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Press Release
February 18, 2011
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Partners with CooCoo:^Train Schedules via Text Message Using Any Cell Phone

MTA Metro-North Railroad customers can now get train schedules via text message (SMS) as part of a partnership with CooCoo, a Long Island-based text scheduling company.

For Metro-North information, use any cell phone to text a station-to-station request to 266266, which spells CooCoo, for example Rye to Grand Central, and get an immediate response.  The service is free.  Standard text messaging fees apply.

Press Release
February 17, 2011
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Posts Second Highest Ridership of All Time in 2010:^Trains On-Time 97.7% of the Time

Despite a still-bruising recession MTA Metro-North Railroad customers are coming back.  By the end of the year, overall ridership in 2010 was up 1.5% over 2009.

In 2010, Metro-North provided 81.1 million trips, the second-highest year on record, exceeded only in 2008, when 83.3 million people took trips on Metro-North.

Metro-North also achieved a stellar on-time record of 97.7% for the year, the sixth year in a row that trains performed at 97.5% on-time or better.

Press Release
February 14, 2011
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Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry Service Resumes Tomorrow

In a sure sign that spring must be just around the corner, Metro-North Railroad's ferry service between Haverstraw and Ossining, provided under contract by NY Waterway, is resuming tomorrow, Tuesday, February 15. Buses have served passengers on this route since ice clogged the Hudson River on January 24.

The commuter ferry service is synchronized with express trains serving Ossining, providing a more convenient trip for riders on the west side of the Hudson River.

Press Release
February 10, 2011
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Waterbury Branch Bus Substitution Schedule Altered to Improve Reliability

MTA Metro-North Railroad in conjunction with the Connecticut Department of Transportation is altering the schedule for bus substitutions on the Waterbury Branch in order to improve reliability and ensure that customers make the connection to train service at Bridgeport.

The buses will depart Waterbury Branch stations between 9 and 20 minutes prior to the scheduled train departure time so that no one will miss the connection at Bridgeport.

On the northbound trip from Bridgeport to Waterbury, buses will depart Bridgeport as soon as all customers are aboard.

Press Release
February 3, 2011
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New Haven Line Reduced Winter Schedule Takes Effect on Monday

Starting on Monday, February 7, Metro-North will introduce a Reduced Winter Schedule affecting New Haven Line rush-hour, peak-direction trains. This schedule reduces service by approximately 10% during peak hours. In nearly all cases, customers will be able to board a train within five minutes of their normal departure time, although in some cases trains will make more stops than normal. During this time, weekday off-peak service will not be affected.

Press Release
January 28, 2011
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MTA Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line on a Sunday Schedule Tomorrow^Hudson and Harlem Lines Will Operate a Normal Saturday Schedule

On Saturday, January 29, a Sunday schedule will be in effect on the New Haven Line due to ongoing weather-related equipment shortages. A regular Sunday schedule will be in effect on Sunday.

Hudson and Harlem Line service will operate on their regular weekend schedules.

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."

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