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Press Release
November 6, 2008
IMMEDIATE
Danbury Branch Improvements Make for Busing
MTA Metro-North Railroad will be replacing ties on the Danbury Branch to maintain a safe, smooth ride. In order to accomplish this important work, bus service will replace select trains in both directions between Danbury, Bethel, Redding, and Branchville stations during the weekdays beginning Thursday November 13 and ending Friday December 5.

Please note that regularly scheduled northbound and southbound train service will operate between Branchville, Cannondale, Wilton, Merritt 7, and South Norwalk stations.

Press Release
October 22, 2008
IMMEDIATE
Ride Metro-North Free To The Radio City Christmas Spectacular and Wintuk from Cirque Du Soleil
MTA Metro-North Railroad is at it again bringing you good news and good savings! This year celebrate the holiday season with family and friends by riding Metro-North Railroad, for FREE, into New York City to see the one-and-only Rockettes at The Radio City Christmas Spectacular or the winter adventure "Wintuk" from the amazing Cirque du Soleil.
Press Release
October 16, 2008
IMMEDIATE
Public Hearing Planned to Set Fares for New Metro-North Station
MTA Metro-North Railroad is proposing that its new station serving Yankee Stadium and the adjacent community be in the same fare zone as all other Metro-North stations in the Bronx. A public hearing on the proposal will be held on Monday, November 17, at 6 p.m. in the Office of the Bronx District Attorney at 198 East 161 Street in the Bronx.
Press Release
October 8, 2008
IMMEDIATE
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
IMMEDIATE
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
IMMEDIATE
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
IMMEDIATE
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
IMMEDIATE
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
IMMEDIATE
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
IMMEDIATE
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.

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