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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.

Press Release
October 8, 2013
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Ossining Drainage Project Completed

Improvements to the open stream channel and removal of years of sediment have tamed the Sing Sing Creek, which flows under the Metro-North Railroad tracks in Ossining and empties into the Hudson River.

In an effort to mitigate potential floods, a 100-foot-long section of stream was lined with a thick concrete channel bottom to improve water flow and facilitate future maintenance.

The creek drains a watershed area of nearly five square miles and when it rains heavily, it often flowed across the tracks just north of the station, flooding them and the station parking lot.

Press Release
October 5, 2013
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Full New Haven Line Service To Resume Monday Morning

MTA Metro-North Railroad announced today that full train service on the New Haven Line will resume Monday morning, October 7, following successful initial overnight tests of a major new electrical substation at Mount Vernon.
 

Press Release
October 4, 2013
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MTA Outlines Procedures for New Haven Line Customer Credit Program

MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) Metro-North Railroad has established procedures for New Haven Line customers weekly and monthly ticket holders who were inconvenienced by the September 25 power failure to obtain credits for their future ticket purchases.

Press Release
October 1, 2013
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MTA Board Approves Credit for Metro-North New Haven Line Customers

The Board of the MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) today approved a credit for Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line customers with monthly or weekly tickets during the ongoing power outage. The railroad also announced that service on the line will be increased to about 65% of normal on Wednesday.

Press Release
September 29, 2013
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Metro-North Railroad Expands New Haven Line Options With Limited Electric Service and Expanded Park-And-Ride

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast and MTA Metro-North Railroad President Howard Permut today announced the railroad will offer a limited amount of additional rail service to accommodate half its normal New Haven Line weekday ridership in time for the Monday morning rush. While trains are expected to be crowded and customers are urged not to travel during the busiest part of rush hour, thousands of park-and-ride spaces in Westchester County and the Bronx will allow customers to ride other MTA services into Manhattan.

Press Release
September 27, 2013
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Metro-North Railroad Announces Saturday and Sunday Service Plan for the New Haven Line

A reduced schedule will be in effect this weekend (Sat., Sept. 28 &Sun., Sept. 29) due to the continuing Con Ed power outage to a crucial 8-mile segment of the New Haven Line. There will be hourly train service from all New Haven Line stations in both directions all day on Saturday and Sunday.

To Grand Central

Press Release
September 25, 2013
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Metro-North Railroad to Provide Limited Bus/Train New Haven Line Service Starting on Thursday

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