Mudslide Causes Delays On Metro-North Hudson Line Thursday

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A mudslide in Yonkers caused by heavy rain on Wednesday is causing delays on the Harlem Line.
A mudslide in Yonkers caused by heavy rain on Wednesday is causing delays on the Harlem Line. Photo Credit: Courtesy of MTA

YONKERS, N.Y. -- A retaining wall next to Metro-North tracks near the Glenwood stop in Yonkers collapsed overnight due to a mudslide, causing delays of up to 30 minutes on the Hudson Line on Thursday morning, according to a MTA release.

Wednesday's heavy rain caused mud, soil and bricks to bury the northbound local track.

Because of the steepness of the slope of the hill next to the tracks, and because the ongoing rain that may have further destabilized the remaining soil and a parking lot at the top of the hill, and as a safety precaution, Metro-North will operate at slow speeds in the area of the landslide to minimize vibrations caused by passing trains.

Two tracks are out of service and a third has a 30 mile per hour speed restriction going past the landslide.

MTA Bus has sent buses to the four stations most impacted by the landslide - Riverdale, Ludlow, Glenwood and Greystone - for customers going northbound from those stations.

In addition, there may be some cancellations of trains that originate at Greystone.

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