MTA Press Releases

Press Release
December 27, 2017
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North Offers Expanded Service During New Year’s Eve Weekend
Trains Run Continuously After New Year’s Eve

Metro-North has your ticket to a safe and convenient way to travel during the New Year’s Eve weekend. The railroad d is offering expanded service to and from Grand Central Terminal all day long on Sunday, December 31 and into the wee hours for New Year's Eve for celebrants traveling to the Big Apple to ring in 2018.

Metro-North reminds customers that drinking alcohol on trains and at our stations is banned from noon New Year's Eve until noon New Year's Day. The railroad encourages customers traveling to New York to purchase round-trip tickets before boarding Grand Central Terminal bound trains. On the night of New Year’s Eve, tickets will be collected prior to boarding trains at Grand Central Terminal.

Friday, December 29:

Metro-North will operate 17 extra Getaway trains between 12:58 p.m. and 4:11 p.m., and some trains after 5:00 pm will be combined or cancelled.

Hudson Line:

  • 1:38 p.m., making stops at Peekskill, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie.
  • 2:38 p.m., making stops at Peekskill, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie.
  • 3:11 p.m., making stops at Tarrytown, Philipse Manor, Scarborough, Ossining and Croton-Harmon.
  • 3:45 p.m., making stops at Peekskill, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie.
  • 4:11 p.m., making stops at Peekskill, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie.

Harlem Line:

  • 2:15 p.m., making stops at Scarsdale, Hartsdale, White Plains and North White Plains.
  • 3:13 p.m., making stops at White Plains and North White Plains.
  • 3:34 p.m., making stops at White Plains, North White Plains, Goldens Bridge, Purdy’s, Croton Falls, Brewster and Southeast.

New Haven Line:

  • 12:58 p.m. making stops at Westport, Fairfield, Fairfield Metro, Bridgeport, Stratford, Milford, West Haven and New Haven.
  • 2:01 p.m. making stops at Westport, Fairfield, Fairfield Metro, Bridgeport, Stratford, Milford, West Haven and New Haven.
  • 2:28 p.m., making stops at, Westport, Fairfield, Fairfield Metro, Bridgeport, Stratford, Milford, West Haven and New Haven.
  • 2:31 p.m., making stops at New Rochelle, Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Harrison.
  • 2:56 p.m., making stops at Stamford, Noroton Heights, Darien, Rowayton and South Norwalk.
  • 2:59 p.m., making stops at New Rochelle, Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Harrison.
  • 3:26 p.m., making stops at New Rochelle, Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Harrison
  • 3:29 p.m., making stops at, Westport, Fairfield, Fairfield Metro, Bridgeport, Stratford, Milford, West Haven and New Haven.
  • 4:00 p.m., making stops at Stamford, Bridgeport, Stratford, Milford, West Haven and New Haven.

New Year’s Eve, Sunday December 31:

Metro-North will operate an additional inbound train on the Hudson Line and an additional inbound train on the New Haven Line.

Hudson Line, Southbound

  • 6:34 p.m., out of Poughkeepsie, making stops at New Hamburg, Beacon, Peekskill, Croton-Harmon, Ossining, Tarrytown and Grand Central Terminal.

New Haven Line, Westbound:

  • 6:07 p.m. from New Haven, stopping at West Haven, then Bridgeport and Stamford, with connecting train service to Grand Central Terminal.

New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1

Metro-North will operate on a Sunday schedule. Service will also be provided overnight and into the wee hours of New Year’s morning to get you safely home from New York City as follows:

Hudson Line, Northbound:

  • 12:38 a.m. making all station stops from Croton-Harmon to Poughkeepsie.
  • 12:42 a.m., making all station stops from Yankees-E. 153rd Street to Croton-Harmon.
  • 1:15 a.m. making all station stops from Croton-Harmon to Poughkeepsie.
  • 1:20 a.m., making all station stops from Yankees-E. 153rd Street to Croton-Harmon.
  • 1:50 a.m., making all station stops from Croton-Harmon to Poughkeepsie.
  • 1:55 a.m., making all station stops from Yankees-E. 153rd Street to Croton-Harmon
  • 2:30 a.m., making stops at Spuyten Duyvil, Riverdale, Yonkers, Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Tarrytown, Scarborough, Ossining, and all stops between Croton-Harmon and Poughkeepsie.
  • 3:00 a.m., making all station stops from Marble Hill to Croton-Harmon.
  • 3:40 a.m., making stops at Spuyten Duyvil, Riverdale, Yonkers, Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Tarrytown, Scarborough, Ossining, and all stops between Croton-Harmon and Poughkeepsie.
  • 4:20 a.m., making all station stops from Marble Hill to Croton-Harmon.
  • 4:50 a.m. making stops at Spuyten Duyvil, Riverdale, Yonkers, Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Tarrytown, Scarborough, Ossining, and all stops between Croton-Harmon and Poughkeepsie.
  • 5:20 a.m., making all station stops from Marble Hill to Croton-Harmon.

Hudson Line, Southbound

  • 1:28 a.m., making stops from Poughkeepsie to Marble Hill and Grand Central Terminal.
  • 4:30 a.m., making all stops from Poughkeepsie to Ossining, then Tarrytown and Grand Central Terminal.
  • 5:00 a.m., making stops from Croton-Harmon to Grand Central Terminal.
  • 5:50 a.m., making stops from Poughkeepsie to Ossining, then Tarrytown and Grand Central Terminal.

Harlem Line, Northbound:

  • 12:35 a.m., making all stops from White Plains to Southeast.
  • 12:40 a.m., making all stops to North White Plains.
  • 1:05 a.m., making all stops from White Plains to Wassaic.
  • 1:10 a.m., making all stops from Fordham to North White Plains.
  • 1:35 a.m., making all stops from White Plains to Southeast.
  • 1:40 a.m., making all stops from Mount Vernon West to North White Plains.
  • 2:05 a.m., making all stops from White Plains to Southeast.
  • 2:10 a.m., making all stops to North White Plains.
  • 2:35 a.m., making all stops from White Plains to Southeast.
  • 2:40 a.m., making all stops from Mt. Vernon West to North White Plains.
  • 3:05 a.m., making all stops from White Plains to Southeast.
  • 3:10 a.m., making all stops from Fordham to North White Plains.
  • 3:55 a.m., making all stops from White Plains to Wassaic.
  • 4:05 a.m., making all stops from Fordham to North White Plains.
  • 5:00 a.m., making all stops from Mount Vernon West to Southeast.
  • 5:37 a.m., making all stops to Wassaic.

Harlem Line, Southbound:

  • 12:30 a.m., making all stops from Wassaic to White Plains, and Grand Central Terminal.
  • 2:06 a.m., making all stops from North White Plains to Fordham, and Grand Central Terminal.
  • 3:37 a.m., making all stops from Wassaic to Fordham and Grand Central Terminal.
  • 5:12 a.m., making all stops from Southeast to White Plains, and Grand Central Terminal.
  • 6:06 a.m., making all stops from North White Plains to Grand Central Terminal.

New Haven Line, Eastbound:

  • 12:33 a.m., making all station stops from Stamford to New Haven, with connecting service from Stamford to New Canaan.
  • 12:36 a.m., making all station stops from Mt. Vernon East to Stamford.
  • 12:53 a.m., making all station stops from Stamford to New Haven.
  • 12:56 a.m., making all stops from Mt. Vernon East to Stamford.
  • 1:13 a.m., making all station stops from Stamford to New Haven.
  • 1:18 a.m., making all station stops from Mt. Vernon East to Stamford.
  • 1:33 a.m., making all station stops from Stamford to New Haven, with connecting service from Stamford to New Canaan.
  • 1:36 a.m., making all station stops from Mt. Vernon East to Stamford.
  • 2:03 a.m., making all station stops from Stamford to New Haven.
  • 2:06 a.m., making all station stops from Mt Vernon East to Stamford.
  • 2:33 a.m., making all station stops from Stamford to New Haven, with connecting service from Stamford to New Canaan.
  • 2:36 a.m., making all station stops from Mt. Vernon East to Stamford.
  • 3:03 a.m., making all station stops from Stamford to New Haven.
  • 3:06 a.m., making all station stops from Mt. Vernon East to Stamford.
  • 3:33 a.m., making all station stops from Stamford to New Haven.
  • 3:36 a.m., making all station stops from Mt. Vernon East to Stamford.
  • 4:33 a.m., making all station stops from Stamford to New Haven.
  • 4:36 a.m., making all station stops from Mt. Vernon East to Stamford, with connecting service from Stamford to New Canaan.
  • 5:25 a.m., making all station stops from Stamford to New Haven.
  • 5:30 a.m., making all stops from Mt. Vernon East to New Haven, with connecting service from Stamford to New Canaan.

New Haven Line, Westbound:

  • 12:35 a.m., making all stops from Stamford to Grand Central Terminal.
  • 1:05 a.m., making all stops between New Haven and Stamford, and Grand Central Terminal.
  • 2:20 a.m., making all station stops from Stamford to Mt. Vernon East, and Grand Central Terminal.

West of Hudson Lines:

On the West of Hudson Lines, a regular weekend schedule will operate, with an additional inbound train from Port Jervis and additional outbound service to Port Jervis and Spring Valley after midnight.

Pascack Valley Line:

  • 1:24 a.m. from Hoboken, making all stops to Spring Valley. Passengers from Penn Station New York should board the 1:18 am train and transfer at Secaucus Junction.
  • 3:45 a.m. from Hoboken, making all stops to Spring Valley. Passengers from Penn Station New York should board the 3:39 am train and transfer at Secaucus Junction.

Note that the 12:45 a.m. train departing Hoboken will not operate on New Year’s Eve.

Port Jervis Line:

Eastbound:

  • 4:09 p.m. from Port Jervis making all stops to Suffern, then Secaucus Junction and Hoboken. Change trains at Secaucus Junction for service to Penn Station New York.

Westbound:

  • 1:27 a.m. from Hoboken, making all stops to Port Jervis. Passengers from Penn Station New York should board the 1:18 am train and transfer at Secaucus Junction
  • 3:00 a.m. from Hoboken, making all stops to Port Jervis. Passengers from Penn Station New York should board the 2:50 am train and transfer at Secaucus Junction.

For More Information

New Year’s Eve timetables for the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines are available at Grand Central Terminal and outlying stations, or online at: http://web.mta.info/mnr/html/planning/schedules/schedules.htm

New Year’s Eve timetables for the Port Jervis and Pascack Valley lines are online at:

Port Jervis Line:

http://www.njtransit.com/AdminTemp/MLBCST-NYE-123117.pdf

http://www.njtransit.com/AdminTemp/REVISED%20PVL-NYE-123117.pdf

Many Channels for Service Updates

Information about the planned service changes noted in this press release, and all planned service changes, is available through Metro-North Railroad’s real-time service information sources:

Email and text message service updates – Customers are urged to sign up to receive the alerts by visiting MyMTAAlerts.com. To avoid unwanted messages, a user can tailor the messages to the specific branch, and the specific times of day.

MTA.info – The rail tab of the “Service Status” box at the left side of www.MTA.info is always the definitive source for the latest status for each branch, updated every minute. In addition, customers can visit www.mta.info/mnr to see special service notices in the upper center of the page.

@MetroNorth on Twitter – Twitter users can follow @MetroNorth to receive updates of a similar nature to the email and text alerts, shortened to fit Twitter’s format.

Metro-North Train Time app – Customers who use the Metro-North Train Time app will see up-to-the-minute status for each upcoming train at each station. The app is available via the Apple Store for iOS devices or Google Play Store for Android along with MTA eTix - Metro-North Railroad’s mobile ticketing app which allows customers to buy Metro-North tickets on their mobile device -- anytime, anywhere. As a caution, trains that start out their trips on time may experience delays en route.

The above communications channels can be accessed while at home or on the go. For customers who are located at stations, Metro-North will post the latest service updates on digital signs at station platforms and will make audio announcements over public address systems, and on-board announcements made by train crews.

For those who prefer the telephone, information is available from the Metro-North’s Customer Service Center by calling 511, the New York State Travel Information Line, and saying: “Metro-North Railroad.” For customers calling from Connecticut, the number is: 877-690-5114. Those who are deaf or hard of hearing can use their preferred service provider for the free 711 relay to reach Metro-North at 511.