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Press Release
December 15, 2014
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Selects Vendor for Sleep Apnea Pilot

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced the selection of a health care company to provide medical testing and evaluation services for a seven-month pilot project focusing on obstructive sleep apnea and locomotive engineers.

A contract will go to the full board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for a vote on Wednesday.

Press Release
December 10, 2014
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Metro-North to Impose 24-Hour Ban on Alcohol for Annual SantaCon Event

To maintain orderly travel and safe station and terminal operations during this coming weekend’s SantaCon event, alcohol will not be permitted on Metro-North trains and stations from 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 13, through 9 a.m. on Sunday, December 14.

Press Release
November 20, 2014
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Metro-North is Grateful for Your Thanksgiving Patronage Extra Service Added All Weekend

Metro-North Railroad is providing special service and extra trains throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Give thanks that you can take the train and avoid traffic, tolls, and all the other headaches that come with driving on one of the busiest travel holidays of the year.

Here’s a recipe for happy Thanksgiving travel: Buy your tickets in advance (like your turkey) and avoid long lines. If you plan a round-trip, buy a round trip ticket!

Press Release
November 17, 2014
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Metro-North and LIRR To Acquire Video Cameras for Trains

Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road today won approval from a committee of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board to award contracts totaling $34.6 million for the purchase of inward- and outward-facing cameras in the cabs of their rail fleets.

The outward-facing cameras will be used to record track and wayside activities, and the inward-facing cameras will be used to record the engineer’s control area while the train is in operation.

Press Release
November 4, 2014
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Take Metro-North to Culinary Hot Spots During Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

There is no better time to step off of a train and into a top quality restaurant than during Hudson Valley Restaurant Week! From now through November 16, nearly 70 restaurants participating in Hudson Valley Restaurant Week are just steps away or a short cab ride from Metro-North Railroad stations on the Harlem, Hudson, New Haven and Port Jervis Lines.

The multi-county dining event, now in its 10th year, features nearly 200 restaurants offering three-course dinners for $29.95 and lunches for $20.95 (plus drinks, tax and tip).

Press Release
October 27, 2014
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November 9 Schedule Change Adds New Haven Line Service

When Metro-North schedules change on Sunday, November 9, for the first time, there will be new half-hourly service between New Haven and New York in the off-peaks and on weekends. There also will be minor adjustments on all three lines to improve reliability.

Press Release
October 21, 2014
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Weekend Busing Planned for Port Jervis Line To Allow Rock Slope Remediation and Track Work

For the next three weekends, MTA Metro-North Railroad will perform rock slope remediation and track work along the Port Jervis Line, which will require buses to substitute for most weekend trains.

The buses will operate between Port Jervis and Harriman stations beginning at 11 p.m. Fridays and continuing through 7 p.m. on Sundays. At Harriman, eastbound customers will board trains for the rest of the trip to Hoboken.

Press Release
October 14, 2014
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Latest Taste NY Store Now Open in Grand Central Terminal

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today proposed a major expansion for the next phase of Taste NY, the State’s successful effort to promote New York’s agricultural economy. Under this proposal, which is largely set to begin in January 2015 and aims to triple the gross sales of participating vendors in the next year, the State will work to lock in the success of the Taste NY program thus far and renew its support of New York’s farmers and craft producers.

Press Release
October 13, 2014
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New Bridge Street Bridge Opens in New Hamburg

A new bridge is now open for residents and businesses in the hamlet of New Hamburg as Metro-North completed construction of the Bridge Street Bridge.

The old bridge had a load limit of 15 tons, which prevented fire trucks, oil tankers from a nearby business and school buses from using it. The new bridge has no load limit.

“This bridge is stronger, with wider travel lanes, a new sidewalk and an attractive ornamental fence,” said Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti. “It’s a handsome addition to the neighborhood that will benefit residents and commuters alike.”

Press Release
September 29, 2014
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Governor Cuomo Announces Up to Three Bridges to Be Replaced Over Metro-North New Haven Line

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Metro-North Railroad and the City of Mount Vernon have agreed to work together to replace up to three priority bridges that carry vehicular traffic over Metro-North’s New Haven Line tracks in downtown Mount Vernon. The bridges are located at Tenth Avenue, Sixth Avenue and North 14th Avenue.

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