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Press Release
January 20, 2011
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Environmental Assessment Now Available for Proposed Garage at North White Plains

To improve access to MTA Metro-North trains at the North White Plains Station, the railroad is proposing to build a 500-space parking garage on property it owns on the east side of the tracks where a smaller garage already exists.

The proposed, five-level parking garage would be located at 50 Haarlem Avenue and would replace an existing two-level, 109-space garage and its adjacent surface lot, a utility building and associated chimney at 50 Haarlem Avenue.

Press Release
December 20, 2010
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New Fares for Travel Between New York State Stations Begin Thursday, December 30

MTA Metro-North Railroad is raising fares effective December 30, 2010, along with other agencies of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Press Release
December 16, 2010
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Metro-North’s Holiday Timetable is a True Gift

MTA Metro-North Railroad aims to make the holidays happier with special train schedules designed to make traveling, shopping, sightseeing and visiting easier.

Get a jump on the holidays with early afternoon getaway service on Thursday December 23rd.  There will be 16 extra trains departing Grand Central; between noon and 4 p.m.  There will be a normal AM peak, but a reduced PM peak after 5 o’clock with 10 trains canceled and six trains combined into three. All changes are in the October 17 public timetable.

Press Release
December 16, 2010
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Holiday Ridership Surge Means Extra Trains and Cars This Saturday

This holiday season, riders are flocking to Metro-North as never before, with Saturday ridership on all three East-of-Hudson lines up 27% over last December. In response, Metro-North is adding three special Hudson Line trains this Saturday and will run longer trains on the New Haven Line.

"We are delighted so many customers are enjoying the safety, convenience and comfort of our trains," said Metro-North President Howard Permut. "We are making these temporary adjustments to our scheduling to accommodate everyone who wants to ride with us."

Press Release
December 13, 2010
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Survey Finds 93% of Metro-North Customers are Satisfied with Service

Survey Finds 93% of Metro-North Customers are Satisfied with Service

Customers of MTA Metro-North Railroad, surveyed in June, said overwhelmingly that they were satisfied with the train service. A whopping 93% said they were happy with Metro-North overall.

The railroad surveys a sampling of trains across all lines and times to identify areas that need improvement and to help guide its investments decisions. Questions concern a range of topics from comfort, seat availability, and scheduling, to on-time performance and employees courtesy.

Press Release
November 23, 2010
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Official Audio Tours of Grand Central Terminal Offered for First Time MTA Metro-North Railroad Offers Entertaining, Informative History of the Terminal

One of the most popular destinations in New York City - Grand Central Terminal - now has an official, self-guided audio tour available in English, Spanish and French.  Japanese, German and Italian will be added early next year.

MTA Metro-North Railroad, which operates the Terminal, has teamed up with Orpheo USA, one of the world’s most experienced producers of audio tours, to give tourists, travelers and locals alike a history of the terminal filled with interesting details and insights.

Press Release
November 22, 2010
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Offers Special Thanksgiving Weekend Schedule

The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is the busiest time of the year for MTA Metro-North Railroad and special preparations have been made to serve the extra and often first-time customers with schedule changes each day, Wednesday through Sunday.

To encourage ridership, off-peak fares in are in effect for four days, from Thursday through Sunday.

Press Release
November 12, 2010
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College Football Is at Yankee Stadium for the First Time in Decades;

Yankee Stadium is hosting a college football game for the first time in decades with Army taking on Notre Dame on Saturday, November 20. Just like with Yankee games, the best way to get to the game is with MTA Metro-North Railroad’s special game-day service. Avoid the traffic hassles, parking fees and tolls. Sit back, relax, and take the train to the game!

Football fans now get to try out Metro-North’s convenient, safe and reliable service that has provided more than a million rides for Yankee Stadium baseball fans.

Press Release
November 9, 2010
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MTA Metro-North Railroad To Honor Its Veterans and All Veterans With Solemn Ceremony

A wreath will be hung and taps will be played at a solemn ceremony on Thursday November 11 at 11 a.m. as MTA Metro-North Railroad honors its veterans and all veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

The MTA Police Pipe and Drum Band will open and close the ceremony and the Commodore Vanderbilt American Legion Post #1158 will provide the color guard for Metro-North's annual Veterans' Day Ceremony on the Main Concourse of Grand Central Terminal.

Metro-North employs 669 veterans, about one in five of all employees, including a dozen who are currently on active duty.

Press Release
November 8, 2010
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The Stars in the Sky are Shining Bright - Again: Grand Central’s Famed Constellations Get High-Tech Twinkle.

Orion, the hunter, and the highlighted should star is Betelgeuse. Rigel is a knee of OrionNew York City’s most-beloved galaxy, the constellation ceiling above Grand Central Terminal’s Main Concourse, is alive with new luminosity in the form of light-emitting diodes. 

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