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Transit Stike Info
Release Date: December 14, 2005
I received the following information. PAUL FEINER
While it is illegal under New YorkStatelaw for New York City Transit subway and bus employees to strike, it is possible that a strike may occur on or after December 16, when their contract expires.
In the event of a strike, Metro-North service will be affected. All customers can expect lines, crowding and delays. In addition, to provide additional service to the Bronx, Metro-North must modify some existing service. For example, many regularly scheduled trains will have fewer cars. Some Hudson and Harlem Line trains will skip their regular Bronxstation stops. New Haven Line trains will make all regularly scheduled stops, including Fordham.
Dedicated shuttle trains will operate between the Bronxand Manhattan. To provide Bronxshuttle service, three regular Hudson Line PM peak trains will be combined. If conditions warrant, more combinations/cancellations may be necessary. Please listen for announcements and visit our website (by using the link below) for information. Also, regular Metro-North customers who commute to or from Bronxstations may have to change trains to reach their destinations.
Hudson, Harlem, and shuttle train services are detailed in the Contingency Plan Brochure available on our website (use the link below). Printed copies will also be available at ticket windows and Take One bins in Grand Central Terminal and at ticket windows at Harlem-125th Street Station.
The following changes will be in effect during the strike:
Regularly schedule AM peak trains will stop at all Bronxstations. There will be additional AM inbound shuttle service at the following Bronxstations: Spuyten Duyvil, Marble Hill, University Heights, and MorrisHeights.
Regular PM peak outbound service will bypass all Bronxstations. Service to Riverdale, Spuyten Duyvil, Marble Hill, University Heights, and MorrisHeightswill be provided by special shuttle trains.
In the PM peak the following Hudson Line trains will be combined:
--The 5:40 PMexpress to Irvingtonwill be combined with the 5:42 PMlocal to Greystone, and will leave Grand Central at 5:42 PM.
--The 5:59 PMexpress to Croton-Harmon will be combined with the 6:02 PMlocal to Greystone, and will leave Grand Central at 6:02 PM.
--The 6:23 PMexpress to Croton-Harmon will be combined with the 6:25 PMlocal to Croton-Harmon, and will leave Grand Central at 6:25 PM.
AM & PMPEAKS
Regularly scheduled service will not stop at Wakefield, Woodlawn, WilliamsBridge, Botanical Garden, and Fordham. During peak periods, there is no service in either direction at Melrose(use the temporary station at Yankee Stadium) and Tremont (use Fordham Station). All other Bronxcustomers can take special shuttle trains at their regular stations. Those customers who travel between the Bronxand Westchesterwill be able to transfer between shuttle trains and their regularly scheduled trains at Mount Vernon West.
NEW HAVEN LINE
All New Haven Line trains will follow their regular schedules.
For updates, visit the MTA website (by clicking on the link below) and the NYC website, www.nyc.gov; call the MNR service line at 212-532-4900 or NYC at 311; or check local newspapers, radio, and television news and listen for announcements.
Terrence P. McCauley
Government/Community Relations Representative
347 Madison Avenue
New York, NY10017
Tel: 212-340-3056 Fax:212-340-4081