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Press Release
March 23, 2016
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MTA to Host Outreach Event for Hudson Valley Small Businesses, Especially Those Owned by Minorities, Women or Service-Disabled Veterans

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that it will host a special event to educate Hudson Valley businesses about MTA contracting and procurement opportunities. The event is for anyone who owns a small business, especially one that’s certified through Federal or State programs as disadvantaged or owned by members of minorities, women or veterans who have been disabled in the line of duty.

Press Release
March 21, 2016
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Metro-North Makes East of Hudson Service Improvements and Expands Quiet Car Program

Metro-North’s East of Hudson schedules will be changing on April 3, 2016 to improve on-time performance during peak travel periods, support critical track and infrastructure work and address customer requests.

Certain morning and evening rush hour trains on the New Haven, Harlem and Hudson Lines will be adjusted by between 1 and 4 minutes. These minor adjustments will decrease train dwell time at stations, relieve congestion, increase train speed, help prevent the cascading impact of minor delays and improve on-time performance.

Press Release
March 14, 2016
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Bans Alcohol on Trains for St. Patrick’s Day

With the 255th St. Patrick’s Day Parade scheduled for Thursday, March 17, Metro-North will ban alcohol to maintain orderly train service, and is planning to run extra trains to help accommodate revelers heading to the parade.

Press Release
March 7, 2016
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Take Metro-North to Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Hot Spots

Now is the time to enjoy a top-notch meal located just steps away from the train. Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is taking place now through March 20. Over 200 restaurants are participating this year, and 100 of them are located near Metro-North Railroad stations on the Harlem, Hudson, New Haven and Port Jervis Lines.

Press Release
February 22, 2016
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Metro-North Has Best Mechanical Performance Record in its History

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that it had achieved the best mechanical performance in the history of its rail cars, leading customers to experience more reliable trains and better on-time performance.

Press Release
February 16, 2016
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Grand Central Terminal Power Restored

MTA Metro-North Railroad announced this morning that full power has been restored to Grand Central Terminal. The railroad's ticket machines, website, Train Time app and departure boards are all operating normally. The railroad also has been able to restore full lighting to the entrance at 47th Street and Madison Avenue, which will remain open.

The railroad expects to operate normal service throughout the day using all platforms on both the Upper Level and Lower Level of Grand Central. The terminal's retails stores have also reopened.

Press Release
February 15, 2016
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Metro-North Service Update for Tuesday, February 16

MTA Metro-North Railroad tonight announced that it expects to operate on a regular weekday schedule tomorrow morning, Tuesday, February 16, 2016, following power disruptions to Grand Central Terminal that took place on Monday. However, the railroad advises customers to be prepared for the potential for 20-30 minute delays if lingering, limited power problems continue to impact lighting on the Lower Level of Grand Central.

Press Release
January 26, 2016
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Metro-North to Begin Resuming Train Service Mid-Day Sunday

Metro-North will begin restoring service at the outlying terminal stations after 12 Noon and be fully operationally in and out of Grand Central Terminal by 3 PM, operating on a Sunday schedule. Grand Central Terminal was open for retail customers at 8 PM.

Customers should refer to the timetable for Sunday service, Metro-North Train Time or the interactive schedules page.

Press Release
January 26, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Delivers Update on State Response to Storm and Hazardous Weather Conditions

“This was a truly historic storm, and while we have made good progress we are not done working yet,” Governor Cuomo said. “The travel ban has been lifted, but New Yorkers should still avoid unnecessary travel – please use caution, plan ahead and stay safe. I want to thank the incredible people who worked around the clock responding to this storm. Many of them are still out there trying to clear the tracks and get full service restored across our public transit systems.

Press Release
January 19, 2016
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Metro-North Railroad Implements Confidential Close Call Reporting System

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced the extended implementation of Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS), an industry-leading initiative designed to encourage workers to report any potential safety hazard or breach of procedures that they may observe by providing them with a convenient, non-confrontational and anonymous method to do so.

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