An Explanation for This Morning's (Wednesday, August 15) Harlem Line Delays
The delays of up to 30 minutes you may have experienced during this morning's commute were due to a storm that passed through the area, bringing down trees and wires along our tracks in the vicinity of Croton Falls on our Upper Harlem Line at around 5 AM.
The situation caused us to annul a number of trains and transfer customers to subsequent trains. The fallen trees also damaged the third rail (from which trains draw power) on one of two tracks in the area. This resulted in congestion further impacting our Upper Harlem service, which was restored shortly before 8 AM.
Wassaic Branch service also experienced delays due to a train that became disabled in the vicinity of Patterson at approximately 5:24 AM. A rescue engine was immediately dispatched and the train was cleared at approximately 6 AM.
We regret any inconvenience you may have experienced as a result of these incidents.
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