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Metro-North Track Improvements Stay On Schedule

Metro-North is working on right-of-way improvements in the Bronx between Melrose and Woodlawn. Photo Credit: Metro-North
The project includes track and drainage improvements and tie replacements. Photo Credit: Metro-North
The project includes fencing repairs and general cleanup. Photo Credit: Metro-North

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Metro-North is continuing its summer-long work on right-of-way improvements in the Bronx between Melrose and Woodlawn, which has caused some service delays along the commuter rail in Westchester County.

The nine-week project includes track and drainage improvements, tie replacement, fencing repairs and general cleanup of the area through Labor Day. The work is being done one track at a time and requires that the track being fixed be taken out of service.

Right-of-way work is under way on the inbound (toward New York City) track side, and Metro-North anticipates completing that work by the end of July. It will then begin work on the outbound track side.

As a result of the work, New Haven and Harlem lines commuters have seen some minor schedule adjustments. Visit http://www.mta.info/ for up-to-date schedule information.

At the conclusion of the work, service will return to the schedule previously in effect.

The combination of track outages, trains stopping at opposite platforms and the use of bridge plates (temporary platforms that span the out-of-service track) at select stations has resulted in scattered delays of five to 10 minutes.

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