New Harlem & Hudson Line Schedules

Earlier today, the MTA Metro-North Railroad announced that new schedules for the Harlem & Hudson lines will begin on Sunday, June 30th. Here are the details:

Metro-North Railroad today announced that new schedules on the Hudson Line and Harlem Line will take effect on Sunday, June 30.  The new schedules bring the return of full weekend service to and from Poughkeepsie on the Hudson Line, as well as additional trains in the morning and afternoon. Major infrastructure projects will be underway on the Harlem Line this summer, resulting in minor schedule adjustments and more reliable and dependable service for customers.

Hudson Line:

Metro-North crews completed this season’s work towards the replacement of a critical track-switching center south of Poughkeepsie, resulting in the restoration of full weekend service on the Hudson Line.  When the Hudson Line schedule change takes effect, customers can expect hourly weekend service to and from Poughkeepsie, as well as three additional trains on Saturday and two extra trains on Sunday. This increase in service comes just in time for summer visits to popular, well-known attractions in the Upper Hudson valley.  There’s good news for Yankee fans, too; the completed track work also means the return of extra “Yankee Clipper” trains on weekends between Poughkeepsie and Yankees-East 153rd Street station.

Harlem Line:

Metro-North crews will be out in force on the Harlem Line this summer making aggressive infrastructure improvements in the Bronx.  The railroad will put its new SMARTRACK program into action, strategically shutting down a continuous segment of track between Woodlawn and Mott Haven so that multiple work groups have uninterrupted access to maintain and enhance the system. Crews will make drainage improvements, replace rail and install new ties.  As a result of these upgrades to the Harlem Line in the Bronx, the following service adjustments will be in place:

  • Station stops at Melrose and Tremont will be suspended on weekdays. Substitute bus service will be provided to and from Fordham.
  • The current 8:01 a.m. local from Mt. Vernon West to Grand Central Terminal will not operate. The 7:57 a.m. train from North White Plains, will add stops at Mt. Vernon West at 8:15 a.m. and Wakefield at 8:17 a.m. the 6:55 a.m. train from Southeast, will add a stop at Woodlawn at 8:01 a.m.  The 7 a.m. train from Goldens Bridge, will add stops at Williams Bridge at 7:59 a.m., Botanical Garden at 8:02 a.m. and Fordham at 8:04 a.m.
  • Most peak-hour trains will have minor adjustments of 1-2 minutes.

Weekday trains return to serving Melrose and Tremont effective with the September 29 schedule change.

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