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Press Release
February 13, 2009
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Metro-North Hosts First "Getaway Day" in Grand Central February 18

MTA Metro-North Railroad is pleased to announce the first "Metro-North Getaway Day" in Grand Central Terminal, on Wednesday, February 18, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Press Release
February 9, 2009
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For 2008, More Customers Than Ever Travel on Metro-North Trains, with the Added Bonus of 97.5% On-Time Performance

MTA Metro-North Railroad set a new record for ridership, exceeding 84 million rides in 2008, the railroad's 25th anniversary year.

In all, Metro-North provided 84,220,427 trips last year with 83,554,482 rides taken aboard Metro-North trains last year, representing a 3.9% increase over 2007, and includes ridership on the railroad's ferries and buses, which reached 665,945 in 2008, a one-year increase of 9%.

Press Release
January 28, 2009
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Metro-North Awards LAZ Parking Management of 13,625 Spaces

MTA Metro-North Railroad on Wednesday awarded a seven-year contract, with two 3-year renewal options, to LAZ Parking NY/NJ, LLC ("LAZ") to manage 34 parking facilities with 13,625 parking spaces owned by Metro-North in New York State.

Press Release
January 26, 2009
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Customers Give MTA Metro-North Railroad Record High Ratings

Overall customer satisfaction with MTA Metro-North Railroad in its largest market (inbound customers traveling on its Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines) climbed to 94% in 2008, setting a record high for the second year in a row.

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.

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