ALBANY, N.Y. - Metro-North trains again are operating from Grand Central Station to Poughkeepsie as of Saturday morning.
Although the free fare policy also ends this weekend, Gov. Andrew Cuomo says restoring service to this 41-mile section of track provides 95 percent of Metro-North riders with service.
The resumption of service from Grand Central to Poughkeepsie completes restoration of service to all main lines east of the Hudson River, following flooding from Hurricane Sandy.
Replacement of flood-damaged electrical switch components continued Friday afternoon in anticipation of restoring service to the northern end of the Hudson Line. The Hudson Line carries about 8,500 customers each weekday.