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Make Metro-North Your Designated Driver: Extra Service for New Year's Eve

Trains will operate all night long on New Year's Eve, Friday December 31, so take the train to the party and get home safe.

On Friday, Metro-North will operate on a Saturday schedule, but with extra trains in key periods.

For those who have to go to work, there will be additional trains during the morning inbound rush from 6 to 9 AM and outbound from 4 to 6 PM.

For revelers there will be plenty of additional inbound trains in the afternoon and evening for people heading to parties in the city. When it's finally time to go home, there will be additional service in both directions into the wee hours of the morning.

Buy your round trip tickets at your boarding station and avoid lines in Grand Central after a night of partying! Travelers must show a ticket BEFORE boarding train at Grand Central after midnight.

And as in prior years, open containers of alcoholic beverages will not be allowed on trains, stations or platforms from noon on New Year's Eve through noon on New Year's Day. MTA Police will enforce this restriction.

On Saturday January 1, New Year's Day, a Sunday schedule will be in effect.

On Sunday January 2, Metro-North also will operate on a regular Sunday schedule.

Metro-North's regular weekday schedule resumes Monday January 3.

December monthly passes will be accepted for one courtesy ride through 10 AM Tuesday, January 4, 2011.

For service on New Year's weekend, including Friday 12/31, Saturday 1/1 and Sunday 1/2, pick up our Special New Year's Holiday Weekend timetable.

Metro-North wishes you a happy and safe New Year!