Some Metro-North Railroad passengers need to be advised that the agency will be running some substitute bus service this upcoming weekend. Here are the details via the press release I received:
After 10 p.m. on Friday, July 8, buses will replace select trains on Metro-North Railroad’s upper Harlem Line at all stations between Wassaic and Southeast. From Saturday, July 9, through 2 a.m., Monday, July 11, substitute bus service will be provided for all trains between Southeast and Wassaic. Buses will operate 15-30 minutes earlier than scheduled trains. Customers should listen for announcements and check local or express bus service to their destination while boarding.
After 11 p.m., on Friday, July 8, Grand Central Terminal-bound trains will not stop at Metro-North Railroad’s Melrose station on the lower Harlem Line. Regularly scheduled train service will resume at 5 a.m. on Monday, July 11.
This weekend’s service change will help ensure the on-going reliability and safety of Harlem Line trains. Improvements to the upper Harlem Line include: tree trimming, renewing the South Street Pawling grade crossing, surfacing track to prepare for the replacement of two bridges in Patterson later this year and replacing wooden cross beams on the Mountain Brook bridge. On the lower Harlem Line, crews will be making improvements to the drainage system near the Tremont station.
Substitute Bus Service Between Southeast and Wassaic
Southbound, Friday, July 8
Buses will replace the last train from Wassaic to Southeast, making stops at the following stations: Tenmile River, Dover Plains, Harlem Valley-Wingdale, Pawling and Patterson. Bus service will connect with the 12:18 a.m. train at Southeast and will operate up to 30 minutes earlier than normally scheduled train times.
Northbound, Friday, July 8
The 8:52 p.m., 9:52 p.m. and 12:10 a.m. trains from Grand Central to Southeast will connect with bus service departing from the Southeast station at 10:23 p.m., 11:23 p.m. and 1:44 a.m. respectively, making stops at: Patterson, Pawling, Harlem Valley-Wingdale, Dover Plains, Tenmile River and Wassaic.
Southbound, Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10
Substitute bus service will be provided for all trains departing Wassaic and the following station stops: Tenmile River, Dover Plains, Harlem Valley-Wingdale, Appalachian Trail, Pawling and Patterson.
At Southeast Station, customers will connect with continuing train service to Grand Central Terminal. Buses will operate up to 30 minutes earlier than normal train times.
Northbound, Saturday, July 10 and Sunday, July 11
Customers will connect with substitute bus service at the Southeast station for the following station stops: Paterson, Pawling, Appalachian Trail, Harlem Valley-Wingdale, Dover Plains, Tenmile River and Wassaic.
Substitute Bus Service to Melrose:
To Melrose, Saturday, July 9 – Sunday, July 10
Customers traveling from Westchester or Bronx stations to Melrose will transfer to buses at the Tremont station for continuing service to Melrose. Buses are scheduled to connect directly with arriving trains.
From Melrose, Saturday, July 9 – Sunday, July 10
Customers traveling from the Melrose station to Harlem-125th Street and Grand Central Terminal will take buses to the Tremont station for continuing train service. Buses will depart at the same time as regularly scheduled trains.
*Note: northbound service at the Melrose station will be unaffected by this service change.
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