Riders experience 'near-normal' commute on Metro-North following mudslide disruption

Gov. Kathy Hochul said crews worked around the clock for 43 hours cleaning up the tracks to restore service between the stops.

Ben Nandy

Oct 23, 2023, 9:42 AM

Updated 272 days ago

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The Metro-North Hudson line operated on a "near normal" schedule Monday following a mudslide that impacted service between Croton-Harmon and Tarrytown.
The mudslide occurred in Scarborough on Saturday. Gov. Kathy Hochul said crews worked around the clock for 43 hours cleaning up the tracks to restore service between the stops.
Metro-North President Catherine Rinaldi said during a news briefing Monday that where the mudslide happened is not a noted problem area. She said the constant heavy rain may have had something to do with it. Rinaldi said more areas along the tracks are now being inspected.
"The issue with the Hudson Line is that you really have those embankments along the Hudson Line and there are multiple retaining walls along the Hudson Line," said Rinaldi.
Drone videos of the mudslide:
MTA officials say riders can expect minor delays for the rest of the week on the Hudson Line.
Crews are still clearing mud, rocks and trees from the tracks just south of the Scarborough station.
Rinaldi said MTA workers are checking out other hills and retaining walls along the tracks to lessen the chances of something like this happening again
For more information on train service on the Hudson Line, you can visit the MTA website's page on Metro-North service.


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