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New TimeTables Effective Sunday, April 14, 2019

To Our Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Line Customers

New Time Table

Our new timetables effective April 14 on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines are designed to reflect more accurately how the railroad’s progressive infrastructure improvement plan affects train running times, resulting in more reliable, dependable and safe service for our customers.

Most of our trains will have an adjusted schedule, anywhere from one minute, to in some cases such as the Connecticut branch lines, sixteen minutes. In designing this schedule, we took into account a busy infrastructure improvement schedule that includes upgrades to our infrastructure, continued Positive Train Control installation along our tracks and on our fleet, and the actual running times of trains.

To learn how your train service is affected, you can also simply check the interactive schedule on our schedules page or on our TrainTime ® App to access the information directly on your phone.


On the Hudson Line

There will be minor schedule changes to morning and evening peak service, and off-peak service, with more significant schedule changes to the Upper Hudson Line’s weekend schedule to accommodate switch work near Poughkeepsie.

Morning and Evening Peak Service:
  • Morning peak trains will depart their initial station up to 2 minutes earlier and have their schedules lengthened by 1 – 3 minutes.
  • In the Evening peak, trains have minor adjustments of up to 2 minutes.
Off-Peak Service:
  • Off-peak and Evening trains will depart their initial station up to 5 minutes earlier, and have their schedules lengthened by 1 – 6 minutes.
Weekend Service:
  • Weekend inbound trains will depart their initial station up to 5 minutes earlier and have their schedules lengthened by up to 5 minutes; outbound trains have their schedules lengthened by 1 – 5 minutes.
  • Weekend Upper Hudson service at Poughkeepsie and New Hamburg is reduced to accommodate track outages to support the replacement of a major switching center near Poughkeepsie. Every other Poughkeepsie train will terminate and originate at Beacon, and service between Poughkeepsie and New Hamburg will run every two hours. Hourly service will continue at Beacon, Breakneck Ridge, Cold Spring, Garrison, Manitou, Peekskill and Cortlandt.
  • Three extra Saturday and two extra Sunday express trains in each direction between Poughkeepsie and Grand Central Terminal are temporarily discontinued. Hourly service to Poughkeepsie/New Hamburg and the extra express trains will resume operation with the June 30, 2019 schedule, after the switch replacement work is completed.


On the Harlem Line

There are minimal changes to the morning and evening peak service, with minor adjustments to off-peak and weekend trains to accommodate infrastructure projects along the line.

Morning and Evening Peak Service:
  • Morning peak trains will depart their initial station 1 – 4 minutes earlier and have their schedules lengthened by up to 2 minutes.
  • Evening peak trains are unchanged.
Off-Peak Service:
  • Off-peak, Evening and Weekend trains will depart their initial station 1 – 4 minutes earlier and have their schedules lengthened by 1 – 5 minutes.

On the New Haven Line

The New Haven Line will experience the most extensive infrastructure work, with morning and evening peak train schedules lengthened by between 1 and 6 minutes. Off-peak and weekend trains will have schedules lengthened by between 1 and 11 minutes, and New Canaan, Waterbury, Danbury branch trains by 1 – 16 minutes.

More service is being added for customers, with additional weekday, Saturday and Sunday New Haven Line trains accessible for travel that had previously been restricted between Fordham and Manhattan. During off-peak times, service between Fordham and Manhattan will operate roughly four times an hour instead of twice an hour.

Morning and Evening Peak Service:
  • Morning peak trains will depart their initial station 1 – 10 minutes earlier and have their schedules lengthened by 1 – 6 minutes, and New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury Branch trains departing 1– 4 minutes earlier with schedules lengthened by 1 – 3 minutes.
  • Evening peak trains will depart Grand Central Terminal at the same time but will have their schedules lengthened by 1– 6 minutes.
  • New Canaan and Danbury Branch trains will depart at the same time but will have their schedules lengthened by 1 – 3 minutes, while Waterbury Branch trains will be unchanged.
Off-Peak Service:
  • Inbound trains will depart their initial station between 10 minutes earlier and 4 minutes later and have their schedules lengthened by 1 – 11 minutes, depending on trip length and time of day; outbound trains will depart Grand Central Terminal at the same time and have their schedules lengthened by 1 – 11 minutes. New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury Branch local trains will depart their initial station 3 – 16 minutes earlier and arrive 3 – 16 minutes later than previously, depending on the schedule of the mainline connection.
Weekend Service:
  • Inbound trains will depart their initial station up to 10 minutes earlier and have their schedules lengthened by 2 – 10 minutes.
  • Outbound trains will depart Grand Central Terminal at the same time and have their schedules lengthened by 2 – 10 minutes.

New timetables will be available in Grand Central Terminal and at outlying stations. You can also view them on our schedules page or on our TrainTime ® App. Or, call Metro-North’s Customer Service Center at 511, the New York State Travel Information Line, and say, “Metro-North Railroad.” From Connecticut, dial 877-690-5114. Those who are deaf or hard of hearing can use their preferred service provider for the free 711-relay to reach Metro-North at 511.

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