NEW YORK – Since the pandemic hit New York with a vengeance and people were urged to stay home, Metro-North Railroad lines carried essential workers to and from their jobs.
That meant the railroad lost 95 percent of its passengers because they have been working from home.
Railroad President Cathy Rinaldi said despite the pandemic, capital improvement projects are moving forward.
“This past weekend we completed the replacement of two railroad bridges in Paterson and we are making steady progress on station improvements at both Port Jervis and White Plains,” she said. “New steel girders were recently installed at Sixth Avenue in Mount Vernon as we look to reopen that later this year and we have the demolition of the Third Avenue Bridge, which also crosses the New Haven Line in Mount Vernon.”
Rinaldi told the MTA Board of Wednesday that installation of Positive Train Control should be completed by the deadline of the end of this year.
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