The MTA Metro-North Railroad has just announced that substitute bus service will run between the Philipse Manor and Ossining Stations due to the next phase in the Sandy rehab project. Here are more details via the press release I received:
MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that the next phase of the Railroad’s Superstorm Sandy Resiliency Project will require substitute bus service between the Philipse Manor and Ossining stations on the Hudson Line beginning on August 1 through the first quarter of 2017.
Because of reduced track capacity in this zone, morning reverse peak and evening reverse peak trains must operate on an express track, resulting in the inability of these trains to stop at the Philipse Manor and Scarborough stations.
Northbound, morning reverse peak service:
Substitute bus service will be provided at the Philipse Manor and Scarborough stations for the 5:36 a.m., 6:20 a.m., 6:50 a.m., 7:23 a.m., 7:45 a.m., and 8:15 a.m. trains from Grand Central Terminal. Customers traveling to these stations will connect to dedicated substitute bus service at Tarrytown, resulting in an additional 13 minutes of travel time to Philipse Manor and 19 minutes of travel time to Scarborough.
Southbound, evening reverse peak service:
Substitute bus service will be provided for the 4:06 p.m., 4:32 p.m., 5:06 p.m., 6:09 p.m., 7:06 p.m. and 8:06 p.m. departures from the Scarborough station, and the 4:10 p.m., 4:36 p.m., 5:10 p.m., 5:42 p.m., 6:13 p.m., 7:10 p.m. and 8:10 p.m. departures from the Philipse Manor station. Customers from Scarborough and Philipse Manor will board substitute buses to Tarrytown, with an additional 24 minutes of travel time from Scarborough, or 18 minutes from Philipse Manor.
Metro-North crews are making on-going improvements to thirty miles of power, communication and signal infrastructure damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Restoration work will include: communications cable and terminal replacement at all facilities along the 30 mile stretch and elevating platforms to prevent future water damage. These comprehensive repairs are required to restore the system to a state of good repair, ensuring safety, service reliability and expected on time performance for Metro-North customers and the region.
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