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Press Release
May 21, 2019
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Metro-North Offers Special Getaway Service for Memorial Day Weekend

Metro-North has you covered with plenty of trains during the Memorial Day weekend. On Friday, May 24, the start of the Memorial Day weekend and unofficial start of summer, Metro-North has 17 extra getaway trains departing from Grand Central Terminal between 12:58 p.m. and 4:11 p.m. Some peak trains between 5:18 p.m. and 7:28 p.m. will be canceled/combined due to reduced ridership in this time period.

All extra and cancelled trains are shown in current timetables, the Metro-North Train Time app and online MTA.info.

Service details for the holiday weekend are below:

Press Release
May 21, 2019
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Metro-North Meets Milestones in Way Ahead Plan to Transform the Railroad

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

Press Release
May 16, 2019
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Metro-North to Host 10th Annual Staycation Event in Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday, May 22

Just in time for Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer, discover places to go and things to do that are an easy train ride away at MTA Metro-North Railroad’s 10th annual Staycation Showcase at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday, May 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Press Release
May 15, 2019
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Metro-North Crews to Make Infrastructure Improvements to New Canaan Branch This Weekend

MTA Metro-North Railroad advises customers that as part of the complete upgrade of the New Canaan Branch signal system, crews will continue work installing Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment this weekend, May 17-19.  

PTC is a technology designed to reduce the potential for human error that can lead to train-involved accidents. This weekend, crews will connect software required to make PTC operational on the branch.

Elsewhere along the branch, crews will upgrade a crossing mechanism at Omega Drive in Springdale, cut back tree branches and weld track.

Press Release
May 7, 2019
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Metro-North and Playland Park Kick Off Summer Season

Take a spin on the carousel. Stroll along the boardwalk. Bring the family. Bring a friend. What better way to spend a summer day than at Rye Playland Amusement Park?  

Press Release
April 24, 2019
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Metro-North Railroad to Host 7th Annual Blood Drive at Grand Central Terminal on Thursday, April 25

Metro-North Railroad encourages customers and employees to take a moment from their day tomorrow to donate blood and help save lives. Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall will be the site of a huge community blood drive as MTA Metro-North Railroad partners with the New York Blood Center for a 12-hour blood drive from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., tomorrow, Thursday, April 25.

Metro-North and the New York Blood Center are asking people to decide to make a difference on Thursday by visiting to the “donation station” in Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall and donating blood.

Press Release
April 19, 2019
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Metro-North Crews to Continue Work on Patterson Bridge Replacement Project on Upper Harlem Line from Tuesday, April 23, Through Thursday, April 25

MTA Metro-North Railroad advises customers that in preparation for the Patterson bridge-replacement project, crews will continue track-surfacing work on the Upper Harlem Line between Wassaic and Southeast from Tuesday, April 23, through Thursday, April 25, adding stone to raise the existing the track so that it meets the profile of the new bridges.

Press Release
April 18, 2019
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Metro-North Railroad Announces Progress on Enhanced Stations Initiative at Crestwood and Port Chester

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced major milestones on its Enhanced Stations Initiative, which is transforming the railroad’s Crestwood, Harlem-125th Street, Port Chester, Riverdale and White Plains stations.

Press Release
April 12, 2019
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Metro-North Railroad Presents Regional Travel Showcase at Palisades Center Saturday, April 13 from Noon to 4 p.m.

Spend the afternoon exploring some of the region’s best travel destinations, all within easy reach from Metro-North stations, at the Palisades Center Presents Metro-North’s Get Out & Go Show in West Nyack, New York this Saturday, April 13, from noon to 4 p.m.  The event is a platform for regional businesses, cultural destinations and recreational venues to promote local tourism, an economic driver for the region.

Press Release
April 9, 2019
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Metro-North Crews to Make Improvements to Upper Hudson Line on Saturday, April 13

Metro-North Railroad advises customers that this Saturday, April 13, crews will replace a switch south of Poughkeepsie. This mechanism allows trains to move from one track to another and is crucial to safe and efficient service. 

To accommodate this line upgrade, trains will have to operate on a single-track between Beacon and Poughkeepsie for a distance of approximately 14 miles, which will require the select trains to terminate or originate at Beacon, six trains to be cancelled, as well as minor schedule adjustments. 

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