Just a few minutes ago, the MTA Metro North Railroad announced that riders on the northern portion of the Harlem line should anticipate cancellations & delays due to a disabled train north of Hawthorne that struck a tree on the tracks. Here are the official changes as of press time:
MTA Metro-North Railroad is advising northern Harlem Line customers to prepare for the possibility of delays and cancelations during this evening’s rush hour as crews attend to a disabled train north of Hawthorne. At 11:58 a.m., a southbound six-car train struck a tree that had fallen across the tracks during high winds this morning. As a result, the first set of wheels of the first car came off the track. There were no injuries.
Crews are working to re-rail that set of wheels and inspect and repair a stretch of about 100 feet of track that were damaged in the incident.
Metro-North expects to operate near normal service as far as North White Plains. North of North White Plains, the railroad anticipates train delays and cancelations. Southbound trains will bypass Hawthorne and Valhalla.
The service changes are taking place because the railroad will operate on reduced capacity because one of its two tracks between North White Plains and Mt. Kisco will remain out of service.
Harlem Line tickets are being cross honored on the Hudson & New Haven Lines.
Metro-North anticipates operating a regular Harlem Line schedule for tomorrow, Tuesday, February 14.
Northbound Service Changes:
The 4:18 p.m. train to Southeast is cancelled and combined with the 4:21 p.m. train to Southeast, making all stops of both trains to Southeast.
The 4:35 p.m. train to Wassaic is cancelled and combined with the 4:41 p.m. train to Southeast, making all stops from Valhalla to Wassaic. Customers for White Plains and North White Plains must take the 4:44 p.m. train to North White Plains to avoid overcrowding.
The 6:13 p.m. train to Mount Kisco is cancelled and combined with the 6:29 p.m. train to Southeast, making all stops of both trains to Southeast. Customers for White Plains and North White Plains should take the 6:16 p.m. train to North White Plains to avoid overcrowding.
Southbound Service Changes:
Southbound, there will be no service from/to Hawthorne and Valhalla. Customers looking for southbound service from Hawthorne and Valhalla will need to go to Pleasantville or North White Plains for southbound train service. Customers traveling southbound from Southeast who need to travel to Hawthorne and Valhalla should travel to North White Plains to change to a northbound train to those stations.
The 6:42 p.m. train from Southeast is cancelled.
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