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Press Release
August 8, 2018
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Crews to Install Positive Train Control Equipment on New Canaan Branch Weekend of August 10-12

MTA Metro-North Railroad announced today that crews will install Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment on the New Canaan Branch this weekend, August 10-12.

PTC is a technology designed to reduce the potential for human error that can lead to train-involved accidents. This weekend, crews will install equipment required to make PTC operational on the branch, including: the wayside radio case, antenna and ancillary pieces for the wayside data radio. 

Press Release
August 4, 2018
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Buses to Substitute for Select Upper Harlem Line Trains from Monday Evening, August 6, Through Friday, August 10

MTA Metro-North Railroad advises customers that buses will substitute for weekday upper Harlem Line connecting trains from the evening of Monday, August 6, through Friday, August 10.  Diesel thru-train service that operates between this segment of the Harlem Line and Grand Central will not be affected.

Press Release
July 9, 2018
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Metro-North to Perform Ultrasonic Rail Testing Between Southeast and Wassaic on Tuesday, July 10 Through Thursday, July 12

MTA Metro-North Railroad advises customers that it will perform ultrasonic rail testing on the Upper Harlem Line tomorrow, Tuesday, July 10, continuing through Thursday, July 12. Metro-North will put the specialized Sperry Rail car into action on the section of track between Southeast and Wassaic. The railroad uses this high-tech piece of equipment to detect defects and metal fatigue inside the steel rails, inspecting them with ultrasonic and induction test equipment.

Press Release
June 29, 2018
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Metro-North Offers Discount Rail Packages to Hudson Valley Music and Theater Festivals

From the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, to jazz and rock at the Caramoor, Metro-North’s special Hudson Valley performance getaways offer the perfect escape for theater and music lovers. Celebrated Hudson Valley cultural happenings are within easy reach from Metro-North stations, and the railroad has partnered with select festival partners to give customers special discounted excursion packages.

Press Release
June 28, 2018
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Metro-North Offers Scenic Cruise and Rail Discount Packages

Let Metro-North help you get some relief from the steamy, summer months on a scenic cruise. No need to pack a suitcase or carve out a lot of vacation time; Metro-North has easy picturesque day trip cruises along the Hudson River or from Norwalk Seaport. Cruise adventures are within reach from Metro-North stations, and rail and sail packages can be purchased right before you hop on the train.  Experience majestic landscapes, historic sites dating to the Revolutionary War, spot birds that nest along the water, and sink your toes into the sand as you search for shells on the beach.  

Press Release
June 27, 2018
IMMEDIATE
Make Your July 4th Getaway on Metro-North Railroad

Declare your independence from traffic and tolls this July 4th holiday and take Metro-North to celebrate our nation's birthday.

Metro-North Railroad will have lots of extra service on Tuesday, July 3 to help customers looking to get a jump start on the holiday. On Wednesday, July 4, Metro-North will operate on a Sunday schedule.

On Tuesday, July 3, there are 17 extra "getaway" departures from Grand Central Terminal between 1 p.m. and 4:11 p.m.

Service details for Tuesday, July 3 are below:

Hudson Line

Press Release
June 26, 2018
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Partners with Penguin Random House to Debut ‘Grand Central Reads,’ Bringing Wide Collection of Free, Online Literature to Commuters

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced it has partnered with Penguin Random House to bring literature celebrating New York authors, New York City, and Grand Central Terminal itself directly to commuters and visitors with “Grand Central Reads.” The partnership will utilize recently expanded and improved free Wi-Fi and wireless service activated by AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless.

Press Release
June 13, 2018
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Metro-North Railroad Public Safety Program Receives Top Honor from American Public Transportation Association

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that it has earned the highest safety award from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). The commendation, known as the Gold Award for Safety, was awarded to Metro-North for implementing a free, community outreach program designed to educate and promote rail safety. The program, known as TRACKS – an acronym for “Together Railroads And Communities Keeping Safe” – is a project of Metro-North Railroad’s Office of System Safety, and is modeled on a similar long-standing program at the Long Island Rail Road.

Press Release
June 7, 2018
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Grand Central Terminal to Celebrate Two Significant Milestones This Year

This year, Grand Central Terminal will celebrate two significant milestones that changed the course of history for the landmark building: the 40th anniversary this month of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that saved the Terminal and the 20th anniversary this October of a renovation that restored the iconic landmark and transformed it into a retail and dining destination.

Press Release
June 5, 2018
IMMEDIATE
Replacement of Ann Street Railroad Bridge in Norwalk, CT Continues Over Weekends of June 8-10, and June 15-17

Metro-North Railroad advises customers that during the weekends June 8-10 and June 15-17,   Connecticut Department of Transportation crews will start the first half of the Ann Street Railroad Bridge superstructure replacement in Norwalk, which will improve operations along the New Haven Line. 

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