As we all know by now, a horrific building explosion took place in Manhattan today. This has caused major issues for Metro-North service which led to a different service plan.
The plan was announced a short time ago with an end time in mind. However I just received word that the plan is in place until further notice:
MTA Metro-North Railroad customers traveling to New York City today will be taken to stations in the Bronx where they can transfer to the subway for travel to Manhattan. The subway will cross honor Metro-North tickets. Customers wishing to travel north today out of Grand Central Terminal should take the New York City Subway to points in the Bronx as detailed below.
This service plan will remain in effect until further notice.
Harlem Line & New Haven Line:
Southbound customers from the New Haven Line and Harlem Line will get off at the Harlem Line stations or Wakefield or Woodlawn for a short walk to the No. 2 for service to Manhattan. Customers can transfer to the No. 5 at E. 180th Street for East Side destinations.
Northbound customers for all Harlem and New Haven Line stations should take the No. 5 subway to East 180th Street and transfer to the No. 2 subway north to the 233rd Street Station, where they can walk a short distance to the Metro-North’s Woodlawn Station.
Hudson Line customers should take the No. 4 to 161st Street Station (Yankee Stadium) and walk west to Metro-North’s Yankees – East 153rd Street station for service to points north. The D subway also goes to 161st Street.
Southbound Hudson Line customers will go to Yankees-East 153rd Street and transfer to the No. 4 or D subways, or to Marble Hill and transfer to the No. 1 subway at 225th Street, an elevated station.
There are no stranded trains. Power has been cut to the third rail to all 4 tracks in the neighborhood of the explosion. Metro-North urges customers to consider limiting travel today if they can.
xoxo Transit Blogger