As you have most likely heard, the MTA will begin shutting down services tomorrow at noon in preparation for the hurricane. Metro-North will be included in this shut-down, and it is probably best to get the information straight from the horse’s mouth at the site MN has set up regarding the subject: http://www.mta.info/mnr/html/mnr_shutdown.html
These are the last trains that will be running tomorrow before the shutdown, as posted on Metro-North’s site:
11:48 AM train from Grand Central to Southeast arriving at 1:18 PM.
11:55 AM train from Grand Central to North White Plains arriving at 12:43 PM.
11:34 AM train from Southeast to Grand Central arriving at 12:56 PM.
12:08 PM train from North White Plains to Grand Central arriving at 1:03 PM.
1:21 PM train from Southeast to Wassaic arriving at 2:05 PM.
10:26 AM train from Wassaic to Southeast arriving at 11:06 AM.
11:45 AM train from Grand Central to Poughkeepsie arriving at 1:35 PM.
12:20 PM train from Grand Central to Croton-Harmon arriving at 1:28 PM.
11:40 AM train from Poughkeepsie to Grand Central arriving at 1:21 PM.
12:00 PM train from Croton-Harmon to Grand Central arriving at 1:07 PM.
New Haven Line:
12:07 PM train from Grand Central to New Haven arriving at 1:54 PM.
12:10 PM train from Grand Central to Stamford arriving at 1:17 PM.
12:03 PM train from Stamford to Grand Central arriving at 1:09 PM.
11:56 AM train from New Haven to Grand Central arriving at 12:43 PM
11:30 AM and 11:56 AM trains from New Haven, which will make all stops to Grand Central.
New Canaan Branch:
12:57 PM train from Stamford to New Canaan arriving at 1:14 PM.
12:27 PM train from New Canaan to Stamford arriving at 12:43 PM.
12:11 PM train from South Norwalk to Danbury arriving at 1:02 PM.
10:43 AM train from Danbury to South Norwalk arriving at 11:31 AM.
11:34 AM train from Bridgeport to Waterbury arriving at 12:37 PM.
10:19 AM train from Waterbury to Bridgeport arriving at 11:12 AM.
We all know the flaws in our train system, and there will undoubtedly be issues with service. The catenary wire system on the New Haven Line will cause the usual problems, with wires falling down. The Harlem Line always suffers from downed trees, especially on the northern portion of the line. Flooding is also frequent around the Pleasantville and Chappaqua area. Places along the Hudson Line are also prone to flooding. Any and all of these things could happen, and when service is restored is dependent on that.
Enjoy the weekend, and be sure to sleep late on Sunday. Don’t feel guilty about it – just say Mayor Bloomberg suggested it (which he did in today’s press conference).