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Grand Central Terminal shuts doors as Metro-North suspends service


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#1 Thirdrail7

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 07:57 PM

Travel nightmares unfold in the New York tristate area as severe weather moves through the region

 

 


 

Transit-service cancellations out of New York City's Grand Central Terminal set off some major travel delays on Tuesday evening.

The Metro-North Railroad suspended service on its Harlem, Hudson, and New Haven lines for a time, advising customers to find alternative travel accommodations. Service has since resumed on the Hudson line, between Grand Central Terminal and Croton-Harmon, according to Metro-North, with delays of up to one hour expected.

The New Haven line was also back up and running on a limited basis as of about 6:30 p.m. local time, also with delays of up to one hour, and reduced access to Grand Central.

The agency said there were multiple downed trees on the New Haven line and that trains en route would remain at stations until further notice.

 

 

 

The New Haven line was initially reopened with a 30mph speed restriction.  It has since been lifted but there is severe congestion which impacts service between NYP-BOS.

 

The Hudson line has reopened between NYP-CRT, which means ALB service is still suspended. Trains are still holding at various stations along the route..


Edited by Thirdrail7, 15 May 2018 - 07:58 PM.

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#2 Thirdrail7

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 09:50 PM

 If you're planning to use the ALB line tomorrow or you're waiting for 49(15), I'd keep an eye on the website.  Metro-North's Hudson line is still shut down north of POU. Trains are still holding at various stations since there is no path in either direction.

 

This will likely impact operations on 5/16.


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#3 glensfallsse

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 10:56 PM

Sitting in Penn Station as we approach midnight. Both the 8:55 and 10:45 pm northbound departures show as "delayed." I believe the crews working these trains tend to be approaching the end of their available work time. Not sure where it goes from here.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:11 AM

The Upper Hudson is open this morning, but I imagine the ride is going to be delayed.  M-N cancelled 3 Poughkeepsie super expresses.  Everything else that's scheduled is running.



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:47 AM

How many Amtrak trains go in/out of Grand Central Terminal???
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:37 AM

Every train that goes to ALB and beyond (Rutland, Montreal, Toronto, Niagara Falls) is using NYG this summer.

Edited by the_traveler, 16 May 2018 - 07:39 AM.

Take it easy .......

Take the train instead and enjoy the ride!

The view is much better at 3 feet than it is at 30,000 feet!

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:40 AM

https://www.amtrak.c...e-service-train

 

 

then, click on continued infrastructure renewal at Penn Station...


Edited by railiner, 16 May 2018 - 07:44 AM.

metroblue?

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:48 AM

They put us all on the Maple Leaf at 7:15, so it was a long night at Penn Station for those who were supposed to go north last night.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:54 AM

How many Amtrak trains go in/out of Grand Central Terminal???

Just to add to the_traveler's post: the Ethan Allen Express, Empire Service, Adirondack, and Maple Leaf are using Grand Central this summer. That's a total of 12 departures and 12 arrivals each day.

Edited by cpotisch, 16 May 2018 - 08:55 AM.

Routes Traveled: Silver Meteor, Silver Star, CrescentLake Shore LimitedCalifornia Zephyr, Sunset Limited, Texas EagleEthan Allen Express, Empire Service, Maple Leaf, AdirondackAcela Express, Northeast RegionalKeystone Service

 

Wish List: Cardinal, CONO, Empire Builder, Southwest Chief, Crescent (overnight), Adirondack w/ Great Dome, Downeaster

 


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:18 AM

 

How many Amtrak trains go in/out of Grand Central Terminal???

Just to add to the_traveler's post: the Ethan Allen Express, Empire Service, Adirondack, and Maple Leaf are using Grand Central this summer. That's a total of 12 departures and 12 arrivals each day.

 

 

I assume the question was more geared to the fact that nothing of Amtrak used GCT yesterday, and yesterday was when the station was shut down (thereby implying that this wasn't an "Amtrak" issue, but a commuter railroad issue).

 

That said, if Metro North was shut down in its entirety, then any Amtrak train running over Metro North territory was affected (i.e. anything north or east of New York).


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:39 AM

49(15) is currently running over ten hours behind schedule having been held at Cortland station for many hours yesterday.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:11 PM

This same storm halted service on the CSX's Brunswick line, shutting down MARC service today. 30(15) was taken out of service at Pittsburgh.


Edited by DCAKen, 16 May 2018 - 12:13 PM.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:31 PM

49(15) is supposed to terminate at TOL and turn for 48(16).
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 01:21 PM

49(15) is supposed to terminate at TOL and turn for 48(16).

TOL - CHI - TOL Bustitution I presume?






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