Metro-North riders to face service changes, delays during morning commute

Commuters at Grand Central Station attempt to find

Commuters at Grand Central Station attempt to find an alternate way to get home following a train derailment on the Hudson line in the Bronx. (Dec. 1, 2013) Photo Credit: CS MUNCY

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Metro-North Railroad will be providing bus service until 2 a.m. Monday morning for commuters from the Tarrytown Station to the White Plains Station on the Harlem line, following the derailment of a Hudson Line train early Sunday that led to four fatalities and scores of injuries.

And beginning at 5 a.m. Monday, MTA Bus will provide a bus shuttle between the Yonkers Station and the 242nd Street Terminus of the Broadway #1 local subway until further notice, Metro-North announced. New York City Subways was scheduled to operate two additional #1 trains per hour during peak periods.

Hudson Line tickets will be cross honored on the New York City subway and on the Harlem Line, officials announced.

Metro-North officials encouraged the 26,000 people who normally use the Hudson Line on a normal weekday to use the Harlem Line instead. "People should expect crowded trains," a Metro-North news release said.T

Special parking is also being arranged to accommodate addtional drivers at the Southeast Station at the northern terminus of the Harlem Line and at Kensico Dam, which is within walking distance to the Valhalla station.

Riders should consult for more information on the continuing repair effort and service restoration, officials said. Metro-North also said it would have customer service representatives on hand to help customers make needed transfers.

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