MTA Press Releases

Press Release
January 26, 2015
IMMEDIATE
MTA Announces Schedules for 26 Extra LIRR and Metro-North Departures This Afternoon; Service Expected to End at 11 p.m.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced schedule details for 26 extra trains that are being added to LIRR and Metro-North schedules this afternoon. The trains are departing from Penn Station and Grand Central Terminal, and are intended to help those commuters who want to leave work early ahead of the forecast major winter storm. In addition, 14 Metro-North trains that would normally depart Grand Central after 5 p.m. will be canceled or combined with other trains as noted below. Both railroads expect to suspend service as of 11 p.m. today, subject to further evaluation of the severity of the storm.

Long Island Rail Road

The LIRR is operating eight extra trains departing Penn Station between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Babylon Branch
• 2:32 p.m. express to Lynbrook, then all stops to Babylon
• 3:00 p.m. stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre, then all stops to Babylon
• 3:31 p.m. express to Rockville Centre, then all stops to Babylon

Port Jefferson Branch
• 2:08 p.m. stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, then all stops to Huntington
• 2:29 p.m. stopping at Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Jamaica, New Hyde Park, then all stops to Huntington
• 3:24 p.m. stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, Westbury and Hicksville

Port Washington Branch to Great Neck
• 3:40 p.m. stopping at Woodside, Flushing-Main St., then all stops to Great Neck

Far Rockaway Branch
• 3:48 p.m. express to Locust Manor, then all stops to Far Rockaway

Metro-North Railroad

Metro-North is operating 18 additional trains departing Grand Central between 1 and 4 p.m. To allow these trains to depart, the railroad will cancel or combine 14 trains that normally would depart Grand Central after 5 p.m., as described below.

Hudson Line

Departures of Hudson Rail Link buses, the Newburgh-Beacon Ferry and the Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry will be coordinated so they are timed to connecting trains under the below schedule.

Early Getaway Trains:
• 1:38 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Peekskill, then Beacon through Poughkeepsie.
• 2:38 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Peekskill, then Beacon through Poughkeepsie.
• 3:11 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then Tarrytown through Croton-Harmon.
• 3:45 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Peekskill, then Beacon through Poughkeepsie.
• 4:11 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Peekskill, then Beacon through Poughkeepsie.

Canceled Trains:
• The 5:29 p.m. outbound train, which runs express and stops at Beacon through Poughkeepsie, will not operate.
• The 5:57 p.m. outbound train, stopping at Harlem-125th Street then Tarrytown through Croton-Harmon, will not operate.
• The 6:12 p.m. outbound train, which stops at Harlem-125th Street then Beacon through Poughkeepsie, will not operate.

Harlem Line

Early Getaway Trains:
• 2:18 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then Scarsdale through North White Plains.
• 3:13 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then White Plains and North White Plains.
• 3:34 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, White Plains, North White Plains, then Goldens Bridge to Southeast.

Canceled Trains:
• The 5:27 p.m. outbound train, serving Chappaqua through Southeast, will not operate.
• The 5:38 p.m. outbound train, stopping at Mount Vernon West through Crestwood, will not operate.
• The 5:58 p.m. outbound train, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then Mount Vernon West through Crestwood, will not operate.
• The 7:03 p.m. train departing GCT, stopping at Scarsdale through North White Plains, will not operate.
• The 7:28 p.m. train departing GCT, stopping at Crestwood through North White Plains, will not operate.  

New Haven Line

Early Getaway Trains:
• 12:58 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, then Fairfield through New Haven.
• 2:01 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, then Fairfield through New Haven.
• 2:28 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, then Fairfield through New Haven.
• 2:31 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then New Rochelle through Harrison.
• 2:56 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Stamford, then Noroton Heights through South Norwalk.
• 2:59 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then New Rochelle through Harrison.
• 3:02 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Stamford, Westport, and then Fairfield through New Haven.
• 3:26 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then New Rochelle through Harrison.
• 3:29 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, then Fairfield through New Haven.
• 4:00 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Stamford, then Bridgeport through New Haven.

Canceled/Combined Trains:
• The 5:18 p.m. outbound train is canceled, and will be combined with the 5:21p.m. train, which will stop at Harlem-125th Street, then Mount Vernon East through Harrison.
• The 5:57 p.m. outbound train is canceled, and will be combined with the 6:02p.m. train, which will stop at Mount Vernon East through Harrison.
• The 6:07 p.m. outbound train is canceled, and will be combined with the 6:11p.m. train, which will stop at Harlem-125th Street, Stamford, then South Norwalk through New Haven.
• The 6:42 p.m. train, stopping at New Rochelle through Harrison, is canceled.
• The 6:49 p.m. train, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, South Norwalk, Westport, then Fairfield through New Haven, is canceled.
• The 7:09 p.m. train, stopping at Larchmont through Harrison, is canceled.
• The 8:03 p.m. train, stopping at Harlem-125th Street, South Norwalk, Westport, then Fairfield through New Haven, is canceled.