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Press Release
April 4, 2019
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New Tenants Transforming Metro-North Station Houses at Purdy’s, Hastings-on-Hudson, Mt. Kisco, Peekskill and Tarrytown

The Mt. Kisco, Purdy’s, Hastings-on-Hudson, Peekskill and Tarrytown stations are being reinvigorated, becoming more vibrant, welcoming places for commuters and residents, thanks to a renewal initiative by MTA Metro-North Railroad.  Metro-North has granted leases to new tenants who will bring dining and shopping options, commuter and community services, as well as improvements to these station house buildings. 

Press Release
March 20, 2019
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Metro-North Crews to Make Infrastructure Improvements to the New Canaan Branch This Weekend

MTA Metro-North Railroad advises customers that crews will make infrastructure improvements to the New Canaan Branch this weekend. 

As part of the complete upgrade of the New Canaan Branch signal system, crews will continue   fiber optic installation work. The new fiber optic system needs to be in place to support Positive Train Control operations on the New Canaan Branch.  Positive Train Control is a technology designed to reduce the potential for human error that can lead to train-involved accidents.  

Press Release
March 19, 2019
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Metro-North Crews to Make Infrastructure Improvements to the Port Jervis Line This Weekend

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that Metro-North crews will make infrastructure improvements to the Port Jervis Line this weekend. 

As part of the complete upgrade of the Port Jervis Line signal system, crews will continue installation work on the section of track between Campbell Hall and Hudson Junction. This new cab signal system needs to be in place to support Positive Train Control operations on the Port Jervis Line. Positive Train Control is a technology designed to reduce the potential for human error that can lead to train-involved accidents.  

Press Release
March 6, 2019
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Metro-North President Catherine Rinaldi Continues ‘Connect With Us’ Customer Forums at West-of-Hudson Stations

MTA Metro-North Railroad will bring its “Connect With Us” customer forums to West-of-Hudson stations in March, with the railroad’s senior leadership coming to meet with customers in Nanuet on March 12 and Harriman on March 26.

Press Release
February 26, 2019
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Metro-North Railroad to Host Outreach Event to Encourage Contracting Opportunities for New York State Certified Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

Metro-North Railroad today announced that it will host a special outreach event in partnership with Skanska-ECCO to encourage NYS certified Minority and Women-Owned Businesses to apply for design-build subcontracting opportunities to complete improvements to the railroad’s Croton-Harmon Yard project.

This networking event, which is part of the MTA’s effort to improve the participation of women and minority owned business in capital projects, will take place on Friday, March 1, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Yonkers Public, Library, 1 Larkin Center, Yonkers, New York.

Press Release
February 25, 2019
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Opens New Haven Line Trains for Travel Between Fordham and Manhattan

MTA Metro-North Railroad President Catherine Rinaldi today announced that effective Sunday, April 14, Metro-North is opening New Haven Line trains for travel between Fordham and Manhattan.

The change means railroad customers will be able to access an additional 96 weekday trains for travel between Fordham and Manhattan that previously had been off-limits, more than doubling existing service of 93 daily Harlem Line trains.

Press Release
February 7, 2019
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Metro-North Awarded Federal Grant to Enhance Implementation of Positive Train Control

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that it has been awarded a grant of up to $2.3 million dollars from the Federal Railroad Administration to support Positive Train Control (PTC) communications testing. The grant, which is part of the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program, will help Metro-North improve the performance of PTC radio spectrum utilization required to make PTC operational on the Northeast Corridor. 

Press Release
February 5, 2019
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Metro-North Announces Winners of Rail Safety Poster Contest for Children

MTA Metro-North Railroad asked kids to get creative about safety, and they stepped up to meet the challenge. Metro-North today announced the five winners of Metro-North’s Railroad’s Safety Poster Contest that asked students, from grades pre-K to 12, to create posters illustrating what they believe is most important about rail safety.

The contest, which ran from October 2018 to the end of November 2018, coincided with National Rail Safety Week and was open to students who attend schools within Metro-North’s territory throughout New York and Connecticut.

Press Release
January 28, 2019
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Metro-North President Catherine Rinaldi Continues ‘Connect With Us’ Customer Forums at Stations Across Railroad’s Service Territory

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced upcoming ‘Connect With Us’ customer forums, a program that the railroad initiated in 2014. For the fifth consecutive year, Metro-North will hold these forums at locations across its service territory, fostering an open dialogue with customers about service and progress on major issues.

Press Release
January 22, 2019
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Metro-North Employees Commended for Helping Save Commuter’s Life

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that nine of its employees were recognized for seamlessly working together to save an unresponsive customer on board a train. Metro-North President Catherine Rinaldi thanked the employees for their extraordinary efforts and teamwork at today’s meeting of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board’s Metro-North Committee.

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