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Metro-North Line "Closed For Months"

The Port Jervis line of Metro-North, which shuttles commuters between Grand Central Penn Station and upstate New York, may be closed for months due to track damage from Hurricane Irene. Second Avenue Sagas reports:
Outside of the city, the storm has been devastating. So far, 40 people have died from it, and that total is expected to rise. The property loss is estimated to be well over $10 billion, and even locally, the MTA announced last night that Port Jervis line will not enjoy Metro-North service for months due to “catastrophic damage” to track beds, bridges and signal system. The railroad will run shuttle buses for now, but they do not anticipate service any time soon. More details are available in a press release, and the photos are breathtaking in their starkness.

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