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Press Release
March 15, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Metr O’North Plans Extra Trains for Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Parade
No Luck Required for a Safe Ride To and From the Festivities

This year Manhattan’s St. Patrick's Day Parade is on a weekend, Saturday, March 16th, and to accommodate larger-than-usual crowds, Metro-North will be operating 17 extra inbound trains in addition to the regular Saturday schedule.

Metro-North is a popular way to get to the parade, which begins at 11 a.m. at 44th Street and Fifth Avenue, just two blocks from Grand Central Terminal.

Please note: On Saturday, March 16th, alcohol will not be allowed all day on trains, platforms and at stations. MTA Police will enforce this restriction.

And after the celebration, there will be additional outbound trains on all three lines, Hudson, Harlem and New Haven.

There also will be extra cars on a select number of regularly scheduled inbound and outbound trains to ensure everyone gets to "go green" on time.

Customers are strongly urged to buy round-trip rail tickets before boarding at ticket machines and ticket offices. The costs for tickets purchased on board trains are significantly higher.

And at Poughkeepsie, New Hamburg, Beacon and New Haven where parade ridership is especially high, tickets will be collected prior to boarding. Customers MUST buy a round-trip ticket in advance at ticket machines and ticket offices. Customers will not be allowed on platforms without a ticket.

The following extra inbound trains will operate:

Hudson Line:
-A 7:34 AM from Poughkeepsie, stopping at Beacon and Harlem-125th Street, arriving GCT at 9:03 AM.
-A 7:35 AM will originate at New Hamburg and make a stop at Beacon and Harlem-125th Street, arriving GCT at 8:55 AM.
-A 7:40 AM from Poughkeepsie will run express after Croton-Harmon, making its next stop at Harlem-125th Street and arriving GCT at 9:21 AM.
-An extra express train will depart Croton-Harmon at 8:39 AM, making stops at Ossining, Tarrytown, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-on-Hudson, Yonkers, Marble Hill, Harlem-125th Street, arriving GCT at 9:34 AM.
- An 8:54 AM from Croton-Harmon will make stops at Ossining, Tarrytown, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-on-Hudson, Yonkers, Marble Hill, Harlem-125th Street, arriving GCT at 9:49 AM.
- An 8:30 AM from Poughkeepsie will make stops at New Hamburg, Beacon, Harlem-125th Street, arriving GCT at 10:00 AM.
- A 9:28 AM from Croton-Harmon will make stops at Tarrytown, Harlem-125th Street, arriving GCT at 10:15 AM.
- A 12:40 PM from Poughkeepsie will run express after Croton-Harmon, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, arriving GCT at 2:21 PM.
- An extra express train will depart Croton-Harmon at 1:38 PM, stopping at Ossining, Tarrytown, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-on-Hudson, Yonkers, Marble Hill, Harlem-125th Street, arriving GCT at 2:33 PM.

Harlem Line:

- An 8:06 AM from Southeast will make stops at Brewster, Goldens Bridge, Katonah, Mount Kisco, Chappaqua, Pleasantville, North White Plains, and White Plains, then express to Harlem-125th Street, arriving GCT at 9:28 AM.
- An 8:35 AM from Southeast, stopping at Brewster, Goldens Bridge, Katonah, Mount Kisco, Chappaqua, North White Plains, and White Plains, then express to Harlem-125th Street, arriving GCT at 9:54 AM.
- A 9:06 AM from Southeast, stopping at Brewster, Goldens Bridge, Katonah, Mount Kisco, Chappaqua, Pleasantville, North White Plains, and White Plains, then express to Harlem-125th Street, arriving GCT at 10:28 AM.
- A 9:30 AM from Southeast, stopping at Brewster, Goldens Bridge, Katonah, Mount Kisco, Chappaqua, Pleasantville, North White Plains, and White Plains, then express to Harlem-125th Street, arriving GCT at 10:54 AM.
- A10:06 AM from Southeast, stopping at Brewster, Goldens Bridge, Katonah, Mount Kisco, Chappaqua, Pleasantville, North White Plains, and White Plains, then express to Harlem-125th Street, arriving GCT at 11:28 AM.

New Haven Line:

- An 8:46 AM from New Haven, stopping at Milford, Stratford, Bridgeport, Fairfield Metro, Fairfield, Westport, Harlem-125th Street, arriving GCT at 10:22 AM.
- A 9:21 AM from New Haven, stopping at Milford, Bridgeport, Harlem-125th Street, arriving GCT at 10:54 AM.
- A 9:48 AM from New Haven, stopping at Milford, Stratford, Bridgeport, Fairfield Metro, Fairfield, Westport, Harlem-125th Street, arriving GCT at 11:24 AM.

The following outbound extra trains will operate:

Hudson Line:

- A 4:16 PM from GCT, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Croton-Harmon, Cortlandt, Peekskill, Garrison, Cold Spring, Beacon, New Hamburg, arriving Poughkeepsie at 5:59 PM.
- A 5:16 PM from GCT, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Croton-Harmon, Cortlandt, Peekskill, Garrison, Cold Spring, Beacon, New Hamburg, arriving Poughkeepsie at 6:59 PM.

Harlem Line:

- A 3:23 PM from GCT, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, White Plains, North White Plains, Valhalla, Hawthorne, Pleasantville, Chappaqua, Mt. Kisco, Bedford Hills, Katonah, Goldens Bridge, Purdy's, Croton Falls, Brewster, arriving Southeast at 4:53 PM.
- A 5:37 PM from GCT, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Chappaqua, Mt. Kisco, Bedford Hills, Katonah, Goldens Bridge, Purdy's, Croton Falls, Brewster, arriving Southeast at 7:03 PM.

New Haven Line:

-A 3:55 PM from GCT, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, South Norwalk, Westport, Fairfield, Fairfield Metro, Bridgeport, Stratford, Milford, arriving New Haven at 5:33 PM.
- A 4:57 PM from GCT, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, Fairfield, Fairfield Metro, Bridgeport, Stratford, Milford, arriving New Haven at 6:34 PM.
- A 5:57 PM from GCT, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, Fairfield, Fairfield Metro, Bridgeport, Stratford, Milford, arriving New Haven at 7:34 PM.

On the Port Jervis Line, in addition to the regular Saturday schedule, there will be one extra train in each direction: An 8:15 AM departure from Port Jervis making all stops to Suffern, then Secaucus Junction and Hoboken, arriving Penn Station-NY at 10:37 AM; and a 5:20 PM departure from Hoboken/5:14 PM from Penn Station; stops at Secaucus Junction, Suffern, and all stops to Port Jervis.

For more details go to the schedules page at mta.info or call Metro-North's Customer Service Center at 511 (in Connecticut, call 877-690-5114).