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MTA Announces LIRR, Metro-North Railroad Suspensions As Henri Approaches Tri-State Area

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Portions of the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North will be suspended on Sunday when Hurricane Henri arrives in the Tri-State Area.

The MTA announced there will be no LIRR service east of Patchogue on the Montauk Branch or to and from Greenpoint.

Service on the entire New Haven Line and the Wassaic Branch of the Harlem Line will also be suspended.

"Metro-North territory is particularly vulnerable to high winds due to trees and overhead power wires," said Metro-North President Catherine Rinaldi.

"We strongly advise customers to avoid unnecessary travel if possible. Our workforce will be out working to enable us to restore service on the east end once it is safe to do so," said LIRR President Phil Eng.

Patrol trains will operate on the suspended portion of the LIRR to assess damage, if it's safe to do so.

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Meanwhile, Greyhound and Peter Pan bus lines are suspending all service at Port Authority Bus Terminal on Sunday.

Amtrak announced Saturday all Northeast corridor service, including the Northeast Regional and Acela, between New York and Boston will be canceled Sunday.

They are also suspending train service on the Springfield Line between New Haven, Connecticut, and Springfield, Massachusetts.

Service will continue to run between Chicago and Albany, along with service between Washington, D.C, and New York.


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