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Press Release
June 7, 2018
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Grand Central Terminal to Celebrate Two Significant Milestones This Year

This year, Grand Central Terminal will celebrate two significant milestones that changed the course of history for the landmark building: the 40th anniversary this month of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that saved the Terminal and the 20th anniversary this October of a renovation that restored the iconic landmark and transformed it into a retail and dining destination.

Press Release
June 5, 2018
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Replacement of Ann Street Railroad Bridge in Norwalk, CT Continues Over Weekends of June 8-10, and June 15-17

Metro-North Railroad advises customers that during the weekends June 8-10 and June 15-17,   Connecticut Department of Transportation crews will start the first half of the Ann Street Railroad Bridge superstructure replacement in Norwalk, which will improve operations along the New Haven Line. 

Press Release
June 1, 2018
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Contractor Continues Installation of Gas Line Beneath Tracks Near Port Jervis on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3

Metro-North Railroad advises customers that on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3, contractors for Millennium Pipeline will continue installing a gas line beneath the tracks near Port Jervis. 

As a result of this infrastructure maintenance, substitute busing will be in effect between Port Jervis and Harriman on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3.

Service details are below:

To Hoboken

Press Release
May 23, 2018
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Metro-North Offers Special Getaway Service for Memorial Day Weekend

Metro-North has your ticket to a great holiday weekend. On Friday, May 25, the start of the Memorial Day weekend and unofficial start of summer, Metro-North has 17 extra getaway trains departing from Grand Central Terminal between 12:58 p.m. and 4:11 p.m. Some peak trains between 5:18 p.m. and 7:28 p.m. will be canceled/combined due to reduced ridership in this time period.

All extra and cancelled trains are shown in current timetables, the Metro-North Train Time app and online MTA.info.

Service details for the holiday weekend are below:

Press Release
May 15, 2018
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Metro-North Train Service Suspended; Grand Central Terminal Entrances Temporarily Closed to Prevent Overcrowding

As a result of downed trees across the northern suburbs affecting all rail lines, Metro-North Railroad has suspended service on the Harlem Line, Hudson Line and New Haven Line until further notice. To prevent overcrowding of Grand Central Terminal, the Terminal’s entrances are being closed temporarily.

Customers are asked not to enter Grand Central Terminal until train service can be restored.

Press Release
May 8, 2018
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Get Ready for Summer at Metro-North’s Getaway Day at Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday, May 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

You don’t have far to travel if you want to get away. Whether you’re planning a spring escape or looking ahead to a summer excursion, come explore places to go and things to do that are an easy train ride away at MTA Metro-North Railroad’s annual Staycation Showcase at Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday, May 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.   

This free event highlights a wide range of special, wallet-friendly discount rail packages to more than 30 attractions, destinations and cultural venues around New York City, the Hudson Valley and Connecticut.

Press Release
May 1, 2018
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Metro-North Continues Post Storm Repair Work to Upper Harlem Line

MTA Metro-North Railroad advises customers that this weekend, May 5-6, and the weekend of 19-20, crews will continue to be out in force on the upper Harlem Line strengthening the railroad’s infrastructure following the series of powerful nor’easters that hit the region in March. Metro-North scheduled the work so that regular train service will operate over Mother’s Day weekend.

Crews will be reinforcing power poles and wires, enhancing the Harlem Line’s resiliency. This work is a continuation of previously announced infrastructure improvements to the Harlem Line.

Press Release
April 27, 2018
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Metro-North Railroad to Rebuild 14th Avenue Bridge in Mt. Vernon, N.Y.

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that work on the replacement of the 14th Avenue Bridge in Mount Vernon, New York will result in the closure of the existing bridge on Monday May 7, 2018 for a period of ten months. The 93 foot-long bridge was built in 1894 and is located on 14th Avenue, between New Haven Railroad Street and West 1st Street, and situated over the New Haven Line in Mt. Vernon, New York.

Press Release
April 25, 2018
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New Tenant to Transform Metro-North’s Tarrytown’s Station House

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that the Tarrytown Station House will be reinvigorated, becoming a more vibrant, welcoming place for commuters and residents alike. The Bakehouse Inc., a well-known bakery located in Ardsley, will bring a full-service bakery and restaurant to the station house. This new venture will be both a traditional bakery and a café/restaurant with take-out and sit-down menus. The ticket office will remain at the station house, along with the public use of the waiting area and bathrooms.

Press Release
April 25, 2018
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Metro-North Employee Commended for Rescuing Unconscious Woman Trapped Inside Burning Overturned Car

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority today announced that Metro-North Railroad employee Brian Geary received special recognition from the Board for his extraordinary efforts saving an unconscious woman who was trapped inside of an overturned, burning car on the Taconic State Parkway on Thursday, April 19.  Geary received a commendation for his heroic actions from Chairman Joseph J. Lhota at this morning’s meeting of the MTA Board.

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