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Press Release
March 10, 2010
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You Won't Need the Luck of the Irish to Avoid Traffic on the Way to the Parade Take Metr-O'North to the Saint Patrick's Day Parade

It's easy being green this St. Patrick's Day while traveling to the 249th St. Patrick's Day Parade on Wednesday, March 17. Just take the train.

Grand Central Terminal is just a short walk from the parade route up Fifth Avenue, and Metro-North will have plenty of service to get you there and back safely and without any hassles.

To make your train trip easier and less expensive purchase tickets in advance at any open ticket office or ticket machine.

Metro-North will be operating regular train service, with an additional train on the Hudson and Harlem lines:

Press Release
March 8, 2010
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Plans Installation of Concrete Ties on New Haven Line

On Monday, March 15th, MTA Metro-North Railroad will begin replacing concrete ties on track 3, the "inbound local" track, between the Old Greenwich Station and the Connecticut-New York state line.

Customers will have to use the opposite, or "outbound local" platform (Track 4) to board trains weekdays during the AM peak, between Old Greenwich and Rye for the duration of this project.

At Rye, Port Chester and Greenwich, normal side service will resume on April 26.

At Cos Cob, Riverside and Old Greenwich, normal side service will resume May 10.

Press Release
March 8, 2010
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Metro-North to Accommodate "Big East" Fans Starting Tuesday, March 9

Once again, it's time for the Big East Tournament and Metro-North is prepared to accommodate UConn fans!

The Storrs team will play in the first round on Tuesday, March 9, at 2 p.m. at Madison Square Garden.

Metro-North will be accommodating the additional New Haven Line customers heading in for the game with additional train cars, as available, on trains departing New Haven from 8:50 a.m. through 10:57 a.m.



Additional cars will be added as available to trains departing Grand Central from 5 p.m. through 6 p.m. for the home-going fans.

Press Release
March 3, 2010
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New Canaan Branch Weekday Off-Peak Busing

MTA Metro-North Railroad will replace weekday off-peak New Canaan Branch train service with buses for three weeks while track maintenance workers conduct cyclical brush-cutting alongside our right-of-way. Periodic pruning is essential for safe train operations to assure good sight lines and to minimize potential damage from falling branches.

Beginning Monday, March 15 through Thursday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., buses will follow train schedules. Normal service resumes on Good Friday to accommodate an expected increase in off-peak ridership

Press Release
March 1, 2010
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Take Metro-North to Restaurant Week in the Hudson Valley

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, returns to cities, towns and villages throughout the region March 15-28. Now in its fourth year, this much-anticipated, multi-county dining extravaganza features 125 restaurants offering three-course prix-fixe lunches at $20 and/or dinners at $28.

MTA Metro-North Railroad is encouraging its customers and anyone with a yen for fine dining to take advantage of the many restaurants that are within walking distance or a short cab ride from train stations along the Harlem, Hudson and New Haven lines.

Press Release
February 26, 2010
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Metro-North Modifies Midday Schedule Due to Low Ridership

Beginning at the end of the AM rush, Metro-North will modify its midday schedule to provide hourly service to each of its six line segments: inner and outer Hudson line, inner and outer Harlem line and inner and outer New Haven Line.

Ridership is down by 60-65 percent systemwide. Based on counts obtained thru 9 a.m., the decreases by line are approximately as follows: Hudson Line down 79 percent, Harlem Line down 66 percent and New Haven Line down 56 percent.

Press Release
February 26, 2010
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Metro-North Combines Evening Trains Due to Low Ridership

Metro-North has a special Winter Weather Schedule this evening, Friday, February 26, because so many customers have already departed New York. Customers may experience some delays in service due to changes in service and the impact of the winter weather.

Press Release
February 25, 2010
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Plans Slightly Reduced Schedule for Friday's Morning Rush

On Friday February 26, Metro-North will combine some trains and eliminate others during the morning rush hours in anticipation of significantly reduced ridership.

The details of the special AM peak plan are available on the web at www.mta.info.

A total of 23 trains will be canceled and combined with others, seven on the Hudson Line, seven on the Harlem Line and nine on the New Haven Line.

Press Release
February 22, 2010
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Metro-North Is Your Ticket To The New York Times Travel Show

A world awaits at the New York Times Travel Show this weekend February 27 and 28 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, and you can get there for less with MTA Metro-North Railroad's discount rail and show Getaway package.

Press Release
February 12, 2010
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MTA Metro-North Railroad On A Saturday Schedule On Presidents' Day

On Monday, February 15th Metro-North Railroad will operate a Saturday schedule with eight extra trains in the peaks. Off-peak fares will apply all day.



The following extra trains will operate on Presidents' Day only:

Hudson Line:

- A 6:41 AM express train departing Grand Central, arriving in Poughkeepsie at 8:34 AM.

Harlem Line:

- A 6:06 AM local train departing Grand Central, arriving at North White Plains at 6:58 AM.

- A 7:15 AM local train leaving Grand Central and arriving Southeast at 8:52 AM.

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