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Getaway on July 3 - With Metro-North!

The Fourth of July
The Fourth of July

 

Declare your independence from traffic this July 4th Holiday by taking Metro-North Railroad to celebrate our nation’s 237th birthday this year.

On Wednesday, July 3, to help you get a jump on the holiday, Metro-North offers 23 extra early getaway trains in the early afternoon.

On Thursday, July 4 a Sunday schedule will operate with off-peak fares and with several additional trains on the Harlem and New Haven to get you to and from the annual Macy’s Fireworks.  Most connecting services will not operate on Thursday, July 4.  However, the Ulster-Poughkeepsie Link will operate a Sunday schedule.

On Friday, July 5, trains run on a Saturday schedule with extra service throughout the day. Off-peak fares apply. 

Here are the details of Wednesday’s getaway schedule:

On the Hudson Line

Extra "getaway" trains will depart from Grand Central at:

  • 1:41 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie.
  • 1:45 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Tarrytown, Ossining and Croton-Harmon.
  • 1:48 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then all stops between Croton-Harmon and Poughkeepsie.
  • 2:41 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie.
  • 2:45 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Tarrytown, Ossining and Croton-Harmon.
  • 2:48 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then all stops between Croton-Harmon and Poughkeepsie.
  • 3:12 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Tarrytown, Ossining and Croton-Harmon.
  • 3:46 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street and Croton-Harmon.
  • 4:04 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, and Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie.

The following trains usually departing Grand Central will not operate:

  • The 5:29 PM train to Poughkeepsie will not operate.
  • The 5:57 PM to Croton-Harmon will not operate.
  • The 6:12 PM to Poughkeepsie will not operate.
  • The 6:19 PM to Croton-Harmon will not operate.

Hudson Line Connecting Services

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

The Haverstraw – Ossining Ferry will have an early ferry trip that will meet the 2:51 PM train from Grand Central that arrives at Ossining at 3:48 PM. Since the 5:57 PM and 6:19 PM trains will not operate, a 6:00 PM train from Grand Central that arrives at Ossining at 6:50 PM, will be met by the ferry.

The Newburgh – Beacon Ferry will have three early trips meeting the 2:48 PM, the 3:18 PM and 3:50 PM trains from Grand Central.

On the Harlem Line

Extra "getaway" trains will depart from Grand Central at:

  • 2:18 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then all stations between Scarsdale and North White Plains.
  • 3:14 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then White Plains and North White Plains only.
  • 3:37 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, White Plains, then all stations between Goldens Bridge through Southeast.

The following trains usually departing Grand Central will not operate or will make additional stops:

  • The 5:25 PM to Brewster will not operate.
  • The 7:00 PM to North White Plains will not operate.

On the New Haven Line

Extra "getaway" trains will depart from Grand Central at:

  • 12:04 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.
  • 1:04 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.
  • 1:59 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Stamford, then all stations to South Norwalk.
  • 2:04 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport then all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.
  • 2:28 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, New Rochelle, Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Harrison.
  • 2:31 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, Fairfield then all stops between Fairfield and New Haven.
  • 2:57 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then all stations between Stamford and South Norwalk.
  • 3:02 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then all stations between New Rochelle and Harrison.
  • 3:04 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then Stamford, Westport and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.
  • 3:23 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Stamford, Westport and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.
  • 3:27 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then all stations between New Rochelle and Harrison.
  • 4:02 PM, 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 5:17 PM to Harrison and the 5:20 PM to New Rochelle are combined, departing Grand Central at 5:20 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street and all stations between Mount Vernon East and Harrison.
  • The 5:35 PM to Harrison will not operate.
  • The 5:59 PM to Harrison and 6:02 PM to New Rochelle are combined, departing Grand Central at 6:02 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, and all stops between Mount Vernon East and Harrison.
  • The 6:11 PM to New Haven will also stop at South Norwalk and Westport.
  • The 6:17 PM to Bridgeport will not operate.
  • The 6:38 PM to Harrison will not operate.
  • The 7:11 PM to Harrison will not operate.
  • The 8:04 PM to New Haven will not operate.

For more information, see a current timetable, or visit the schedules page at mta.info.