Railroad Offering 17 Extra Afternoon Departures on Friday, September 2

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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.

On Friday, September 2, Metro-North will offer 17 early-afternoon “getaway” trains departing Grand Central Terminal between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., and one extra departure from Hoboken on the Port Jervis Line, with connecting service from Penn Station-NY.

To allow the railroad to operate this service, 11 trains that usually depart Grand Central between 5:27 p.m. and 7:28 p.m. will not operate, and three pairs of New Haven Line trains will be combined. To accommodate additional service on the west of Hudson Service, the 6:15 p.m. departure from Hoboken on the Port Jervis Line will not operate, and the 7:20 p.m. departure from Hoboken to Spring Valley on the Pascack Valley Line will not operate.

On Saturday, September 3, and Sunday, September 4, Metro-North will operate on regular weekend schedules.

On Labor Day, Monday, September 5, Sunday service will be in effect on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines, and weekend service will be in effect on the Port Jervis Line and Pascack Valley Line. On the Port Jervis Line, Metro-North will add an extra inbound train departing Port Jervis at 4:09 p.m. for those heading back to Hoboken or Manhattan.

Getaway Service on Friday, September 2

New Haven Line

Nine extra “getaway” trains will depart from Grand Central at:

  • 12:58 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.
  • 2:01 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.
  • 2:28 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.
  • 2:31 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, New Rochelle, Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Harrison.
  • 2:56 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Stamford then all stations between Noroton Heights and South Norwalk.
  • 2:59 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, New Rochelle, Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Harrison.
  • 3:26 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, New Rochelle, Larchmont Mamaroneck and Harrison.
  • 3:29 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.
  • 4:00 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Stamford, and all stations between Bridgeport and New Haven.

The following trains usually departing Grand Central will not operate or are combined:

  • The 5:18 p.m. train to Harrison and the 5:21 p.m. train to New Rochelle are combined, departing Grand Central at 5:21 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street and all stations between Mount Vernon East and Harrison.
  • The 5:41 p.m. train to New Haven will not operate.
  • The 5:57 p.m. train to Harrison and the 6:02 p.m. train to New Rochelle are combined, departing Grand Central at 6:02 p.m., making all stops between Mount Vernon East and Harrison.
  • The 6:07 p.m. train to New Haven and the 6:13 p.m. train to Bridgeport are combined, departing Grand Central at 6:13 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street and all stations between South Norwalk and New Haven.
  • The 6:49 p.m. train to New Haven will not operate.
  • The 7:09 p.m. train to Harrison will not operate.

Harlem Line

Three extra “getaway” trains will depart from Grand Central at:

  • 2:18 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then all stations between Scarsdale and North White Plains.
  • 3:13 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then White Plains and North White Plains only.
  • 3:34 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, White Plains, North White Plains, then all stations between Goldens Bridge through Southeast.

The following trains usually departing Grand Central will not operate:

  • The 5:27 p.m. train to Southeast
  • The 5:38 p.m. train to Crestwood
  • The 5:58 p.m. train to Crestwood
  • The 7:03 p.m. train to North White Plains
  • The 7:28 p.m. train to North White Plains Hudson Line

Five extra “getaway” trains will depart from Grand Central at:

  • 1:38 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Peekskill, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie.
  • 2:38 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Peekskill, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie.
  • 3:11 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then all stops between Tarrytown and Croton-Harmon.
  • 3:45 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Peekskill, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie.
  • 4:11 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Peekskill, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie.

The following trains usually departing Grand Central will not operate:

  • The 5:29 p.m. train to Poughkeepsie
  • The 5:57 p.m. train to Croton-Harmon
  • The 6:12 p.m. train to Poughkeepsie

Hudson Line Connecting Services

The Hudson Rail Link will begin a peak level of buses at Spuyten Duyvil starting with the 2:20 p.m. train from Grand Central and at Riverdale starting with the 3:21 p.m. train from Grand Central.

The Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry will have an early ferry trip that will meet the 3:11 p.m. train from Grand Central, which arrives in Ossining at 3:56 p.m. Since the 5:57 p.m. train will not operate, a 6:00 p.m. train from Grand Central, which arrives in Ossining at 6:53 p.m., will be met by the ferry. To accommodate this trip, the ferry will not meet the regular 6:22 p.m. train from Grand Central.

The Newburgh-Beacon Ferry will have three early trips meeting the 2:43 p.m., 3:18 p.m. and 3:48 p.m. trains from Grand Central.

Port Jervis Line

The Port Jervis Line train departing Hoboken at 2:41 p.m., stopping at Secaucus Junction, and all stops between Suffern and Middletown/Town of Wallkill, will be extended to stop at Otisville and Port Jervis as well. Customers from Manhattan wishing to connect to this train should be on the 2:29 p.m. departure from Penn Station-NY to connect at Secaucus Junction. To accommodate the early getaway train, the 6:15 p.m. departure from Hoboken to Port Jervis will not operate.

Pascack Valley Line

The regularly scheduled Pascack Valley Friday-only train will depart Hoboken at 2:58 p.m., and stop at Secaucus Junction, select stations in New Jersey, and Pearl River, Nanuet and Spring Valley. Customers from Manhattan who are wishing to connect to this train should be on the 2:51 p.m. departure from Penn Station-NY to connect at Secaucus Junction. To accommodate this train, the 7:20 p.m. departure from Hoboken to Spring Valley will not operate.

Saturday, Sept. 3, to Monday, Sept. 5 (Labor Day):

On Saturday and Sunday, September 3-4, a regular weekend schedule will be in effect.

On Monday, Sept. 5, Labor Day, a weekend schedule will be in effect on the Port Jervis and Pascack Valley Lines. An extra afternoon inbound train will depart Port Jervis at 4:09 p.m., making all stops through Suffern, then run express to Secaucus Junction and Hoboken. Customers wishing to travel to Penn Station-NY should transfer at Secaucus Junction.

Most connecting services will not operate on Memorial Day. However, the Tappan Zee Express will operate, on a Saturday schedule.

See our schedules page for train times or visit www.njtransit.com

Have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend!