Metro-North Offers the Gift of Extra Service for the Holidays

Published on : Wednesday, December 23, 2015

MTA Rail ImageMTA Metro-North Railroad wants to help you celebrate the most wonderful time of the year by providing all the service you’ll need for the upcoming holidays.


Please remember 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. And don’t forget to buy your tickets in advance if you are traveling “early morning” (after midnight) on New Year’s Eve. Tickets will be collected prior to boarding trains at Grand Central Terminal.


Look for a Christmas/New Year’s Eve Holiday Timetable in Grand Central or at outlying stations. Or visit our schedules page for train times.


Christmas Eve: Thursday, December 24 Metro-North will be on a regular weekday schedule with 18 additional early getaway trains (five on the Hudson Line, three on the Harlem Line and 10 on the New Haven Line) departing Grand Central Terminal between noon and 4:10 p.m.


In addition to regular West of Hudson service, Metro-North will provide two early getaway trains.



Christmas Day: Friday, December 25


Due to lighter ridership Christmas Day, Metro-North will provide hourly service on all East of Hudson lines. A weekend schedule will be in effect for West of Hudson service.


Day after Christmas: Saturday, December 26


Metro-North will run a regular Saturday schedule with Shoppers’ Specials trains on the Hudson and New Haven Lines. A weekend schedule will be in effect for West of Hudson service.


Pinstripe Bowl on Saturday, December 26 at Yankee Stadium


Indiana Hoosiers vs. Duke Blue Devils college football game at 3:30 p.m.


Shuttle service will be provided between Grand Central, Harlem-125th Street and Yankees-East 153rd Street stations. Click here for more information, including schedules and fares.


Monday-Wednesday, December 28-30


Metro-North will provide a weekday schedule with additional trains to Grand Central Terminal on all East of Hudson lines during our heaviest travel times (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). With lighter ridership during the peak periods this week, some morning rush hour trains are canceled or combined to free up trains and crews for these additional trains.


New Year’s Eve: Thursday, December 31


A modified weekday schedule will be in effect with extra getaway trains between noon and 4 p.m., and reduced service at other times. And for those planning to party in Manhattan, there will be extra New York City-bound trains for the late afternoon and evening.


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


Metro-North will operate plenty of extra outbound service from Grand Central after midnight to provide a safe ride home for everyone who has been busy ringing in the new year.


West of Hudson, the following trains will operate overnight into Friday morning.



Please note: The 12:40 a.m. train from Hoboken to Port Jervis will not operate on New Year’s morning.



Please note: the 12:45 a.m. departure from Hoboken will not operate on New Year’s morning.


Due to lighter ridership on the rest of New Year’s Day, Metro-North will provide hourly service on all East of Hudson lines. A weekend schedule will be in effect for West of Hudson service.



Source:- MTA


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