Unstable parking garage above tracks causing Amtrak service suspensions between Croton-Harmon, NYC

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Monday, November 13, 2023
Amtrak service between NYC, Croton-Harmon remains suspended
Lindsay Tuchman has the latest details on Amtrak service.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- The morning commute to and from Westchester County was impacted Monday after concerns about a Manhattan parking garage led to a major Amtrak suspension.

Amtrak has temporarily suspended service between New York City and Croton-Harmon due to structural issues with a parking garage above the tracks on West 51st St. between 10th and 11th Avenues.

Passengers can travel on Metro-North trains from Grand Central Terminal between NYP and CRT, where tickets will be cross-honored.

Additional schedule modifications 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 originate or end in CRT

The New York City Mayor's office says as soon as the city became aware of structural issues with the garage, engineers from the Department of Buildings immediately traveled to the site and issued work orders and are addressing the situation with Amtrak.

"We will continue to work around the clock to protect public safety and maintain regular communication with riders," the Mayor's Office said in a statement.

In a statement, Amtrak said the issue is with "non-Amtrak, privately owned building above the Empire Line tracks in New York City."

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 is unclear how long Amtrak service will be affected, but it is expected to impact the Monday morning commute.

For neighbors, it is especially alarming given the high-rise apartment building that is right on top of the garage.

"That makes me really concerned about what is holding up this entire 30-story building. There is just a web of things going on under out feet that we don't know about. The more building we put on top of the ground, we're not really standing on solid foundation," said Catie Savage.

Amtrak is encouraging riders to take Metro-North to Croton-Harmon in Westchester, then switch to the Amtrak line for the rest of the way to Albany.

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