As a reminder to MTA Metro-North Railroad riders, there will be 18 extra trains starting at noon for those getting away for the July 4th holiday early. Here are the complete details:
Independence Day falls on a Wednesday this year but that won’t stop people from making an early getaway on Tuesday and MTA Metro-North Railroad is here to help. The railroad will operate 18 extra getaway trains between noon and 4 p.m. for people leaving work early on Tuesday, July 3. In conjunction with this early rush hour, several regularly scheduled late PM peak trains will not operate. The extra trains are as follows:
1:46 p.m. express to Poughkeepsie
2:40 p.m. express to Poughkeepsie
3:25 p.m. express to Poughkeepsie
4:05 p.m. express to Poughkeepsie
1:45 p.m. express to Southeast
3:14 p.m. super-express to White Plains and North White Plains only
3:37 p.m. express to Southeast
4:08 p.m. express to Southeast
New Haven Line:
12:04 p.m. express to Westport, then all stops between Fairfield and New Haven.
1:04 p.m. express to Westport, then all stops between Fairfield and New Haven.
1:59 p.m. express to Stamford then all stops to South Norwalk.
2:04 p.m. express to Westport, then all stops between Fairfield and New Haven.
2:28 p.m. stopping at all stations between New Rochelle and Harrison.
2:31 p.m. express to Westport, then all stops between Fairfield and New Haven.
2:59 p.m. express to Stamford then all stops to South Norwalk.
3:02 p.m. stopping at all stations between New Rochelle and Harrison.
3:23 p.m. express to Stamford, then Westport and all stops between Fairfield and New Haven.
3:27 p.m. stopping at all stations between New Rochelle and Harrison.
4:02 p.m. express to Stamford then all stops between Bridgeport and New Haven.
In addition, the 3:04 p.m. Friday-only express to New Haven will also operate. All extra and cancelled trains are shown in the public timetable.
On Wednesday July 4, when financial markets and banks are closed, a Sunday schedule will operate. To accommodate people going to the fireworks there will be three extra inbound trains and 4 extra outbound trains after the fireworks.
There also will be extra train service for people returning to New York City from Rye Playland on July 4th. Between 9:00 p.m. and 1:14 a.m., there will be five additional inbound local trains from Rye to Grand Central Terminal. This service is not in the printed timetable but is shown in the online schedule at www.mta.info; special timetables have been posted at New Haven Line stations between Fordham and Rye.
Metro-North’s connecting services have made similar service adjustments for early getaways on Tuesday evening July 3rd:
The Hudson Rail Link will have a peak level of buses beginning with the 3:20 p.m. train
from Grand Central.
The Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry will have an extra early ferry meet the 2:54pm train from Grand Central. The 6:20 p.m. train to Ossining will not operate. Therefore there is no ferry
The Newburgh-Beacon Ferry will provide extra early ferries to meet the following trains from Grand Central: the 2:50 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 4:05 p.m. trains, as noted in published timetables. The 5:31 p.m. express train to Beacon does not operate. The ferry will instead meet the combined 5:34 p.m. train to Poughkeepsie.
On Wednesday July 4th, no connecting services will operate.
Grand Central North exits are closed on Wednesday.
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