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Metro-North Adds Trains During Peak Times

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Metro-North Railroad has added additional trains during peak times today and that includes on the New Haven line.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said that as the areas it serves continue to reopen, it added 24 additional peak trains to the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines as of today. Get more details here.

“I think it’s great. My wife and I go back and forth from Hartford to New York City on a regular basis and it’s nice to have more convenient trains," Donald Romanik, of Hartford, said. "You feel safer, you feel more comfortable and you get there on time.”

Romanik said he’s happy to see things turning around compared to the last year.

“The stations were empty, Grand Central was empty,” he said.

“But it’s great to see people. I like to bump into people on the staircases and it’s great to see things coming back to normal,” he added.

Metro-North also replaced 217 miles of the overhead wires that power the trains. The wires date back to 1907  and before the replacement would force trains to slow down in really hot or cold conditions.

Metro-North is also planning an even more significant increase in trains come the end of summer on Aug. 29..

Metro-North New Haven Line

On the New Haven Line, two local inbound trains from Stamford to Grand Central Terminal will be added. Both morning and afternoon peak service will increase from 22 to 26 trains, for a total of eight additional trains, according to Metro-North. Here are the changes:

  • Inbound
    • Two local trains from Stamford to Grand Central Terminal will be added:
      • The first train will operate from Stamford to Greenwich, making all stops to Larchmont and then operating express to Harlem-125th St and Grans Central.
      • A second train will operate from Harrison to Grand Central Terminal, making stops at Mamaroneck, Larchmont, and Harlem-125th St.
    • The 7:20 a.m. Grand Central Terminal-bound local train from Stamford will make additional stops at Old Greenwich, Riverside, and Cos Cob. It will not stop at Harrison, Mamaroneck, and Larchmont. Those stations will be served by one of the added trains.
    • Two trains from New Haven to Grand Central Terminal will be added on weekday mornings, stopping at all stations between New Haven and Fairfield, then running express to Stamford, Harlem-125th St and Grand Central.
  • Outbound
    • In the afternoon, two Stamford-bound trains will be added from Grand Central Terminal, stopping at Harlem-125th St, then operating express to New Rochelle before making all stops to Stamford.
    • Two New Haven-bound trains will be added from Grand Central Terminal, stopping at Harlem-125th St, then operating express to Stamford, followed by all stops to New Haven.

Hudson Line

  • On the Hudson Line, Metro-North will add two round-trip trains between Croton-Harmon and Grand Central Terminal and two round-trip trains between Poughkeepsie and Grand Central Terminal.

Harlem Line

  • On the Harlem Line, two trains inbound between Crestwood and Grand Central Terminal, as well as two trains originating from Southeast bound for Grand Central Terminal will be added.
  • In the evening outbound peak, an outbound train to Crestwood and an outbound train to North White Plains will be added and there will also be two outbound trains added to Southeast with express service to White Plains.
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