including tie and rail replacement, new stone ballast, and general cleanup of the area along our tracks.

We are also replacing four track switches and associated third-rail between Brewster and Southeast on weekends for three months this summer. This work will require single-tracking for 10 miles between Goldens Bridge and Southeast.

We have adjusted our Harlem Line schedule to provide you with timely service while trains pass through two single-track segments, 30 miles apart necessary to accommodate these projects.

Many Channels for Service Updates

Information about this schedule change and all planned service changes are available via:

PLEASE NOTE: Trains that start out their trips on time may experience delays en route.

For customers who are located at stations, Metro-North will post the latest service updates on digital signs at station platforms and will make audio announcements over public address systems and on board our trains.

Information is also available from Metro-North's Customer Service Center by calling 511, the New York State Travel Information Line, and saying: "Metro-North Railroad." For customers calling from Connecticut, the number is: 877-690-5114. Those who are deaf or hard of hearing can use their preferred service provider for the free 711 relay to reach Metro-North at 511.

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