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Metro North Schedule Changes Fall 2011-Winter 2012

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New Metro North Timetables Effective Sunday, October 16

 

With our next timetable change, effective Sunday, October 16, we will be adjusting train schedules to accommodate our growing ridership.

 

 

 

Even in these tough economic times, Metro-North’s ridership continues to increase. Since March 2010, overall ridership is up 5.8% and specific market segments are increasing at rates of over 10%, making us the busiest commuter railroad in the United States. To help handle this ridership jump, a new 730-space parking facility expansion at Cortlandt Station on our Hudson Line is almost complete.

 

 

Also, we have added cars to existing trains where possible to accommodate more customers. However, due to infrastructure constraints, our ability to provide longer trains on the Harlem and Hudson Lines is limited. So we are making a number of changes to our schedule to address this ridership growth in the most cost-effective way.

 

 

 

Highlights in this next schedule change include:

 

 

 

Hudson Line: On the Upper Hudson Line, look for an additional AM Peak train departing Poughkeepsie at 7:13 AM making all stops to Croton-Harmon, and then operating express to Grand Central. We are also adding a PM Peak train departing Grand Central at 6:12 PM that will operate as an express to Beacon.

 

 

 

The addition of the new AM Peak train requires us to make adjustments to a number of Upper and Lower Hudson Line trains, so check your timetable for possible changes to your commute.

 

 

 

Ridership has also risen Off-Peak and on weekends between 8 PM and 11 PM, especially during Yankees baseball season and the holiday shopping season. So we are adjusting service in this time period seven-days-a-week. Check timetable for specific trains.

 

 

 

Harlem Line: On the Upper Harlem Line, we have seen increased ridership on Sundays on a number of trains between Grand Central Terminal and Southeast. To handle the increase, five trains that currently operate on Saturdays only will now operate Saturdays and Sundays.

 

Look for three additional AM inbound trains departing Southeast; in the PM, look for two additional outbound trains departing Grand Central.

 

Also, look for adjustments to the schedules of trains departing Grand Central to Southeast between 10 PM and 12 midnight. Check the timetable for details.

 

 

New Haven Line: While we won’t be enacting any major adjustments/additions to your line with this timetable change, look for upcoming news on the opening of the new Fairfield-Metro Station and the return of Shoppers Specials in November.

 

 

New timetables will be available the week of October 10 in Grand Central Terminal at the Information Booth, at outlying stations, and via our Schedules page at http://www.mta.info.

 

http://www.mta.info/mnr/html/serviceupdates.htm?story=714

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Only comment is this. The so called "Holiday season shopper's special' on the Hudson Line should be running on Sundays as well as Saturdays.

 

Not to mention my call since the budget cuts from June 2010 occured for restoring Northbound(poughkeepsie)'super express' service for at least until 10pm weekday evenings.

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Only comment is this. The so called "Holiday season shopper's special' on the Hudson Line should be running on Sundays as well as Saturdays.

 

Not to mention my call since the budget cuts from June 2010 occured for restoring Northbound(poughkeepsie)'super express' service for at least until 10pm weekday evenings.

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So does this mean more frequency for folks in Riverdale?? I wish they added a 03:00 train to Riverdale for light nights out in the city on the Hudson Line. :cool:

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So does this mean more frequency for folks in Riverdale?? I wish they added a 03:00 train to Riverdale for light nights out in the city on the Hudson Line. :cool:

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definitely no surprise if only dutchess can reconfigure their buses to take advantage of the ridership boost so sad they can do what SCT does don't mind the extra trains though.

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Not to mention my call since the budget cuts from June 2010 occured for restoring Northbound(poughkeepsie)'super express' service for at least until 10pm weekday evenings.

 

The GCT to Poughkeepse trains with Croton Harmon first stop have been restored until 11:00. The current 11:08 departure moved to it's former time of 11:12 and the Croton Harmon local express departs @ 10:53.

 

The 9:05 and 10:05 trains to Poughkeepsie are the same departure time but again, Croton Harmon is the first stop and there are local expresses to Croton Harmon @ 9:13 and 9:50.

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The GCT to Poughkeepse trains with Croton Harmon first stop have been restored until 11:00. The current 11:08 departure moved to it's former time of 11:12 and the Croton Harmon local express departs @ 10:53.

 

The 9:05 and 10:05 trains to Poughkeepsie are the same departure time but again, Croton Harmon is the first stop and there are local expresses to Croton Harmon @ 9:13 and 9:50.

 

 

Great News. While not yet SRO on every trip like the New Haven line, the Hudson Line particuarly Poughkeepsie trains in both directions is the fastest growing coordior (in terms of ridership)in metro north.

 

I am sure part of the reason MNRR planners restored weekday 'super express' Poughkeepsie-bound service was the partial closure of the Pt. Jervis line. Still hopefully this is a permamnet schedule as upper hudson trains depending on day/evening of trips can be SRO between Tarrytown and GCT.

 

Next step for MNRR on Hudson line would be to add more service for Poughkeepsie trains to stop at Marble Hill off-peak weekdays. Not saying every trip but IMO every other off-peak Hudson Line train should stop (about every 2 hours)at Marble Hill and also the last 'direct' train leaving Poughkeepsie at 940pm as well.

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