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Press Release
February 5, 2010
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See it First Hand—in Your Hand: Metro-North Train Time ™ Gives Real-Time Train Status On Smart Phones and Computers

Since mid-January, when MTA Metro-North railroad launched its new service, Train Time, more than 71,000 "hits" show it's a real hit with customers. And live demonstrations are now going to hit the following stations:

Hastings on Tuesday, February 9th

Brewster on Tuesday, February 16th

Port Chester on Tuesday, February 23rd

From 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Metro-North Customer Service representatives will demonstrate how this convenient, real-time train status and schedule information is easily accessible via smart phones and computers.

Press Release
February 4, 2010
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Thunder Ridge Ski Trails Begin on Metro-North

On weekends through March 14, a great day of skiing can begin from any Metro-North Harlem Line train station. Metro-North offers skiers and snow boarders a discounted rail and discounted trail package for the celebrated Thunder Ridge ski area in Paterson, NY.

No need for a car! A free shuttle bus will meet your train. And you can sleep on the way home. Skiers and boarders have the option of going for a day, a night or for an entire weekend.

Here are the available packages:

Press Release
January 15, 2010
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Metro-North Train Time ™ to Give Real-Time Train Status On Smart Phones and Computers

Convenient, real-time train status and schedule information is now available via smart phones and computers through MTA Metro-North Railroad's innovative, user-friendly Metro-North Train Time system.

Using a web-enabled smart phone or computer, select a station from the user-friendly drop-down menu and click! So far, 67 stations across all three lines are on-line, including Grand Central and Harlem-125th Street, and more will be added this spring.

Press Release
January 15, 2010
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New Café; Opens At The Larchmont Train Station

Commuters and residents of Larchmont have a new place to get great cup of coffee, espresso and a newspaper. Global Java II opens Monday January 18, at the Larchmont train station.

The beverage menu will feature latte, cappuccino, café; au lait, chai, regular Café; Americano and blended iced drinks. The food menu includes yogurt with granola and fruit, croissants, scones, biscotti, bagels and buttered rolls. Sundries, such as aspirin, candy and gum, also will be sold.

Press Release
January 13, 2010
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Schedules Change on the Port Jervis and Pascack Valley Lines This Sunday January 17, 2010

On Sunday, January 17, 2010 the West of Hudson train schedules for MTA Metro-North Railroad's Port Jervis and Pascack Valley Lines are going to be adjusted so that there is just enough time, space and place for all the trains to operate more reliably.

These changes are minor adjustments in connections between Secaucus Junction and Penn Station-NY due to a location shift in Amtrak's ongoing concrete tie replacement program.

Press Release
January 12, 2010
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Achieves What Everyone Desires: A Perfect Weekend

On Saturday, January 9 and Sunday, January 10, Metro-North ran 757 trains on three lines, Hudson, Harlem and New Haven east of the Hudson and every one of those trains operated with 100 percent on time performance. In addition, NJTRANSIT, our partner, operated 76 trains on our two lines, the Port Jervis and Pascack Valley west of the Hudson, also with 100 percent on time performance.

Press Release
January 12, 2010
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a Special Day for Metro-North Trains as Well

On Monday, January 18, MTA Metro-North Railroad will be operating on a special half-holiday schedule. This schedule is shown in the October 18th timetable now in effect.

In addition, Grand Central North—the passageways that lead north from the train platforms—will be closed.

Although the financial markets are closed, many offices remain open. Metro-North expects to carry about 60 percent of its normal Monday ridership.

Press Release
January 11, 2010
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New Entrance to the Grand Central North Being Built On 47th Street Between Park and Lexington Avenues

A new street entrance to the underground corridors serving Grand Central Terminal is being built on the south side of 47th Street midway between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue.

The new entrance will include a reversible escalator connecting the street level to the 47th Street cross passageway as well as a staircase from the street to the platform between Tracks 11 and 13 and from the platform down into the cross passageway. Currently the east end of the 47th Street cross passageway has no outlet.

Press Release
January 1, 2010
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Metro-North Ends the Year with Major Achievements In Service, Stations, Equipment, Parking and Renovations

For MTA Metro-North Railroad, its customers, and the communities it serves, the year 2009 was marked by major improvements and advancements in transportation including an unsurpassed 97.8 percent on-time performance record for the year.

The much-celebrated Yankees-East 153rd Street Station opened to acclaim and proved an immediate success with as much as 15% of Yankee game attendees arriving via Metro-North. As a local Bronx station on the Hudson Line, daily ridership is picking up, especially among people going north to jobs in Westchester.

Press Release
December 15, 2009
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Metro-North Railroad Puts the "Happy" in Happy Holidays More Trains and Expanded Service for Christmas and New Year's

More than ever people are travelling aboard Metro-North trains during the holidays—forgoing traffic jams, parking problems, fuel costs, and wasted time.

To accommodate them and to attract even more devoted customers, MTA Metro-North Railroad has put together a holiday timetable that suits everyone: commuters; shoppers; show-goers; and those irrepressible New Year's Eve celebrants.

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