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Press Release
January 24, 2014
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Metro-North Railroad Identifies Cause of Service Disruption
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast said today that the cause of last night’s two-hour service disruption on Metro-North Railroad has been traced to human error during an electrical repair project.
“Last night’s failure was unacceptable, pure and simple,” Prendergast said. “The project should have been analyzed for risks and redundancy before it began, and it should not have been performed when thousands of customers were trying to get home in cold weather.”
Press Release
January 23, 2014
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Metro-North Service Restored

Metro-North train service has been restored on all three lines, Hudson, Harlem and New Haven. Customers should expect significant residual delays.

At 7:45 p.m. power to the computer system that controls all Metro-North train movements was interrupted.

Rail traffic controllers took the immediate safe course of action and instructed all train engineers, via radio, to bring their trains to a stop at the first, nearest station. Customers were able to exit the train if they wished.

Press Release
January 17, 2014
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Let Metro-North Take You to Super Bowl Boulevard Engineered by GMC
In the week leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII, football fans can experience Super Bowl Boulevard Engineered by GMC, which will feature many fan interactive experiences that will excite any football fan, including a 60 feet high toboggan run that will be fun for the whole family. Super Bowl Boulevard runs for 13 blocks along Broadway in Midtown Manhattan. It’s just a short walk, subway or bus ride from Grand Central Terminal.
Press Release
January 17, 2014
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Metro-North Railroad to Operate on a Saturday Schedule For Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Add 32 Additional Trains
On Monday, January 20, 2014, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Metro-North Railroad will operate on a Saturday schedule with 32 additional trains.
It is a federal holiday and New York City’s financial markets are closed. But for those people who are working, Metro-North will operate more trains than a normal holiday schedule.  Extra New York City-bound trains during the morning and northbound in the late afternoon will be provided.
Press Release
January 9, 2014
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MTA Announces New President of Metro-North Railroad
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast today announced the January 31 retirement of MTA Metro-North Railroad President Howard Permut and the appointment of Joseph J. Giulietti as his successor.
Press Release
January 2, 2014
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Metro-North Service Plan for Thursday Evening January 2, 2014

Due to the predicted severity of the winter storm, Metro-North is reducing service after 8 PM. At the end of the PM peak, Metro-North intends to provide hourly service on all three lines.

After midnight, locals and expresses will be combined with all local service to New Haven and Southeast and to Croton, where customers will transfer for local, diesel, service to Poughkeepsie.

Ridership Thursday was about 25% below a normal weekday, due mostly to the holiday week.

Press Release
December 19, 2013
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Metro-North Offers Special Service for Christmas Week and New Year’s Week

During the holidays, MTA Metro-North Railroad will keep you moving, shopping, sightseeing, show-going and celebrating with trains and schedules to suit everyone.  Pick up a special holiday timetable now.

Christmas Getaway: Tuesday, December 24

  • Normal AM Peak schedule, special afternoon getaway schedule with a reduced PM Peak schedule after 5:00 p.m.

Christmas Day: Wednesday, December 25

Press Release
December 16, 2013
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Train Schedules to Change on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines

MTA Metro-North Railroad is changing the timetables for all three lines on Saturday, January 18, 2014 to reflect the significant amount of track work that has been completed since the current timetable was implemented.

With all four tracks in a six-mile stretch from Woodlawn to Melrose in service for the first time since the intensive upgrade began July 1, running times will be reduced.  As future infrastructure work is completed, additional improvements will be made.

Press Release
December 8, 2013
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MTA Announces Immediate Improvements to Address Critical Metro-North Locations

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that MTA Metro-North Railroad is making immediate improvements to reinforce safety at critical curves and movable bridges along the railroad's right-of-way. These improvements were directed Friday by Governor Andrew Cuomo in a letter to the MTA and by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) in its Emergency Order.

Press Release
December 4, 2013
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Announces Full Hudson Line Service Thursday

Crews from Metro-North Railroad have completed the reconstruction of a second Hudson Line track in the area of Sunday’s derailment, allowing resumption of full service Thursday morning.

The work, including new ties, ballast, running rails, third rails and signal system, was completed in mid-afternoon and it was inspected by the Sperry Rail Car, which uses ultrasonic technology. 

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