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Press Release
March 6, 2008
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Poster Art Commemorates Metro-North's 25th Anniversary

Sherman Poster - Nocture

The allure of train travel is captured in an evocative poster commissioned by the MTA Arts for Transit Poster Program to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Metro-North Railroad.

"Nocturne," by Oren Sherman, features a Metro-North locomotive framed by the Henry Hudson Bridge and the platforms lights of the Spuyten Duyvil Station against a purple sky.

Press Release
February 29, 2008
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Vanderbilt Hall Closing For Rejuvenation

After 15 years as one of New York City's premier special events venues, Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall is closing Tuesday for a major cleaning, MTA Metro-North Railroad announced today.

For the next seven months conservators will clean, repair and replace as needed the faux Caen stone walls, the Tennessee Pink Marble floors, the white Bottocino marble wainscoting and every surface in the 12,500 square foot room.

Press Release
February 19, 2008
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Hop Aboard Metro-North's Bunny Express March 15, 2008

Looking for something fun to do with the little ones? Then hop aboard Metro-North's "Bunny Express" on Saturday, March 15, 2008.

This special excursion trip includes a train ride along the Hudson River, a visit from the Group Travel Bunnies aboard the train and a special goody bag and other surprises!

The bunnies love to pose for photos, so parents don't forget your cameras!!!

Press Release
February 6, 2008
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A Railroad Reborn: Metro-North At 25

The creation of MTA Metro-North Railroad in 1983 ushered in a new era in commuter travel. Since then Metro-North has completely rebuilt and revitalized a regional railroad inherited in crisis.

On January 1, 1983, Metro North's new management team immediately went to work resurrecting the railroad. Accepting nothing short of a major reversal of decades-long deterioration in service, comfort, and dependability, Metro-North built new facilities, renovated lines and historic stations - most notably Grand Central Terminal, and updated rolling stock.

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.

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