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Press Release
January 21, 2014
IMMEDIATE
MTA Railroads to Change Service After 8 p.m. Tonight Because of Winter Storm Snow Accumulation
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced today that its railroads – Metro-North Railroad and the Long Island Rail Road – are changing service after the evening rush hour tonight as snow accumulations make operating trains difficult. Reducing the number of trains is aimed at preventing trains from becoming stranded in accumulated snow, and to allow personnel to concentrate resources on trains that will continue to operate. 
The LIRR will reduce service on a branch-by-branch basis after 8 p.m., consistent with its policy to curtail or suspend service if snow accumulations reach 10 to 13 inches. The forecasted heavy snowfall and high winds will generate snow drifts that could force some trains to suspend service short of their final destinations after 11 p.m. Customers who must travel should leave as early as possible and monitor www.mta.info for service status.
During rush hour, Metro-North is running a regular outbound evening rush hour schedule. Metro-North personnel will be counting the number of passengers aboard all outbound trains; if trains get too crowded, Metro-North is adding trains as needed.
After 8 p.m., service will be reduced. Specifics for each Metro-North line’s schedule are below.
New Haven Line 
After 8 p.m., 15 trains on the New Haven line, where the greatest snow accumulations are expected, will be combined or canceled. 
Westbound Toward New York City
Five express trains from New Haven will be combined with five local trains from Stamford, making all local stops from New Haven to Grand Central Terminal.
  • The 7:56 PM train from New Haven is combined with the 9:03 PM train from Stamford, making all local stops from New Haven to Grand Central Terminal.
  • The 8:49 PM train from New Haven is combined with the 10:03 PM train from Stamford, making all local stops from New Haven to Grand Central Terminal.
  • The 9:46 PM train from New Haven is combined with the 11:03 PM train from Stamford, making all local stops from New Haven to Grand Central Terminal.
  • The 10:46 PM train from New Haven is combined with the 12:03 AM train from Stamford, making all local stops from New Haven to Grand Central Terminal.
  • The 11:36 PM train from New Haven is combined with the 12:55 AM train from Stamford, making all local stops from New Haven to Grand Central Terminal.
Eastbound Departing Grand Central Terminal
Three express trains to New Haven will be combined with three local trains to Stamford, making all local stops from Grand Central to New Haven. Other eastbound trains will be canceled as indicated below. 
  • The 8:03 PM train to New Haven is combined with the 8:06 PM train to New Haven.
  • The 8:32 PM train to New Haven is canceled. Customers may take the 8:06 PM or 9:07 PM train to New Haven.
  • The 9:09 PM train to Stamford is canceled. Customers may take the 8:39 PM or 9:39 PM trains to Stamford.
  • The 9:34 PM train to New Haven is canceled. Customers may take the 9:07 PM or 10:07 PM trains to New Haven. Customers connecting to stations on the Danbury and Waterbury branches should take the 10:07 PM train from Grand Central, which will have a connection for Danbury at South Norwalk, and a connection for Waterbury at Bridgeport.
  • The 10:09 PM train to Stamford is canceled. Customers may take the 9:39 PM or 10:39 PM trains to Stamford.
  • The 10:31 PM train to New Haven is canceled. Customers may take the 10:07 PM or 11:22 PM trains to New Haven.
  • The 11:09 PM train to Stamford is canceled. Customers may take the 10:39 PM or 11:39 PM trains to Stamford.
  • The 12:07 AM train to New Haven is combined with the 12:09 AM train to Stamford, which will depart at 12:09 AM and make all local stops to New Haven.
  • The 1:07 AM train to New Haven is combined with the 1:09 AM train to Stamford, which will depart at 1:09 AM and make all local stops to New Haven.
  • The 1:47 AM train to New Haven is combined with the 1:53 AM train to Stamford, which will depart at 1:53 AM and make all local stops to New Haven.
Harlem Line
Six express trains to or from Southeast will be combined with local trains to or from North White Plains, making all stops of each train. Two trains will be canceled.
Southbound 
  • The 10:13 PM train from Southeast is combined with the 11:06 PM train from North White Plains, making all local stops from Southeast to Fordham, then Harlem-125th Street and Grand Central Terminal.
  • The 11:13 PM train from Southeast is combined with the 12:06 AM train from North White Plains, making all local stops from Southeast to Fordham, then Harlem-125th Street and Grand Central Terminal.

Northbound

  • The 9:22 PM train to Southeast is canceled. Customers may take the 8:52 PM or 10:00 PM trains to Southeast.
  • The 9:52 PM train to Southeast is combined with the 10:00 PM train to North White Plains, which will depart at 10:00 PM and make stops at Fordham, Mount Vernon West, and then all stops to Southeast. This train will have a connection to Wassaic at Southeast.
  • The 10:22 PM train to Southeast is canceled. Customers may take the 10:00 PM or 11:13 PM trains to Southeast.
  • The 11:04 PM train to Southeast is combined with the 11:13 PM train to North White Plains, which will depart at 11:13 PM and make stops at Fordham, Mount Vernon West, and then all stops to Southeast.
  • The 12:04 AM train to Southeast is combined with the 12:30 AM train to North White Plains, which will depart at 12:30 AM and make all local stops from Fordham to Southeast. This train will have a connection to Dover Plains at Southeast.
  • The 1:04 AM train to Southeast is combined with the 1:16 AM train to North White Plains, which will depart at 1:16 AM and make all local stops from Fordham to Southeast.
Hudson Line
There are no changes to the southbound Hudson Line schedule. In the northbound direction, three express or semi-express trains will be combined with local trains, and will make all stops of each of the combined trains. One northbound train will be canceled. Details follow:
  • · The 8:33 PM semi-express train to Croton-Harmon is combined with the 8:37 PM local train to Greystone, which will make all stops to Croton-Harmon.
  • · The 9:13 PM express train to Croton-Harmon is canceled. Customers may use the 9:20 PM local train to Croton-Harmon.
  • · The 9:47 PM train to Poughkeepsie is combined with the 9:50 PM train to Croton-Harmon, which will continue on to Poughkeepsie and make the stops of both trains.
  • · The 10:47 PM train to Poughkeepsie is combined with the 10:51 PM train to Croton-Harmon, which will continue on to Poughkeepsie and make the stops of both trains.