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Metro-North Service Notice


All Metro-North Railroad service into and out of Grand Central Terminal is suspended indefinitely due to a building explosion and collapse adjacent to the tracks at 116th Street and Park Avenue. Southbound trains are being held at stations to await further instructions. Northbound trains are being held in Grand Central. Service will not resume until the tracks are cleared of debris and an inspection of the Park Avenue Viaduct is conducted

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Are trains at least still running to 125th Street and using that as a terminal? If not, then from a purely transportation oriented point of view (obviously the building collapse itself is very tragic and of a different caliber), this is another commuter disaster for Metro-North.

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MN Train time shows all trains running at Harlem but that has to be a mistake. Below is the latest at Grand Central:

 

Enable Auto Refresh of Train Status:

 

 

 
Last refreshed at: 03-12-2014 - 12:08:35PM

 

 

    Scheduled Time Destination Track Status Station Stops 3:04 PM Stamford 102A On Time 3:08 PM New Haven 25 On Time

 

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Are trains at least still running to 125th Street and using that as a terminal? If not, then from a purely transportation oriented point of view (obviously the building collapse itself is very tragic and of a different caliber), this is another commuter disaster for Metro-North.

No, they're turning trains in the Bronx (Woodlawn or Wakefield for the Harlem and New Haven Lines and E 153rd Street for the Hudson Line. Concerning the fallout from this, it is what it is. Obviously, the MTA cannot foresee a gas explosion and building collapse and therefore, it's out of their hands.

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 this is another commuter disaster for Metro-North.

 

Yes, and one that Metro North has zero involvement as to the cause.  In other words, not their fault.

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Here's the latest info from MN as of 4 PM

 

SUMMARY OF ALTERNATE SERVICE

HUDSON LINE:

Inbound: All trains (locals and expresses) will terminate at Yankees-E153rd Street; customer transfer to  B or D train at 161st St-Yankee Stadium.  All southbound trains will also stop at Marble Hill, where customers may transfer to #1 train at 225 St-Marble Hill.
 
Outbound: Customers take #4 train from GCT to 161 St-Yankee Stadium to transfer to local and express trains.  All outbound trains will also stop at Marble Hill.
 
HARLEM LINE:

Inbound: Inbound trains from Southeast will terminate at Wakefield, customers transfer to #2 train at 241 St-Wakefield to #5 train (if desired) at E180 St.  Inbound trains from North White Plains discharge at Woodlawn to #2 train at 233 St (to #5 train at E180 St if desired).  Trains from North White Plains will continue south and make scheduled Bronx stops as far as Fordham or Melrose, as indicated by schedule.
 
Outbound: Customers take #5 train from to E180 St; transfer to #2 train to 233 St.  Customers take local Harlem Line North White Plains trains at Woodlawn station.  Harlem Line express trains to Southeast/Wassaic will originate at Mount Vernon West, where customers may transfer from the local.  Outbound North White Plains local trains will also make all Bronx stops from Melrose through Woodlawn.
 
NEW HAVEN LINE:

Inbound: Inbound trains from New Haven and Stamford will discharge customers at Woodlawn for the #2 train at 233 St to #5 train (if desired) at E180 St.  Inbound Stamford locals will continue to Fordham for local customers.
 
Outbound: Customers take #5 train from to E180 St; transfer to #2 train to 233 St.  Customers take local New Haven Line Stamford trains at Woodlawn station.  New Haven Line express trains to New Haven will originate at New Rochelle, where customers may transfer from the local.  Outbound Stamford local trains will also make a stop at Fordham.
 

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Yes, and one that Metro North has zero involvement as to the cause.  In other words, not their fault.

Never blamed them for anything, I actually feel sorry for them because this does have a chance to hurt their already recently tarnished reputation.

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Never blamed them for anything, I actually feel sorry for them because this does have a chance to hurt their already recently tarnished reputation.

 

I can't really understand how it would. The general ugly standard for New Yorkers getting annoyed about delays is "somebody better be dead." Two people were killed; nobody's going to be complaining. 

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Service has been restored into and out of Grand Central. I guess that equipment that was trapped during the service suspension will have to be moved during the night to their home terminal for tomorrow's rush hour. The same thing goes for the crews that were stuck at Grand Central. Everybody's work schedule was disrupted today.

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