Pre-storm service resumes on the Port Jervis rail line beginning Sunday

| 15 Feb 2012 | 11:19

    New timetable reflects pre-storm schedule Harriman — MTA Metro-North has announced that all trains on the Port Jervis line will be back on their normal schedules beginning this Sunday, Jan. 15, for the first time since the damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene in August. “Metro-North trains returned to a full schedule of 26 daily trains and 14 trains on Saturday and Sunday on November 28,” MTA Metro-North President Howard Permut said in a press release. “At that time, we announced that, some train schedules had to change to allow repair work to continue. Now all repairs affecting train service have been completed and customers will see that the new Port Jervis timetable returns all trains to pre-storm schedules. Here are some of the key schedule restorations: Inbound trains (to Hoboken and New York-Penn Station) run four minutes faster overall. The 8:54 a.m. weekday train from Port Jervis returns to its former departure time of 9:20 a.m. Outbound trains (to Port Jervis) run four to nine minutes faster overall. The 8:38 a.m. train from Hoboken (8:32 a.m. from New York-Penn Station) returns to its former departure times of 8:21 a.m. from Hoboken and 8:13 a.m. from New York. On weekends, the 9:30 a.m. from Hoboken (9:14 a.m. from New York-Penn Station) returns to its former Hoboken departure time of 9:21 a.m., and arrives in Port Jervis 35 minutes earlier at 11:31 a.m. Permut said other storm repair work remains to be done and will continue including stabilizing the river bank along the right-of-way, building slope protections and other flood mitigations to protect this significant investment. All work will be completed by June. For full details, customers can pick up a Jan. 15 timetable at Hoboken, New York-Penn Station or Secaucus. Or visit Metro-North’s schedules page at or visit