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Press Release
January 8, 2020
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Metro-North Rail Road Announces Three Stations to Become ADA-Accessible

MTA Metro-North Railroad President Catherine Rinaldi today announced that the railroad will make Williams Bridge, Woodlawn, and Wakefield stations accessible as part of the 2020-2024 Capital Plan. The stations join Ludlow Station which was announced last September.

Press Release
December 18, 2019
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MTA Board Approves Renewal of Third Avenue Bridge in Mt. Vernon

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board today approved a design-build contract to allow Metro-North Railroad to replace the Third Avenue Bridge over the New Haven Line in Mt. Vernon.

The existing bridge is 119 years old and is currently closed to vehicles but open to pedestrians. It carries two lanes of vehicular traffic and two sidewalks a distance of 82 feet over Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line between 1st Street and Fiske Place in downtown Mt. Vernon.

Press Release
December 16, 2019
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Introduces Lactation Room at Grand Central Terminal for On-the-Go Moms

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that nursing on-the-go moms who travel through Grand Central Terminal – one of the busiest transportation hubs in the United States – now have their own cloistered space to breastfeed or pump, a private room located at Track 36 near Starbucks.

Press Release
December 16, 2019
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Metro-North Customers Offered Exclusive Discounts with Lyft and Zipcar

Reaching suburban destinations by train is easier than ever thanks to the growing popularity of car sharing and ride hailing, which enable urbanites to venture beyond the limits of a train stop. Now MTA Metro-North Railroad is making it more affordable, by partnering with Lyft and Zipcar.

Press Release
November 12, 2019
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Metro-North Marks First Year of Accomplishments in Way Ahead Plan to Transform the Railroad

MTA Metro-North Railroad President Catherine Rinaldi today announced a series of key accomplishments since implementing its Way Ahead plan a year ago as a proactive response to growing ridership, changing demographics and the evolving needs of customers. Way Ahead is a roadmap that details actions to enhance safety, service, infrastructure, communications, and transform customers’ day-to-day commuting experience.  

Press Release
November 5, 2019
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Metro-North to Make Improvements to Danbury Branch Weekends of Nov. 9-10, and Nov. 16-17

Metro-North Railroad advises customers that over the next two consecutive weekends, Nov. 9-10, and Nov. 16-17, Metro-North crews will make improvements to the Danbury Branch.  Crews will install ties, surface track, weld rail joints and remediate mud spots. Crews will take advantage of the outage to replace the deck of a bridge that crosses Umpawaug Pond Brook in Redding. These branch upgrades are crucial to maintaining safe and reliable service.

To accommodate this maintenance to the Danbury Branch, buses will substitute for all trains both weekends.

Press Release
November 5, 2019
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Metro-North Announces Positive Train Control Now Covers 90% of the Hudson Line

MTA Metro-North President Catherine Rinaldi today announced that Metro-North has extended Positive Train Control to cover almost 90% of the Hudson Line. All Hudson Line trains, including Amtrak and CSX, are now operating in Positive Train Control between Marble Hill and Poughkeepsie, a distance of 67 miles. Positive Train Control is a signal system safety enhancement that reduces the potential for human error to cause specific types of train collisions and derailments.

Press Release
October 30, 2019
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Metro-North’s West-of-Hudson Schedules to Change Sunday, Nov. 3

MTA Metro-North Railroad advises West of Hudson customers that minor schedule adjustments are taking effect on Sunday, Nov. 3. The schedule will remain in effect through Saturday, Dec. 7.

Port Jervis Line

As a result of cab-signal installation between Suffern and Port Jervis in support of Positive Train Control implementation, train departure times are being adjusted by up to four minutes. These adjustments will provide a more reliable schedule for customers.

Eastbound Toward Secaucus Junction and Hoboken

Press Release
October 25, 2019
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New Tenant to Revitalize Croton-Harmon Station House

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that a new tenant will renovate and reinvigorate an underutilized 321-square foot space inside the former ticket office at the Croton-Harmon station. A health food retail business, Pure-DC, has assumed the license for the space and will sell a variety of juices, smoothies, acai bowls, energy bars and vegan pastries. The station currently has a coffee stand located within the overpass, that sells a variety of drinks, sandwiches and snacks, and Pure-DC will bring more dining options to hungry customers on the go. 

Press Release
October 23, 2019
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North to Make Improvements to Danbury Branch Weekends of Oct. 26-27, and Nov. 2-3

Metro-North Railroad advises customers that over the next two consecutive weekends, Oct. 26-27, and Nov. 2-3, Metro-North crews will make improvements to the Danbury Branch.  Crews will install ties, surface track, weld rail joints and remediate mud spots. These branch upgrades are crucial to maintaining safe and reliable service.

To accommodate this maintenance to the Danbury Branch, buses will substitute for all trains both weekends.

Service details are below: 

Southbound

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