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Press Release
September 7, 2010
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Customer Service Center Gets Convenient Concourse Location MTA Metro-North Railroad Opens Window 28 in Grand Central

Today's grand opening of the Customer Service Center on the Main Concourse in Grand Central Terminal will make it easier for Metro-North customers to have their concerns addressed in a personal, face-to-face way.

Press Release
August 16, 2010
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New August 30 Timetable Brings Significant Changes Accommodating Catenary & Bridge Improvements on the New Haven Line

MTA Metro-North Railroad timetables change on Monday, August 30 to accommodate a major, multi-year Connecticut Department of Transportation catenary and bridge improvement project on the New Haven Line.

The work involves the replacement of the 100-year old overhead catenary wires that supply power to trains as well as the reconstruction of five rail bridges in this critical section of the New Haven Line.

Press Release
August 2, 2010
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Attention Railroad Buffs and Architecture Aficionados: Artifacts Sought for Grand Central Terminal Centennial Exhibition

MTA Metro-North Railroad and the New York Transit Museum are looking for objects related to Grand Central Terminal for an exhibit commemorating the centennial of this landmark building.

On February 1, 2013, 100 years after the Terminal officially opened, a major exhibition on the history of Grand Central will open in Vanderbilt Hall, the former Main Waiting Room, which once had bench seating for 700 long-distance travelers.

The museum and the railroad are seeking donations for this exhibit and for its permanent collection. Loans also will be considered.

Press Release
July 26, 2010
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MTA Metro-North Railroad to Buy Land to Expand Platform at Fordham Station

Metro-North Railroad plans to buy a strip of land from Fordham University in order to widen and improve the outbound platform at the Fordham Station, where each morning, almost 6,000 people board northbound trains to get to jobs in Westchester and Connecticut.

After Harlem-125th Street, Fordham is the busiest station for reverse commutation, that is for people going north in the AM peak instead of into Manhattan. Over all, Fordham is Metro-North's third busiest outlying station, after Stamford and White Plains.

Press Release
July 26, 2010
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New West-of-Hudson Schedules Effective Sunday, August 8

MTA Metro-North Railroad is adjusting schedules for its west-of-Hudson train lines, effective August 8.

On the Pascack Valley Line, there is a slight adjustment to one weekend train: the Secaucus Junction departure time of the 4:15 PM train from Spring Valley, is now two minutes later; the arrival time in Penn Station-NY is unchanged.



Also, on the Friday before Labor Day weekend (September 3):

Press Release
July 13, 2010
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West of Hudson Regional Transit Access Study Open House Set for July 20, 2010 in Orange County

MTA Metro-North Railroad will hold a third Open House in Orange County to present the latest information on the West of Hudson Regional Transit Access Study. The purpose of the study has been to evaluate options to improve transit services between central Orange County and New York City and to enhance regional transit access to Stewart International Airport (SWF).

Press Release
June 28, 2010
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Provides More to Celebrate on July 4th

The July 4th holiday weekend provides fireworks, fun, friends, picnics, and great times. And making it all the better, is Metro-North's Independence Day Weekend schedule.

On Friday, July 2, there will be 15 extra outbound getaway trains from Grand Central—for most everyone who likes to get a jump start on the holiday weekend.

Press Release
June 15, 2010
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New Pascack Valley Line Schedule goes into Effect on June 20

On Sunday, June 20, new schedules for the Pascack Valley Line trains will reflect service changes necessitated by budget constraints.

In making these difficult decisions, Metro-North tried to affect the fewest number of customers and minimize negative effects.



The following train service changes will take place on the Pascack Valley Line:

Press Release
June 15, 2010
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New Schedules Effective June 21 for Metro-North Trains

On Monday, June 21, new schedules on MTA Metro-North Railroad trains will reflect modest service changes necessitated by budget constraints. In making these difficult decisions, Metro-North tried to affect the fewest number of customers and minimize negative effects.



ON THE HUDSON LINE:



• The 9:04 pm express train to Croton-Harmon is combined with the 9:16 pm express train to Poughkeepsie; the new train departs Grand Central at 9:05 pm and makes all stops of both trains.

Press Release
May 24, 2010
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Metro-North's Memorial Day Getaway Schedule 2010

MTA Metro-North Railroad will offer plenty of extra early getaway service on Friday, May 28 to help you get a jump on the long Memorial Day weekend and "unofficial" start of summer.

On Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30, Metro-North will operate a regular weekend schedule. On Memorial Day trains will operate a Sunday schedule. Most connecting services will not operate on Monday May 31, however, the Tappan Zee Express will operate on a Saturday schedule.

Look for the following additions and changes to train service on Friday, May 28:

Hudson Line

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