Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Metro-North Port Jervis Line set for weekend upgrades

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Metro-North Port Jervis Line set for weekend upgrades Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin

Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) Metro-North Railroad will send Metro-North crews out this weekend to make improvements to the Port Jervis Line.



MTA said the planned work entails installing a new cab signal system, welding and surfacing track, drainage work and laying additional ballast.

The work is meant to ensure the ongoing reliability and safety of the Port Jervis Line, MTA said.

To accommodate crews making the improvements, MTA said buses will substitute for trains between Port Jervis and Ramsey-Route 17 from Friday evening, March 9, through Sunday evening, March 11.

The buses are scheduled to depart at the same time as scheduled trains.

Regular train service is set to continue beginning Monday, March 12, starting with the 3:50 a.m. train from Port Jervis to Hoboken.