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Press Release
November 12, 2019
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Metro-North Marks First Year of Accomplishments in Way Ahead Plan to Transform the Railroad

MTA Metro-North Railroad President Catherine Rinaldi today announced a series of key accomplishments since implementing its Way Ahead plan a year ago as a proactive response to growing ridership, changing demographics and the evolving needs of customers. Way Ahead is a roadmap that details actions to enhance safety, service, infrastructure, communications, and transform customers’ day-to-day commuting experience.  

Press Release
November 5, 2019
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Metro-North to Make Improvements to Danbury Branch Weekends of Nov. 9-10, and Nov. 16-17

Metro-North Railroad advises customers that over the next two consecutive weekends, Nov. 9-10, and Nov. 16-17, Metro-North crews will make improvements to the Danbury Branch.  Crews will install ties, surface track, weld rail joints and remediate mud spots. Crews will take advantage of the outage to replace the deck of a bridge that crosses Umpawaug Pond Brook in Redding. These branch upgrades are crucial to maintaining safe and reliable service.

To accommodate this maintenance to the Danbury Branch, buses will substitute for all trains both weekends.

Press Release
November 5, 2019
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North Announces Positive Train Control Now Covers 90% of the Hudson Line

MTA Metro-North President Catherine Rinaldi today announced that Metro-North has extended Positive Train Control to cover almost 90% of the Hudson Line. All Hudson Line trains, including Amtrak and CSX, are now operating in Positive Train Control between Marble Hill and Poughkeepsie, a distance of 67 miles. Positive Train Control is a signal system safety enhancement that reduces the potential for human error to cause specific types of train collisions and derailments.

Press Release
October 30, 2019
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Metro-North’s West-of-Hudson Schedules to Change Sunday, Nov. 3

MTA Metro-North Railroad advises West of Hudson customers that minor schedule adjustments are taking effect on Sunday, Nov. 3. The schedule will remain in effect through Saturday, Dec. 7.

Port Jervis Line

As a result of cab-signal installation between Suffern and Port Jervis in support of Positive Train Control implementation, train departure times are being adjusted by up to four minutes. These adjustments will provide a more reliable schedule for customers.

Eastbound Toward Secaucus Junction and Hoboken

Press Release
October 25, 2019
IMMEDIATE
New Tenant to Revitalize Croton-Harmon Station House

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that a new tenant will renovate and reinvigorate an underutilized 321-square foot space inside the former ticket office at the Croton-Harmon station. A health food retail business, Pure-DC, has assumed the license for the space and will sell a variety of juices, smoothies, acai bowls, energy bars and vegan pastries. The station currently has a coffee stand located within the overpass, that sells a variety of drinks, sandwiches and snacks, and Pure-DC will bring more dining options to hungry customers on the go. 

Press Release
October 23, 2019
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Metro-North to Make Improvements to Danbury Branch Weekends of Oct. 26-27, and Nov. 2-3

Metro-North Railroad advises customers that over the next two consecutive weekends, Oct. 26-27, and Nov. 2-3, Metro-North crews will make improvements to the Danbury Branch.  Crews will install ties, surface track, weld rail joints and remediate mud spots. These branch upgrades are crucial to maintaining safe and reliable service.

To accommodate this maintenance to the Danbury Branch, buses will substitute for all trains both weekends.

Service details are below: 

Southbound

Press Release
October 15, 2019
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North Railroad Continues ‘Connect With Us’ Customer Forums at Mount Kisco, South Norwalk and Grand Central Terminal

MTA Metro-North Railroad will bring its ‘Connect With Us’ customer forums to Mount Kisco Station, tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 16, South Norwalk Station on Tuesday, Nov. 19, and Grand Central Termial on Tuesday, Dec. 10. The railroad initiated the program in 2014, and for the fifth consecutive year, Metro-North hosts these forums at various locations across its service territory, fostering an open dialogue with customers about service and progress on major issues.

Press Release
October 8, 2019
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Metro-North Continues Replacement of Patterson Bridges on Upper Harlem Line Weekends of Oct. 12-13, and 19-20

MTA Metro-North Railroad advises customers that during the weekends of Oct. 12-13, and Oct. 19-20, crews will continue work on the first phase of the replacement of the Patterson bridges, located between Wassaic and Southeast on the Harlem Line, Both bridges are located in an area known as the “Great Swamp,” with no existing road adjacent to the track. Crews are also constructing a temporary access road into the site.  The road needs to be in place before the replacement work can begin.

Press Release
September 26, 2019
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Metro-North Crews Continue Infrastructure Improvements to Port Jervis Line Friday Night, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27-29

MTA Metro-North Railroad advises customers that crews will be out this weekend, Sept.  27-29, continuing work replacing ties on the Moodna Viaduct, south of the Salisbury Mills station. The Moodna Viaduct has 2,300 individual bridge timbers and crews will continue work on this significant tie replacement project.  

Press Release
September 24, 2019
IMMEDIATE
New Metro-North Harlem, Hudson and New Haven Schedules Take Effect on Sunday, Sept. 29, Bringing Service Improvements to Customers

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that new schedules will take effect on Sunday, Sept. 29, on the Harlem, Hudson, and New Haven lines.  Metro-North crews successfully completed a series of crucial improvements to the section of track between Mott Haven and Woodlawn on the Harlem Line in the Bronx.  With the work complete, and all four tracks now back in service, customers will see significant improvements in train frequencies and will have more travel options.     

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