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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.

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.

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