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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.

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.

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