Metro North Schedules Public Hearing

In continuing with the Metro-North news theme, the agency has announced that it has scheduled a public hearing for August 23rd on the possibility of making additional service at the Melrose & Tremont stations permanent. Here is more via the official press release I received:

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that it will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, August 23, inviting customers to comment on a plan to permanently increase service levels at the Melrose and Tremont stations on the Harlem Line. The hearing will be held at 5 p.m. at agency headquarters on 2 Broadway in Lower Manhattan.

In an effort to build ridership and provide Bronx residents with more convenient travel options, on October 2, 2016, Metro-North implemented a pilot program that increased service at the Tremont and Melrose stations from a two-hour frequency to hourly frequency during off-peak and weekend travel times.

The public hearing on August 23 is a necessary step in making the pilot expansion program an enduring schedule change, and service at Melrose and Tremont will remain consistent with other Bronx stations.


In addition to the increased frequency, the service day will stay extended, with earlier inbound service on weekdays and significantly later outbound service on weekdays and weekends.

Details of increased service at Melrose and Tremont stations are below:

  • Weekday inbound service will be expanded from: 7:20 a.m. – 10:41 p.m., to: 5:51 a.m. – 12:47 a.m.
  • Weekday outbound service will be expanded from: 5:38 a.m. – 9:25 p.m., to: 5:38 a.m. -1:20 a.m.
  • Weekend inbound service will be expanded from: 6:44 a.m. – 10:44 p.m., to: 6:44 a.m. – 12:44 a.m.
  • Weekend outbound service will be expanded from: 6:25 a.m. – 9:25 p.m., to: 6:25 a.m. – 1: 20 a.m.

Details on the date, time and location of the hearing are below:

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Hearing begins at 5 p.m.

Registration is from 4:30 6 p.m.


Metropolitan Transportation Authority

2 Broadway

William J. Ronan Board Room, 20th Floor

New York, NY 10004


Directions to 2 Broadway:

By rail: Metro-North Railroad to Grand Central Terminal, then transfer to the subway to Bowling Green.

By subway: to Bowling Green; to Whitehall St;  to South Ferry; or  to Broad St

By bus: M15 (Local or SBS), M20, X1, X10, or X17

By ferry: Staten Island Ferry to Whitehall Terminal

For more information, to pre-register to speak, or to submit comments:
Those wishing to be heard must register in advance, either by telephone by calling 646-252-6777, registering online or in person at the hearing. Verbal presentations will be limited to three minutes. You may present verbal testimony or submit written statements in lieu of, or to supplement oral testimony concerning the proposed project. Email comments will be accepted online.

Comments may also be submitted via postal mail to:

MTA Government & Community Relations

Attn: MN Melrose & Tremont Stations Pilot Program

2 Broadway, 20th floor

New York, NY 10004

All written statements must be submitted by 6 p.m. on August 23, 2017. Comments received after that date and time will not be considered.

xoxo Transit Blogger

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