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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.

Press Release
December 10, 2009
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MTA Metro-North Railroad's Guide to Winter Weather Travel

Severe winter weather can create hazardous travel conditions throughout Metro-North Railroad's region and hamper our ability to provide customers with normal service.

Press Release
December 9, 2009
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Announces Vending Machine Program Projects Revenues of $3 Million Over 10 Years

Metro-North Railroad is seeking MTA Board approval for an exclusive contract with Answer Vending Inc. of Farmingdale, NY to provide beverage and snack vending machines at its stations and employee facilities to improve customer amenities and increase non-fare revenues.

Press Release
December 3, 2009
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Port Jervis Track Work Requires Buses Substitute for Trains On Saturday December 5 and Sunday December 6

To allow necessary track work along the Port Jervis Line, beginning Saturday, December 5, at 12:15 a.m. and continuing through 7:45 p.m. Sunday, December 6, customers at Port Jervis and Otisville stations will ride buses to and from the Middletown station, where trains will originate and terminate.

Buses will depart Port Jervis at scheduled train departure times. Buses will depart Otisville 10 minutes earlier than scheduled train departure times.

Press Release
December 3, 2009
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The Park Avenue Bridge in Mount Vernon to Close for Reconstruction

The century-old Park Avenue Bridge in Mount Vernon, which carries vehicular traffic over the Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line, will close for reconstruction on Monday December 7.

Funding for the $10 million project was provided by Governor David A. Paterson to the New York State Department of Transportation from money allocated as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Press Release
November 20, 2009
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Midday Busing on Port Jervis Ends but Signal Work Planned November 20-21

Today is the last day of midday busing on the Port Jervis Branch, but beginning at 10 p.m. tonight through noon Saturday, November 21, Metro-North and NJ Transit signal maintainers will be upgrading the signals in the area of Harriman station and this may cause delays of 10 to 15 minutes.

During this work, trains will operate at slower speeds, resulting in expected delays.

Three trains will be affected on Friday, November 20. They are the 9:28 p.m. from Port Jervis to Hoboken, the 9:58 p.m. and the 12:40 a.m. from Hoboken to Port Jervis.

Press Release
November 17, 2009
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Offers Special Thanksgiving Weekend Schedule

MTA Metro-North Railroad's Thanksgiving weekend schedule is bulging with trains to get people around for the long four-day weekend.

Every great menu features an appetizer, so on Thanksgiving Eve Wednesday, November 25, Metro-North will operate extra early getaway trains, beginning at 1 p.m., so customers can take flight to start holiday preparations. Because of the early getaway, fewer people are taking trains during the traditional evening peak, so some trains will be combined or eliminated. See a current October 18 timetable for details on early getaway service.

Press Release
November 13, 2009
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Construction Begins for Cortlandt Station, Parking and Access Improvements

Cortlandt Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi, MTA Metro-North President Howard Permut and local and state officials held a ground breaking ceremony today to mark the start of construction at the Cortlandt Station for expanded station facilities including an extended overpass and new elevated waiting area, a new western parking lot and an access road connecting to a new Route 9A intersection.

Press Release
November 12, 2009
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Radio City Rockettes Kick-Off Metro-North Promotion at Grand Central And Croton-Harmon and Stamford Stations Too

The Rockettes will be kicking up their heels this Saturday November 14 over Metro-North's Radio City Christmas Spectacular discount ticket promotion.

The high-steppers will step off at Stamford and Croton-Harmon train stations at 10 a.m., then travel aboard trains to Grand Central—meeting and greeting Metro-North customers aboard.

The chorine-bearing trains will arrive at tracks 23 and 25 at 11:35 a.m., with a promotions display set-up between Tracks 29 and 30.

Press Release
November 10, 2009
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Danbury Branch Weekend Busing for November 14 & 15

Buses will replace Danbury Branch train service on Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15, 2009 to accommodate work on the Reed Street Bridge and the Triangle Street at-grade crossing.

Buses will follow train schedules.

For further information, you may call 212-532-4900. The hearing impaired my call (via teleprinter) 212-340-3987. Also, visit our website at www.mta.info.

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