WESTCHESTER, N.Y. -- Metro-North workers are set to continue work on a track in the Bronx that will be out of service until May.
This work will be on Track 1 between Melrose and Woodlawn Stations. New Haven and Harlem Line trains operate over the four tracks in the area and then merge with the Hudson Line south of this location, representatives said in a release.
"This track will remain out of service continuously until early May, so that track can be rebuilt and drainage can be improved," representatives said. "Once the work is completed, crews will clean up debris in the area as quickly and efficiently as possible as well."
When the work is complete, the 40-mph speed restriction on the center track will be lifted, resulting in improved performance and reliability in time for our next timetable change on May 11," according to the release.
The availability of three tracks in the area of the Bronx will limit operating flexibility in the event of an incident affecting service, which could result in delays, officials said in the release.
For Melrose and Tremont customers, weekday peak period busing will be in effect at the stations for the duration of the work and customers may take buses to Fordham for train service, representatives said. Train service at the two stations will be provided during the off-peak and weekends.
"Through the end of the year, we will also be making track improvements between Harlem-125th Street Station and Mott Haven in the Bronx," representatives said. "This work will be performed on weekends only, so as not to impact weekday service."
Beginning in June, right-of-way improvements will take place between Riverdale and Greystone stations, representatives said.
"We will inform you when this work is about to begin," representatives said. "We appreciate your patience as we continue this critical work along our right-of-way."