Morning mudslide caused by heavy downpour halts Amtrak, Metro-North

A mudslide caused by the rain Saturday morning halted travel through Westchester and could threaten Monday’s commute.

Amtrak service between New York City and Albany was canceled and widespread Metro North suspensions continued through Saturday afternoon.

Mounds of dirt, shrubs and trees toppled onto the tracks in Westchester County when the earth near a stone wall of nearby property collapsed, photos obtained by The Post show.

“Due to a track outage issue, all Amtrak service operating between Albany, N.Y. and New York has been canceled for the remainder of the day on Sat. Oct. 21,” Amtrak posted on X, one of multiple service updates throughout the day.

“No substitute transportation is currently available.”

Metro-North’s Hudson Line service between Croton-Harmon and Tarrytown remained suspended as of 4 p.m. Saturday and service in both directions between Grand Central and Tarrytown and between Croton-Harmon and Poughkeepsie was reduced to hourly, the railroad said on X.

A mudslide on the train tracks in Westchester County caused widespread disruptions for Amtrak and Metro North on Saturday.
MTA Metro-North Railroad
Rain on Saturday morning caused a “significant” mudslide and halted travel throughout the region.
MTA Metro-North Railroad
The MTA suspended Metro-North service between Tarrytown and Croton Harmon after a Westchester County mudslide, but provided some bus service as replacement transportation for impacted passengers.
MTA Metro-North Railroad
The ground on the border of a Westchester County property collapsed onto the tracks below, halting train service.
MTA Metro-North Railroad

Some bus service was provided for the Metro-North lines that were suspended but the railroad recommended using Bee-line buses to and from the Harlem Line, which was running its full schedule.

“Thankfully, there have been no injuries reported and no individuals are stranded in impacted areas,” Gov. Kathy Hochul said in a statement.

“At this point, our top priority is to restore service as quickly as possible,” the governor said.

Hochul added on X that the goal was to ensure that the tracks were cleared for the Monday morning commute.

Strong winds were predicted to continue through the evening, with the possibility of more rain for parts of the region.

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