THE BRONX, N.Y. (PIX11) – Metro-North Hudson line will be restored Wednesday morning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced.
“Thanks to an extraordinary effort and around the clock work, over 98% of service will be restored for Hudson Line commuters in time for tomorrow morning’s rush hour,” Cuomo said in a statement. “As the NTSB continues its investigation of the derailment on Sunday morning, the MTA is fully cooperating to ensure we find out exactly what caused this horrific incident that took the lives of four individuals and injured many others. The families of those we lost and those still recovering continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. I’d like to thank our Metro-North crews and first responders who have been working tirelessly to reopen the Hudson Line as quickly as possible.”
The governor said about 800 feet of track are being rebuilt at Spuyten Duyvil in the Bronx, the scene of the derailment that killed four passengers and injured dozens. The middle of three tracks at Spuyten was badly damaged and the outer track, closest to the river, was destroyed, according to the statement. Service resumes on a single track, Cuomo said in a statement.
Because only one track will be serviceable in that area, six AM peak trains will be combined into three, and customers should expect delays of 10 to 15 minutes.
The following trains will be cancelled/combined:
· The 7:15 AM from Scarborough to Grand Central Terminal is combined with the 7:16 AM train from Croton-Harmon, which will make all stops of both trains.
· The 7:37 AM from Ossining to Grand Central Terminal is combined with the 7:40 AM train from Croton-Harmon, which will make all stops of both trains.
· The 8:45 AM train from Greystone to Grand Central Terminal is combined with the 8:22 AM train from Croton-Harmon, which will make all stops of both trains.
Crews have been working around the clock to restore service to the line.
It’s estimated that 26,000 people have scrambled to get to and from work, navigating a complicated and frustrating system of subways and shuttle buses.
Although it’s only day two of the nightmarish commute, many are fed up and exhausted.