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Press Release
January 6, 2009
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Prototype Bicycle Hooks Being Tested on Metro-North M-7 Train Cars Feedback Sought From Cyclists

MTA Metro-North Railroad in conjunction with the Connecticut Department of Transportation has installed prototype bicycle mounting devices on a pair of M-7 train cars as part of the railroad's ongoing efforts to review and improve bicycle transportation on the railroad.

Press Release
December 15, 2008
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Metro-North's Holiday Timetable is a True Gift
Happy holidays are going to be made much happier with MTA Metro-North's holiday train schedules. With everyone traveling, shopping, sightseeing and visiting, the special Holiday Timetable is sure to have the right trains at the right times for you.
Press Release
December 4, 2008
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Metro-North Introduces America's First High-Tech, High Wire Act

MTA Metro-North Railroad's Power Department is conducting a high-tech diagnostic examination of its entire New Haven Line catenary system to improve performance and identify needed repairs to the complex system of wires that power the trains.

Metro-North, in conjunction with the Connecticut Department of Transportation, has contracted with Gerken SAS, a French manufacturer of carbon brushes, and Selectra, an Italian technical analysis company, to perform a detailed, high-tech analysis of the catenary system over a two-year period.

Press Release
December 2, 2008
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Take Metro-North's Santa Express For Holiday Fun
Climb aboard a merry Metro-North train—reserved just for you–and you'll see why Santa likes his reindeer, but loves MTA Metro-North Railroad.

Join Santa on his holiday excursion on Saturday, December 13 and find out why Santa himself says that this is best in holiday travel.

Besides meeting and greeting old St. Nick, you get to visit with his merry helpers and receive a special holiday goody bag.

Press Release
December 2, 2008
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Danbury Branch Busing Extended Thru December 9
MTA Metro-North Railroad is currently replacing ties on the Danbury Branch to maintain a safe, smooth ride. In order to accomplish this important work, off-peak weekday busing has been extended through Tuesday, December 9 in both directions between Danbury and Branchville stations.

Please note that regularly scheduled northbound and southbound train service will operate from Branchville, south with stops at Cannondale, Wilton, Merritt 7, and South Norwalk stations.

Press Release
December 1, 2008
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Pascack Valley Line Service to Be Affected By New Jersey Transit Signal Upgrade on December 6-7
On Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7, 2008, New Jersey Transit will install a new signal system on the Pascack Valley Line that will provide greater levels of safety, service reliability and on-time performance.

This work will require numerous adjustments to the train schedule for the weekend. This revised schedule will be in effect at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, December 6 and will end at 4 a.m. Monday December 8.

Press Release
November 24, 2008
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West of Hudson Regional Transit Access Study Open House Set for December 8 in Orange County
MTA Metro-North Railroad will hold an open house in Orange County on December 8 to present the latest information on the West of Hudson Regional Transit Access Alternatives Analysis (AA) / Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Study.

This first open house will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, at 15 Crossroads Court, Newburgh, New York just south of Route 17K). It will run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with presentations at 4:30 p.m. and then repeated at 6:30 p.m. Question and answer sessions will follow each presentation.

Press Release
November 17, 2008
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MTA Metro-North Railroad "Going Your Way" This Thanksgiving
Look no further for a hassle-free way to get around this Thanksgiving. MTA Metro-North Railroad has off-peak fares and a special four-day holiday timetable for the most traveled holiday of the year, and free weekend and holiday parking is available at many train stations.

The holiday getaway begins Wednesday the day before Thanksgiving, November 26th, with 17 extra trains departing Grand Central Terminal between 1 p.m. and 4:10 p.m. in addition to the regular weekday schedule. Early getaway trains are included in the October 5th schedule.

Press Release
November 17, 2008
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The Thanksgiving Holiday Makes for Happy Days on Metro-North's Port Jervis and Pascack Valley Lines
The Thanksgiving holiday makes for the biggest travel days of the year, and this year Metro-North is providing more "getaway" trains, holiday travel trains, and off-peak service for West of Hudson customers.
Press Release
November 6, 2008
IMMEDIATE
Danbury Branch Improvements Make for Busing
MTA Metro-North Railroad will be replacing ties on the Danbury Branch to maintain a safe, smooth ride. In order to accomplish this important work, bus service will replace select trains in both directions between Danbury, Bethel, Redding, and Branchville stations during the weekdays beginning Thursday November 13 and ending Friday December 5.

Please note that regularly scheduled northbound and southbound train service will operate between Branchville, Cannondale, Wilton, Merritt 7, and South Norwalk stations.

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