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Press Release
May 25, 2017
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Metro-North Offers Special Getaway Service for Memorial Day Weekend

Let Metro-North Railroad help you get a jump on summer. Tomorrow, Friday, May 26 – the start of the Memorial Day weekend and official start of summer - Metro-North has 17 extra, early getaway trains departing from Grand Central Terminal between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., and one extra departure from Hoboken Terminal on Metro-North's Port Jervis Line. Some late p.m. peak trains will be canceled/combined due to reduced ridership in this time period. All extra and cancelled trains are shown in the current timetable.

Press Release
May 25, 2017
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MTA Police and Metro-North Train Crew Members Reunite Missing, Non-Verbal, Autistic Teen With His Family

Four MTA employees were recognized for reuniting a missing, non-verbal, autistic teen with his family on Sunday, April 16. Acting MTA Board Chairman Fernando Ferrer and MTA Interim Executive Director Veronique “Ronnie” Hakim thanked MTAPD Officers Desire Bokor and Armando Hernandez, and Metro-North Conductor Sean Tedesco and Assistant Conductor Charles Dolan for their efforts at today’s meeting of the MTA Board.

Press Release
May 17, 2017
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Metro-North to Make Upper Harlem Line Track Improvements This Weekend

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that crews will perform $100,000 in track improvement work on the Upper Harlem Line between Wassaic and Southeast this coming weekend to ensure the on-going reliability and safety of the railroad. Workers will improve the Corbin Road railroad crossing in Pawling, replacing the crossing surface, rails and ties, and elsewhere along the tracks they will cut brush and weld rail joints.

Press Release
May 16, 2017
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Metro-North Schedule Change In Effect from June 4 Through October 7

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that required schedule adjustments for certain Harlem Line and Hudson Line trains will take effect on Sunday, June 4, through Saturday, October 7. Most of these temporary schedule changes will be between one and six minutes.

Press Release
May 15, 2017
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Get Ready for Summer at Metro-North’s Getaway Day at Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday, May 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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 just an easy train ride away at MTA Metro-North Railroad’s annual Staycation Showcase. It’s happening on Wednesday, May 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall. This free event will highlight a wide range of special discount rail packages to more than 30 attractions, destinations and cultural venues around New York City, the Hudson Valley and Connecticut.

Press Release
May 10, 2017
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UPDATE: Metro-North Cancels Previously Announced Danbury Branch Busing Scheduled This Weekend, May 12-14

MTA Metro-North Railroad advises customers that previously announced Danbury Branch busing scheduled for this weekend, May 12-14, has been canceled. Buses will no longer substitute for trains on the Danbury Branch, and a regular weekend train schedule will be in effect.

Press Release
May 9, 2017
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Buses Will Substitute for Weekend Metro-North Trains on Danbury Branch May 12-14 and May 19-21

MTA Metro-North Railroad crews will be working on the Danbury Branch this weekend and the next to make needed upgrades and repairs to tracks and infrastructure. As a result, buses will substitute for Danbury Branch trains on the next two weekends, May 12-14 and May 19-21.

Press Release
May 4, 2017
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Minor Changes to Pascack Valley Line Schedule Take Effect on Sunday, May 7

Metro-North Railroad today announced that new West of Hudson timetables that take effect on Sunday, May 7, will include a handful of minor adjustments to the weekday Pascack Valley Line schedule. The new schedule will improve connections from Northeast Corridor Line trains at Secaucus Junction and will add a stop at Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, on two trains. There are no schedule changes to the Port Jervis Line.

A summary of the planned schedule changes follows.

Pascack Valley Line

Press Release
April 28, 2017
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Metro-North Railroad to Rebuild Prospect Hill Road Bridge in Southeast, N.Y.

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that it will rebuild and reopen the Prospect Hill Road Bridge in Southeast through a $9.5 million investment made possible by the MTA’s 2015-2019 Capital Program. The 270-foot-long bridge, which was built in 1910, is located just south of the Southeast station; it carries Prospect Hill Road over the Harlem Line tracks and parts of Metro-North’s Brewster Yard.

Press Release
April 28, 2017
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Metro-North Restores Regularly Scheduled Reverse Peak Train Service Between Philipse Manor and Scarborough Stations on Monday, May 1

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced it will restore regularly scheduled reverse peak train service to and from Philipse Manor and Scarborough Stations on Monday, May 1. The railroad completed Superstorm Sandy Restoration work that took the section of track between the stations out service, so substitute bus service is no longer required. Metro-North worked closely with contractors to avoid inconveniencing customers, and there will be no future Hudson Line substitute bus service for trains at these stations due to Superstorm Sandy restoration work.

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