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Press Release
July 1, 2008
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Pleasantville's 4th Annual Music Festival

Looking for music, food and fun in the sun?  Take MTA Metro-North Railroad’s One-Day Getaways to The 4th Annual Pleasantville Music Festival on Saturday, July 12, 2008 at Parkway Field in the beautiful Hudson Valley.  This all-day, outdoor music fest is sure to please family and friends with over 20 acts on three stages, a Kids Fun Area with games, amusements, crafts, a demonstration by members of the New York Red Bulls Major League Soccer team, and three great bands for the young and young at heart. 

Press Release
June 30, 2008
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Metro-North Says July 4th is Your Day of Independence From High Gasoline Prices

This year, Independence Day is more than just a day. It's a holiday weekend, now that July 4th is on a Friday.

And MTA Metro-North Railroad is providing extra service for early getaways and for people coming into New York to watch the fireworks spectacular.

There will be many additional customers using Metro-North trains from Grand Central on Thursday, July 3. And these additional customers–as well as the every day customers–are expected to leave earlier than usual.

Press Release
June 26, 2008
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MTA Metro-North President Peter A. Cannito Wins Prestigious Industry Award

MTA Metro-North Railroad President Peter A. Cannito is this year's recipient of the W. Graham Claytor Award for Distinguished Service to Passenger Transportation.

Now in its 15th year, the award is given annually by Railway Age magazine to honor those who have contributed to the advancement of passenger rail in America. The award is named for late president of Amtrak.

Press Release
June 24, 2008
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Otisville Tunnel Tie Replacement

Track improvement work on the Port Jervis line this weekend will mean bus substitution for MTA Metro-North Railroad customers at three stations, Middletown, Otisville and Port Jervis.

To allow track workers to replace the rail and ties in the mile-long, single-track Otisville Tunnel, the track will be taken out of service beginning at 12:15 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2008 after the 12:08 a.m. arrival at Otisville. That train, the 9:55 p.m. Friday departure from Hoboken, will continue to the end of the line at Port Jervis, arriving at 12:27 a.m.

Press Release
June 20, 2008
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Metro-North and Villages Celebrate Completion of Station Work At Hastings, Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley and Irvington

Customers at four mid-Hudson Line stations are enjoying new platforms, new canopies and windbreaks, elevators and overpasses thanks to a just-completed, $65 million construction project undertaken by MTA Metro-North Railroad.

Railroad officials were joined Friday afternoon by State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and State Assemblyman Richard Brodsky in commemorating the project's completion at a ceremony in Hastings.

Press Release
June 16, 2008
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Otisville Tunnel & Tie Replacement

Track improvement work on the Port Jervis line this weekend will mean bus substitution for MTA Metro-North Railroad customers at three stations, Middletown, Otisville and Port Jervis.

To allow Metro-North track workers to replace the rail and ties in the mile-long, single- track Otisville Tunnel, the track will be taken out of service beginning at 12:15 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2008 after the 12:08 a.m. arrival at Otisville. That train, the 9:55 p.m. Friday departure from Hoboken, will continue to the end of the line at Port Jervis, arriving at 12:27 a.m.

Press Release
June 12, 2008
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"It's Happening In Harrison"

The Town/Village of Harrison and MTA Metro-North Railroad will host a public Open House to discuss a proposed downtown revitalization and transit-oriented development project at the Harrison Station. The Open House will be held on Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at Veteran's Memorial Building at 216 Halstead Avenue, from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

Press Release
June 4, 2008
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Really Getaway - with MTA Metro-North Railroad's One-Day Getaways Discount Packages

MTA Metro-North Railroad's One-Day Getaways are the perfect way to travel this summer and year-round. Spend time with family and friends on any of Metro-North's convenient, affordable and fun, One-Day Getaways. There are over 40 wonderful attractions and tours to choose from this year! Zoos, amusement parks, music festivals, fairs, shopping, casinos, museums and more are just a relaxing train ride away.

Press Release
June 2, 2008
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Metro-North Adds Seats to Six Port Jervis Line Peak Trains

MTA Metro-North Railroad is adding cars to six Port Jervis Line trains, three in the AM peak and three in the PM peak, beginning Monday June 2 to provide additional seating capacity.

Coincidentally these service improvements mimic contingency plans implemented last week because of a strike by Short Line bus drivers, when eight to 10 trains each day had extra cars to handle people who usually take a bus to work.

Press Release
June 2, 2008
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Harmon Shop Gets MTA Chairman's Safety Award

The 450 men and women who work in the Maintenance of Equipment Department at the Harmon Shop & Yard and in Poughkeepsie have been awarded the 2007 MTA Chairman's Group Achievement in Safety Award.

From 2000 to 2007, these employees have reduced injuries of all kinds by a whopping 78%. When you look only at injuries that resulted in "lost time," meaning the employee had to be off work to recuperate, the reduction was even greater – 92% during the same eight-year period. Last year there were only 3 lost-time injuries, compared to 38 in 2000.

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