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Press Release
September 29, 2014
IMMEDIATE
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.

Press Release
September 24, 2014
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Metro-North To Slash Parking Rates in West of Hudson Territory

Starting this fall, MTA Metro-North Railroad will slash parking fees at its West-of-Hudson stations to lower the cost of commuting and make the railroad an even better commuting option for residents of Orange and Rockland counties, MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast and Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti announced today.

The one-year pilot program will offer a “12 for 1” annual parking permit, with 12 months of parking available for the cost of just one month – a 91% reduction. This reduces the cost of annual parking from $235 to just $20.

Press Release
September 24, 2014
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Metro-North Offers Dutchess County Farm Fresh Tours

Celebrate the bounty of the fall season with outdoor, food-filled excursion packages from Metro-North Railroad. The Railroad is proud to be partnering with Dutchess County Tourism to provide discount rail and farm daytrip packages. Whether you’re looking to take part in a wine tasting, enjoy the richness of pure maple syrup or try some good ole moonshine – there’s something for everyone.

Press Release
September 22, 2014
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Transit-Oriented Development Plan Aims to Boost Downtown Harrison

The Board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is considering an agreement to create the first Metro-North-initiated transit-oriented development in its system. The project, undertaken with AvalonBay Communities, Inc., would result in the construction of 143 apartments, 27,000 square feet of retail space and two pedestrian plazas at the Metro-North Railroad station in downtown Harrison, N.Y., and would increase commuter parking by at least 218 spaces.

Press Release
September 17, 2014
IMMEDIATE
Grade Crossing Renewal in Patterson This Weekend
The complete replacement of the State Route 311 at-grade crossing over the Metro-North train track in Patterson will require substitute bus service between Southeast and Wassaic from Friday night through early Monday morning, September 19, through September 22.
Metro-North Railroad Maintenance of Way employees will begin work Friday night after the 10:23 p.m. train leaves Southeast for Wassaic.
Press Release
September 16, 2014
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North Wins Award for Energy Conservation at Grand Central
MTA Metro-North Railroad is being recognized today for its comprehensive upgrade and replacement of utility systems with energy-saving components throughout Grand Central Terminal, a century-old national landmark building. 
Metro-North, a subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, has replaced or upgraded chillers, cooling towers, fans, compressors, air handlers, and an extensive steam distribution system. 
Press Release
September 12, 2014
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Major Upgrade at Metro-North’s Only Moveable Bridge in New York State Will Close Bridge to Marine Vessels
Starting September 15, the Harlem River Lift Bridge will not open for boats for six months while workers replace 60-year-old cables that lift the bridge and install all new electrical components designed to increase their resiliency to potential storm surge flooding.  
The railroad bridge, located about 4 ½ miles north of Grand Central Terminal, connects the island of Manhattan to the Bronx mainland.  
Press Release
September 8, 2014
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North Rebuilds Cos Cob Switching Complex Four Months Ahead of Schedule
Metro-North Railroad employees have successfully rebuilt a switching control house in Cos Cob, Connecticut. The restoration, completed four months ahead of an initial, already expedited schedule, means that a nine-mile section of the New Haven Line’s tracks between Port Chester, N.Y., and Stamford, Conn., is fully operational for the first time since May 10, when a fire destroyed the previous control house.
Press Release
August 26, 2014
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North Takes the Hard Work Out of Enjoying Labor Day Weekend
Metro-North doesn’t want you to work hard to celebrate Labor Day! Metro-North has plenty of train service to get you where you need to go for the entire holiday weekend starting Friday, August 29, and continuing through Labor Day, Monday, September 1.
Press Release
July 30, 2014
IMMEDIATE
Enjoy the Second Half of Summer with Metro-North’s Savings on Family Fun and Cultural Events
Summer is in full swing and Metro-North Railroad is your way to the fun and cultural offerings throughout the region. The Railroad is offering savings on three daily getaways and hassle-free ways to get you to all of them. With packages available for Rye Playland, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival and The Wassaic Project there are entertainment options that are sure to please everyone. 

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