Hot off the presses via email:
On Tuesday, August 30, MTA Metro-North Railroad will resume regular weekday service for 85% of its AM peak customers providing service on the entire Hudson Line, entire New Haven Main Line and the Lower Harlem Line as far as North White Plains.
Service remains suspended due to damage caused by Hurricane Irene on the Upper Harlem and New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury branch lines, East of the Hudson River and on the Port Jervis Line west of the Hudson River. These branches carry about 15% of Metro-North’s total AM Peak customers.
Metro-North crews continue to work around-the-clock to clear the tracks, repair signal systems and restore power despite trees that are continuing to fall. Following all repair efforts, patrol trains have to operate to ensure the safety of the tracks before resuming service.
Metro-North We will continue to restore as much service as possible once we have determined that it is safe to do so.
xoxo Transit Blogger