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Festivities Include Harbor Tours, Oyster Pavilion, Crafts, Music, Rides and More!

There’s something for everyone at the 39th annual Norwalk Seaport Oyster Festival taking place at Veteran’s Park on the charming Norwalk Harbor on September 9, 10 and 11. Riding Metro-North is an economical and easy way to join the fun.

Track Work on the Port Washington Branch Will Result in Small Midday Off-Peak Time Adjustments

New LIRR schedules take effect on the day after Labor Day. On weekdays, track work on the Port Washington Branch will result in midday Off-Peak trains departing up to 7 minutes earlier than current times. In addition, track work requires slight adjustments to weekday, Off-Peak departure and arrival times on the Long Beach and Ronkonkoma branches. On weekends, look for changes on the Huntington/Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma and Montauk branches, the result of Hicksville Station construction work, switch replacement near Bethpage Station and ongoing Double Track work.

Subways and Buses Run Reduced Schedules on Labor Day

MTA New York City Transit subways and buses and MTA Bus Company buses will operate on a Sunday schedule on Labor Day, Monday, September 5.

Extra Getaway Services on Friday, September 2, Will Start the Weekend

To help you enjoy the last unofficial weekend of summer, and kick off a long Labor Day weekend, MTA railroads will provide extra service on Friday, September 2. All MTA services will operate on reduced schedules on Labor Day, Monday, September 5. Details are below.

Railroad to Run on Weekend Schedule Sept. 3-4; Holiday Schedule on Labor Day

MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide additional early afternoon trains from Penn Station on Friday, September 2 for customers planning an early getaway for the Labor Day Weekend. The additional trains will depart from Penn Station between 1:49 p.m. and 3:48 p.m. and will operate to Babylon, Far Rockaway, Great Neck, Huntington and Ronkonkoma. Montauk Branch customers should look for a special Montauk Branch September 2 Timetable that includes some new changes that start on Friday.

Railroad Offering 17 Extra Afternoon Departures on Friday, September 2

MTA Metro-North Railroad doesn’t want you to work hard to celebrate Labor Day! Metro-North has plenty of train service to get you where you need to go for the entire holiday weekend starting Friday, September 2, and continuing through Labor Day, Monday, September 5.

MTA, Penguin Random House Offer Free Reads for a Subway Ride

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has partnered with Transit Wireless and Penguin Random House to launch Subway Reads, an eight-week long promotion that offers customers access to five free e-shorts, as well as extensive samples from full-length books, to enjoy while on the subway.

Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of Croton-Harmon Station Upgrades

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that Metro-North has completed renovation of the Croton-Harmon station’s customer waiting area. The $3.6 million project involves both station structural renovations and aesthetic improvements. The work was done in phases to allow for continual use by Metro-North customers with minimal disruption during the work.

At Governor's Direction, MTA Emphasizing Efficiency, Using Specialized Train to Lay Track 10x Faster than Before

New track laying between Central Islip and Ronkonkoma for the LIRR Double Track project is complete, and work on the final phase between Farmingdale and Central Islip is already underway and on schedule to be completed in 2018. Governor Cuomo made the announcement today in Hauppauge. The Double Track, extending from Farmingdale to Ronkonkoma, will dramatically reduce delays on the LIRR and enable more off peak service in both directions by adding 13 miles of parallel track. Together with the full MTA eTix rollout, the LIRR Third Track proposal on the Main Line, East Side Access, and four new Metro-North Stations in the Bronx, the milestone reached today moves the MTA's commuter rail priorities forward in the Governor's $100 billion Infrastructure and Development Plan for New York.

Enjoy a Scenic Ride on Metro-North to Stations Along the Hudson and Harlem Lines Where You Will Board the Dutchess County Farm Fresh Link Bus

What better way to spend the day than exploring the wonderful, locally produced food and drink of Dutchess County. Enjoy a scenic ride on Metro-North to stations along the Hudson and Harlem Lines where you will board the Dutchess County Farm Fresh Link bus to various farms, shops and markets for a truly, tasty experience.