Bonacic asks MTA to upgrade West of Hudson Metro-North service


Port Jervis is at the end of the line.
Freight trains no longer run on that
stretch of track.

ALBANY – State Senator John Bonacic (R, Mount Hope) took the occasion of a joint hearing on Monday into the New York City MTA’s budget and finances, including its predicted operating deficit of $322 million in 2018, to ask officials for more upgrades to West of Hudson Metro-North service.
Bonacic would like to see the Port Jervis Line enhanced.
“I am talking about, number one, to establish a rail yard in Orange
County where we could have more trains and a rail yard that would allow
for more service (at a cost of $100 million) and passing sidings, roughly
about $70 million to $100 million apiece,” the senator said. “I
would ask you to give consideration to this.”
Right now, the Port Jervis Line is just one track so trains can only go in one direction at a time, which limits the flexibility of service.