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Press Release
November 12, 2010
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College Football Is at Yankee Stadium for the First Time in Decades;

Yankee Stadium is hosting a college football game for the first time in decades with Army taking on Notre Dame on Saturday, November 20. Just like with Yankee games, the best way to get to the game is with MTA Metro-North Railroad’s special game-day service. Avoid the traffic hassles, parking fees and tolls. Sit back, relax, and take the train to the game!

Football fans now get to try out Metro-North’s convenient, safe and reliable service that has provided more than a million rides for Yankee Stadium baseball fans.

Press Release
November 9, 2010
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MTA Metro-North Railroad To Honor Its Veterans and All Veterans With Solemn Ceremony

A wreath will be hung and taps will be played at a solemn ceremony on Thursday November 11 at 11 a.m. as MTA Metro-North Railroad honors its veterans and all veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

The MTA Police Pipe and Drum Band will open and close the ceremony and the Commodore Vanderbilt American Legion Post #1158 will provide the color guard for Metro-North's annual Veterans' Day Ceremony on the Main Concourse of Grand Central Terminal.

Metro-North employs 669 veterans, about one in five of all employees, including a dozen who are currently on active duty.

Press Release
November 8, 2010
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The Stars in the Sky are Shining Bright - Again: Grand Central’s Famed Constellations Get High-Tech Twinkle.

Orion, the hunter, and the highlighted should star is Betelgeuse. Rigel is a knee of OrionNew York City’s most-beloved galaxy, the constellation ceiling above Grand Central Terminal’s Main Concourse, is alive with new luminosity in the form of light-emitting diodes. 

Press Release
November 3, 2010
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Busing Planned on the New Canaan Branch for Brush Clearing

MTA Metro-North Railroad will be operating substitute bus service on the New Canaan Branch during weekday off-peak hours for the week of November 15 -19 to allow for tree and brush clean-up before winter.

The Power Department recently inspected the branch and identified 16 locations where the foliage was too close to the overhead catenary wires.  To avoid putting train service at risk the first time there is an ice or snow storm, it is necessary to take care of these spots now.

Press Release
October 28, 2010
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Pascack Valley and Port Jervis Train Schedules Change November 7, 2010

Schedules will change on MTA Metro-North Railroad’s West of Hudson lines effective Sunday, November 7, 2010.

On the Pascack Valley Line, to provide an earlier off-peak arrival in New York and more regular intervals between trains during the morning off-peak hours, both inbound and outbound, as well as to build intermediate and New York-bound mid-day ridership from Bergen County stations, Metro-North and NJTRANSIT have adjusted weekday off-peak schedules. In addition, one weekend train was adjusted.

Three inbound trains are adjusted as follows:

Press Release
October 27, 2010
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Metro-North Railroad Honored in New Haven for Corporate Citizenship

MTA Metro-North Railroad was honored Wednesday by the Gateway Community College Foundation for outstanding corporate citizenship in the greater New Haven community for its development of the Rail Engineering Technology (RET) Degree program.

This program represents the culmination of a two-year effort that included collaboration of the college with several railroad departments including Maintenance of Equipment, Communications & Signal, Training and Labor Relations.

Press Release
October 25, 2010
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Workers at Croton-Harmon Shop Save Fellow Employee's Life

Five Metro-North employees were honored Monday for their quick action and life-saving efforts when a fellow employee collapsed at the Croton-Harmon shop where they all work.

"They did a yeoman's job saving my life," said Robert DeStefano, who is recovering at home.

DeStefano, an electrician who works in shop maintenance, collapsed last May 26 while walking to the parking lot. His co-workers, John Fisher and Ray Castrovinci, saw the man collapse and immediately realized that he was not breathing and had no pulse. John called for help and Ray began CPR.

Press Release
October 15, 2010
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Take MTA Metro-North Railroad to the American League Championship

MTA Metro-North Railroad offers plenty of direct, fast, convenient "train to the game" service for the Yankees' post-season playoff season home games via the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven Lines.

There also is frequent shuttle service from Grand Central Terminal and the Harlem-125th Street Station before, during and after all post-season home games as the Yankees battle the Texas Rangers for the American League Championship.

Press Release
October 13, 2010
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Emergency Preparedness Exercise Planned In Grand Central Terminal Saturday

MTA Metro-North Railroad, in concert with New York City agencies will hold an emergency preparedness exercise this Saturday morning in Grand Central Terminal. Train service will not be affected, although customers may notice an exceptional number of police officers, firefighters, emergency medical responders and ambulances in and around the Terminal.

Press Release
October 12, 2010
IMMEDIATE
Minor Changes Only in New Metro-North Timetables Effective October 17

When Metro-North's fall timetables are implemented on Sunday October 17, there will be only minor changes to improve reliability.

On the Hudson Line: To standardize upper Hudson Line stopping patterns, the 6:16 PM
Saturday-only train from Grand Central Terminal to Poughkeepsie will make additional
stops at Croton-Harmon, Cortlandt, Garrison, and Cold Spring stations.

There are no schedule changes on the Harlem Line.

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