On Day 3, A Better Picture for Commuter Trains

Prospects for the areas trains, buses and roads are all a little brighter this morning. Getting around New York City is far less problematic than it was before with PATH trains, buses and subways all running. Amtrak is running again from Washington, D.C. to Boston. Even some suburban lines are springing back to life.

As of Tuesday night, here’s a summary of what changes there may be for Wednesday’s commute. Since these updates change quickly, please check the Web site of your transit agency for the latest updates.

Metro-North Railroad

The Metro-North Railroad will operate trains on all of the Hudson and New Haven lines on Wednesday. On the Harlem Line trains are running to Southeast. Commuters can take buses between Wassaic and Southeast. Metro-North restored service to the New Canaan branch and has kept the Danbury and Waterbury branches shut for now. It could take months to restore the Port Jervis line because of storm damage.

Long Island Rail Road

The Long Island Rail Road is running full weekday service on the Babylon, Ronkonkoma, Hempstead, West Hempstead, Far Rockaway and Oyster Bay branches. The Port Jefferson branch is running all the way to Port Jefferson. The Long Beach branch service is expected to be restored to full weekday service starting on Wednesday morning. The Ronkonkoma branch is just running to Ronkonkoma and the Montauk branch is just running to Speonk.

New Jersey Transit
New Jersey Transit train service between Trenton and New Brunswick has been restored, but is subject to delays.

While the Morris and Essex and Main/Bergen County lines are running on a regular weekday schedule, service remains suspended on the Port Jervis line and parts of the Boonton Line from Little Falls to Mountain station. On the Raritan Valley line, New Jersey Transit is not stopping at the Bound Brook station in either direction or eastbound at Bridgewater because of flooding.


Amtrak is restoring most service on Wednesday morning from Washington through New York City to Boston, though officials warned there could still be some delays around Trenton.

Roads and bridges

Many major parkways may still be partly closed as crews try to clear fallen trees. But Interstate 87 is open between Albany and New York City in both directions. Click here for specific road closings.

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