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Press Release
July 17, 2007
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Metro-North Progresses West-of-Hudson Transit Access Study

MTA Metro-North Railroad announced plans today to begin an expanded study of transit access in its West-of-Hudson territory and to Stewart International Airport.

"Orange and Rockland counties have experienced unprecedented population and economic growth in the last two decades," said Peter A. Cannito, Metro-North President. "The railroad is looking to the future and anticipating continued growth and demand for improved transportation."

Press Release
July 13, 2007
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Replacement of Bridge Street in Irvington Requires Nighttime Closures

Replacement of the Bridge Street bridge over the Metro-North Railroad tracks in Irvington requires overnight road closures for several weekends this summer beginning July 21.

The bridge, which was built in 1913, will be demolished and rebuilt one half at a time. This $4 million project is scheduled for completion in January 2008.

Press Release
June 19, 2007
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Metro-North is Your Key to Freedom This Independence Day Holiday Tuesday July 3 and Wednesday July 4, 2007

Independence Day falls on a Wednesday this year but that won't stop people from making an early getaway on Tuesday and Metro-North is here to help.

The railroad will operate 10 extra getaway trains between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. for people leaving work early on Tuesday July 3. In conjunction with this early rush hour, five regularly scheduled late PM peak trains will not operate.

Press Release
June 5, 2007
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Goes Green

MTA Metro-North Railroad received praise from environmentalists on Tuesday for switching to Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel fuel for its locomotives five years before federal regulations require.

The Federated Conservationists of Westchester County presented the railroad with its Green Seal Award at a ceremony at Croton Point Park on the Hudson River.

Press Release
May 24, 2007
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Grand Central Terminal's Exterior Restoration Project Wins New York Landmarks Conservancy Award

Metro-North Railroad has been recognized for excellence by the New York Landmarks Conservancy for its recently completed cleaning and restoration of Grand Central Terminal's limestone facade and iconic clock and statuary grouping.

The railroad received the Lucy G. Moses Award for its $27 million effort that kept the terminal under scaffolding and tarps for two years.

Press Release
May 22, 2007
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Metro-North's New Timetables Take Effect Monday, June 11th

To accommodate the installation of concrete ties this summer on the Upper Hudson and Outer New Haven lines, a new timetable will be issued on June 11th. Service adjustments will affect reverse-peak, off-peak and weekend service.

Hudson Line

During the reverse peak, off-peak and on weekends, Upper Hudson Line train schedules have been moved up to 19 minutes later, and trains will take an extra 3 to 5 minutes traveling along their route.

Press Release
May 21, 2007
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Metro-North, NYC Hit Home Run; Yankee Stadium Station Slated for '09 Opening

High Resolution Yankee Stadium Renderings:
Aerial Image (404kb JPG, 1336x941)
Station Concept Drawing (140kb JPG, 1382x915)
Station Plan (165kb JPG, 1391x933)

A commuter rail station at Yankee Stadium will soon become a reality, now that another New York team - MTA Metro-North Railroad and the City of New York - have come to agreement on how the new station will be paid for, operated and maintained.

Press Release
May 14, 2007
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Metro-North's Grand Central Terminal Fire Brigade Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Grand Central Terminal, a city within the city, with 68 shops and 35 places to eat and three-quarters of a million people passing through each day, also has its own volunteer fire department - the GCT Fire Brigade, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

The 19 brigade members are all certified firefighters and licensed Emergency Medical Technicians. They are also employees of MTA Metro-North Railroad and hold ordinary jobs such as plumber, machinist, electrician or custodian.

Press Release
May 7, 2007
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Track Work Set for the Waterbury Branch

For the next four weeks, Metro-North will be replacing wooden ties on the Waterbury branch of the New Haven Line. In order to install 8,000 new wooden rail ties on this single track line, substitute, off-peak bus service will be provided.

Beginning Monday, May 14, four off-peak trains will be bused, the 12:20 p.m. and 3:13 p.m. trains from Waterbury to Bridgeport, and the 10:32 a.m. and 1:32 p.m. trains from Bridgeport to Waterbury. About 140 customers will be affected each weekday.

Press Release
March 26, 2007
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Awards Contract for a Drive-through Car Wash

To keep its fleet shiny and bright, MTA Metro-North Railroad has begun construction of a new automatic train car washer at the Highbridge Car Appearance Facility in the Bronx

Using recycled water and cleaning solutions, the 300-foot-long building will house a series of spinning brushes and pressurized sprayers. The only part of the bath that uses clean water is the final rinse.

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