Make Merry with Metro-North's Special Holiday Service

Let Metro-North take the hectic out of the holidays. There are special schedules in effect to make getting around easier, so pick up a timetable today.

The "Christmas Getaway" begins Friday afternoon, December 21with extra departures in the early afternoon and fewer trains in the PM peak. There is a regular AM peak schedule, extra "getaway" trains between 1 p.m. and 4:10 p.m. but from 5 p.m. through 8:30 p.m., service will be consolidated due to lighter ridership.

On Saturday, December 22, a regular Saturday schedule will operate, including Shoppers' Special service.

On Sunday, December 23, a regular Sunday schedule will operate, including Shoppers' Special service.

On Christmas Eve day, Monday, December 24, a Saturday schedule will be in effect with additional inbound AM service and outbound PM service. No Shoppers' Specials will operate.

On Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25, there is a special holiday schedule, with hourly service on the main lines, and regular weekend service on the branch lines.

During holiday week from Wednesday thru Friday, December 26-28, demand for AM peak service decreases, while mid-morning travel increases. Therefore, Metro-North has changed its schedules to reflect this change in ridership with some trains not operating in the AM peak and additional inbound trains operating between 10 a.m. and noon. These changes are reflected in the regular Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Line timetables.

Special holiday schedules for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, are now available.