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Press Release
June 20, 2019
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Metro-North Crews to Make Infrastructure Improvements to 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 west of Otisville. 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
June 17, 2019
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Connecticut Department of Transportation to Begin Replacement Work on Atlantic Street Bridge in Stamford on and Sunday, June 22-23

MTA Metro-North Railroad advises customers that from Saturday, June 22 through Sunday, June 23, Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) crews will doing prep work to replace the Atlantic Street Bridge located at the east end of the Stamford station.

This bridge replacement prep work will reduce the number of main-line tracks available in Stamford from five to two; it also significantly constrains the railroad’s ability to move trains into and out of Stamford Yard, one of the two major train-servicing facilities on the New Haven Line.

Press Release
June 14, 2019
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Metro-North to Update Public on Construction of Empire State Trail – Maybrook Trailway

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced plans to hold information sessions on June 19 and 20 for the public to learn more about the design and construction of the Empire State Trail – Maybrook Trailway Section, a 23-mile shared-use bicycle and pedestrian path occupying the Metro-North Railroad Beacon Line corridor. Construction of the trail is scheduled to begin later this month.

Press Release
June 6, 2019
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New Tenants to Transform Metro-North’s Bronxville Station House

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority today announced that Metro-North Railroad’s Bronxville Station building will be reimagined, becoming a more vibrant, welcoming place with amenities for customers and residents alike.

Press Release
June 5, 2019
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Metro-North Railroad and AvalonBay Communities Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony to Mark Start of Construction of Transit-Oriented Development at Harrison Station

MTA Metro-North Railroad and AvalonBay Communities, one of the nation’s leading multifamily builders, held a groundbreaking ceremony at the Harrison station today to mark the start of construction of a mixed-use development project on the south side of the station.

Press Release
May 30, 2019
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Metro-North to Make Upgrades to Upper Harlem Line May 31, June 1-2

On the weekend of June 1-2, Metro-North Railroad crews will replace the Wheeler Street railroad crossing in Wingdale, resurface and weld tracks and cut back overgrown brush. As a result of this important work to maintain the safety and reliability of the tracks, buses will substitute for trains from the evening of Friday, May 31, throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2. 

Service details follow.

Southbound to Southeast

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.

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