Metropolitan Transportation Authority logo

Metro-North

Subscribe to RSS - Metro-North
Press Release
February 10, 2011
IMMEDIATE
Waterbury Branch Bus Substitution Schedule Altered to Improve Reliability

MTA Metro-North Railroad in conjunction with the Connecticut Department of Transportation is altering the schedule for bus substitutions on the Waterbury Branch in order to improve reliability and ensure that customers make the connection to train service at Bridgeport.

The buses will depart Waterbury Branch stations between 9 and 20 minutes prior to the scheduled train departure time so that no one will miss the connection at Bridgeport.

On the northbound trip from Bridgeport to Waterbury, buses will depart Bridgeport as soon as all customers are aboard.

Press Release
February 3, 2011
IMMEDIATE
New Haven Line Reduced Winter Schedule Takes Effect on Monday

Starting on Monday, February 7, Metro-North will introduce a Reduced Winter Schedule affecting New Haven Line rush-hour, peak-direction trains. This schedule reduces service by approximately 10% during peak hours. In nearly all cases, customers will be able to board a train within five minutes of their normal departure time, although in some cases trains will make more stops than normal. During this time, weekday off-peak service will not be affected.

Press Release
January 28, 2011
IMMEDIATE
MTA Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line on a Sunday Schedule Tomorrow^Hudson and Harlem Lines Will Operate a Normal Saturday Schedule

On Saturday, January 29, a Sunday schedule will be in effect on the New Haven Line due to ongoing weather-related equipment shortages. A regular Sunday schedule will be in effect on Sunday.

Hudson and Harlem Line service will operate on their regular weekend schedules.

Press Release
January 20, 2011
IMMEDIATE
Environmental Assessment Now Available for Proposed Garage at North White Plains

To improve access to MTA Metro-North trains at the North White Plains Station, the railroad is proposing to build a 500-space parking garage on property it owns on the east side of the tracks where a smaller garage already exists.

The proposed, five-level parking garage would be located at 50 Haarlem Avenue and would replace an existing two-level, 109-space garage and its adjacent surface lot, a utility building and associated chimney at 50 Haarlem Avenue.

Press Release
December 20, 2010
IMMEDIATE
New Fares for Travel Between New York State Stations Begin Thursday, December 30

MTA Metro-North Railroad is raising fares effective December 30, 2010, along with other agencies of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Press Release
December 16, 2010
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North’s Holiday Timetable is a True Gift

MTA Metro-North Railroad aims to make the holidays happier with special train schedules designed to make traveling, shopping, sightseeing and visiting easier.

Get a jump on the holidays with early afternoon getaway service on Thursday December 23rd.  There will be 16 extra trains departing Grand Central; between noon and 4 p.m.  There will be a normal AM peak, but a reduced PM peak after 5 o’clock with 10 trains canceled and six trains combined into three. All changes are in the October 17 public timetable.

Press Release
December 16, 2010
IMMEDIATE
Holiday Ridership Surge Means Extra Trains and Cars This Saturday

This holiday season, riders are flocking to Metro-North as never before, with Saturday ridership on all three East-of-Hudson lines up 27% over last December. In response, Metro-North is adding three special Hudson Line trains this Saturday and will run longer trains on the New Haven Line.

"We are delighted so many customers are enjoying the safety, convenience and comfort of our trains," said Metro-North President Howard Permut. "We are making these temporary adjustments to our scheduling to accommodate everyone who wants to ride with us."

Press Release
December 13, 2010
IMMEDIATE
Survey Finds 93% of Metro-North Customers are Satisfied with Service

Survey Finds 93% of Metro-North Customers are Satisfied with Service

Customers of MTA Metro-North Railroad, surveyed in June, said overwhelmingly that they were satisfied with the train service. A whopping 93% said they were happy with Metro-North overall.

The railroad surveys a sampling of trains across all lines and times to identify areas that need improvement and to help guide its investments decisions. Questions concern a range of topics from comfort, seat availability, and scheduling, to on-time performance and employees courtesy.

Press Release
November 23, 2010
IMMEDIATE
Official Audio Tours of Grand Central Terminal Offered for First Time MTA Metro-North Railroad Offers Entertaining, Informative History of the Terminal

One of the most popular destinations in New York City - Grand Central Terminal - now has an official, self-guided audio tour available in English, Spanish and French.  Japanese, German and Italian will be added early next year.

MTA Metro-North Railroad, which operates the Terminal, has teamed up with Orpheo USA, one of the world’s most experienced producers of audio tours, to give tourists, travelers and locals alike a history of the terminal filled with interesting details and insights.

Press Release
November 22, 2010
IMMEDIATE
MTA Metro-North Railroad Offers Special Thanksgiving Weekend Schedule

The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is the busiest time of the year for MTA Metro-North Railroad and special preparations have been made to serve the extra and often first-time customers with schedule changes each day, Wednesday through Sunday.

To encourage ridership, off-peak fares in are in effect for four days, from Thursday through Sunday.

Pages