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MTA: YONKERS-VAN CORTLANDT BUSING TO CONTINUE ALL WEEKEND

     (The following statement from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority 
was received by e-mail and was reformatted. The sender verified the statement.) 
Busing from Yonkers to Van Cortlandt Park Subway To Continue All Weekend 
Metro-North and CSX workers continue efforts to remove 10 freight cars that 
derailed last evening while service on the Hudson Line continues to operate 
between Poughkeepsie and Yonkers with a bus connection to the subway for 
service in and out of Manhattan. 
This arrangement will continue through Friday evening and all weekend to give 
railroad forces free and unimpeded access to the damaged tracks Thursday's 
freight train derailment in the vicinity of Spuyten Duyvil station. 
"With three days, we believe Metro-North forces will be able to clear the 
wreck, rebuild the infrastructure and test all systems in time to provide 
regular train service come Monday morning," said Metro-North President Howard 
Permut.  "Our crews have been working hard in very difficult conditions - 
around the clock in blazing heat and humidity.  They deserve high praise and 
gratitude." 
This weekend, limited Hudson Line service will operate between Poughkeepsie and 
Yonkers stations, including hourly service through this weekend (Sat., July 20 
& Sun., July 21). Customers are strongly recommended to make alternate service 
plans. 
Customers can use the Harlem Line and Hudson Line tickets will be honored on 
the Harlem Line. 
For southbound service, limited train service will operate between Poughkeepsie 
and Yonkers stations only and connect with shuttle bus service to Van Cortlandt 
Park-242 Street for No. 1 Subway service into Manhattan. 
For northbound service between Yonkers and Poughkeepsie stations only, 
customers should take the S Shuttle from Grand Central to Times Square for No. 
1 Subway Service to Van Cortlandt Park-242 Street. Bus service will operate to 
Yonkers Station and connect with limited train service to Poughkeepsie. 
Special schedules to/from Yonkers and Poughkeepsie stations are posted on the 
schedules page and mta.info/mnr
Customers at stations between Riverdale and Yankees-E.153rd Street stations are 
urged to use NYCT subway and/or bus service. Ludlow customers should use 
Yonkers Station. 
Free subway transfers will be provided. Customers should listen for station 
announcements and continue to check the news media and the MTA website for 
updates. 
Photos of the clean-up are available at MTA's Flickr page:  
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtaphotos 
Videos are available at MTA's Youtube page: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xopv-EQqJjg 
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