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18 minutes ago, BM5 via Woodhaven said:

All Metro-North Service (East of Hudson) is suspended at this time.

 

Suspended 

Posted: 05/15/2018  5:18PM

Hudson Line service is currently suspended to ensure customer safety during the course of the thunderstorms in our service area and multiple downed trees. Trains en route will remain at stations until further notice. Please listen for announcements at your station.

 

Suspended 

Posted: 05/15/2018  5:28PM

Harlem Line service is currently suspended to ensure customer safety during the course of the thunderstorms in our service area and multiple downed tree. Trains en route will remain at stations until further notice. Please listen for announcements at your station.

 

Suspended

 Posted: 05/15/2018  5:27PM

New Haven Line service is currently suspended to ensure customer safety during the course of the thunderstorms in our service area and multiple downed tree. Trains en route will remain at stations until further notice. Please listen for announcements at your station.

I'm waiting in my office now working until this is over. I had planned on taking Metro-North tonight... <_<

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Limited Service on the Hudson Line is now up with extensive delays:

 

Delays 

Posted: 05/15/2018  6:26PM

Hudson Line service has resumed between Grand Central Terminal and Croton-Harmon with delays of up to 60 minutes. Service between Croton-Harmon and Poughkeepsie remains suspended due to the of multiple downed trees. Please listen for announcements at your station.

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12 minutes ago, BM5 via Woodhaven said:

Limited Service on the Hudson Line is now up with extensive delays:

 

Delays 

Posted: 05/15/2018  6:26PM

Hudson Line service has resumed between Grand Central Terminal and Croton-Harmon with delays of up to 60 minutes. Service between Croton-Harmon and Poughkeepsie remains suspended due to the of multiple downed trees. Please listen for announcements at your station.

So basically anyone who needs to go past Croton-on-Hudson is screwed... 

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Press Release

May 15, 2018 

Metro-North

IMMEDIATE

Metro-North Train Service Suspended; Grand Central Terminal Entrances Temporarily Closed to Prevent Overcrowding

As a result of downed trees across the northern suburbs affecting all rail lines, Metro-North Railroad has suspended service on the Harlem Line, Hudson Line and New Haven Line until further notice. To prevent overcrowding of Grand Central Terminal, the Terminal’s entrances are being closed temporarily.

Customers are asked not to enter Grand Central Terminal until train service can be restored.

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Posted (edited)

Let's see:

MTA homepage: Wassaic portion of the Harlem Line in service

Subway station announcements: Service south of North White Plains is restored

MTA service alert: Harlem Line Service is suspended entirely.

 

Well, which one is it?

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1 minute ago, BM5 via Woodhaven said:

Let's see:

MTA homepage: Wassaic portion of the Harlem Line in service

Subway stations intercom: Service south of North White Plains is restored

MTA service alert: Harlem Line Service is suspended entirely.

 

Well, which one is it?

Probably none of them

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Tonight on the news they interviewed a Woman who decided to take Uber from Midtown to White Plains due to the MN service being out... the cost for the Uber was 387 bucks! If I was her I would have just taken the (4) to Bee line to get to White Plains which would have only cost 2.75. I can't imagine paying 387 bucks for a form of transportation between two points within the Tri State Area.

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14 minutes ago, trainfan22 said:

Tonight on the news they interviewed a Woman who decided to take Uber from Midtown to White Plains due to the MN service being out... the cost for the Uber was 387 bucks! If I was her I would have just taken the (4) to Bee line to get to White Plains which would have only cost 2.75. I can't imagine paying 387 bucks for a form of transportation between two points within the Tri State Area.

The entire Harlem Line was down so you think other people didn't come up with that idea? She probably had a long day and just wanted to get home. 

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33 minutes ago, trainfan22 said:

Tonight on the news they interviewed a Woman who decided to take Uber from Midtown to White Plains due to the MN service being out... the cost for the Uber was 387 bucks! If I was her I would have just taken the (4) to Bee line to get to White Plains which would have only cost 2.75. I can't imagine paying 387 bucks for a form of transportation between two points within the Tri State Area.

The BxM4C would have been a better bet, given that it's a one-seat ride, and around the same price as the train. 

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The plan for the morning is buried in the (MTA) website:

For Wednesday, May 16, Metro-North expects to operate regular train service on the New Haven Line, regular service between Croton-Harmon and Grand Central on the Hudson Line and regular service between North White Plains and Grand Central on the Harlem Line.

Limited Service is anticipated between Poughkeepsie and Croton Harmon on the Hudson Line and limited service is anticipated between Southeast and North White Plains on the Harlem Line. Service remains suspended between Wassaic and Southeast.

Some trains will be canceled and combined and customers should expect delays and crowded conditions. Please listen for station announcements.

Crews continue to work through the night to clear trees and repair third rail damage following the severe storm that hit the service territory Tuesday night. Please check our website for any updates. 

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11 hours ago, BM5 via Woodhaven said:

The BxM4C would have been a better bet, given that it's a one-seat ride, and around the same price as the train. 

Agreed because Grand Central was a zoo last night.

10 hours ago, paulrivera said:

The plan for the morning is buried in the (MTA) website:

For Wednesday, May 16, Metro-North expects to operate regular train service on the New Haven Line, regular service between Croton-Harmon and Grand Central on the Hudson Line and regular service between North White Plains and Grand Central on the Harlem Line.

Limited Service is anticipated between Poughkeepsie and Croton Harmon on the Hudson Line and limited service is anticipated between Southeast and North White Plains on the Harlem Line. Service remains suspended between Wassaic and Southeast.

Some trains will be canceled and combined and customers should expect delays and crowded conditions. Please listen for station announcements.

Crews continue to work through the night to clear trees and repair third rail damage following the severe storm that hit the service territory Tuesday night. Please check our website for any updates. 

I'm so sick of MNRR.  They used to be so much better.  Every time there's a storm now, they can't clearly communicate and have a plan in place.  I don't mind trains being cancelled, but why can't they just come out and say THESE trains WILL be canceled?  It's one thing to have this after the storm, but another to have this the morning after when they know what the damage is and what needs to be done.  You show up at the station expecting a train that supposedly isn't cancelled to arrive, and then you sit and wait and wait, and then they either don't say anything, or tell you at the last minute that it's cancelled.  It's a waste of time to sit there that long, and then have trains bypassing you because they're too crowded, and they expect you to pay the full fare for such BS horrendous service.  They can alert passengers in advance of alternatives to alleviate crowding, but instead they just act like they can't do anything.

Thousands of commuters stranded as Grand Central closed its doors while Metro-North delayed trains ahead of powerful storm

By DAN RIVOLI and JANON FISHER| NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |MAY 15, 2018 | 9:04 PM

Grand Central Terminal closed its doors after the MTA nixed Metro-North ahead of a thunderstorm.

  

Spring thunder-boomers pounded Tuesday's evening rush hour, temporarily stranding thousands of commuters trying to get home.

Grand Central Terminal closed its doors ahead of the rush after the MTA halted Metro-North ahead of a storm.

The entrances to the station were closed after the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines were suspended "to ensure customer safety."

Downed trees blocked the tracks, Metro-North posted on Twitter.

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Commuters are stranded in Manhattan's Grand Central Terminal after several lines of the Metro-North train service was suspended on Tuesday. (Angus Mordant/for New York Daily News)

The MTA asked riders to avoid the 42nd St. terminal while they restored service to the commuter line. As the rain died down, commuters on the Hudson line between Grand Central and Croton-Harmon suffered hour-long delays.

"Earlier today Metro North began their contingency planning for what happened this evening," MTA chairman Joe Lhota said. "It couldn't have happened at a worse time, at the very very beginning of rush hour."

He said that 70-mph winds ripped down trees, causing havoc up and down the line.

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"It's not just rain, it's wind," Lhota said. "I wouldn't consider this a rain event. This is a wind event."

Downed trees hit the Harlem line the worst.

"Numerous trees came down on all three lines," the chairman said. "(Workers) immediate started to take the trees off."

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Alyssa Paolicelli@APaolicelli17

People are being turned away from the tunnel connecting 8th & 7th Avenue at 42nd Street/Times Square @NY1

6:20 PM - May 15, 2018

He said police closed the terminal to avoid overcrowding.

"It's chaos obviously but I don't know if there anything that can be done," Marsha Smith of New Rochelle said in the station. "I don't think I have an alternative. It's frustrating."

Catherine Rinaldi, president of the Metro-North, said that the service disruption was necessary for to ensure passenger safety.

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Evan Schwartz@evanschwartz

Huge tree down in Park Slope on Saint John’s Place. Wow.

5:46 PM - May 15, 2018

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"People were stopped, we kept them there for their safety because the storm was so severe and so intense we wanted to make sure that nobody was put in danger," she said.

Karen Yang, 22, had her trip to New Haven delayed, but she took it in stride.

"I know the rain's going pass and I know it's going to be fine," she said.

Metro-North Railroad✔@MetroNorth

Hudson Line service has resumed between Grand Central Terminal and Croton-Harmon with delays of up to 60 minutes. Service between Croton-Harmon and Poughkeepsie remains suspended due to the of multiple downed trees. Please listen for announcements at your station.

6:18 PM - May 15, 2018

While Grand Central was at a standstill and packed, subway riders in Midtown fared no better.

Riders submitted pictures of heavy crowds at Times Sq.-42nd St. tunnel to the Port Authority Bus Terminal and on the Nos. 1, 2, 3 train platforms.

The Times Square tunnel to the bus terminal got so crowded that riders were reportedly turned away.

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Amtrak is slowing down trains between New York and New Haven, Connecticut.

The fierce wind from the thunderstorm is causing damage around the city — and New Yorkers are there to capture it for social media.

There were reports of a downed tree in Park Slope, on St. John's Pl. Over in Williamsburg, footage showed metal debris tumbling off the roof of a building under construction. A woman posted a video to Twitter showing a line of buses on Lefferts Blvd. and 110st Ave. unable to move because of a tree that fell down.

Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/grand-central-shuts-doors-metro-north-halts-trains-storm-article-1.3991654

 

 

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That’s been their one weakness for YEARS: When shit hits the fan, Metro-North just doesn’t communicate to its riders.

They’ve gotten a little better with isolated delays (ie: if the 12:25 to New Haven is arriving at Stamford 10” late they’ll send an alert now when they didn’t before) but when there’s an outage like yesterday, they always leave everyone in the dark.

Sure, Metro-North runs great 95% of the time (which is astounding) but if they can’t reasonably mitigate the chaos that happens the other 5% of the time, everyone will only remember that ONE time Joe Schmo got stranded in Croton because MN didn’t have buses available.

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17 minutes ago, paulrivera said:

That’s been their one weakness for YEARS: When shit hits the fan, Metro-North just doesn’t communicate to its riders.

They’ve gotten a little better with isolated delays (ie: if the 12:25 to New Haven is arriving at Stamford 10” late they’ll send an alert now when they didn’t before) but when there’s an outage like yesterday, they always leave everyone in the dark.

Sure, Metro-North runs great 95% of the time (which is astounding) but if they can’t reasonably mitigate the chaos that happens the other 5% of the time, everyone will only remember that ONE time Joe Schmo got stranded in Croton because MN didn’t have buses available.

Last year I bought monthly Metro-North passes on top of my express bus pass.  This year I have basically almost eliminated my Metro-North usage.  For the snow storms I didn't even bother after getting screwed over one morning. I stuck with the express bus, and saved hundreds of dollars in the process by not buying passes.  If I leave early, then sit at the Spuyten Duyvil station for 20 - 30 minutes, then can't get on that train and then wait for the next one, I've basically killed all of the extra time I gave myself and am better off taking the express bus.

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Service Change

Posted: 06/30/2018  4:16PM

The Port Washington Branch is temporarily suspended in both directions between Great Neck and Port Washington due to switch trouble in Port Washington. Buses have been secured between Great Neck and Port Washington and should arrive on scene in approximately 35 minutes. Again, we thank you for your patience and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Service Change

Posted: 06/30/2018  4:27PM

Eastbound:

The 3:18PM train from Penn due Port Washington at 4:05PM has been canceled at Great Neck due to a switch problem in Port Washington resulting in service suspended between Great Neck and Port Washington. Customers will be accommodated by buses that have been secured and will arrive on scene in approximately 35 minutes. We thank you for your patience and apologize for the inconvenience.

Westbound:

The 3:42PM train from Port Washington due Penn at 4:27PM has been canceled due to a switch problem in Port Washington resulting in service suspended between Great Neck and Port Washington. Customers will be accommodated by buses that have been secured and will arrive on scene in approximately 35 minutes. We thank you for your patience and apologize for the inconvenience.

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Derailment has suspended service and will cause cancellations for the evening rush

Oyster Bay Branch Customers
Delays  Posted: 08/01/2018  3:55PM 

 

Anticipate Some Delays, Cancellations During PM Rush

LIRR customers can anticipate some delays and cancellations during the PM Rush due to a train with two derailed axles west of Woodside. We are running limited E/B shuttle train service between Woodside and Port Washington. Customers headed to stations Flushing/Main Street thru Port Washington are advised to take any LIRR train to Woodside, then transfer for shuttle service, or consider using Oyster Bay Branch trains, which will make added stops at Mineola. In addition, all Port Jefferson diesel trains will add stops at Hicksville & Huntington. Westbound Port Washington Branch service will be temporarily suspended after the departure of the 4:08 PM train from Port Washington. We expect to resume westbound service with the 6:26 PM departure from Port Washington. We will provide updates as information becomes available. Alternative: NYC Transit is cross-honoring LIRR tickets on the 7 subway at Woodside & Flushing-Main St. Please allow extra travel time and listen for updates. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Waterbury Line Customers
Service Change  Posted: 08/01/2018  5:10PM 

Waterbury Branch Customers: Bus service representing Train #1934 (3:41PM from Bridgeport to Waterbury) at Bridgeport will one express service to Waterbury station and two local service buses making all station stops up the branch. Please listen for announcements at your station. 

 

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