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Press Release
November 2, 2009
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Buses Will Replace New Canaan Branch Train Service This Weekend

Buses will replace New Canaan Branch train service on Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8, 2009. Buses will follow train schedules.

This service change is being done to accommodate switch and signal work along the branch by the Connecticut Department of Transportation and MTA Metro-North Railroad.

During this work to improve the right-of-way, about 500 people will be affected each day.

For further information, please call 212-532-4900, or visit our website at www.mta.info.

Press Release
October 28, 2009
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Offers Direct Service to the 2009 World Series

For games one and two, tonight and Thursday, MTA Metro-North Railroad will provide pre-game direct trains from the Harlem and New Haven Lines as well as additional game service on the Hudson Line. The games start at 7:57 p.m. with the Yankees playing the Phillies.

Shuttle service between Grand Central, Harlem-125th Street and the Yankees - E. 153rd Street station will operate every 10 to 15 during the peak travel periods before and after the games. During the game, trains will operate every 30 minutes.

Press Release
October 15, 2009
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Provides Direct Train Service to the Yankees-Angels Playoffs

Rain or shine, Metro-North will provide plenty of direct train service to the new Yankees-E. 153rd Street Station for the playoff home-stand between the Yankees and the Angels. Games are this Friday and Saturday nights at 7:57 p.m.

Press Release
October 7, 2009
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Offers Direct Trains to Yankees-Twins Playoff Series

As the New York Yankees move into the playoffs with a 6:07 p.m. start tonight against the Minnesota Twins for the American League division series, Metro-North Railroad stepped up to the plate to provide special direct trains to the stadium from all three lines, Hudson, Harlem and New Haven.

Press Release
October 7, 2009
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Midday Busing Planned for Port Jervis Line To Allow For Continued Capital Improvements

Buses will substitute for several midday Port Jervis Line trains operating between Harriman and Port Jervis stations from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. beginning October 12 and continuing through November 20.

This will allow for the replacement of 9,700 ties, replacement of "stick" rail with three miles of continuous welded rail (CWR) from Harriman to Central Valley and 1.2 miles of CWR from Hudson Junction and Campbell Hall for a smoother ride.

Press Release
October 5, 2009
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Metro-North's 6th Annual Fall Foliage Rail Excursion

This autumn join MTA Metro-North Railroad for our 6th Annual Fall Foliage Excursion along the scenic Hudson River on Saturday October 24, 2009. Ride a private Metro-North train from Grand Central Terminal and travel to the historic village of Cold Spring, New York. The first 200 adult reservations receive a free Metro-North Group Travel tote bag.

Enjoy narration by our Group Travel hosts, who will offer delightfully informative details during the 70-minute trip.

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
IMMEDIATE
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.

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