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What You Need to Know for Your Monday Commute

Updates on MTA and NJ Transit service throughout the Hudson Valley and New York City.

One week after superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the Hudson Valley, the morning commute is upon us with some services restored almost to normal, and others still suspended. Please check www.mta.info and listen to station, bus and train announcements for the most up-to-date information. Some delays are to be expected along bus and train routes. 

Here's what you need to know:

Metro-North Railroad's Harlem, Hudson, New Haven and Branch Lines
The Harlem and Hudson lines are operating on or close to schedule. As of Monday, the Harlem line's Wassaic Branch resumes. Regular service is scheduled between Southeast and Grand Central Terminal, and between Poughkeepsie and Croton-Harmon/Grand Central Terminal. Regular service is expected between New Haven/Stamford and Grand Central Terminal. October passes will be honored Monday, Nov. 5. 

Supplemental MTA Bus Service
The MTA will provide free supplemental bus service starting Wednesday, Nov. 7 for mid-day and off-peak periods from Harriman to Tarrytown, where customers can pick up the Hudson Line to Grand Central Terminal. Check for timetables on Tuesday, Nov. 6. 

NJ TRANSIT Pascack Valley Line
Pascack Valley Line service remains suspended until further notice. TAPPAN ZEExpress will provide bus service for Rockland residents from the Palisades Center Mall park-and-ride lot to Tarrytown Station. See www.rocklandbus.com for schedule information. Pascack Valley line monthly and weekly ticket holders from Spring Valley, Nanuet and Pearl River may also travel along Metro-North Hudson Line trains to and from the Tarrytown Station. Monthly and weekly Pascack Valley tickets will be honored for bus and Hudson Line train service.

Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry 
Resumes service Monday, Nov. 5.  

NYC Bus and Subway Service
Subway service along the 4, 5, 6, 7, and J lines is restored. Other lines are running on a limited basis. All buses are running with some delays on a normal schedule. Check www.mta.info for more details.  

Bee-Line Bus Service
Buses and ParaTransit resumed last Wednesday, but customers should anticipate possible detours and delays. Check http://transportation.westchestergov.com/ for details about your route. 

Rhea Vogel November 05, 2012 at 04:10 AM
The devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy will be felt in Rockland for many weeks and months to come. As the umbrella organization for charitable giving in the County, the Rockland Community Foundation is responding to the needs of our residents by currently accepting applications for financial assistance to those most severely impacted. The Foundation is currently taking grant applications from county based non-profit organizations and individuals for the following funds: Community Crisis Relief Fund - Individuals and non-profit organizations Active Cares Fund - Non-profit organizations only Boulders Fund - Non-profit organizations only North Rockland Emergency Fund - Individuals and non-profit organizations Applications will be reviewed weekly, and grants made as funds are available, until further notice. Applications can be accessed via any of the following: • The Rockland Community Foundation website: www.rocklandgives.org • email: info@rocklandgives.org • phone: 845-947-286 • Rockland County Town and Village Halls (in person after November 8) If you have been fortunate to not been affected by this storm please consider making a donation to one or more of these funds. Donations can be made via: Check or Money Order made payable to the Rockland Community Foundation, P.O. Box 323, New City, NY 10956 or by Credit card or PayPal at http://www.rocklandgives.org. Contributions remain here in Rockland for those who need it most. Thank you.

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