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Press Release
November 3, 2010
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

Press Release
October 11, 2010
Hayride, Sky Ride, Train Ride: Take Metro-North Railroad to the Thunder Ridge Fall Festival this October

The splendor of autumn is never more spectacular than when seen from the peak of a mountain.
Every weekend in October, Metro-North can take you to Thunder Ridge in Patterson for an afternoon of autumn fun featuring a chairlift ride to an unforgettable view and so much more.
Bring the whole family – and the camera – to enjoy a day at a real farm with animals, a hayride, antique farm equipment and, because it's October pumpkin picking and for youngsters, a daytime haunted house!

Press Release
October 6, 2010
MTA Metro-North Extends the Baseball Season With Service to All Post-Season Games at Yankees Stadium

MTA Metro-North Railroad offers plenty of direct, fast, convenient "train to the game" service for the Yankees' post-season playoff home games beginning this Saturday at 8:37 PM when the Yankees take on the Minnesota Twins in Game 3 of the American League division series.
There is direct service on all three lines, the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven, as well as frequent shuttle service from Grand Central Terminal and Harlem-125th Street stations, before, during and after the games. Extra trains also will operate on Sunday if there is a Game 4. See below.

Press Release
September 8, 2010
Weekday Off-Peak and Weekend Busing Begins Sept. 13 on the Danbury Branch

Installation of a new signal system on the Danbury Branch will necessitate the use of buses in lieu of trains during off-peak weekdays beginning next Monday, September 13 and on four weekends this fall.

Beginning September 13 and continuing until late November, weekday busing will begin for three southbound trains and three northbound branch line trains.