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Press Release
May 7, 2008
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Metro-North's Emergency Preparedness Exercise Draws From Reality

This Saturday in Yonkers, MTA Metro-North Railroad and the City of Yonkers will conduct an emergency preparedness exercise that is more like a thrilling crime story than a train accident.

The drill scenario goes like this: A Hudson Line train with 250 customers aboard is being patrolled by two MTA police officers. One officer's radiation detection device "goes off" as he passes a customer. When the officers try to interview the suspicious customer, the suspect knocks them down and runs off but is quickly captured and wrestled to the ground.

Press Release
May 5, 2008
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New Timetables Coming for Port Jervis and Pascack Valley Lines

Spring track work on the Northeast Corridor will require numerous timetable adjustments to Port Jervis and Pascack Valley line schedules. So be sure to pick up a new schedule for specific changes coming on May 11.

To allow Amtrak forces to replace concrete ties, departure and connection times are changing for Amtrak, NJTransit and for New York State customers on the Port Jervis and Pascack Valley lines.

Port Jervis Line

Press Release
April 30, 2008
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Weekend Track Work In New Jersey to Affect Rockland County Rail Service

NJTransit signal work this weekend between North Hackensack and Emerson stations in New Jersey will affect service on the Pascack Valley Line in Rockland County.

On Friday, May 2, the outbound trains departing Hoboken at 10:35 p.m. and 12:43 a.m. will incur delays of up to 15 minutes.

On Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4, two inbound trains will be cancelled: the 9:10 a.m. and 11:19 a.m. departures from Spring Valley.

Also on those dates, May 3 and May 4, two outbound departures from Hoboken will be cancelled: the 3:20 p.m. and 5:16 p.m.

Press Release
April 28, 2008
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Bottoms Up, and Prices Too

MTA Metro-North Railroad is seeking approval from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board of directors to raise prices for its bar cars and bar carts to keep pace with inflation.

The bartenders, who have always elicited the highest ratings from thousands of Metro-North customers, provided bar car and cart service with a gross income of $5.2 million last year yielding a net income to the railroad of $607,000.

Press Release
April 22, 2008
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Grand Central Terminal's Iconic Incandescent Light Bulbs Switched to Compact Fluorescents

In time for Earth Day, MTA Metro-North Railroad has completed the conversion from bare, incandescent light bulbs to environmentally sustainable compact fluorescent light bulbs.

With more than 1,700 CFLs installed throughout the public areas of the terminal, the railroad expects to save more than $100,000 a year on utility bills and more than 100,000 kilowatt hours in electricity. And because these bulbs last up to 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs, the railroad will save thousands of dollars on replacement costs.

Press Release
April 1, 2008
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An Opening Day Sneak Peak: Construction Continues at Metro-North's Station at Yankee Stadium

Under the ramps of the Major Deegan Expressway and Exterior Street and behind a superstore development rising in the south Bronx, a new Metro-North Railroad station is taking shape at Yankee Stadium.

Today, Yankee fans who park in the west lot will walk over a wide, new overpass that is part of the new station. It connects via a plywood dog leg to the old rounded Plexiglass walkway that comes down at the big bat at Gate 4.

Press Release
March 24, 2008
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MTA Metro-North Railroad is Adding Service in New April 6th Timetable

MTA Metro-North Railroad is adding 67 trains each week to its new spring timetable on Sunday, April 6, 2008 to increase frequency, add capacity and in some cases, shorten travel times. Metro-North will operate 4,439 trains a week, a 35% increase since 1983 when Metro-North was created.

Press Release
March 20, 2008
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New Haven Line Customers Asked to Comment on New Rail Car Design

A total of 131 New Haven Line customers mailed in comment cards commented on drawings of the interior and exterior of the M-8 new cars being built for the New Haven Line.

Press Release
March 10, 2008
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Metr O'North Railroad

The Best Way to the St. Patrick's Day Parade

New York City's 247th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade steps off on Monday, March 17th and what better way to have a hassle free day than to travel on MTA Metro-North Railroad.

The parade route is an easy walk from Grand Central Terminal, so take the train to avoid traffic and parking woes and have a safe ride home after the daylong festivities.

Press Release
March 7, 2008
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MTA Metro-North Railroad President to Retire in July

MTA Metro-North Railroad President Peter A. Cannito today announced his intention to retire in July. He will continue to lead the railroad until that time, giving the MTA notice to begin a search for his replacement.

Mr. Cannito was hired in June 1999 as the railroad's third President. When he leaves the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, he will have been the longest tenured President in Metro-North's 25-year history.

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