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Press Release
February 24, 2020
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Metro-North Railroad Announces Second Annual Rail Safety Poster Contest Winners

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced the winners of their Second Annual Rail Safety Poster Contest that asked students, from grades pre-K to 12, to create posters illustrating what they believe is most important about rail safety.

The contest, which ran from October 2019 through the end of November 2019, coincided with National Rail Safety Week, and was open to students who attend schools within Metro-North’s territory in New York and Connecticut.

Press Release
February 24, 2020
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MTA Commends Metro-North Employees Who Found Missing 10-Year-Old and MTA Police Officers Who Reunited Her with Family

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) officials today recognized and commended employees of Metro-North Railroad and the MTA Police Department who on Tuesday, Jan. 14, found a 10-year-old girl in the Bronx who had been reported missing a day earlier, and reunited her with her family.

Press Release
February 12, 2020
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Metro-North Introduces ‘Date Night’ Discounts Through Customer Appreciation Program

MTA Metro-North Railroad has answered the question “what should we do tonight?” with exclusive offers for getting out with that special someone. Metro-North's 2020 Rail Rewards program features limited time, seasonal offers for getting out or getting away.   

Through the end of March 2020, Metro-North ticket holders can show their train ticket to get exclusive offers at restaurants, shows, hotels and more. 

Date Night Discount Offers:

Press Release
February 11, 2020
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MTA Identifies Firms Qualified to Bid to Design and Build Metro-North Penn Station Access Project

Multi-Agency Team of Experts Evaluated Contenders Based on Strict Criteria

Bidders Will be Invited to Demonstrate Ability to Deliver Project in Record Timeframe and Mitigate Construction Impacts on Commuters and Local Communities

Press Release
January 20, 2020
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Metro-North On-Time Performance Rises to Six Year High in 2019; Cancellations, Major Delays, Short Trains All Improve by Double Digits as Safety Measures Improve

MTA Metro-North Railroad President Catherine Rinaldi today announced that Metro-North’s on-time performance increased 4.3 percentage points in 2019, rising to 94.4%, the best performance in six years. The railroad recorded 55% fewer train cancelations, 41% fewer trains delayed more than 15 minutes, and 63% fewer trains operating with less than their normal complement of cars. Trains traveled 64% more miles before experiencing any type of mechanical malfunction and causing a delay.

Press Release
January 8, 2020
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Metro-North Rail Road Announces Three Stations to Become ADA-Accessible

MTA Metro-North Railroad President Catherine Rinaldi today announced that the railroad will make Williams Bridge, Woodlawn, and Wakefield stations accessible as part of the 2020-2024 Capital Plan. The stations join Ludlow Station which was announced last September.

Press Release
December 18, 2019
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MTA Board Approves Renewal of Third Avenue Bridge in Mt. Vernon

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board today approved a design-build contract to allow Metro-North Railroad to replace the Third Avenue Bridge over the New Haven Line in Mt. Vernon.

The existing bridge is 119 years old and is currently closed to vehicles but open to pedestrians. It carries two lanes of vehicular traffic and two sidewalks a distance of 82 feet over Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line between 1st Street and Fiske Place in downtown Mt. Vernon.

Press Release
December 16, 2019
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Introduces Lactation Room at Grand Central Terminal for On-the-Go Moms

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that nursing on-the-go moms who travel through Grand Central Terminal – one of the busiest transportation hubs in the United States – now have their own cloistered space to breastfeed or pump, a private room located at Track 36 near Starbucks.

Press Release
December 16, 2019
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Metro-North Customers Offered Exclusive Discounts with Lyft and Zipcar

Reaching suburban destinations by train is easier than ever thanks to the growing popularity of car sharing and ride hailing, which enable urbanites to venture beyond the limits of a train stop. Now MTA Metro-North Railroad is making it more affordable, by partnering with Lyft and Zipcar.

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.  

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