Published on : Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Crews are working through the night making temporary repairs to the structure, inspecting all elements including the supports, track, power and signal, running test trains to assure safety, and moving trains into place to be able to support tomorrow morning’s service. Until Metro-North determines that it is safe to operate trains over the viaduct, service into and out of Grand Central Terminal will remain suspended.
For the morning of Wednesday, May 18, Metro-North expects to run on a Saturday schedule, with trains operating as far as stations in the Bronx, where customers looking to travel to Manhattan can transfer to the subway to continue their trips.
On the Hudson Line, train service will operate to/from Yankees-East 153rd Street with subway connections to the Lexington Ave. 4 Subway or B Subway or D Subway subway trains. Customers can also catch the 1 Subway subway line at at Metro-North’s Marble Hill Station.
On the Harlem Line, train service will operate to/from Wakefield Station with subway connections to the 2 Subway trains at 241st Street.
On the New Haven Line, train service will operate to/from Woodlawn Station with subway connections to 2 Subway and 5 Subway trains at 233rd Street.
Customers should expect delays and extremely crowded conditions and are strongly encouraged to work from home if at all possible or find alternate travel plans. Should conditions improve overnight, then the level of train service will be gradually increased for the morning rush. Customers should continue to check the website and news media for any updates, and listen for announcements at stations.
NYC Transit is cross-honoring Metro-North tickets at Grand Central and those Bronx stations, and will operate D Subway train local from Bedford Park Blvd. to 145th Street in addition to B Subway local trains; both B Subway and D Subway trains will stop at 161st Street-Yankee Stadium. Customers are encouraged to consider the B Subway or D Subway trains as an alternative to 4 Subway train service.
Metro-North encourages customers to continue to check MTA.info for updates, and listen for announcements at stations.