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Press Release
July 28, 2016
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Take Metro-North to 45th Annual Putnam County Fair This Weekend

Gather the family, ditch the car and get ready for some fun, with FREE admission, at the only County Fair that’s easy to get to on Metro-North. Take Metro-North Railroad to Brewster Station where you can connect to a free shuttle to Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park for the 45th Annual Putnam County 4-H Fair. The fair takes place this Friday, July 29, Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31.

Press Release
July 25, 2016
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Metro-North Employees Commended for Thwarting Car Theft at Harlem Line’s Southeast Station

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that three of its employees were recognized for preventing a car theft at the Harlem Line’s Southeast Station. Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti thanked the employees for their quick thinking and vigilance at today’s meeting of the MTA Board’s Metro-North Railroad Committee.

On Tuesday, June 21, during a routine station inspection, Metro-North Service Quality employees, John Daly, Daniel Thomas and Edward Jaeger observed a suspicious young man in the Southeast Station’s commuter parking lot.

Press Release
July 22, 2016
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Metro-North to Provide Substitute Bus Service Between Philipse Manor and Ossining Stations Beginning August 1

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that the next phase of the Railroad’s Superstorm Sandy Resiliency Project will require substitute bus service between the Philipse Manor and Ossining stations on the Hudson Line beginning on August 1 through the first quarter of 2017.

Because of reduced track capacity in this zone, morning reverse peak and evening reverse peak trains must operate on an express track, resulting in the inability of these trains to stop at the Philipse Manor and Scarborough stations.

Northbound, morning reverse peak service:

Press Release
July 19, 2016
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Metro-North Railroad Announces Ticketing Policy Changes and Service Alternatives During Tappan Zee Bridge Closure

Metro-North Railroad today announced that because of this afternoon's crane accident and closure of the Tappan Zee Bridge, and the related suspension of the TAPPAN ZEExpress bus, a number of changes to ticketing policies and procedures are being made for the remainder of the day:

Press Release
July 19, 2016
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Metro-North to Provide Weekend Substitute Bus Service Between New Canaan and Stamford From Friday Evening, July 22, Through Sunday, July 24

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that buses will replace trains on Metro-North’s New Canaan Branch after 10 p.m. on Friday, July 22, through the last train of the night on Sunday, July 24. Westbound buses will operate 15-20 minutes earlier than scheduled trains. Customers should listen for announcements and check local or express bus service to their destination while boarding.

This weekend’s service change will help ensure the on-going reliability and safety of New Canaan Branch trains. Crews will be replacing a road crossing, welding track joints and cutting brush.

Press Release
July 6, 2016
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Metro-North to Provide Weekend Substitute Bus Service Between Southeast and Wassaic and at Melrose Station From Friday Evening, July 8, Through Sunday, July 10

After 10 p.m. on Friday, July 8, buses will replace select trains on Metro-North Railroad’s upper Harlem Line at all stations between Wassaic and Southeast. From Saturday, July 9, through 2 a.m., Monday, July 11, substitute bus service will be provided for all trains between Southeast and Wassaic. Buses will operate 15-30 minutes earlier than scheduled trains. Customers should listen for announcements and check local or express bus service to their destination while boarding.

Press Release
June 30, 2016
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Metro-North Best Way to Travel to Garth Brooks Concerts At Yankee Stadium Next Weekend

MTA Metro-North Railroad will provide extra train service to the Yankees-East 153rd Street station for customers traveling to the Garth Brooks concerts at Yankee Stadium on Friday, July 8, and Saturday, July 9, at 8:30 p.m. With sell-out crowds expected for both concerts at Yankee Stadium, riding Metro-North is the most convenient and safest way to get there on-time.

Metro-North’s special schedule for the concerts will feature:

Press Release
June 28, 2016
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Make Your July 4th Getaway on Metro-North Railroad

Metro-North Railroad will have lots of extra service on Friday, July 1, to help those who want to get a jump start on the long weekend, with 17 extra "getaway" departures from Grand Central Terminal between 1 p.m. and 4:11 p.m. To allow for the service, certain departures from Grand Central Terminal later that evening will be combined or cancelled.

Press Release
June 24, 2016
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Substitute Bus Service Will Be Provided Between Port Jervis and Middletown On Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26

To accommodate work replacing bridge timbers on Port Jervis’ East Main Street bridge, station maintenance and track welding, busing will be in effect between Port Jervis and Middletown for select trains starting on Saturday, June 25, at 12:01 a.m. through Sunday, June 26. Buses will stop at Port Jervis and Otisville stations, and will connect with the trains at Middletown station, and will follow train schedules.

Press Release
June 23, 2016
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Grand Central Terminal Will Be Venue for Overnight FDNY/U.S. Marine Corps Training Exercise Tonight

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) will host a rescue exercise involving the United States Marines’ Chemical Biological Incident Response Force at Grand Central Terminal overnight.

Metro-North train service will not be effected by the drill, which is scheduled to begin at 11 p.m. and end at 5 a.m. tomorrow, although entrances to Grand Central from Vanderbilt Avenue may close earlier than usual. Grand Central's Biltmore Room will be closed to the public at 8 p.m. to accommodate the exercise.

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