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MTA Right Of Way Project Nears Completion In Westchester County

An MTA project that has caused delays for Westchester Metro North riders is nearing completion.
An MTA project that has caused delays for Westchester Metro North riders is nearing completion. Photo Credit: Courtesy MTA

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The MTA's Right Of Way project that has impacted commute times for many Westchester County residents that use the Harlem and Hudson Lines is now 70 percent complete, according to the MTA.

The project is taking place on sections of railroad in the Bronx and includes track and drainage improvements, tie replacement, fencing repairs and general cleanup of the area.

The project has reduced track capacity between 25 and 50 percent in the areas where the heaviest work is being done.  A combination of track outages, the use of bridge plates and trains stopping at opposite side platforms because of the project have created delays for many commuters.

The MTA said that it expects most of the work within the 6-mile stretch to be completed this fall and that a new train schedule will go into effect Nov. 17.

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