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Press Release
October 8, 2008
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Introduces New Lionel Train Set to Honor its 25th Anniversary

Commemorative M-7 Electric Set Will Debut at Harmon Open House


MTA Metro-North Railroad is introducing a commemorative model train set in honor of its 25th anniversary. The Lionel brand, O-scale, M-7 electric train set will be on display for the first time this Saturday at the annual Harmon Open House.

The first-ever Metro-North O-Scale model train set will be available for purchase through reservation/pre-order beginning at the Open House and at the Transit Museum in time for holiday delivery.

Press Release
October 6, 2008
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Metro-North and NYSDOT Extend Ferries for Two Years
State Senators Help Secure Funding

MTA Metro-North Railroad and the New York State Department of Transportation have developed a funding plan to continue the operations of the Haverstraw-Ossining and Newburgh-Beacon Ferry Services for the next two years.

As part of this funding plan, State Senators Thomas P. Morahan and William J. Larkin Jr. have secured $658,000 and $600,000 respectively to ensure the continuation of two ferry runs that provide Rockland and Orange county residents with access to Metro-North's Hudson Line train service.

Press Release
September 25, 2008
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Come One – Come All To Harmon Shops's Open House
MTA Metro-North Railroad welcomes you to join us for our most festive occasion of the year. On Saturday, October 11th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., bring family and friends to Metro-North Railroad's Annual Harmon Open House in Croton, New York.


Press Release
September 22, 2008
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What Do 93,000 Metro-North Customers Have In Common?
The most comprehensive survey ever taken on Metro-North was conducted this past year with 93,000 customers responding to detailed questions ranging from travel patterns on Metro-North, how they get to and from the train station, the distances they travel just to get to Metro-North trains, and even their use of the trains during the weekends.
Press Release
September 22, 2008
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Metro-North Timetable Changes Arrive October 5th
MTA Metro-North Railroad has made timetable changes, effective October 5, that aim to please. Many of the changes were made at the request of New Haven Line customers. Here they are:

Weekdays on the New Haven Line, the 5:48 p.m. train departing Grand Central, which currently terminates at Bridgeport, will now make additional stops at Stratford. Milford, and New Haven, arriving there at 7:36 p.m. This change improves the frequency of service between Stamford and New Haven during the evening rush hour.

Press Release
September 19, 2008
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Bus Service From Ulster County to the Poughkeepsie Train Station Begins Monday The Ulster-Poughkeepsie LINK To Provide Convenient Seven-Day Access

Start up of a new bus service linking four Ulster County communities with Metro-North Railroad service at Poughkeepsie Station begins Monday, state and local transportation officials announced today.

To encourage people to try the LINK, the bus will be free from Monday September 22 through September 30.

With free Park & Ride lots in Rosendale, New Paltz and Highland, the new seven-day service that meets 25 express trains each weekday and 10 express trains each weekend day, is expected to ease the parking crunch at the Poughkeepsie Station.

Press Release
September 16, 2008
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Eco-Friendly Transportation Partnership A Success

Win a Weekend Getaway from Metro-North and Enterprise Rent-A-Car

The idea of taking a train to pick up a rental car in the suburbs is catching on. Metro-North Railroad and Enterprise Rent-A-Car have teamed up to make out-of-town getaways easier for people in New York City and elsewhere who don't have cars.

Since the partnership began in April, usage has grown to more than 100 rentals a month.

Press Release
August 13, 2008
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Ridership on the Pascack Valley Line Explodes 40% in One Year

Since MTA Metro-North Railroad introduced weekend and mid-day off peak train service on the Pascack Valley Line in Rockland County, weekly ridership on the line has grown an astonishing 40% from spring 2007 to spring 2008.

All time periods, weekday peak, weekday off-peak and weekends, experienced significant increases on the New York State portion of the line. Combined weekly ridership on the Pascack Valley Line is now 11,634, highest in Metro-North history.

Press Release
July 21, 2008
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A New Weekend Train Is Being Added To Pascack Valley Line

The new weekend service on the Pascack Valley Line, which began last fall after a hiatus of four decades, is being expanded beginning Sunday August 3, 2008.

MTA Metro-North Railroad is adding a new inbound train on the Pascack Valley Line that departs Spring Valley at 7:10 p.m. making limited stops in New Jersey, and arriving in Hoboken at 8:28 p.m. and at Penn Station at 8:38 p.m.

This brings the number of daily weekend trains on the Pascack Valley Line to 24, a dozen in each direction. Ridership is now 250 each weekend day and growing.

Press Release
July 21, 2008
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New Bus Service to Link Ulster County and Poughkeepsie Train Station

Ulster County residents who want to catch a train at Poughkeepsie soon will be able to take a bus to the station rather than drive over the Mid-Hudson Bridge, pay the toll and hunt for parking.

MTA Metro-North Railroad, the New York State Department of Transportation and Ulster and Dutchess counties have teamed up to create the Ulster-Poughkeepsie LINK, a shuttle service that will operate seven days a week, meeting 25 trains each weekday and 10 trains each weekend day.

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