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Press Release
August 26, 2014
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North Takes the Hard Work Out of Enjoying Labor Day Weekend
Railroad Offering 21 Extra Departures on Friday, August 29
Metro-North doesn’t want you to work hard to celebrate Labor Day! Metro-North has plenty of train service to get you where you need to go for the entire holiday weekend starting Friday, August 29, and continuing through Labor Day, Monday, September 1.
On Friday, August 29, Metro-North will offer 17 early-afternoon “getaway” trains departing Grand Central Terminal between 1:38 p.m. and 4:11 p.m.  Two extra westbound trains that will depart New Haven’s Union Station at 4:01 p.m. and 5:02 p.m.  There will also be one extra departure each on the Port Jervis Line and the Pascack Valley Line as detailed below.
To allow the railroad to operate this service, 11 trains that usually depart Grand Central between 5:27 p.m. and 8:03 p.m. will not operate, and three pairs of New Haven Line trains will be combined.  Two trains serving the Port Jervis Line or the Pascack Valley Line during this time will not operate. 
Details on specific trains are below.
On Saturday, August 30, and Sunday, August 31, Metro-North will operate on regular weekend schedules.
On Labor Day, Monday, September 1, Sunday service will be in effect on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines, and weekend service will be in effect on the Port Jervis Line and Pascack Valley Line, with three extra trains scheduled.  
On the New Haven Line, Metro-North will operate a special train departing New Haven at 7:40 p.m. making stops at West Haven, Milford, Stratford, Bridgeport, Fairfield Metro, Fairfield, Westport, Harlem-125th Street and Grand Central Terminal. A special train will depart Grand Central at 11:13 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, Fairfield, Fairfield Metro, Bridgeport, Stratford, Milford, West Haven, and New Haven. 
On the Port Jervis Line, Metro-North will an extra inbound train departing Port Jervis at 4:09 p.m. for those heading back to Hoboken or Manhattan.
Getaway Service on Friday, August 29
New Haven Line 
Extra "getaway" trains will depart from Grand Central at:
  • 12:58 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.
  • 2:01 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.
  • 2:28 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.
  • 2:31 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, New Rochelle, LarchmontMamaroneck and Harrison.
  • 2:56 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Stamford then all stations between Noroton Heights and South Norwalk.
  • 3:02 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Stamford, Westport, then all stops between Fairfield and New Haven.
  • 3:03 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then all stations between New Rochelle and Harrison.
  • 3:26 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then all stations between New Rochelle and Harrison.
  • 3:29 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.
  • 4:00 p.m., 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 5:18 p.m. to Harrison and the 5:21 p.m. to New Rochelle are combined, departing Grand Central at 5:21 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street and all stations between Mount Vernon East and Harrison.
  • The 5:57 p.m. to Harrison and 6:02 p.m. to New Rochelle are combined, departing Grand Central at 6:02 p.m., making all stops between Mount Vernon East and Harrison.
  • The 6:07 p.m. to New Haven and the 6:11 p.m. to Bridgeport are combined, departing Grand Central at 6:11 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street and all stations between South Norwalk and New Haven.
  • The 6:42 p.m. to Harrison will not operate.
  • The 7:13 p.m. to Harrison will not operate.
  • The 8:03 p.m. to New Haven will not operate.

Two extra inbound trains to Grand Central will also operate:

  • 4:01 p.m. departing New Haven and stopping in West Haven, Bridgeport and Harlem-125th Street.
  • 5:02 p.m. departing New Haven and making select stops in West Haven, Bridgeport, South Norwalk, Stamford and Harlem-125th Street.

Harlem Line

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

  • 2:18 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then all stations between Scarsdale and North White Plains.
  • 3:13 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then White Plains and North White Plains only.
  • 3:34 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, White Plains, North White Plains, then all stations between Goldens Bridge through Southeast.

The following trains usually departing Grand Central will not operate: 

  • The 5:27 p.m. to Brewster.
  • The 5:38 p.m. to Crestwood.
  • The 5:58 p.m. to Crestwood.
  • The 7:03 p.m. to North White Plains.
  • The 7:28 p.m. to North White Plains.
Hudson Line
Extra "getaway" trains will depart from Grand Central at: 
  • 1:38 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Peekskill, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie.
  • 2:38 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Peekskill, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie.
  • 3:11 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then all stops between Tarrytown and Croton-Harmon.
  • 3:45 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Peekskill, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie.
  • 4:11 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Peekskill, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie.

The following trains usually departing Grand Central will not operate: 

  • The 5:29 p.m. train to Poughkeepsie.
  • The 5:57 p.m. to Croton-Harmon.
  • The 6:12 p.m. to Poughkeepsie.
For Hudson Line Connecting Services 
The Hudson Rail Link will begin a peak level of buses at Spuyten Duyvil starting with the 2:20 p.m. train from Grand Central and at Riverdale starting with the 3:21 p.m. train from Grand Central.
The Haverstraw - Ossining Ferry will have an early ferry trip that will meet the 3:11 p.m. train from Grand Central, which arrives in Ossining at 3:56 p.m. Since the 5:57 p.m. train will not operate, a 6:00 p.m. train from Grand Central, which arrives in Ossining at 6:53 p.m., will be met by the ferry. To accommodate this trip, the ferry will not meet the regular 6:22 p.m. train from Grand Central.
The Newburgh - Beacon Ferry will have three early trips meeting the 2:43 p.m., 3:18 p.m. and 3:48 p.m. trains from Grand Central. 
Port Jervis Line
An extra train will depart Hoboken at 2:45 p.m., and Penn Station-NY at 2:39 p.m.  Because of reduced ridership, the 6:11 p.m. train from Hoboken (with a connection from the 6:03 p.m. train from Penn Station-NY) will not operate. 
Pascack Valley Line
An extra train depart Hoboken at 2:58 p.m., and Penn Station-NY at 2:51 p.m. Because of reduced ridership, the 7:20 p.m. train from Hoboken (with a connection from the 7:13 PM train from Penn Station-NY) will not operate.