Our Thanksgiving Tradition!
Like turkey, stuffing ---and for the vegans in the family, plant-based goodies--- it's a holiday tradition! Every year we cook up a special Thanksgiving Holiday Timetable 'stuffed with sweet customer service' from Wednesday, November 27, - Sunday, December 1, 2019.
And we serve them up in Grand Central and at our outlying stations. (Take one, they are packed with excellent information!) You can also find train times on our schedules page or on our TrainTime App, and on our New.MTA.info app and website.
On Wednesday, November 27, fly like a turkey (yes, they do fly usually over our heads into a nearby tree), on one of our 18 early getaway trains, which begin departing Grand Central Terminal at around 1 PM.
Some evening trains may be cancelled or combined because of reduced ridership. See a regular September 30 timetable for details, or our schedule online. We have a special Thanksgiving Holiday Timetable for travel...
On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, we will operate an enhanced Sunday schedule with additional inbound trains and cars for those of you heading to the 9 AM Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
And we will have plenty of additional outbound service to get you home to the dinner table.
Here's our recipe for happy Thanksgiving travel: Buy your tickets in advance (like your turkey-or for the vegans among us, your plant-based meat substitutes). Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year, and if you're leaving New York after the parade, you must have your ticket before boarding your train at Grand Central or Harlem-125th Street Station. Again, we suggest you use MTA eTtix® on your iPhone or Android (you'll be 'thankful' you did!)
On the Day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 29, an enhanced Saturday schedule will be in effect with additional AM inbound and PM outbound trains, so you can take advantage of all those Black Friday sales or simply enjoy the special retail window decorations.
On Saturday and Sunday, November 30 and December 1, we will provide regular weekend schedules with additional capacity on trains.
Off-peak fares are in effect for the entire four-day holiday period Thursday through Sunday, and you can take advantage of free parking at many of our stations. (Check for signs at stations, or call 511 for details. Outside of New York, call 877-690-5114.)
All of us at Metro-North wish you and your family a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday!
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