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Press Release
June 10, 2020
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Metro-North Railroad to Begin Construction to Replace Two New Haven Line Train Bridge Spans in Port Chester

 Construction Enhancing Safety, Reliability and Vertical Clearance of Bridges 

Click Here for Renderings of the Future Bridges

Press Release
May 28, 2020
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TRANSCRIPT: Metro-North President Catherine Rinaldi Appears on WVOX 1460

MTA Metro-North Railroad President Catherine Rinaldi appeared on WVOX 1460’s “Good Morning Westchester” with Dennis Nardone and Tonny Guido to discuss Phase 1 of the Mid-Hudson Valley reopening and Metro-North’s Essential Service Plan enhancements.

A transcript of the interview appears below.

Press Release
May 4, 2020
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Port Jervis Station Improvements Project Makes Significant Progress

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that work to improve Port Jervis Station, the terminus of the West of Hudson Port Jervis Line, is moving at a swift and efficient pace with site preparation completed and demolition nearly done.

Press Release
April 28, 2020
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Metro-North Railroad to Begin Demolition and Reconstruction of Third Avenue Bridge in Mount Vernon

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that it will close the Third Avenue Bridge in Mount Vernon to pedestrians starting on Wednesday, April 29. The closure will allow demolition to start in order to replace the nearly 120-year-old bridge. The Third Avenue Bridge carries traffic and pedestrians over the New Haven Line between 1st Street and Fiske Place in downtown Mount Vernon. The bridge is already closed to vehicular traffic.

Press Release
March 17, 2020
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Metro-North Announces Full Implementation of Positive Train Control on Harlem and Hudson Lines

MTA Metro-North Railroad President Cathy Rinaldi today announced that as of this past Saturday, March 14  Metro-North's full Harlem and Hudson lines are operating in Positive Train Control (PTC).

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.

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