NEW YORK (WABC)– Amtrak temporarily suspended service between New York and Croton-Harmon due to structural issues with parking above the train tracks on West 51st Street between 10th and 11th Avenues.
Passengers can travel on Metro-North trains from Grand Central Terminal between NYP and CRT, where tickets will be honored.
Additional schedule changes include:
Trains 233, 234, 235, 237 240, 241 244 and 280 are canceled
Trains 49 and 69 will originate from Albany (ALB)
Trains 63, 64, 232, 236, 238, 239, 243, 281, 283, 284 and 294 will begin or terminate at CRT
The New York City Mayor’s Office said that as soon as the city became aware of structural issues with the garage, Department of Buildings engineers immediately went to the site and issued work orders and repairs. take care of the situation with Amtrak.
“We will continue to work around the clock to protect public safety and maintain regular communication with users,” the mayor’s office said in a statement.
In a statement, Amtrak said the problem involved “a private, non-Amtrak building above the Empire Line tracks in New York.”
The Hudson View Garage on West 51st Street has been closed since Friday due to emergency repairs. It will be closed until further notice, with vehicles inside.
It’s unclear how long Amtrak service will be affected, but it is expected to impact Monday morning commutes.
For neighbors, this is particularly alarming given the residential tower located directly above the garage.
“It really worries me what’s holding this whole 30-story building up. There’s just a web of things happening under our feet that we don’t know about. The more buildings we build above ground , we “We’re not really on solid ground,” Catie Savage said.
Amtrak encourages riders to take Metro-North to Croton-Harmon in Westchester, then switch to the Amtrak line the rest of the way to Albany.
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