Last week I posted about construction would have buses replace trains on the Port Jervis line for a few stops. I read somewhere that the work was canceled although no release was ever put out about it. Either way the Metro-North has issued a press release about the same construction project taking place this upcoming weekend. Here is the press release courtesy of the MTA:
Track improvement work on the Port Jervis line this weekend will mean bus substitution for MTA Metro-North Railroad customers at three stations, Middletown, Otisville and Port Jervis.
To allow track workers to replace the rail and ties in the mile-long, single-track Otisville Tunnel, the track will be taken out of service beginning at 12:15 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2008 after the 12:08 a.m. arrival at Otisville. That train, the 9:55 p.m. Friday departure from Hoboken, will continue to the end of the line at Port Jervis, arriving at 12:27 a.m.
The last train out of Hoboken Saturday night/Sunday morning, departing at 12:05 a.m. will be bused from Middletown to the end of the line.
Normal service will resume on Sunday, June 29 beginning with the 6:15 p.m. from Hoboken, due Port Jervis at 8:25 p.m.
During the 44-hour track outage, all Port Jervis Line trains will originate or terminate at Middletown. Port Jervis and Otisville customers, about 80 people each weekend day, can take a bus to Middletown to board a train. For the return trip, they will get off the train at Middletown and take a bus back to Otisville or Port Jervis.
Metro-North regrets the inconvenience while this important work is done.
xoxo Transit Blogger