Metro-North Port Jervis Line to Be Up By End of Year

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    Metro-North says service will resume along the length of the Port Jervis line by the end of the year.

    The line serves about 2,800 riders a day in Rockland and Orange counties. It was heavily damaged during the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.

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

    Metro-North says that when the track reconstruction is completed in December, train service will resume at all stations.

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    However, construction work to prevent future flooding will continue.

    The railroad says while that goes on, there will be occasional use of buses during non-rush periods.

    The full pre-storm schedule is expected to resume by fall 2012.