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Press Release
October 11, 2010
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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
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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
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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.

Press Release
September 8, 2010
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Attention Football Fans: Metro-North Provides Direct Train Service from the New Haven Line to Meadowlands

Beginning with Sunday's Giants vs. Carolina game, football fans can take Metro-North's Train to the Game for all 1 PM Jets and Giants games this fall at the Meadowlands Sports Complex -- without getting tackled by tolls, traffic and parking fees.

It's a one-ticket ride to the game, and there is direct New Haven Line service for Sunday 1 PM games from major stations. The train departs New Haven at 9:04 AM and makes stops at Bridgeport, Fairfield, Westport, South Norwalk, Stamford, Greenwich, Rye and Larchmont.

Press Release
September 7, 2010
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Take Metro-North to See Eminem and Jay-Z at Yankee Stadium!

For the first time ever, music fans can take the train to concerts at Yankee Stadium – Eminem and Jay-Z perform on Monday, September 13 and on Tuesday, September 14 – and leave the cars at home.

MTA Metro-North Railroad is offering direct train service – a one-seat-ride – from all three lines, Hudson, Harlem and New Haven. In addition, there will be full shuttle service from Grand Central Terminal and Harlem-125th Street to and from the Yankees-East 153rd Street Station.

Press Release
September 7, 2010
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Customer Service Center Gets Convenient Concourse Location MTA Metro-North Railroad Opens Window 28 in Grand Central

Today's grand opening of the Customer Service Center on the Main Concourse in Grand Central Terminal will make it easier for Metro-North customers to have their concerns addressed in a personal, face-to-face way.

Press Release
August 16, 2010
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New August 30 Timetable Brings Significant Changes Accommodating Catenary & Bridge Improvements on the New Haven Line

MTA Metro-North Railroad timetables change on Monday, August 30 to accommodate a major, multi-year Connecticut Department of Transportation catenary and bridge improvement project on the New Haven Line.

The work involves the replacement of the 100-year old overhead catenary wires that supply power to trains as well as the reconstruction of five rail bridges in this critical section of the New Haven Line.

Press Release
August 2, 2010
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Attention Railroad Buffs and Architecture Aficionados: Artifacts Sought for Grand Central Terminal Centennial Exhibition

MTA Metro-North Railroad and the New York Transit Museum are looking for objects related to Grand Central Terminal for an exhibit commemorating the centennial of this landmark building.

On February 1, 2013, 100 years after the Terminal officially opened, a major exhibition on the history of Grand Central will open in Vanderbilt Hall, the former Main Waiting Room, which once had bench seating for 700 long-distance travelers.

The museum and the railroad are seeking donations for this exhibit and for its permanent collection. Loans also will be considered.

Press Release
July 26, 2010
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MTA Metro-North Railroad to Buy Land to Expand Platform at Fordham Station

Metro-North Railroad plans to buy a strip of land from Fordham University in order to widen and improve the outbound platform at the Fordham Station, where each morning, almost 6,000 people board northbound trains to get to jobs in Westchester and Connecticut.

After Harlem-125th Street, Fordham is the busiest station for reverse commutation, that is for people going north in the AM peak instead of into Manhattan. Over all, Fordham is Metro-North's third busiest outlying station, after Stamford and White Plains.

Press Release
July 26, 2010
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New West-of-Hudson Schedules Effective Sunday, August 8

MTA Metro-North Railroad is adjusting schedules for its west-of-Hudson train lines, effective August 8.

On the Pascack Valley Line, there is a slight adjustment to one weekend train: the Secaucus Junction departure time of the 4:15 PM train from Spring Valley, is now two minutes later; the arrival time in Penn Station-NY is unchanged.



Also, on the Friday before Labor Day weekend (September 3):

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