As Metro-North continues to work on increasing capacity due to its electrical problems, it is operating emergency park and ride locations in an effort to get its riders to the city as easily as possible.
One location convenient to commuters along the Sound Shore is at Orchard Beach.
MTA is offering a free shuttle bus to the Pelham Bay Park No. 6 subway stop from the Park and Ride lot at Orchard Beach (Pelham Bridge Road/Shore Road and Orchard Beach).
Patch reader Kathleen Allard said she has used the service and found it extremely convenient.
"I went there this morning and there is hardly anyone using this great alternative!" Allard wrote in a comment on New Rochelle Patch.
"I had the whole shuttle bus to myself riding to the subway," she said, adding that she got to Grand Central Terminal at about the same time as she did taking the 8:15 a.m. train from the New Rochelle train station.