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Press Release
July 24, 2009
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Names Three New Vice Presidents

MTA Metro-North President Howard Permut has announced the appointment of Raymond Burney as Senior Vice President of Administration, Robert C. MacLagger as Vice President of Planning and Seth J. Cummins as Vice President, General Counsel. These additions to the railroad's management team come at pivotal time as the railroad embarks on a five-year strategic business plan.

Press Release
July 20, 2009
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Track Changes Coming at Ossining, Scarborough and Philipse Manor As Station Reconstruction Progresses

Hudson Line customers at Ossining, Scarborough and Philipse Manor stations will have a change in routine come Monday July 27 when platform changes occur to accommodate the next phase of station reconstruction at these three stations.

In addition, customers between Morris Heights and Tarrytown stations also will go back to the southbound, riverside platforms during the AM rush hour as part of this change.

Press Release
July 8, 2009
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Metro-North to Begin Major Station Improvements at Port Chester and Rye

Work begins soon to repair station buildings and platforms, install new shelters and lights, and improve canopies at Port Chester and Rye stations, MTA Metro-North Railroad announced today.

Platform work at both Rye and Port Chester, which each serve about 2,500 customers a day, call for replacement of all station amenities as well as repairs to the platforms themselves. As part of Metro-North's 2005-2009 Capital Program, a $9.5 million contract for this work was awarded to St. Francis Construction Co. of Larchmont, NY.

Press Release
June 26, 2009
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Metro-North Railroad and the Town/Village of Harrison Forge Transit Oriented Development Partnership

The Town/Village of Harrison and MTA Metro-North Railroad today agreed on a framework for jointly advancing the development of property on the south side of the tracks owned by the railroad by formally signing a Term Sheet and a Predevelopment Agreement.

Press Release
June 24, 2009
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On July 4th, Metro-North Lets You Declare Your Independence from Traffic Jams

There's a lot to celebrate during the Fourth of July holiday, and the extra service on MTA Metro-North certainly deserves a shout.

This year, the holiday gets a jump start on Thursday, July 2 when throngs of summer-sun-seeking customers decide to make it into a long weekend.

To accommodate these happy holiday-goers, Metro-North will have additional outbound trains departing Grand Central on all three lines.

On the Hudson Line, there will be three additional departing trains from 1:45 p.m. through 5:22 p.m.

Press Release
June 23, 2009
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New Train Schedules Take Effect July 13 on the Hudson and New Haven Lines

Construction and track work on the Hudson Line and the Danbury and Waterbury branches of the New Haven Line will require a new schedule, effective July 13. There are no schedule changes on the Harlem Line.

On the Upper Hudson Line, completion of track work between Beacon and Poughkeepsie results in the end of temporary schedule changes that have been in effect since April 5th.

Press Release
June 22, 2009
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West of Hudson Customers Get More Express Trains and Better Late Night Service

Starting Sunday, July 12, Pascack Valley Line customers will now have four Metro-North Railroad express trains on the weekend—trains that will no longer stop in New Jersey. In addition, Port Jervis Line customers will be able to enjoy additional time in New York City with improved late night service.

Press Release
June 3, 2009
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Metro-North's Weekend Escape to the Berkshires is Back

MTA-Metro-North Railroad again makes it easier to escape to the Berkshires on weekends this 11th summer of New York- Berkshire weekend rail/bus service.

The combination of train and bus gets you far, far away without a car. Avoid the Friday night traffic nightmare by hopping a Metro-North train to the end of the Harlem Line – Wassaic Station. From Wassaic, an express bus will take you to Millerton, Copake, Hillsdale or Great Barrington.

Press Release
May 21, 2009
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MTA Metro-North Railroad To Open New Train Station in New York City To Serve Southwest Bronx and Yankee Stadium

After decades of dreaming, years of planning and just 24 months of building, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Metropolitan Transportation Authority and elected officials gathered Thursday to celebrate the opening of a new MTA Metro-North Railroad Station in the Southwest Bronx, the Yankees – E. 153rd Street Station.

Press Release
May 20, 2009
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Commended for Safety Record

A national railroad industry group has selected MTA Metro-North Railroad as "Most Improved" in terms of safety among railroads its size. The prize, one of the most prestigious in the industry, was announced Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

The E. H. Harriman Memorial Awards Institute, under the auspices of the Association of American Railroads, awarded Metro-North a "Certificate of Commendation" for its reduction in employee injuries from 2007 to 2008.

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