Monday, March 5, 2018

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New Metro-North schedule for White Plains station, track improvements

NEW YORK – Metro-North Railroad will implement new Harlem Line schedules and minor changes to Hudson Line schedules effective Sunday, March 18.

The new schedules allow Metro-North to begin an extensive three-year project to transform the White Plains station, making it safer, brighter, cleaner and easier to navigate.

The scheduled may be viewed at www.MTA.info.

The general scope of the $94 million investment in the station includes improved entrances, new signage, platforms, energy efficient LED lighting, benches with USB charges, station dashboards and totems to provide access to information, upgrades to customer restrooms, Wi-Fi and cell connectivity. The state’s interior will get a major makeover with new wall panels, ceiling tiles and fixtures.

The White Plains Station is located in two-track territory. For the duration of the project, one of the two tracks will be removed from service during off-peak and weekend hours to allow construction crews to have access to the platforms and to perform their work safely. The construction will not affect peak-hour weekday service and peak-hour schedules remain unchanged, MTA officials said.

During the first phase of improvements to the White Plains Station, Metro-North crews will also be rehabilitating track between Scarsdale and Hartsdale. That work lays the foundation for plans to begin refurbishing both stations next year and requires off-peak single-tracking between Scarsdale and Hartsdale.

Between Brewster and Southeast, crews will replace switches. That work will require single-tracking on weekends for three months for some 10 miles of track between Goldens Bridge and Southeast stations. To accommodate that track work, off-peak service will be reduced from half-hourly to hourly. Off-peak half-hourly service will return with the fall 2018 schedule.

 

 


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