New Metro-North Timetables Go Into Effect Sunday, April 3

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Metro-North’s train schedule will change on Sunday, April 3.

Here’s the announcement (with information about the Hudson and Harlem Lines removed):

Our new timetables, which go into effect Sunday, April 3 look to improve performance in peak periods, accommodate track outages for crucial infrastructure work, and accommodate some of your suggestions.

To improve performance, we looked at peak trains with the highest ridership that  lost time en route to their destination due to longer dwell times at stations (because of ridership increases and/or bridge plates for track work slowing boarding), temporary speed restrictions,  track changes for track outages, or the cascading impact of other late trains.

What do we mean by “cascading impacts?” Here’s an example: Let’s say the 7:18 a.m. train from Mount Kisco is running 3-4 minutes late at North White Plains. This creates delays to five other subsequent trains; adjusting the schedule of this train and a few others by 2-4 minutes gives all six trains an opportunity to improve.

Here are some major changes you should look for:

On the New Haven Line

On Weekdays:

  • Twelve AM Peak trains will have their schedules adjusted by 1-3 minutes to improve performance.
  • Five PM Peak trains will have their schedules adjusted by 1-3 minutes to improve and relieve congestion at Stamford around 7 p.m.

Be sure to check a new timetable for possible changes to your travel. They are available in Grand Central and at outlying stations, via our free TrainTime App for Apple and Android devices, and on our schedules page.

Please keep in mind: Track work will be occurring at night and weekends as we continue to rebuild our infrastructure. While we are performing work along the right-of-way (track, bridge work, etc.) and Metro-North employees are either on or close to the tracks, Federal regulations require all train engineers to sound the train horn. See a full explanation.

See the full announcement here.

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