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Press Release
July 16, 2008
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Road Detour Required While Metro-North Railroad Repairs Prospect Hill Bridge in Southeast

The Town of Southeast will close Prospect Hill Bridge beginning Monday July 21, 2008 so that MTA Metro-North Railroad can repair the 98-year-old bridge.

The 270-foot-long bridge, which was built in 1910 and has a load limit of five tons, carries Prospect Hill Road over the Harlem Line railroad tracks and parts of the Brewster Yard.

Metro-North, in consultation with the Town of Southeast, came up with the shortest possible detour which adds about two miles to the trip, rerouting traffic over to Route 312 to Route 6 to North Main Street.

Press Release
July 9, 2008
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Historic Poughkeepsie Station to Get A New Tile Roof

The original roof on the landmarked Poughkeepsie train station is getting a $5.8 million restoration, including new clay tiles, cornice, gutters and waterproofing. The building also will get a much-needed upgrade to its original sewer system.

This beautiful station, built between 1912 and 1918, is in the Beaux-Arts style and designed by Warren and Wetmore, prominent architects of the period who also designed Grand Central Terminal.

Press Release
July 9, 2008
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Introduces Hand Held Ticket Machines For Use On Board Trains to Improve Customer Service

After a successful pilot program last year, Metro-North Railroad is introducing ticket machines to all its conductors to modernize and simplify on-board ticket issuing. This technological innovation will improve customer service as well as the railroad's operating efficiency.

Using wireless connection, the devices will be able to receive text messages from Rail Traffic Controllers, which will give train crews up-to-the-minute information during service disruptions. This will enable train crews to keep customers better informed when delays occur.

Press Release
July 1, 2008
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Pleasantville's 4th Annual Music Festival

Looking for music, food and fun in the sun?  Take MTA Metro-North Railroad’s One-Day Getaways to The 4th Annual Pleasantville Music Festival on Saturday, July 12, 2008 at Parkway Field in the beautiful Hudson Valley.  This all-day, outdoor music fest is sure to please family and friends with over 20 acts on three stages, a Kids Fun Area with games, amusements, crafts, a demonstration by members of the New York Red Bulls Major League Soccer team, and three great bands for the young and young at heart. 

Press Release
June 30, 2008
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Metro-North Says July 4th is Your Day of Independence From High Gasoline Prices

This year, Independence Day is more than just a day. It's a holiday weekend, now that July 4th is on a Friday.

And MTA Metro-North Railroad is providing extra service for early getaways and for people coming into New York to watch the fireworks spectacular.

There will be many additional customers using Metro-North trains from Grand Central on Thursday, July 3. And these additional customers–as well as the every day customers–are expected to leave earlier than usual.

Press Release
June 26, 2008
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MTA Metro-North President Peter A. Cannito Wins Prestigious Industry Award

MTA Metro-North Railroad President Peter A. Cannito is this year's recipient of the W. Graham Claytor Award for Distinguished Service to Passenger Transportation.

Now in its 15th year, the award is given annually by Railway Age magazine to honor those who have contributed to the advancement of passenger rail in America. The award is named for late president of Amtrak.

Press Release
June 24, 2008
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Otisville Tunnel Tie Replacement

Track improvement work on the Port Jervis line this weekend will mean bus substitution for MTA Metro-North Railroad customers at three stations, Middletown, Otisville and Port Jervis.

To allow track workers to replace the rail and ties in the mile-long, single-track Otisville Tunnel, the track will be taken out of service beginning at 12:15 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2008 after the 12:08 a.m. arrival at Otisville. That train, the 9:55 p.m. Friday departure from Hoboken, will continue to the end of the line at Port Jervis, arriving at 12:27 a.m.

Press Release
June 20, 2008
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Metro-North and Villages Celebrate Completion of Station Work At Hastings, Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley and Irvington

Customers at four mid-Hudson Line stations are enjoying new platforms, new canopies and windbreaks, elevators and overpasses thanks to a just-completed, $65 million construction project undertaken by MTA Metro-North Railroad.

Railroad officials were joined Friday afternoon by State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and State Assemblyman Richard Brodsky in commemorating the project's completion at a ceremony in Hastings.

Press Release
June 16, 2008
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Otisville Tunnel & Tie Replacement

Track improvement work on the Port Jervis line this weekend will mean bus substitution for MTA Metro-North Railroad customers at three stations, Middletown, Otisville and Port Jervis.

To allow Metro-North track workers to replace the rail and ties in the mile-long, single- track Otisville Tunnel, the track will be taken out of service beginning at 12:15 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2008 after the 12:08 a.m. arrival at Otisville. That train, the 9:55 p.m. Friday departure from Hoboken, will continue to the end of the line at Port Jervis, arriving at 12:27 a.m.

Press Release
June 12, 2008
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"It's Happening In Harrison"

The Town/Village of Harrison and MTA Metro-North Railroad will host a public Open House to discuss a proposed downtown revitalization and transit-oriented development project at the Harrison Station. The Open House will be held on Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at Veteran's Memorial Building at 216 Halstead Avenue, from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

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