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Press Release
May 9, 2014
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Buses Will Substitute Some Port Jervis Trains Due to Bridge Work

The MTA Metro-North Railroad will provide bus service between Port Jervis/Middletown and Harriman in the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 13, Wednesday, May 14 and Thursday, May 15, 2014 as rehabilitation work takes place on the Woodbury Viaduct (between Harriman and Salisbury Mills station) between 9:20 a.m. and 3:58 p.m. Customers on four eastbound and three westbound trains will be affected and should allow additional travel time to accommodate the service changes.

The following trains will be substituted with buses:

Press Release
May 9, 2014
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North Completes Intensive Bronx Track Work Project

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced the completion of an extraordinary track reconstruction effort that began in July 2013 on the tracks through the central Bronx used by New Haven Line and Harlem Line trains.

The result is a safer, smoother ride and improved operating speeds.

All four tracks on a six-mile stretch from Melrose to Woodlawn now allow for speeds up to 75 miles per hour, resulting in improved performance and reliability in time for the May 11 schedule change. Trains were limited to 60 miles per hour prior to the start of the track reconstruction project.

Press Release
April 28, 2014
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Metro-North’s New Spring Schedule Enhances Reliability Service Level Maintained

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced new timetables for the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines effective Sunday, May 11, 2014 that are designed to provide substantially improved performance and reliability while accommodating new safety measures.

Systemwide, 96% of inbound AM peak customers will have a shorter commute compared to the current timetables, which were implemented last November.  The new schedule will continue to provide 700 trains each weekday on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines.

Press Release
April 17, 2014
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Mount Vernon Substation Upgrade Begins
MTA Metro-North Railroad, beginning this weekend, will upgrade the power supply for the New Haven Line at its Mount Vernon East substation to provide additional redundancy and increase capacity.
The railroad is replacing four, 35-year-old transformers with two new ones that will ensure reliability to handle additional power loads and allow electricity generated by the brakes of the railroad’s new fleet of M-8 rail cars to be fed back into the power grid.
Press Release
April 17, 2014
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Names Three to Top Operating Posts
MTA Metro-North Railroad has named three veterans of the railroad industry to top leadership positions.
The railroad’s new President, Joseph Giulietti, announced the appointment of Glen Hayden as Vice President of Engineering, Michael J. Yaeger as Chief Mechanical Officer and Kevin J. O’Connor as Chief Transportation Officer. 
Press Release
April 15, 2014
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North Railroad Hosts 2nd Annual Blood Drive at Grand Central Terminal

MTA Metro-North Railroad and New York Blood Center (NYBC) encourage commuters to give the gift of life during their commute on Thursday, April 17 and visit the donation station between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. The drive will take place in Grand Central’s Vanderbilt Hall with Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti in attendance.

The drive is open to the public, MTA employees and commuters who can help donations stay on track through spring and, ultimately, help save lives this year.

Press Release
April 10, 2014
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Metro-North Offers Discount Packages to FunFuzion at New Roc City
MTA MTA Metro-North Railroad wants to help you entertain the kids (and the adults, too) with discount rail and amusement ticket packages to FunFuzion at New Roc City. Just a two-block walk from Metro-North’s New Rochelle train station, Westchester’s only indoor amusement park is convenient and packed with five zones of fun. Metro-North’s “ticket to fun” is easy to buy at ticket windows or full-service ticket vending machines (excluding New Rochelle Station) or through
Press Release
April 9, 2014
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MTA Police Officers Reunite With Dog They Rescued

A day after they rescued a stray dog from busy electrified railroad tracks in Harlem, quick-thinking MTA police officers reunited with the lucky pooch at her temporary home at Animal Care & Control of New York City.

Press Release
March 27, 2014
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Metro-North Railroad to Yankee Stadium Is Fast, Convenient, Reliable
The New York Yankees return to the Bronx on Monday, April 7, with their 2014 home opener against the Baltimore Orioles. Metro-North is coming back too, with “Yankee Clipper” service on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines, and shuttle service every 20 minutes before, during and after the game from Grand Central Terminal and Harlem-125th Street.
Press Release
March 26, 2014
IMMEDIATE
Newburgh-Beacon Ferry Resumes Thursday, March 27

MTA Metro-North Railroad’s Newburgh-Beacon Ferry resumes operation on Thursday, March 27, after a three-month hiatus due to the brutally cold winter that froze the Hudson River to an extent not seen in years.

The only day the commuter ferry operated in 2014 was on January 2. A major blizzard struck on Friday, January 3, and both the Newburgh-Beacon and the Haverstraw-Ossining ferries were suspended. Substitute bus service started the following Tuesday, when local roads finally were cleared.

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