MTA Announces Metro-North Breakneck Ridge Station Reopening in Time for Memorial Day Weekend

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced the reopening of Metro-North Railroad’s Breakneck Ridge station, which has been renewed and enhanced with safety improvements. Weekend service to the station resumed on Saturday, May 28, 2022. The station was closed for safety enhancements performed by Metro-North, NYS Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, NY-NJ Trail Conference, and Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail.

As before, Metro-North will make stops at Breakneck Ridge on weekends and holidays, with six northbound trains stopping at the station in the morning and five southbound trains in the evening. All trains are designed to give hikers multiple opportunities to reach and return from the trail each weekend day.

The enhancements include a new pathway that diverts hikers from the shoulder of Route 9D and provides a safe path of travel between the northbound and southbound platforms, a safety fence separating pedestrians from the railroad tracks, anti-trespass panels around the train platforms, and temporary wayfinding signage to assist visitors in easily accessing the hiking trails.

-via Press Release

This article was posted on: May 31, 2022