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Press Release
September 17, 2009
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Introducing Metro-North Service to Meadowlands Football Games

Former Jets wide receiver Wayne Chrebet will join MTA Metro-North Railroad President Howard Permut on Sunday September 20 to kick off direct train service on the New Haven Line to the New Jersey Meadowlands Sports Complex.

Chrebet and Permut will meet and greet customers at the Larchmont train station at 9:30 a.m. then board the 10:18 a.m. train for the ride to New Jersey.

Press Release
September 8, 2009
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Renews Study of Access to Pennsylvania Station

MTA Metro-North Railroad is streamlining its study of how best to provide direct train service from its New Haven and Hudson lines into Penn Station, New York via the east Bronx and Manhattan's West Side.

Press Release
September 4, 2009
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Track Improvements Necessitate Busing on the Danbury Branch

Beginning Monday September 8, MTA Metro-North Railroad employees will be installing approximately 11,000 wooden ties between South Norwalk and Branchville stations, a 13-mile stretch on the Danbury Branch of the New Haven Line.

To allow the work, which is being done in conjunction with the Connecticut Department of Transportation, it is necessary to substitute buses during the midday period on weekdays until October 16.

Press Release
September 3, 2009
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Here's a "Pearl" of Wisdom: Don't Miss the 32nd Annual Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival Three Days Only, September 11, 12, and 13!

The 2009 Oyster Festival at Veteran's Park on the lovely Norwalk Harbor promises to be the biggest and best ever and MTA Metro-North Railroad has a discount package to get you there.

There's something for everyone, including headline musical entertainment performing on three stages, a children's activity area, amusement rides, arts and crafts booths, a food court, recreation and leisure demonstrations, harbor tours, an oyster pavilion, environmental and maritime displays, and so much more.

Press Release
September 2, 2009
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One Doesn't Need To Labor Over MTA Metro-North Railroad's Labor Day Holiday Schedule

A free and easy Labor Day schedule begins on Friday, September 4 as thousands of people get a jump on the last holiday of summer.

To accommodate these sun-seeking crowds, Metro-North will provide additional departures from Grand Central on all lines from 1 p.m. through 4 p.m. Both the Hudson and Harlem Lines will have 4 additional trains each. The New Haven Line will have 8 additional trains.

Press Release
August 12, 2009
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Take MTA Metro-North Railroad To The Dutchess County Fair

MTA Metro-North Railroad offers discounts to the ideal country holiday - the 164th Dutchess County Fair in picturesque Rhinebeck. This six-day event, August 25-30, is the largest county fair in New York State and boasts 160 acres of exhibits and competitions from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Press Release
August 10, 2009
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"Staycation" Deals Abound with Metro-North's Discount Rail and Admission Packages

Pick-your-own fruit with Metro-North's Family Fun Farm Days, tour West Point and the Hudson Highlands or kayak in the Hudson at Storm King. These are just three of dozens of ways to have some summer fun - and save with Discount Getaways.

Metro-North's Discount Getaways are fun, convenient, affordable and best of all, these unique, guided tours are just a relaxing train ride away. For all the dates and details, visit www.mta.info/mnr and click on travel. Then click on getaways.

Press Release
August 4, 2009
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Metro-North Adds Extra Direct Trains from New Haven to Yankee Stadium For The Homestand Series Against The Boston Red Sox

In anticipation of heavy travel for the Yankees' home stand against the Red Sox this week, MTA Metro-North Railroad is providing extra direct service from New Haven to Yankees-E. 153rd Street.

On Thursday August 6, and Friday August 7, when the New York Yankees play the Boston Red Sox at home at 7:05 p.m., Metro-North has added a direct "Yankee Clipper" train each afternoon, departing New Haven at 4:18 p.m.

Press Release
August 3, 2009
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Overhaul Planned for Six West-of-Hudson Locomotives

MTA Metro-North Railroad has approved a $7.9 million contract to overhaul six 3,000-horsepower F40 locomotives in use on its West of Hudson service. The overhaul will include new, larger fuel tanks for more efficient operations.

This overhaul program will help improve train operations and provide more reliable service for Port Jervis and Pascack Valley line customers.

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.

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