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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.

Press Release
October 21, 2007
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Rocklanders to Enjoy Huge Service Improvements on the Pascack Valley Line: Sunday and Off-peak Trains to Run for First time in Sixty Years

For the first time in 60 years, Rocklanders will be able to take a train on the Pascack Valley Line on Sundays, beginning Sunday October 28, 2007 when new timetables go into effect.

MTA Metro-North Railroad also is adding midday trains on weekdays and evenings. And for the first time in 40 years, there will be Saturday train service too.

The new service was celebrated on Sunday October 21 with a special train that carried dignitaries and railroad officials from Hoboken to North Hackensack and Pearl River, where speaking programs were attended by local officials.

Press Release
October 15, 2007
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Metro-North's 4th Annual Fall Foliage Rail Excursion

This autumn join MTA Metro-North Railroad for the 4th Annual Fall Foliage Excursion along the scenic Hudson River on Saturday October 27, 2007. Ride a private Metro-North train from Grand Central Terminal and travel to the historic village of Cold Spring, New York. The first 200 adult reservations receive a free Metro-North Group Travel tote bag.

Enjoy narration by Group Travel hosts who will offer delightfully informative details during the 70-minute train trip. There will also be a special raffle drawing.

Press Release
October 11, 2007
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Autumn Leaves Provide Tricks But No Treats for Metro-North

When fall leaves fall, they create "slip-slide" conditions that can result in service delays and damage to train wheels.

MTA Metro-North Railroad will use several techniques this season that should help combat "slip-slide," which is caused by a slimy, slippery residue left on the rails when fallen leaves are crushed by the train wheels. This goo gets even more slippery when it rains and can hinder a train's ability to speed up or slow down as its wheels skid along the rails.

Press Release
October 3, 2007
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It's a House Party - Harmon Style!

Looking for a great event for the kids and grown ups too? On Saturday, October 20th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., bring family and friends to the biggest and most festive Fall occasion around, Metro-North Railroad's Harmon Open House.

Tour the railroad's largest maintenance facility, take a fall foliage train ride, and watch Metro-North workers show off their mechanical and technical abilities during an ongoing series of informative demonstrations. It's all fun, and it's all for free!

Press Release
September 24, 2007
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Leaks and Lights Get Attention in Infrastructure Deal Between Metro-North Railroad and New York City

Pedestrian safety on Park Avenue will improve with the installation of Walk/Don't Walk signals and pedestrian ramps for wheelchairs from 46th to 56th streets under a new infrastructure improvement agreement announced today by the New York City Department of Transportation and MTA Metro-North Railroad.

The agreement also calls for rehabilitation of the elevated section of Park Avenue that encircles Grand Central Terminal and the streets and sidewalks around the Terminal to reduce the amount of water leaking into the terminal, which is operated by Metro-North.

Press Release
September 24, 2007
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Cortlandt Station Parking, Intermodal and Access Improvements Announced

In a move designed to benefit commuters from the Town of Cortlandt and surrounding communities, MTA Metro-North Railroad will design and build additional parking at the Cortlandt Station and create a new access road on the west side of the station off Route 9A (Albany Post Road).

The Cortlandt Station opened in 1996, when two tiny stations, Crugers and Montrose, were closed. It is one of Metro-North's fastest growing stations with about 900 people boarding trains there each weekday. Ridership is expected to nearly double in the next 20 years.

Press Release
September 24, 2007
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Service Improvements Highlight MTA Metro-North's October Schedule Change

Beginning Sunday, October 7 the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines will provide more express service, better weekend and off peak service, additional midday service and Shoppers' Specials for the holiday period. New timetables are available now.

Hudson Line

The weekend 9:33 p.m. departure from Poughkeepsie, which requires a change of trains at Croton-Harmon, will operate as a through train to Grand Central, making a six-minute faster ride to Manhattan.

Harlem Line

Press Release
September 18, 2007
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Hastings Station Gets New Cafe

Hastings Station, a century old, classical brick building, is being leased to long-time Rivertowns resident, Avi Schwartz, who plans to open a cafe.

The waiting room, with its oak benches and wainscoting, iron chandelier and marble baseboards will remain open to the public under the terms of the 10-year lease.

Press Release
September 10, 2007
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A Great Weekend for People with Great Taste: Metro-North's Cheese, Wine and Art Adventure

City slickers can experience a bucolic blast with Metro-North's One Day Getaway available three weekends, Saturdays and Sundays from September 15 through September 30.

Take a Metro-North train through the picturesque Hudson River Valley to the Poughkeepsie train station where you're met by the Dutchess County Farm Fresh Link Shuttle.

First stop is Sprout Creek Farm for artisanal cheese-making by graduates of the Culinary Institute of America. And it's yours to sample and enjoy at their outdoor picnic, complete with local seasonal fare from area farms.

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