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Press Release
February 22, 2016
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Metro-North Has Best Mechanical Performance Record in its History

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that it had achieved the best mechanical performance in the history of its rail cars, leading customers to experience more reliable trains and better on-time performance.

Press Release
February 16, 2016
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Grand Central Terminal Power Restored

MTA Metro-North Railroad announced this morning that full power has been restored to Grand Central Terminal. The railroad's ticket machines, website, Train Time app and departure boards are all operating normally. The railroad also has been able to restore full lighting to the entrance at 47th Street and Madison Avenue, which will remain open.

The railroad expects to operate normal service throughout the day using all platforms on both the Upper Level and Lower Level of Grand Central. The terminal's retails stores have also reopened.

Press Release
February 15, 2016
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Metro-North Service Update for Tuesday, February 16

MTA Metro-North Railroad tonight announced that it expects to operate on a regular weekday schedule tomorrow morning, Tuesday, February 16, 2016, following power disruptions to Grand Central Terminal that took place on Monday. However, the railroad advises customers to be prepared for the potential for 20-30 minute delays if lingering, limited power problems continue to impact lighting on the Lower Level of Grand Central.

Press Release
January 26, 2016
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Metro-North to Begin Resuming Train Service Mid-Day Sunday

Metro-North will begin restoring service at the outlying terminal stations after 12 Noon and be fully operationally in and out of Grand Central Terminal by 3 PM, operating on a Sunday schedule. Grand Central Terminal was open for retail customers at 8 PM.

Customers should refer to the timetable for Sunday service, Metro-North Train Time or the interactive schedules page.

Press Release
January 26, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Delivers Update on State Response to Storm and Hazardous Weather Conditions

“This was a truly historic storm, and while we have made good progress we are not done working yet,” Governor Cuomo said. “The travel ban has been lifted, but New Yorkers should still avoid unnecessary travel – please use caution, plan ahead and stay safe. I want to thank the incredible people who worked around the clock responding to this storm. Many of them are still out there trying to clear the tracks and get full service restored across our public transit systems.

Press Release
January 19, 2016
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Metro-North Railroad Implements Confidential Close Call Reporting System

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced the extended implementation of Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS), an industry-leading initiative designed to encourage workers to report any potential safety hazard or breach of procedures that they may observe by providing them with a convenient, non-confrontational and anonymous method to do so.

Press Release
January 12, 2016
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Metro-North Provides Special Service on Martin Luther King Holiday

If you’re one of the many Metro-North customers who will be working on Monday, January 18, 2016, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no need to worry about your commute. Metro-North Railroad will operate on a Saturday schedule with 35 additional trains. The extra service includes three extra Hudson Line trains, 14 Harlem Line extras as well as one additional Wassaic connection, and 15 extra New Haven Line trains, including branch connections. For West of Hudson customers, there will be 3 additional trains on the Port Jervis Line. And, off peak fares apply all day.

Press Release
December 22, 2015
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Metro-North Offers the Gift of Extra Service for the Holidays

MTA Metro-North Railroad wants to help you celebrate the most wonderful time of the year by providing all the service you’ll need for the upcoming holidays.

Please remember that drinking alcohol on Metro-North trains and at our stations is banned from noon New Year's Eve until noon New Year's Day. And don’t forget to buy your tickets in advance if you are traveling "early morning" (after midnight) on New Year’s Eve. Tickets will be collected prior to boarding trains at Grand Central Terminal.

Press Release
December 14, 2015
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Metro-North Announces Results of Track Work Initiative

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced the latest results of an extraordinary systemwide track reconstruction effort that has rebuilt miles of the railroad in the last two and a half years, delivering smoother, safer and more reliable service to customers.

Since May 2013, Metro-North workers have replaced 97,961 ties, laid 16.5 miles of continuous welded rails, rebuilt 88 switches, renewed and/or upgraded 32 railroad crossings, and performed 2,905 welds on joints that connect stretches of track with one another.

Press Release
December 14, 2015
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Metro-North Hires New Chief Safety Officer

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that it has named Justin R. Vonashek as the agency’s new Vice President of System Safety. The position will oversee all efforts to ensure the safety of its customers and employees as the Railroad continues to improve work practices and invest in new technology and equipment. Vonashek (pronounced VON-uh-shek) will report to Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti and work closely with MTA Chief Safety Officer David Mayer and MTA Sr. Advisor, Corporate Safety Initiatives Anne Kirsch.

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