Riders who plan on traveling to or from Middletown, Otisville and Port Jervis should take notice of the service change that will be in place for 44 hours this upcoming weekend. During this time period, buses will replace all train service at the three stops listed above due to the replacement of rails & ties in the Otisville Tunnel. Here is the full 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 Metro-North 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 21, 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 22nd 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