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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.

Press Release
May 19, 2009
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Get A Jump on Summer with Metro-North's Memorial Day Getaway Schedule

Thinking of leaving work early on Friday? Think Metro-North! There are 17 early getaway trains to aid and abet your Memorial Day weekend departure plans.

Beginning at 1 p.m., there will be extra early afternoon departures from Grand Central Terminal on all three lines, Hudson, Harlem and New Haven. All the special trains and changes are shown on the timetables. Please check the timetables as your regular departure may be affected.

Press Release
May 15, 2009
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Get Out of Town With MTA Metro-North Railroad's Discount Getaways to The International Festival of Arts & Ideas and Clearwater's Great Hudson River Festival Revival

This June MTA Metro-North Railroad has discount rail and admission packages that are the perfect way to travel and spend time with family and friends. Metro-North's Discount Getaways are convenient, affordable, fun and just a relaxing train ride away.

A smorgasbord of cutting-edge music, theater, dance and creative play awaits you at the 14th annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven. From Saturday June 13 – Saturday June 27, 2009, hop a train to New Haven to immerse yourself in the arts with dozens of events to choose from. Eighty percent are free!

Press Release
May 14, 2009
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MTA Metro-North Railroad's Emergency Preparedness Exercise on May 16 Involves Eight Agencies from Westchester and New York City

Preparing for disaster, derailments, hazardous material spills, collisions, etc. requires constant training and Saturday, MTA Metro-North Railroad will conduct an emergency simulation with the participation of eight agencies from Westchester County and New York City.

The exercise is being conducted jointly by the MTA Police Department's Interagency Counter-Terrorism Task Force and the City of Mount Vernon.

Press Release
May 13, 2009
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West of Hudson Regional Transit Access Study Open House Set for June 1 in Newburgh

MTA Metro-North Railroad will hold a second Open House June 1, 2009 to present the latest information on the West of Hudson Regional Transit Access Alternatives Analysis/ Environmental Impact Statement Study.

After months of reviewing more than 80 alternatives for improving the quality of transit services connecting Central Orange County to Manhattan and for improving transit access to Stewart International Airport (SWF) from the mid-Hudson Valley and New York City, the study has reached a critical milestone.

Press Release
May 13, 2009
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New Shuttle Bus Between New Fairfield, CT and Southeast, NY Expands Transportation Options Beginning May 18

Three new park and ride lots and a new shuttle bus between New Fairfield, CT and the Southeast railroad station begins May 18 to improve access to MTA Metro-North Railroad's Harlem Line train service.

Danbury Branch customers who have a relatively limited number of trains from which to choose, and area residents unable to get a parking permit at a Harlem Line station, will now have shuttle access to more frequent trains and more express trains.

Press Release
April 27, 2009
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New MTA Metro-North Railroad Timetables for Hudson Line Effective May 3 Includes Yankees – E. 153rd Street Station Stops Beginning May 23rd

Metro-North's new timetables effective May 3, with schedule adjustments on the Upper Hudson Line to accommodate track work, will for the first time show service to the new station at Yankees – E. 153rd Street, which opens Saturday May 23, 2009.

Press Release
April 13, 2009
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Schedules Change on the Port Jervis and Pascack Valley Lines Turning Good into Better on April 19

The West of Hudson train schedules for MTA Metro-North's Port Jervis and Pascack Valley Lines are going to be adjusted so that there is just enough time, space, and place for all the trains to operate more reliably. These changes are minor adjustments—but minor adjustments can make for major improvements.

On the Port Jervis Line, the 6:08 p.m. train from Hoboken will now operate three minutes later.

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