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MTA Essential Service Plan Starting March 27
Metro-North Railroad to Commence Essential Service Schedule on Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven Lines on Friday, March 27

Metro-North Railroad will commence an amended Saturday schedule on the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven Lines on Friday, March 27, until further notice. The amended schedule will provide all-day service for healthcare workers, first responders and essential employees who are on the frontlines of this public health crisis, from early in the morning until after midnight.

The schedule will have additional trains in the morning and afternoon peak periods, and hourly service during off-peak mid-day and evening periods.

During this special schedule, off-peak fares will be in effect.

The reduction in service follows a significant drop in ridership in response to federal, state and local health precautionary directives against COVID-19. The measure is also being taken to protect the health and safety of customers and employees.

In addition, the following phased-in schedule changes will take place:

You can access the amended schedule online at New.MTA.Info. For train times, and real-time arrival and departure times on your phone, download TrainTime.

The Haverstraw-Ossining and Newburgh-Beacon ferries and the Hudson Rail Link buses serving Spuyten Duyvil and Riverdale will operate on special schedules to connect with trains operating on the Essential Service schedule; see our Connecting Service page. At Metro-North, we’re here for the region’s critical workers and first responders. Please stay healthy and safe.

Trains are for essential travel only

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