Metro-North Schedule Changes Go Into Effect on Sunday

Metro-North will be operating on a new timetable as of Sunday.

On weekdays, schedules for 12 morning peak trains and five evening peak trains on the New Haven line will be adjusted by one to three minutes in an effort to improve performance.

They said the evening changes will be to relieve congestion at Stamford around 7 p.m.

During weekdays on the Waterbury Branch, The Devon Transfer returns to service to accommodate repairs on the Devon movable bridge.

Southbound customers who usually transfer to main line trains at Bridgeport will instead get off at the new Devon Transfer location, customers who travel to New Haven will transfer again at Bridgeport for a main line train to New Haven and northbound customers will be dropped off main line trains at the Devon Transfer and board a waiting train for Waterbury.

Metro-North said it is making the changes after looking at peak trains with the highest ridership that lost time en route to their destination due to longer dwell times at stations, temporary speed restrictions, track changes for track outages or the cascading impact of other late trains.

Additional changes:

On the Hudson Line

On weekdays:

  • The 5:35 a.m. rain from Poughkeepsie to Grand Central will depart two minutes earlier at 5:33 p.m. 
  • Arrival times of the 4:54 p.m. train from Grand Central to Croton-Harmon will be adjusted one to two minutes later from Morris Heights to Harmon.

On Weekends:

  • With so many of you heading to Manitou and Breakneck Ridge stations to hike, we've experienced longer "dwell times" at these stations of up to 10 minutes. To accommodate all of you nature lovers, we are adding three additional round trips to these stops.

On the Harlem Line

On weekdays:

  • Eight AM Peak trains will be adjusted by two to four minutes to improve performance.
  • All four PM Peak Wassaic through trains have intermediate times adjusted by 1-2 minutes to improve performance at intermediate stations; Wassaic arrival times remain the same

For more information about Metro-North schedules check out the MTA website here.

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