To help folks get a jump on the Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer, MTA Metro-North Railroad offers plenty of extra early getaway service on Friday, May 24.
On Friday, between noon and 4 p.m., there are extra “getaway” departures from Grand Central Terminal – nine on the Hudson Line, three on the Harlem Line and 11 on the New Haven Line. After 5 p.m., there will be 13 late PM peak cancelations and six trains combined into three because most commuters will have left Manhattan on the earlier getaway trains. All extra and canceled trains are shown in the timetable.
On Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26, regular schedules will be in effect.
On Monday, May 27, Memorial Day, financial markets are closed and Grand Central North exits/entrances are closed. Trains will operate on a Sunday schedule with one extra train that departs New Haven at 7:47 PM and make local stops to Fairfield, then Westport, before going express to Grand Central Terminal. This train is shown in the timetable.
NOTE: On the Wassaic Branch of the Upper Harlem Line, where midday busing has been in place due to construction, the construction will stop early so that trains can operate instead of buses for those people wanting to get a head start on the weekend. Regular scheduled train service will resume with the northbound 3:21 PM train from Southeast to Wassaic and the southbound 4:21 PM train from Wassaic to Southeast.
In addition, there will be no busing on Saturday, Sunday or Monday. On Tuesday, May 28, 2013, substitute busing resumes.
NOTE: On Saturday May 25, Yankee Stadium will host a soccer match, Manchester City vs. Chelsea Soccer at 5:30 PM. Metro-North will operate a full baseball-game-type schedule.