May 28, 2023
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Metro-North’s New Schedule For Harlem, Hudson & New Haven Lines

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. — Metro-North announced it will make changes to train schedules on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines, starting on Saturday, Oct. 3.

Here’s a look at the changes for each line:

Hudson Line

  • The 9:15 a.m. weekday train from Poughkeepsie will now depart Poughkeepsie at 9 a.m.
  • Beginning Saturday, Oct. 3, and continuing through Sunday, Nov. 15, Metro-North crews will replace an important complex of track switches near Yankees-E. 153rd Street. Two of the Hudson Line’s three tracks between Marble Hill and Harlem-125th Street will be out of service for seven weekends, creating schedule changes.
  • Trains south of Croton-Harmon will operate normally, but the semi-express trains will operate only between Croton-Harmon and Marble Hill. Customers riding these trains will transfer at Marble Hill to continue their trip.
  • Customers north of Croton-Harmon will change trains at Croton-Harmon. Three southbound trains from Poughkeepsie (the 9:40 a.m. train on Saturdays, and the 10:40 a.m. and 3:40 p.m. trains Saturdays and Sundays) and three northbound trains to Poughkeepsie (the 4:14 p.m. train on Saturdays, and the 5:14 p.m. and 6:14 p.m. trains Saturdays and Sundays) will not operate during the project.

Harlem Line

  • Trains that stop at Bedford Hills at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays will bypass the station starting Sunday, Oct. 4.
  • Customers from Bedford Hills will continue to have the hourly service, with trains departing at 3:35 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 5:35 p.m., and 6:35 p.m.

New Haven Line

  • Commuters who ride Shore Line East’s 5:50 a.m. departure from New London will now be able to change at Stamford for an 8:14 a.m. train to Greenwich. The connecting train previously originated in New Canaan at 7:58 a.m. and ran express after Stamford. To allow for the added stop at Greenwich, the train will depart from Stamford and all New Canaan Branch stations two minutes earlier. It will now originate at New Canaan at 7:56 a.m.
  • Metro-North will issue updated New Haven Line timetables effective Nov. 16, reflecting the decommissioning of the temporary transfer station for Waterbury Branch customers. Normal Waterbury Branch service will resume at that time.

For more information on the Metro-North train schedule for the upcoming weekend, you can log onto their website.

Metro-North adding additional trains for Papal Visit

In anticipation of the arrival of Pope Francis to New York City, Metro-North will be operating additional trains for the special occasion.

Thursday will see the train schedule operating at its normal times. Metro-North says they see ridership projections as being modest so passengers will be accommodated by the existing service.

Friday will see three additional inbound trains to New York City, the Poughkeepsie on the Hudson Line at 10:37 a.m., making select stops to Croton-Harmon then running express to Grand Central Terminal; Southeast on the Harlem Line at 10:08 a.m., making select stops to White Plains then running express to Grand Central Terminal; and Fairfield Metro on the New Haven Line at 11 a.m., will be making select stops to Stamford, then running express to Grand Central Terminal.

There will also be morning trains that will be making extra stops on Friday.

The 6:31 a.m. train from New Haven, making all stops through Bridgeport as well as Stamford, is cancelled. The 6:20 a.m. train from New Haven, which departs Stamford at 7:27 a.m., will run express and will not make its normal stops at Old Greenwich, Riverside, Cos Cob and Greenwich. The 7:13 a.m. train from New Canaan, departing Stamford at 7:31 a.m., will make additional stops at Old Greenwich, Riverside, Cos Cob and Greenwich, then run express to Harlem-125th Street and Grand Central Terminal.

At this time, Metro-North does not expect combined or cancelled trains for the evening train schedules. Customers are asked to listen for announcements.


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