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Press Release
February 3, 2008
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Metro-North Extra Trains for Giants Parade

On Tuesday, February 5, MTA Metro-North Railroad will operate its regular weekday schedule with two extra trains, one on the Hudson Line and one on the Harlem Line, to accommodate any additional customers wishing to attend the victory parade celebrating the NY Giants' Super Bowl victory in lower Manhattan.

Press Release
January 31, 2008
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Metro-North Adds Parking at North White Plains Station

About 100 parking spaces soon will become available at MTA Metro-North Railroad's North White Plains Station, the railroad announced today.

Metro-North recently completed the purchase an office building in North White Plains at 525 North Broadway and the adjacent parking garage at 50 Haarlem Avenue (just north of the Hertz rental car office).

Press Release
January 31, 2008
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MTA Metro-North Railroad to Build Retaining Wall at Marble Hill Station

Metro-North begins construction this week of a retaining wall above the Marble Hill Station, which lies between the Harlem River and West 225th Street in the Bronx.

The station sits 30 feet below West 225th Street at the base of a steep slope that needs shoring up. The single island platform between two tracks is accessed by a staircase and an overpass.

Press Release
January 28, 2008
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Customers Again Give High Marks to MTA Metro-North Railroad

In its 2007 annual customer satisfaction survey, overall satisfaction with Metro-North
rose for the third consecutive year and established a new record high of 93%, up one point over 2006.

Extremely high satisfaction scores for the Hudson and Harlem Lines were maintained in 2007, with 99% of Harlem line customers reporting they were satisfied with Metro-North and 97% of Hudson Line customers.

Press Release
January 28, 2008
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Develops Technology to Improve Customer Service

Metro-North Railroad is introducing a technological innovation that will improve customer service and operating efficiency - hand-held electronic ticket machines for on-board sales. Using wireless, real-time credit authorization, conductors will - for the first time - be able to accept credit and debit cards as well as cash.

Press Release
January 23, 2008
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Metro-North Makes Minor Schedule Changes for Hudson and New Haven Lines

MTA Metro-North Railroad has new timetables for the Hudson and New Haven lines to accommodate construction at various stations, effective Sunday, January 27, 2008.

Press Release
January 14, 2008
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Announces Special Martin Luther King Day Schedule

On Monday January 21, the Martin Luther King holiday, Metro-North Railroad will operate on an enhanced Saturday schedule. Off-peak fares will be in effect all day.

Because of lighter-than-normal peak period ridership, Metro-North will not operate a normal weekday schedule, but there will be more trains than a normal Saturday schedule.

The special schedule is available on the web, both on Metro-North's home page and on its station-to-station schedule page. A customer seat notice also was distributed on all trains.

Press Release
January 7, 2008
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Sets Record for Ridership in 2007 Carries More Than 80 Million Customers

MTA Metro-North Railroad ridership exceeded 80 million customers in 2007 for the first time in the railroad's 25-year history, based on preliminary analysis of December ticket sales.

In fact, ridership has almost doubled from 41.3 million in 1983, the year Metro-North was created from the faltering Conrail passenger service.

This phenomenal growth has been attained within a service territory virtually unchanged with the exception of one, six-mile Harlem Line extension to Wassaic in 2000.

Press Release
December 17, 2007
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Sails Through 2007 Leaf Season

High- and low-tech solutions combined to combat successfully the 2007 "slippery rail" season and led to a November on-time performance of 98.1%, the best November in Metro-North history, the railroad reported today at its monthly meeting.

Press Release
December 11, 2007
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Metro-North Makes Your Holiday Season Merry With More Trains And More Service

MTA Metro-North Railroad knows what it takes to keep you moving, shopping, sightseeing, show-going and celebrating - trains and schedules to suit everyone's need. So pick up a special holiday timetable today.

Friday, December 21:
A regular weekday schedule will operate with extra "getaway" trains between 1 p.m. and 4:10 p.m. Some early departures also will have more cars to provide more seats. Between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., normal peak schedules will be in effect, but from 5 p.m. through 8:30 p.m., service will be consolidated due to lighter ridership.

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