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Press Release
June 5, 2014
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Schedule Adjustment to Improve Connections, Reduce Crowding
MTA Metro-North Railroad, which implemented a major schedule change last month that affected most of its 700 daily trains, will further refine the timetable effective July 7.  And one change will occur this Monday, June 9 - the first Waterbury train will be extended from Bridgeport to Stamford.
Press Release
June 4, 2014
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Metro-North to Provide Extra Train Service to Joel Osteen Night of Hope
A standing-room-only crowd is expected at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, June 7, when Joel and Victoria Osteen bring their message of hope to New York City. As with all large-scale events held at Yankee Stadium, Metro-North Railroad will provide enhanced, direct train service to the stadium. The Yankees-E. 153rd Street Station is located in the park across the street from the stadium.
Press Release
June 3, 2014
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Metro-North Offers Discount Rail and Festival Getaways for June
June is busting out all over with festivals for the whole family, and Metro-North Railroad can get you there with a discount on rail and admission packages. Customers can experience the “days of yore” at the Robin Hood Festival and enjoy listening to the many musicians of Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival.
Press Release
May 20, 2014
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Metro-North Offers Extra Trains for Early Memorial Day Getaway
To help you get a jump on Memorial Day Weekend, the “unofficial" start of summer, Metro-North offers 18 extra early getaway trains on Friday, May 23 on all three lines -- Hudson, Harlem and New Haven.
On the Hudson Line, there are 5 extra outbound express trains, departing as follows:
· 1:38 p.m.: express to Peekskill, then Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie
· 2:38 p.m.: express to Peekskill, then Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie
· 3:11 p.m.: express to Tarrytown then all stops to Croton-Harmon
Press Release
May 19, 2014
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Trains Are Great, But Sometimes You’ve Gotta Have Wheels
MTA Metro-North Railroad is seeking a company to provide car sharing and/or car rental services at outlying stations to improve station access and help New Yorkers get out of town.
The idea is that Metro-North customers will be able to reserve vehicles on an as-needed basis via the internet or by telephone, pick up the car at the designated station, use it, return it and hop back on the train.
Press Release
May 19, 2014
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Metro-North Improves Air Conditioning at Grand Central
MTA Metro-North Railroad has replaced old five cooling towers atop Grand Central Terminal with four new more energy efficient ones the railroad announced today.
  The work, which happened in the middle of the night and required closing two lanes of 42nd Street, was done in phases so as not to interrupt air conditioning in the terminal.
A massive crane was erected on the street to hoist the huge cooling towers up and over the south façade of the terminal. The viaduct roadway that encircles the terminal also was closed while the crane worked.
Press Release
May 16, 2014
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Metro-North to Purchase Advanced Track Inspection Equipment
MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced plans to purchase a new track monitoring system that will be mounted on regular train cars to provide continuous inspection data and complement the in-depth inspections performed twice each year.
The two methods are intended to supplement each other and increase the amount of data available to Metro-North track engineers regarding adherence to federally mandated track parameters such as gage, curvature, height and overall alignment.
Press Release
May 15, 2014
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Metro-North Announces Sweeping Series of Safety Reforms

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced details of a sweeping series of reforms it is undertaking to better ensure the safety of its customers and employees. The reforms address factors identified during several serious safety incidents over the last year, as well as issues identified by an in-depth Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) review of its operating practices that took place this past winter.

Press Release
May 14, 2014
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New Haven Line Power Upgrade Continues

An ongoing power upgrade for the New Haven Line has achieved a major milestone with the installation of a second new transformer at Mount Vernon, MTA Metro-North Railroad announced today. The work provides additional redundancy and increased capacity.

Four 35-year-old transformers were replaced with two more efficient new ones, ensuring reliability to handle additional power loads and allowing electricity generated by the brakes of the railroad’s new fleet of M8 rail cars to be fed back into the power grid.

Press Release
May 13, 2014
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Metro-North’s Staycation Showcase Getaway Day, Wednesday May 14th in Grand Central
Find the hottest Summer Getaways in New York City, the Hudson Valley, Connecticut and beyond at Metro-North Railroad’s “Staycation” Showcase on Wednesday, May 14, at Grand Central Terminal from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
Representatives from some of the best places in the region will be on hand to remind you of the abundance of possibilities close to home from Empire City Casino to the New York Botanical Garden to Walkway Over the Hudson.

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