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Press Release
August 27, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Take Metro-North to Celebrate the Labor Day Weekend
Early Getaway Trains Jumpstart the Last Weekend of Summer

 

MTA Metro-North Railroad will provide 22 extra getaway trains on Friday, August 30, for people who want to leave work early to celebrate the long Labor Day weekend.

Because so many people leave work early on Friday, six PM peak trains will be combined into three and 13 late PM peak trains will be cancelled.

On Saturday, August 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1, trains will operate on a regular weekend schedule.

On Monday, Sept. 2, all financial markets are closed. Grand Central North entrances are closed. And trains will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule, with one extra inbound evening New Haven Line train, which is shown in the schedule on line at mta.info.

Details of Friday’s service are below:

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.
  • 3:46 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 depart 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 3:21 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.
  • 3:13 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then White Plains and North White Plains only.
  • 3:34 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 6:36 PM to North White Plains will not operate.
  • The 7:02 PM to North White Plains will not operate.

On the New Haven Line:

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

  • 12:01 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.
  • 1:01 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.
  • 1:58 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Stamford, then all stations to South Norwalk.
  • 2:01 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.
  • 2:56 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then all stations between Stamford and South Norwalk.
  • 2:59 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then all stations between New Rochelle and Harrison.
  • 3:01 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then Stamford, Westport and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.
  • 3:26 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Stamford, Westport and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.
  • 3:29 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then all stations between New Rochelle and Harrison.
  • 3:59 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 5:22 PM to New Rochelle are combined, departing Grand Central at 5:22 PM, stopping at Harlem-125th Street and all stations between Mount Vernon East and Harrison.
  • The 5:36 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 7:10 PM to Harrison will not operate.
  • The 8:03 PM to New Haven will not operate.