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Press Release
November 22, 2016
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Metro-North Railroad Announces Completion of Fordham Station Renewal

The MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced it has completed restoration and upgrades of the Fordham Station, including a rebuilt northbound platform with double the capacity, a new entrance leading directly to Webster Avenue at 193rd Street and new permanent artwork. These upgrades follow the complete renovation of the historic station building on Fordham Road, which was completed in 2014.

Press Release
November 21, 2016
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Metro-North Provides Extra Service for Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend
Avoid the traffic, save money and travel on MTA Metro-North Railroad as part of your Thanksgiving holiday plans. Metro-North is providing special service and extra trains throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Off-peak fares will be in effect on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, through Sunday, November 27, and customers can take advantage of free parking at many stations.   
Press Release
November 16, 2016
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MTA Metro-North Railroad to Receive Up to 94 Additional M8 Cars for the New Haven Line

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board today approved an order for at least 60, and up to a total of 94 additional new M8 rail cars that provide train service on Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line. The cars, the first of which are expected to enter service in three years, will allow the railroad to lengthen rush hour trains, retire its last 36 older M2 cars, increase safety, and have flexibility to increase train service in the years ahead to meet ridership increases. The cars will supplement the 405 M8 cars already in use on the New Haven Line and New Canaan Branch.

Press Release
November 16, 2016
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MTA Metro-North Railroad and Rockland County to Strengthen Partnership on TAPPAN ZEExpress Bus

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced a strengthened partnership between MTA Metro-North Railroad and Rockland County’s commuter bus service, the TAPPAN ZEExpress, to add service on Saturdays and initiate Sunday service for the first time. The changes will make it easier for Rockland County residents to access Metro-North Railroad.

Press Release
November 10, 2016
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Ride Metro-North to the Ram-Crusader Cup at Yankee Stadium This Saturday

Get to the gridiron without the gridlock!  Riding MTA Metro-North Railroad is the best way to see the clash between legendary rivals Fordham Rams and the Holy Cross Crusaders at Yankee Stadium this Saturday, November 12, at 3 p.m.  On Sunday, as always for 1 p.m. Jets or Giants games at MetLife Stadium, Metro-North will provide service from the New Haven Line to the Meadowlands Sports Complex.

Ram-Crusader Cup at Yankee Stadium

Press Release
October 17, 2016
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Metro-North to Provide Substitute Bus Service for Select, Off-Peak Waterbury Branch Trains on October 19 and October 21

MTA Metro-North Railroad will provide substitute bus service for select, off-peak Waterbury Branch trains on Wednesday, October 19 and Friday, October 21.

Southbound buses will operate 15 -30 minutes earlier than scheduled trains. Northbound buses (from Bridgeport to Waterbury) will follow the train schedule, however the trip may take an additional fifteen minutes. Metro-North urges customers to listen for announcements and check local or express bus service to their destination while boarding. Schedule details are below.

Press Release
October 11, 2016
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Seeking Ideas to Revitalize Lightly Used East-West Rail Line in Dutchess and Putnam Counties

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and MTA Metro-North Railroad are asking companies and organizations to step forward with ideas for how to revitalize a little-used rail line that runs east-west across Dutchess and Putnam Counties, N.Y. The line, known as the Beacon Line or the Maybrook Branch, connects with Metro-North’s Hudson Line at Beacon, proceeds east through Fishkill, Hopewell Junction, and Stomville, and connects with the Harlem Line north of Southeast.

Although owned by Metro-North Railroad, the line is not currently used for passenger train service.

Press Release
October 7, 2016
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Metro-North to Provide Substitute Bus Service on Danbury Branch Weekends of 10/8 and 10/15

MTA Metro-North Railroad advises customers that substitute busing will be in effect on the Danbury Branch this weekend: October 8 - October 9, and next weekend: October 15 – 16. Substitute bus service on both weekends begin with the first train on Saturday through the last train on Sunday. Southbound buses will operate approximately 15 minutes earlier than scheduled trains. Northbound buses are scheduled to meet arriving trains at the South Norwalk station.

Press Release
October 6, 2016
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Hudson Line Service Reduced on Saturday, October 8, and Sunday, October 9

MTA Metro-North Railroad reminds customers that Hudson Line service will be reduced this coming Saturday, October 8, and Sunday, October 9, with local trains between Croton-Harmon and Grand Central operating every hour instead of every half-hour. A limited number of additional trains will be operating during both northbound and southbound peak travel times. Regularly scheduled service will resume on Monday, October 10.

Press Release
October 3, 2016
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Substitute Bus Service to Be Provided Between Southeast and Wassaic From Friday Evening, October 7, Through Sunday, October 9

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that buses will replace trains on Metro-North’s Harlem Line at all stations between Wassaic and Southeast after 10 p.m. on Friday, October 7, through Sunday, October 9. Normal train service will resume with the first scheduled train of Monday, October 10.

This weekend’s service change will help ensure the on-going reliability and safety of the Harlem Line. Improvements underway this weekend by Metro-North crews include replacing the deck of the Tenmile River Bridge and replacing the railroad crossing at Main Street in Pawling.

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