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Press Release
September 10, 2007
Track Work Means Weekday Off-Peak Busing On Port Jervis Line

To accommodate necessary track work, buses will replace four weekday off-peak trains at the Port Jervis Station from Monday, September 17, 2007 to Friday, October 12, 2007.

Customers for the 11:31 a.m. and 1:28 p.m. departures from Port Jervis will be taken by bus to the next stop, Otisville, where they will get on a southbound train.

Northbound trains departing Hoboken at 8:25 a.m. and 9:47 a.m. and Secaucus Junction at 8:35 a.m. and 9:57 a.m. will terminate at Otisville. Customers can transfer to buses at Otisville for the 14-mile trip to the Port Jervis Station.

Press Release
July 26, 2007
MTA Metro-North Railroad Announces Service Initiatives for 2008

MTA Metro-North Railroad, with its ridership on target to set a new record of 79.5 million rides in 2007, is seeking new ways to improve service for its diverse and growing customer base.

Press Release
July 24, 2007
For Better Train Service, Buses Take Over as Historic Moodna Viaduct gets Fixed for the Future

One of the engineering marvels in local railroading is the 3,201 foot-long, riveted, open deck girder bridge known as the Moodna Viaduct. First opened for rail traffic in 1909, this viaduct carries one track across Moodna Creek, Route 94 and Otterkill Road. This amazing structure is located next to the Salisbury Mills Station in Orange County and serves Metro-North's Port Jervis Line.

Press Release
July 17, 2007
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.