MTA Press Releases

Press Release
December 22, 2014
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North Offers Special Service to Help With Your Holiday Travels
Extra Getaway Trains for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve

Whether you’re looking to visit family, sightsee or do some last-minute shopping, MTA Metro-North Railroad wants to help you celebrate the holidays with trains and schedules to suit your needs.

Please note that drinking alcohol on Metro-North trains and at our stations is banned from noon New Year's Eve until noon New Year's Day. Those traveling home "early morning" (after midnight) on New Year’s Eve are advised to purchase train tickets in advance. Tickets will be collected prior to boarding trains at Grand Central Terminal.

Pick up a special holiday timetable now.

Christmas Getaway: Wednesday, December 24

• Normal AM Peak schedule, special afternoon getaway schedule with reduced PM Peak schedule after 5:00 p.m.

Christmas Day: Thursday, December 25

• Special holiday schedule to operate, with hourly service on most line segments, and regular weekend service on branch lines.

Day After Christmas: Friday, December 26

• To reflect the unique ridership patterns on the day after Christmas, Metro-North will run an enhanced Saturday schedule with extra trains in the regular AM and PM Peak periods, and also for the large volume of shoppers making returns and using gift cards. Off-peak fares will be offered all day.

Pinstripe Bowl on Saturday, December 27 at Yankee Stadium

• Boston College vs. Penn State college football game at 4:30 p.m.

• Shuttle service will be provided between Grand Central, Harlem-125th Street and Yankees-East 153rd Street stations.

Monday-Tuesday, December 29-30

• A weekday schedule, with slightly reduced AM Peak service and additional inbound service operated in late morning.

New Year’s Eve: Wednesday, December 31

• A modified weekday schedule with reduced AM and PM Peak service, extra evening inbound service and extra outbound service after midnight.

New Year’s Day: Thursday, January 1, 2015

• Special holiday schedule, to operate with hourly service on most line segments, with extra outer New Haven Line service, and regular weekend service on branch lines.

Day After New Year’s: Friday, January 2, 2015

• Due to customary light ridership when January 2nd falls on a Friday, Metro-North will run an enhanced Saturday schedule with extra trains in the regular AM and PM Peak periods. Off-peak fares will be offered all day.

For more information about holiday schedules, visit http://web.mta.info/mnr/html/christmas.htm or download the free Metro-North Train Time App here for train times.