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Press Release
September 24, 2018
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Metro-North First Railroad in North America to Achieve Internationally Recognized Certification for Energy Efficiency

The MTA today announced that Metro-North has become the first railroad in North America to achieve ISO-50001 Certification, an internationally recognized framework that guides and supports organizations to manage energy more efficiently.

As an ISO certified railroad, Metro-North is not only doing its part to preserve the environment for future generations, the railroad is reducing its operating expenses. The certification puts Metro-North on a path to save $2 million annually by 2020 and further reduce its carbon footprint.

Press Release
September 11, 2018
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Replacement of Science Road Railroad Crossing in Norwalk Gets Underway Weekend of September 14-16

Metro-North Railroad advises customers that this weekend, September 14-17, Connecticut Department of Transportation crews will replace the railroad crossing on Science Road in Norwalk. Metro-North crews will take advantage of this work to weld track and trim trees.    

Press Release
September 10, 2018
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Metro-North Crews to Make Improvements to Upper Hudson Line Weekends of September 15-16 and September 22-23

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that during the weekends of September 15-16 and September 22-23, crews will make improvements to the upper Harlem Line in the area between Cortlandt and Peekskill.  Crews will be out surfacing the interlocking near Cortlandt station and welding track, which will help ensure that customers enjoy a smooth ride and safe, reliable service.

Press Release
September 7, 2018
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Metro-North Service Advisory: Minor Weekday Schedule Changes to Select Eastbound Pascack Valley and Port Jervis Line Trains Take Effect on Sunday, September 9

MTA Metro-North Railroad advises customers that beginning Sunday, September 9, there will be minor eastbound-only weekday schedule changes to connecting trains between Secaucus Junction and New York Penn Station for Pascack Valley and Port Jervis Line service.

Schedule changes are the result of temporary NJ Transit changes to off-peak Raritan-New York thru-trains in support of Positive Train Control installation work.  Frequent service between Secaucus Junction and New York Penn Station continues to be available on other NJT trains.

Press Release
August 30, 2018
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Metro-North Gives Customers a Head Start on the Labor Day Weekend

Metro-North Railroad wants to help you get a jump on the Labor Day weekend. The railroad has plenty of train service to get you where you need to go for the entire holiday weekend, starting on Friday, September 1, and continuing through Labor Day, Monday, September 3.

On Friday, August 31, Metro-North will offer 17 early-afternoon getaway trains departing Grand Central Terminal between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., as well as an extra departure from Hoboken Terminal on the railroad’s Port Jervis Line.

Press Release
August 17, 2018
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Metro-North Crews Make Improvements to Moodna Viaduct

MTA Metro-North Railroad advises customers that crews will be in out in force this weekend replacing ties on the Moodna Viaduct, east of the Salisbury Mills station. The Moodna Viaduct has 2,300 individual bridge timbers, and this weekend’s work marks the beginning of this significant tie replacement project.

To accommodate this infrastructure improvement, buses will substitute for trains between Port Jervis and Harriman from 11:30 p.m. on Friday, August 17, and continuing until 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 19.

Service details are below:

Press Release
August 8, 2018
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Crews to Install Positive Train Control Equipment on New Canaan Branch Weekend of August 10-12

MTA Metro-North Railroad announced today that crews will install Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment on the New Canaan Branch this weekend, August 10-12.

PTC is a technology designed to reduce the potential for human error that can lead to train-involved accidents. This weekend, crews will install equipment required to make PTC operational on the branch, including: the wayside radio case, antenna and ancillary pieces for the wayside data radio. 

Press Release
August 4, 2018
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Buses to Substitute for Select Upper Harlem Line Trains from Monday Evening, August 6, Through Friday, August 10

MTA Metro-North Railroad advises customers that buses will substitute for weekday upper Harlem Line connecting trains from the evening of Monday, August 6, through Friday, August 10.  Diesel thru-train service that operates between this segment of the Harlem Line and Grand Central will not be affected.

Press Release
July 9, 2018
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Metro-North to Perform Ultrasonic Rail Testing Between Southeast and Wassaic on Tuesday, July 10 Through Thursday, July 12

MTA Metro-North Railroad advises customers that it will perform ultrasonic rail testing on the Upper Harlem Line tomorrow, Tuesday, July 10, continuing through Thursday, July 12. Metro-North will put the specialized Sperry Rail car into action on the section of track between Southeast and Wassaic. The railroad uses this high-tech piece of equipment to detect defects and metal fatigue inside the steel rails, inspecting them with ultrasonic and induction test equipment.

Press Release
June 29, 2018
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Metro-North Offers Discount Rail Packages to Hudson Valley Music and Theater Festivals

From the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, to jazz and rock at the Caramoor, Metro-North’s special Hudson Valley performance getaways offer the perfect escape for theater and music lovers. Celebrated Hudson Valley cultural happenings are within easy reach from Metro-North stations, and the railroad has partnered with select festival partners to give customers special discounted excursion packages.

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