2013-11-28 / Front Page

Forty-five Take Advantage of Railroad Shuttle

By Eric Gross

Forty-five residents of western Putnam took advantage of a county operated shuttle early Monday and were bussed to the eastern side of the county where they boarded Harlem Division Metro-North trains for their trip into Grand Central Station.

Putnam’s Transportation Supervisor Vincent Tamagna said the shuttle “worked like a charm” and saved commuters large amounts of time since the railroad was reporting 90 minute delays on its Hudson Line: “It sure didn’t take 90 minutes for our vehicles to cross the county from Philipstown to Southeast,” he said.

Three buses will pick up passengers in Southeast at 6, 6:30 and 7:15 p.m. Monday evening and return them to Garrison and Cold Spring.

Buses will be leaving from Cold Spring at 5, 5:15, 6, 6:15, 6:30 and 7:15 while a shuttle will operate from the Garrison station at 5, 6:30 and 8 a.m. on Tuesday and will continue as long as necessary.

Hudson Line passengers can also take their regular trains and transfer in Tarrytown to White Plains where Harlem Line Division trains will honor Hudson Line tickets.

The wreckage of Sunday’s derailment of a Metro North train in the Bronx that claimed four lives including Jim Lovell of Cold Spring  and injured 67 passengers—11 critically—has not been removed pending completion of an investigation by the NTSB.

 

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