Get ready Harlem’s Metro North. Amtrak is preparing to roll out the first of 70 new locomotives it says will offer better safety, reliability and performance than its current aging fleet. Continue reading
Harlem was “a synonym for elegant living through a good part of the nineteenth century.”The village remained largely farmland estates, such as [Conrad] Van Keulen’s Hook. Continue reading
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Small businesses that manufacture food products will have a spanking new space to cook up their magic in the historic La Marqueta on Park Ave., in East Harlem. Continue reading
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Metro-North will be adding 230 new trains this spring, many of which will be on Westchester’s Hudson and Harlem lines. Continue reading
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Metro-North tickets are about to go hi-tech.
The railroad is set to test mobile tickets this summer. Continue reading
A legless man in a wheelchair planted explosives in the 125th Street Metro-North station yesterday, according to police. Trains were rerouted and the Harlem station was evacuated while officers tried to make sure that the “pyrotechnic” device, which consisted of M-80 fireworks and shotgun shells, didn’t detonate.
The Daily News reports that wheelchair-bound 57-year-old Perry Roosevelt is accused of putting the explosives next to a waiting room bench in the station. One or two other men are believed to have wheeled Roosevelt around the station while he carried the bomb, which was made from a laptop, wires, shotgun shells, paper, and lug nuts taped to fireworks. The device was concealed inside a laptop bag, which was covered by a black Steve Madden bag. Continue reading
Metro-North’s Harlem line is delayed, but running again after downed trees put the line out of service this afternoon. Busing is in effect between the Pleasantville and Mount Kisco.
Service on the New Canaan branch is also suspended because of signal problems caused by a downed tree. Busing is in effect at the branch.
WCBS reporter Catherine Cioffi spoke with Metro-North’s Dan Brucker who says the tracks are a mess.
All day trees have been falling on tracks as well as cars, but Brucker says works are busy getting trees off the tracks and clearing for the evening rush.
“We have track workers all over with buzzsaws, cutting up the trees,” he said. “But every time they get one off, another one falls.”
His advice to riders at Grand Central Terminal?
“Be as patient as possible. We’re working as hard as we can to get our trains freed up and running.”
Stay with WCBS 880 as we bring you the latest.
Extra holiday service has been scheduled by MTA Metro-North, beginning today when the Hudson Line will have three added afternoon outbound departures and the Harlem Line will have five.
The extra Hudson runs will be between 1:45 p.m. and 5:22 p.m. and the extra Harlem ones will be from 1:45 p.m. through 5:59 p.m.
An added departure from Grand Central Terminal on the Harlem Line is set for Saturday at 10:45 p.m. to bring home viewers of the Macy’s July Fourth fireworks in Manhattan.
Friday will have a regular weekday schedule and Sunday will be a regular Sunday.