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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.

Press Release
December 11, 2007
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Finalizes Collective Bargaining Through June of 2010

Metro-North has reached agreement with the last of its 19 bargaining units, the railroad announced Monday.

The 222 members of the signalmen's union, the Association of Commuter Railroad Employees Division 166, ratified the contract last month and the agreement was approved by the board of directors of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority at its last meeting.

Press Release
December 11, 2007
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Station Reconstruction Begins at Ossining, Scarborough and Philipse Manor

The ongoing rehabilitation of Hudson Line stations has reached Ossining, Scarborough and Philipse Manor, MTA Metro-North Railroad announced today.

Working from south to north, with work just finishing up at Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley-on-Hudson, and Irvington, 13 Hudson Line stations have now been completely rebuilt.

Press Release
December 7, 2007
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It's Saturday And They're City-Bound at Poughkeepsie

New customers by the thousands have been using Metro-North's Poughkeepsie train station on Saturdays. In fact, the number of customers on Saturday mornings has exploded - from 1,150 in 2004, to more than 3,200 customers this past Saturday. And that's just during the morning hours.

Press Release
November 26, 2007
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Metro-North Railroad Lets You Take The Controls With Help From Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Now, MTA Metro-North Railroad can take you even farther than your destination station. Because meeting you at select stations will be an Enterprise employee to place you in a rental car-freshly washed, fueled-up and ready to whisk you to your ultimate destination.

At 23 Metro-North stations, you may be met with an Enterprise car, or by an Enterprise representative who will drive you to your rented automobile. Enterprise offers daily rates, or even by the hour. And Metro-North customers also receive a 5% discount off normal rental costs.

Press Release
November 15, 2007
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Has a Seat for You This Thanksgiving

MTA Metro-North Railroad wants to make your Thanksgiving travel a little less hectic with off-peak fares and a special four-day holiday timetable for the most traveled holiday of the year, and free weekend and holiday parking is available at many train stations.

The holiday getaway begins Wednesday the day before Thanksgiving, November 21st, with 17 additional trains departing Grand Central Terminal between 1 p.m. and 4:10 p.m. in addition to the regular weekday schedule.

Press Release
November 8, 2007
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Shows First Tandem Wheel Truing Lathe in North America

A new machine that keeps train wheels perfectly round for a safe, smooth ride has been installed at the Harmon Shop, Metro-North Railroad's largest maintenance facility located in Croton-on-Hudson, NY.

The tandem, underfloor wheel truing lathe was demonstrated today to representatives from transit agencies all over the country eager to see the new, state-of-the-art technology. It "trues" two axles at once, twice as fast as existing machines and the first of its kind in North America.

Press Release
October 31, 2007
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"Be in Beacon" Says Metro-North and the Community, Looking to Create a Destination in and of Itself

The MTA Metro-North Railroad is inviting developers to "Be in Beacon" by becoming future partners in a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) on approximately 18 acres at the Beacon Station in Dutchess County, NY on the Upper Hudson Line. The Request for Expression of Interest (RFEI) being issued today by MTA Metro-North, titled "Be in Beacon," represents an opportunity to participate in a process to conceive and create a landmark Transit Oriented Development that will serve as a catalyst for development, linking the riverfront area to downtown Beacon.

Press Release
October 22, 2007
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More To See In GCT

MTA Metro-North Railroad today awarded a contract to STV, Inc. to study how to improve the information available on video monitors in Grand Central Terminal.

STV will study the technology requirements, installation needs, components, and interconnectivity for more-and more diverse-information on arrival and departure displays screens.

Press Release
October 22, 2007
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Selects Design Contractor For New Inspection and Repair Shop at Harmon

The rebuilding of MTA Metro-North Railroad's oldest and largest maintenance facility took another step forward today with the selection of Gannett Fleming Inc. to assess the existing conditions of the century-old Harmon Shop and how it functions.

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