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Press Release
March 8, 2010
Metro-North to Accommodate "Big East" Fans Starting Tuesday, March 9

Once again, it's time for the Big East Tournament and Metro-North is prepared to accommodate UConn fans!

The Storrs team will play in the first round on Tuesday, March 9, at 2 p.m. at Madison Square Garden.

Metro-North will be accommodating the additional New Haven Line customers heading in for the game with additional train cars, as available, on trains departing New Haven from 8:50 a.m. through 10:57 a.m.

Additional cars will be added as available to trains departing Grand Central from 5 p.m. through 6 p.m. for the home-going fans.

Press Release
March 3, 2010
New Canaan Branch Weekday Off-Peak Busing

MTA Metro-North Railroad will replace weekday off-peak New Canaan Branch train service with buses for three weeks while track maintenance workers conduct cyclical brush-cutting alongside our right-of-way. Periodic pruning is essential for safe train operations to assure good sight lines and to minimize potential damage from falling branches.

Beginning Monday, March 15 through Thursday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., buses will follow train schedules. Normal service resumes on Good Friday to accommodate an expected increase in off-peak ridership

Press Release
March 1, 2010
Take Metro-North to Restaurant Week in the Hudson Valley

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, returns to cities, towns and villages throughout the region March 15-28. Now in its fourth year, this much-anticipated, multi-county dining extravaganza features 125 restaurants offering three-course prix-fixe lunches at $20 and/or dinners at $28.

MTA Metro-North Railroad is encouraging its customers and anyone with a yen for fine dining to take advantage of the many restaurants that are within walking distance or a short cab ride from train stations along the Harlem, Hudson and New Haven lines.

Press Release
February 26, 2010
Metro-North Modifies Midday Schedule Due to Low Ridership

Beginning at the end of the AM rush, Metro-North will modify its midday schedule to provide hourly service to each of its six line segments: inner and outer Hudson line, inner and outer Harlem line and inner and outer New Haven Line.

Ridership is down by 60-65 percent systemwide. Based on counts obtained thru 9 a.m., the decreases by line are approximately as follows: Hudson Line down 79 percent, Harlem Line down 66 percent and New Haven Line down 56 percent.

Press Release
February 26, 2010
Metro-North Combines Evening Trains Due to Low Ridership

Metro-North has a special Winter Weather Schedule this evening, Friday, February 26, because so many customers have already departed New York. Customers may experience some delays in service due to changes in service and the impact of the winter weather.

Press Release
February 25, 2010
MTA Metro-North Railroad Plans Slightly Reduced Schedule for Friday's Morning Rush

On Friday February 26, Metro-North will combine some trains and eliminate others during the morning rush hours in anticipation of significantly reduced ridership.

The details of the special AM peak plan are available on the web at

A total of 23 trains will be canceled and combined with others, seven on the Hudson Line, seven on the Harlem Line and nine on the New Haven Line.

Press Release
February 22, 2010
Metro-North Is Your Ticket To The New York Times Travel Show

A world awaits at the New York Times Travel Show this weekend February 27 and 28 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, and you can get there for less with MTA Metro-North Railroad's discount rail and show Getaway package.

Press Release
February 12, 2010
MTA Metro-North Railroad On A Saturday Schedule On Presidents' Day

On Monday, February 15th Metro-North Railroad will operate a Saturday schedule with eight extra trains in the peaks. Off-peak fares will apply all day.

The following extra trains will operate on Presidents' Day only:

Hudson Line:

- A 6:41 AM express train departing Grand Central, arriving in Poughkeepsie at 8:34 AM.

Harlem Line:

- A 6:06 AM local train departing Grand Central, arriving at North White Plains at 6:58 AM.

- A 7:15 AM local train leaving Grand Central and arriving Southeast at 8:52 AM.

Press Release
February 5, 2010
See it First Hand—in Your Hand: Metro-North Train Time ™ Gives Real-Time Train Status On Smart Phones and Computers

Since mid-January, when MTA Metro-North railroad launched its new service, Train Time, more than 71,000 "hits" show it's a real hit with customers. And live demonstrations are now going to hit the following stations:

Hastings on Tuesday, February 9th

Brewster on Tuesday, February 16th

Port Chester on Tuesday, February 23rd

From 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Metro-North Customer Service representatives will demonstrate how this convenient, real-time train status and schedule information is easily accessible via smart phones and computers.

Press Release
February 4, 2010
Thunder Ridge Ski Trails Begin on Metro-North

On weekends through March 14, a great day of skiing can begin from any Metro-North Harlem Line train station. Metro-North offers skiers and snow boarders a discounted rail and discounted trail package for the celebrated Thunder Ridge ski area in Paterson, NY.

No need for a car! A free shuttle bus will meet your train. And you can sleep on the way home. Skiers and boarders have the option of going for a day, a night or for an entire weekend.

Here are the available packages: