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Press Release
December 16, 2013
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Train Schedules to Change on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines

MTA Metro-North Railroad is changing the timetables for all three lines on Saturday, January 18, 2014 to reflect the significant amount of track work that has been completed since the current timetable was implemented.

With all four tracks in a six-mile stretch from Woodlawn to Melrose in service for the first time since the intensive upgrade began July 1, running times will be reduced.  As future infrastructure work is completed, additional improvements will be made.

Press Release
December 8, 2013
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MTA Announces Immediate Improvements to Address Critical Metro-North Locations

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that MTA Metro-North Railroad is making immediate improvements to reinforce safety at critical curves and movable bridges along the railroad's right-of-way. These improvements were directed Friday by Governor Andrew Cuomo in a letter to the MTA and by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) in its Emergency Order.

Press Release
December 4, 2013
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Announces Full Hudson Line Service Thursday

Crews from Metro-North Railroad have completed the reconstruction of a second Hudson Line track in the area of Sunday’s derailment, allowing resumption of full service Thursday morning.

The work, including new ties, ballast, running rails, third rails and signal system, was completed in mid-afternoon and it was inspected by the Sperry Rail Car, which uses ultrasonic technology. 

Press Release
December 4, 2013
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Governor Cuomo Announces Service to Be Restored to Metro-North Hudson Line Wednesday Morning

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Tuesday that MTA Metro-North Railroad will resume more than 98% of its regular Hudson Line service in time for Wednesday morning’s commute following last weekend’s tragic derailment. The railroad was able to clear debris, begin rebuilding tracks and restore one of the three tracks in the area that was not significantly damaged in the accident.

Press Release
December 2, 2013
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Metro-North Continues Bus Service Between Yonkers and Subway

MTA Metro-North Railroad will continue to provide bus service between Yonkers and the New York City Subway terminal at 242nd Street on Tuesday as repair work is ongoing at the site of a Hudson Line derailment last weekend.

The railroad is cooperating fully with the National Transportation Safety Board, which is the lead agency investigating the accident.

Press Release
December 1, 2013
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Metro-North to Provide Shuttle Bus Service Monday Morning
Following this morning’s derailment of a Hudson Line train in the Bronx, MTA Metro-North Railroad will continue to provide bus service from the Tarrytown Station to the White Plains Station on the Harlem Line until 2 a.m. Monday.
Press Release
November 22, 2013
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Don’t Let Driving Hassles Ruffle Your Feathers This Thanksgiving
Parade, feast, family, shopping - all these pursuits are easier when you take Metro-North this Thanksgiving holiday.
Metro-North will operate extra trains and increase the number of cars on existing trains so there are plenty of seats for extra riders. Commuting routines go out the window during this four-day weekend that often starts early on Wednesday, when Metro-North provides early getaway trains in the afternoon.
Press Release
November 20, 2013
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Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council Announces Completion of New Dave Miller Connector Trail Linking the Hudson River and Fishkill Estuary

The Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council (MHREDC) and the City of Beacon today joined with state and local officials at a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of a new trail in the City’s Hudson River Greenway Trail system. The newly named Dave Miller Connector Trail connects the city’s Hudson River waterfront to the Madam Brett Park.

Press Release
November 14, 2013
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Metro-North Railroad Completes Major Track Improvement in the Bronx And Introduces New Schedules Sunday, November 17
MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that it will complete a major track improvement project in the Bronx this weekend that will improve reliability with all four tracks in the area back in service for the first time since the intensive upgrade began July 1.
In addition to the return of all four tracks to service in a six-mile stretch from Woodlawn to Melrose, track speed will be increased by 15 miles per hour to 75 mile per hours on three of the four tracks in the area for the first time in five years.
Since the summer, railroad forces have:
Press Release
October 11, 2013
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John Kesich to Lead Rail Operations for MTA Metro-North Railroad

MTA Metro-North Railroad President Howard Permut today announced that he has appointed John E. Kesich to oversee the railroad’s daily train operations under the title of Senior Vice President-Operations. Kesich has been acting in that capacity since May.

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