UPDATED: Tues October 1, 5p.m. - Metro-North has announced additional electric capacity provided by Con Edison will allow additional electric trains, raising the current service level to 65% of normal service on the New Haven Line. To see special schedules visit: http://bit.ly/eGUVR
Repairs and testing on the permanent Mount Vernon substation are currently estimated to be completed so that service can be fully restored by October 8.
To supplement this reduced New Haven Line schedule, Metro-North has developed an 8,600 Park & Ride Plan with the support and assistance of Westchester County, New York State Department of Transportation, the City of New York, New York City Transit, the MTA Police Department and local police forces.
The free park-and-ride spaces will be available from the following locations:
8 E. 153rd Street Garage - Yankee Stadium, 1,500 parking spaces: Travelers can walk to The Hudson Line Yankees 153rd Street Station, or walk to #4, B, D Subway lines at 161st Street Station.
Orchard Beach:, 5,000 parking spaces: Travelers can take a free shuttle bus to #6 subway Pelham Bay Park.
Rye Playland, 1,500 parking spaces: Travelers can take a bus to Harlem Line White Plains Station
Kensico Dam Park, Valhalla, NY, 600 parking spaces: Travelers can take a bus to Harlem Line North White Plains Station
New Haven Line tickets continue to be honored on all Metro-North trains. New Haven Line customers taking advantage of the park-and-ride facilities can use their tickets for free transfers to bus shuttle and subway services at the stations listed above.
Metro-North suggests that travelers allow extra time, carpool or telecommute if possible, and expect crowded conditions.
For additional info, visit the Metro North website: http://new.mta.info/mnr