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Press Release
September 17, 2019
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North Crews to Make Safety Upgrades to Waterbury Branch From Friday, Evening Sept. 20, Through Sunday, Oct. 6

MTA Metro-North Railroad advises customers that beginning on Friday, Sept. 20, and continuing through Sunday, Oct. 6, crews will be doing prep work to install Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment on the Waterbury Branch.

PTC is a technology designed to reduce the potential for human error that can lead to train-involved accidents. Crews will begin installing a new signal system on the Waterbury Branch which needs to be in place in order to make PTC operational.

Press Release
September 12, 2019
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North Crews to Make Comprehensive Improvements to Danbury Branch From Monday, Sept. 16, Through Friday, Nov. 15

MTA Metro-North Railroad advises customers that as part of its cyclical maintenance program, crews will be out in force making improvements to the Danbury Branch beginning on Monday, Sept. 16, and continuing through Friday, Nov. 15. Crews will replace ties, surface track, weld joints and cut brush; all this work means a safer, smoother ride for customers. 

Press Release
September 12, 2019
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North Crews Make Major Infrastructure Improvements to Port Jervis Line from Monday, Sept. 16, Through Friday Dec. 13

MTA Metro-North Railroad advises customers that crews will make a series of major infrastructure improvements to the Port Jervis Line beginning on Monday, Sept. 16, and continuing through Friday, Dec. 13.

Press Release
September 12, 2019
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North Begins Replacement of Two Bridges in Patterson Bridges on Upper Harlem Line from Monday, Sept. 16, Through, Friday, Nov. 15

MTA Metro-North Railroad advises customers that the first phase of the replacement of two bridges in Patterson, located between Wassaic and Southeast on the Harlem Line, gets underway on Monday, Sept. 16, continuing through Friday, Nov. 15.  Both bridges are located in an area known as the “Great Swamp,” with no road adjacent to the track. Crews will begin work constructing a temporary access road into the site.  The road needs to be in place before crews can begin the actual replacement work.

Press Release
September 5, 2019
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North Crews to Rebuild Crossing and Switches on Upper Hudson Line Sept. 7-8 and 14-15

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that crews will rebuild the grade crossing at Manitou Road at the Manitou Station and resurface adjacent track switches on the weekends of Sept. 7-8 and 14-15. The work will involve replacing several wooden crossties beneath the crossing, and replacement of the road crossing.

Press Release
July 24, 2019
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North Continues Improvements to Harlem Line During Weekends of July 27-28, August 3-4, August 10-11 and August 17-18

MTA Metro-North Railroad advises customers that crews will continue making aggressive infrastructure improvements in the Bronx over the next four consecutive weekends: July 27-28, August 3-4, August 10-11 and August 17-18.  

Putting its new SMARTRACK program into action, Metro-North crews will strategically shut down a continuous segment of track between Woodlawn and Mott Haven so that multiple work groups have uninterrupted access to maintain and enhance the system.  

Press Release
July 23, 2019
IMMEDIATE
NYPA to Upgrade Grand Central Terminal Platform Lighting with Energy-Efficient LEDs

The New York Power Authority today announced that the Metro-North Railroad platforms throughout Grand Central Terminal will be upgraded with energy-efficient LED lighting. When complete, the $2.7 million lighting upgrade will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 1,660 tons—the equivalent of taking approximately 350 cars off the road—and improve safety for the more than 750,000 travelers who visit the terminal every day.

Press Release
July 22, 2019
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North to Upgrade Middletown-Town of Walkill Station Parking Lot

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that West of Hudson customers can look forward to a smoother ride at the Middletown-Town of Walkill station. On July 23, Metro-North crews will begin work improving the station’s parking lot, restoring the facility to a state of good repair.

Press Release
July 22, 2019
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North Begins Replacement of Ossining Station Building Roof

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that crews will replace the Ossining Station building’s aging roof, while maintaining the integrity of this historic station.  The new roof will remediate issues with leaks in the station waiting area and increase the useful lifespan of the building.

The roof replacement work will not impact platform access or train schedules and, it will be accomplished with minimal disruption to the nearly 1,700 customers who use the station every week.

Press Release
July 22, 2019
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North Awarded Operation Lifesaver Grant for Rail Safety Education Program

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced it’s been awarded an Operation Lifesaver grant to support TRACKS, a free community outreach program that covers grade crossing safety, rider safety, trespassing and suicide prevention.   TRACKS, an acronym for “Together Railroads And Communities Keeping Safe,” is designed for students, drivers, customers, pedestrians and residents who work and live in or around the communities Metro-North Railroad serves. 

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