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Press Release
March 26, 2007
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.

Press Release
March 22, 2007
Train Schedules Change April 1st on Port Jervis and Pascack Valley Lines

New timetables for MTA Metro-North Railroad's Port Jervis and Pascack Valley Lines, effective April 1, 2007, will reduce running times on all trains to and from Port Jervis, and make changes to Pascack Valley Line service to improve reliability.

In addition, there are changes to Northeast Corridor service that affect Metro-North customers who transfer at Secaucus Junction.

Port Jervis Line:

Press Release
March 15, 2007
Metro-North's Spring Schedule Brings Major Service Improvements on All Lines

MTA Metro-North Railroad is boosting service, adding early-bird inbound trains, new outbound express service on the Hudson and Harlem lines, increasing seat availability in both peaks, adding more midday and evening service on the New Haven Line and reducing some travel times effective Sunday, April 1, 2007.


For the lower Hudson Line, which has seen recent growth of 5 to 6 percent, two trains will be added to the early PM peak:

Press Release
March 12, 2007
Saint Patrick's Day Celebrants Get More Than Luck with Metro-North

This year, New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade falls on a Saturday and Metro-North is adding service to carry as many as 20,000 parade goers as well as regular weekend customers.

There will be nine extra inbound trains the morning and four extra outbound train in the afternoon to accommodate the additional travelers.

Hudson Line Extras:

Press Release
January 10, 2007
MTA Police Satellite Office Opens at Harriman Train Station

The MTA Police Department has opened an office at Harriman, the busiest train station in Metro-North Railroad's west of Hudson territory.

"It has long been a goal of this department to have a facility in the West-of-Hudson territory," said MTA Police Chief Kevin McConville. "This move will provide a reassuring presence for railroad customers and a more convenient post for the officers who serve them. This proximity will enable the MTA Police Department to work even more closely with New York State Police and local police agencies in Woodbury, Monroe, Harriman and Tuxedo."