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Metro-North commuters should expect delays as MTA announces ‘enhanced Saturday’ schedule for Thursday

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NEW YORK -- Metro-North commuters should expect continued delays as the MTA announced an "enhanced Saturday" schedule for Thursday following a 4-alarm fire beneath railroad structure in East Harlem Tuesday that continues to snarl train traffic.

Metro-North crews are continuing to make progress on repairs to the railroad’s Park Avenue Viaduct that was damaged by the fire.

Thursday’s enhanced Saturday schedule provides customers with additional trains during peak travel periods and will be in effect for Thursday on all three lines. Customers can find more information at http://as0.mta.info/mnr/schedules/sched_form.cfm.

Metro-North’s connecting services (the Hudson Rail Link, Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry and Newburgh-Beacon Ferry) will operate on an enhanced Saturday schedule.

A third track will be back in service in time for Thursday’s morning rush hour while repairs continue in order to allow the remaining track to go back into service.

Commuters should expect delays and crowded conditions and, if at all possible, are encouraged to work from home or find alternate travel plans.