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Press Release
February 25, 2019
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Opens New Haven Line Trains for Travel Between Fordham and Manhattan

MTA Metro-North Railroad President Catherine Rinaldi today announced that effective Sunday, April 14, Metro-North is opening New Haven Line trains for travel between Fordham and Manhattan.

The change means railroad customers will be able to access an additional 96 weekday trains for travel between Fordham and Manhattan that previously had been off-limits, more than doubling existing service of 93 daily Harlem Line trains.

Press Release
February 7, 2019
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Metro-North Awarded Federal Grant to Enhance Implementation of Positive Train Control

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that it has been awarded a grant of up to $2.3 million dollars from the Federal Railroad Administration to support Positive Train Control (PTC) communications testing. The grant, which is part of the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program, will help Metro-North improve the performance of PTC radio spectrum utilization required to make PTC operational on the Northeast Corridor. 

Press Release
February 5, 2019
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Metro-North Announces Winners of Rail Safety Poster Contest for Children

MTA Metro-North Railroad asked kids to get creative about safety, and they stepped up to meet the challenge. Metro-North today announced the five winners of Metro-North’s Railroad’s 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 2018 to the end of November 2018, coincided with National Rail Safety Week and was open to students who attend schools within Metro-North’s territory throughout New York and Connecticut.

Press Release
January 28, 2019
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Metro-North President Catherine Rinaldi Continues ‘Connect With Us’ Customer Forums at Stations Across Railroad’s Service Territory

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced upcoming ‘Connect With Us’ customer forums, a program that the railroad initiated in 2014. For the fifth consecutive year, Metro-North will hold these forums at locations across its service territory, fostering an open dialogue with customers about service and progress on major issues.

Press Release
January 22, 2019
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Metro-North Employees Commended for Helping Save Commuter’s Life

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that nine of its employees were recognized for seamlessly working together to save an unresponsive customer on board a train. Metro-North President Catherine Rinaldi thanked the employees for their extraordinary efforts and teamwork at today’s meeting of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board’s Metro-North Committee.

Press Release
January 9, 2019
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Metro-North Crews to Make Infrastructure Improvements to Port Jervis Line This Weekend

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that Metro-North crews will make infrastructure improvements to the Port Jervis Line this weekend.  

As part of the complete upgrade of the Port Jervis Line signal system, crews will continue installation work on the section of track between Harriman and Campbell Hall.  This new cab signal system needs to be in place to support Positive Train Control operations on the Port Jervis Line. Positive Train Control is a technology designed to reduce the potential for human error that can lead to train-involved accidents.  

Press Release
December 27, 2018
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Metro-North Provides Extra Service for New Year’s Eve

Riding Metro-North is the safe, convenient way to ring in 2019. The railroad has a special schedule in effect over the New Year’s Eve holiday, including trains operating “overnight” in the wee hours of New Year’s morning to get you safely home from New York City.

Press Release
December 20, 2018
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Metro-North Offers Extra Service for the Holidays

Let Metro-North help make your holidays happy! Whether you’re visiting friends and family, shopping or sightseeing, riding Metro-North is a safe, convenient way to get you where you want to go this long holiday weekend.

On Friday, Dec. 21, Metro-North will be on a regular weekday schedule with 18 additional early getaway trains departing Grand Central Terminal between 12:58 p.m. and 4:11 p.m.

Press Release
December 7, 2018
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Metro-North Completes Replacement of Prospect Hill Road in Southeast, New York, on Budget and Ahead of Schedule

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that it completed the replacement of the Prospect Hill Road Bridge in Southeast, New York, more than two months ahead of schedule and within budget. The bridge has now re-opened to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

The 270-foot-long bridge, which was originally built in 1910, is located just south of the Southeast station; it carries Prospect Hill Road over the Harlem Line tracks and parts of Metro-North’s Brewster Yard.  

Press Release
November 27, 2018
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Metro-North Crews to Make Improvements to Hudson Line Saturday and Sunday, December 1 and 2

MTA Metro-North Railroad advises customers that this weekend, Saturday, December 1, and Sunday, December 2, crews will make improvements to the Hudson Line in the area between Manitou and Beacon.

Metro-North crews will resurface track south of Breakneck Ridge, which will help ensure that customers enjoy a smooth ride and safe, reliable service.

This track work will require single-track operation for a distance of 13 miles between Manitou and Beacon, resulting in minor schedule adjustments for certain trains this weekend.

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