New York Region’s Railroads Struggle Back to Life
The latest on the rails: • Service on Metro-North Railroad is coming back today.• New Jersey Transit’s train service is expected to resume by noon, Gov. Chris Christie said.• The Long Island Rail Road is out commission but hopes to be running in time for Monday’s rush.
Metro-North trains will be operating at Grand Central Terminal on a regular Sunday schedule by 3 p.m. today, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced. The railroad will begin restoring service at outlying stations after noon.
Grand Central itself will open at 8 a.m. Check http://www.mta.info for updates.On the Long Island Rail Road, things are a mess.
Many of the yards are still buried in more than two feet of snow, the governor said. So is a switching hub in Queens where all lines intersect on the way to New York City.
Tracks are blocked by stranded trains. Snow-clearing equipment can’t get where it needs to because of frozen switches.
The railroad will try to bring the most heavily used branches back on line first, and hopes to restore service for Monday’s morning rush. There are no promises. Once again, check http://www.mta.info for updates.
On New Jersey Transit, customers can check for updates at http://www.njtransit.com, or call 973-275-5555.
I know, I did not put the usual piece of railroad snow removal equipment as the picture. I think it is so cool as NY City just converts their garbage trucks into SNOWPLOWS