LIRR, Suspensions of Metro-North service before Hurricane Henri – CBS New York


NEW YORK (CBSNew York) – Portions of Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North will be suspended Sunday when Hurricane Henri hits the tri-state region.

The MTA announced that there would be no LIRR service east of Patchogue on the Montauk branch or to and from Greenpoint.

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Service on the entire New Haven line and the Wassaic branch of the Harlem line will also be suspended.

“Metro-North’s territory is particularly vulnerable to high winds due to trees and overhead electrical wires,” said Metro-North president Catherine Rinaldi.

“We strongly advise customers to avoid unnecessary travel if possible. Our workforce will work to enable us to restore service to the east once it is possible to do so safely, ”said LIRR President Phil Eng.

Patrol trains will run on the suspended part of the LIRR to assess the damage, if it can be done safely.

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Meanwhile, the Greyhound and Peter Pan bus lines are suspending all service at the Port Authority bus terminal on Sunday.

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Amtrak announced on Saturday that all Northeast Corridor services, including the Regional Northeast and Acela, between New York and Boston will be canceled Sunday.

They are also suspending rail service on the Springfield line between New Haven, Connecticut, and Springfield, Massachusetts.

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The service will continue to operate between Chicago and Albany, as well as service between Washington, DC and New York.



Corina C. Butler

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