Metro North Memorial Day 2019 Service Info

Just a short time ago, the MTA Metro-North released its service plan information for the upcoming Memorial Day 2019 holiday:

Metro-North has you covered with plenty of trains during the Memorial Day weekend. On Friday, May 24, the start of the Memorial Day weekend and unofficial start of summer, Metro-North has 17 extra getaway trains departing from Grand Central Terminal between 12:58 p.m. and 4:11 p.m. Some peak trains between 5:18 p.m. and 7:28 p.m. will be canceled/combined due to reduced ridership in this time period.

All extra and cancelled trains are shown in current timetables, the Metro-North Train Time app and online MTA.info.

Service details for the holiday weekend are below:

Friday, May 24

Harlem Line

Three extra “getaway” trains will depart from Grand Central at:

• 2:15 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then all stations between Scarsdale and North White Plains.

• 3:13 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then White Plains and North White Plains only.

• 3:37 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, White Plains, North White Plains, then all stations between Goldens Bridge and Southeast.

The following Harlem Line trains from Grand Central will not operate:

• The 5:28 p.m. to Southeast

• The 5:39 p.m. to Crestwood

• The 5:59 p.m. to Crestwood

• The 7:04 p.m. to North White Plains

• The 7:29 p.m. to North White Plains

Hudson Line

Five extra “getaway” trains will depart from Grand Central at:

• 1:38 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Peekskill, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie.

• 2:38 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Peekskill, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie.

• 3:11 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then all stops between Tarrytown and Croton-Harmon.

• 3:45 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Peekskill, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie

• 4:11 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Peekskill, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie

Hudson Line Connecting Services

• The Hudson Rail Link will begin a peak level of buses at Spuyten Duyvil starting with the 2:20 p.m. train from Grand Central and at Riverdale starting with the 3:21 p.m. train from Grand Central.

• The Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry will have an early ferry trip that will meet the 3:11 p.m. train from Grand Central, which arrives in Ossining at 3:58 p.m. Since the 5:57 p.m. train will not operate, a 6:00 p.m. train from Grand Central, which arrives in Ossining at 6:53 p.m., will be met by the ferry. To accommodate this trip, the ferry will not meet the regular 6:22 p.m. train from Grand Central.

• The Newburgh-Beacon Ferry will have three early trips meeting the 2:43 p.m., 3:18 p.m. and 3:48 p.m. trains from Grand Central.

New Haven Line

Nine extra “getaway” trains will depart from Grand Central at:

• 12:58 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven

• 2:01 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven

• 2:28 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven

• 2:31 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, New Rochelle, Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Harrison

• 2:56 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Stamford then all stations between Noroton Heights and South Norwalk

• 2:59 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, New Rochelle, Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Harrison

• 3:26 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, New Rochelle, Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Harrison

• 3:29 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven

• 4:00 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Stamford, and all stations between Bridgeport and New Haven

The following trains from Grand Central will not operate or are combined:

• The 5:18 p.m. train to Harrison and the 5:21 p.m. train to New Rochelle are combined, departing Grand Central at 5:21 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street and all stations
between Mount Vernon East and Harrison.

• The 5:41 p.m. train to New Haven will not operate.

• The 5:57 p.m. train to Harrison and 6:02 p.m. to New Rochelle are combined, departing Grand Central at 6:02 p.m., making all stops between Mount Vernon East and Harrison

• The 6:07 p.m. train to New Haven and the 6:13 p.m. train to Bridgeport are combined, departing Grand Central at 6:13 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street and all stations
between South Norwalk and New Haven.

• The 6:49 p.m. train to New Haven will not operate.

• The 7:09 p.m. train to Harrison will not operate.

Pascack Valley Line

The regularly scheduled Pascack Valley Friday-only train will depart Hoboken at 2:58 p.m., and stop at Secaucus Junction, select stations in New Jersey, and Pearl River, Nanuet and Spring Valley. Customers from Manhattan who are wishing to connect to this train should be on the 2:51 p.m. departure from Penn Station-NY to connect at Secaucus Junction. To accommodate this train, the 5:58 p.m. departure from Hoboken to Spring Valley will not operate.

Port Jervis Line

The regularly scheduled departure from Hoboken at 2:41 p.m., stopping at Secaucus Junction, and all stops between Suffern and Middletown/Town of Wallkill, will be extended to stop at Otisville and Port Jervis. Customers from Manhattan wishing to connect to this train should be on the 2:29 p.m. departure from Penn Station-NY to connect at Secaucus Junction. To
accommodate this service, the 6:15 p.m. departure from Hoboken to Port Jervis will not operate.

Saturday, May 25, to Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day)

On Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26, a regular weekend schedule will be in effect.

On Monday, May 27, Memorial Day, a Sunday schedule will be in effect on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines.

Most connecting ferry and bus services will not operate on Memorial Day. However, the Hudson Link bus service will operate on a Saturday schedule.

Grand Central North will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Metro-North also has a special holiday weekend schedule in place for West of Hudson
customers.

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