Post-Irene Metro-North Repairs Nearly Complete

The line was heavily damaged during the storm.

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    The Metro-North Railroad says service will resume along the length of the Port Jervis line by Nov 28.    

    The line serves about 2,300 riders a day in Rockland and Orange counties. It was heavily damaged during the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.     

    Buses have been replacing trains in areas where tracks have not been repaired.

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    The original target date for full service on the Port Jervis line was the end of December. But Metro-North officials said Monday that the repairs will be completed one month ahead of schedule.     

    Metro-North also said the cost estimate of up to $60 million has been cut to $30 million to $40 million.     

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    Compared to the pre-storm schedule, running times for Port Jervis line trains will be slightly longer to accommodate continuing track work.