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Governor Cuomo Announces Progress on Metro-North Harlem Line Service Restoration

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Albany, NY (November 1, 2012)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that train service on Metro-North’s Harlem Line, which has been operating as far north as Mount Kisco, was restored to Southeast Station this afternoon.

 

Another 30 miles of track is now back into service from Southeast Station. The first northbound train to Southeast will leave Grand Central Terminal at 4:43 PM.

 

Trains will operate on a very limited schedule this afternoon with a total of four inbound and five outbound trains.

 

The only portion of the Harlem Line not yet restored is the Wassaic Branch, which on an ordinary weekday carries a total of 900 customers.

 

For timetable information, visit mta.info or go to http://alert.mta.info/sites/default/files/pdf/Harlem%20Line.pdf.

 

This morning, as of 10:00 AM the railroad carried 65% of its normal Harlem Line customers, or about 16,800.

 

Efforts to restore service continue on the remaining segments of track that were severely damaged by the storm.

 

Governor Cuomo urged commuters to make public transportation their first option as the MTA’s systems continue to restore service.

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