Crews on Sunday successfully removed debris — trees, branches, dirt and stones — from railroad tracks along the Hudson River so service on Amtrak and Metro-North trains could resume Monday after a mudslide over the weekend halted service. .
The mudslide occurred at about 9:45 a.m. Saturday, shutting down all four Metro-North rail lines near the Scarborough Station in Briarcliff Manor, New York, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said.
Late Sunday, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said it nonetheless expected “nearly normal” traffic on the Hudson Line at the start of the work week, as two of the four tracks affected by the slide had been cleared.
That appeared to be the case on Monday, with the agency reporting that all but four trains would operate normally. MTA spokeswoman Joanna Flores said two morning trips and two afternoon trips were canceled out of 158 scheduled trips.
The MTA said reverse peak service was bypassing the Philipse Manor and Scarborough stations. She advised travelers to check the agency’s TrainTime app for more updates.
Crews were out repairing tracks and removing debris throughout the day Sunday.
Amtrak service between Albany and New York City has been suspended while crews continue to work. A number of trains operated at limited capacity on Sunday.
Amtrak has offered bus service between the Tarrytown North Metro and Croton Harmon train stations as an alternative, MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan said. He said that different bus providers were being used to transport passengers between the two stations.
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Trains continued to run north and south of the blocked areas between Poughkeepsie and Croton-Harmon and between Tarrytown and Grand Central Station.
The mudslide broke through a retaining wall at the back of a home on South Country Club Lane and extended onto the tracks, said Peter West, chief of the Archville Fire Department, which was called to the cleanup operation.
Much of the home’s backyard slid when the retaining wall collapsed. Large cracks were seen in other parts of the courtyard, breaching a stone patio and coming dangerously close to an indoor swimming pool.
Staff writer Kyle Morrell contributed to this article.
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