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Metro-North Adds Getaway Trains To Kick Off Memorial Day Weekend

Metro-North gets ready for summer.
Metro-North gets ready for summer. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — To help Fairfield County train riders get a jump on the Memorial Day weekend — the unofficial start of summer — Metro-North Railroad is adding extra early getaway service on Friday, May 27, and plenty of trains to get you to your destinations during the long holiday weekend.

On Friday, May 27, there will be 17 extra "getaway" departures from Grand Central Terminal between 1 and 4 p.m. Some late p.m. peak trains will be canceled/combined due to reduced ridership in this time period. All extra and canceled trains are shown in the current timetable.

On the 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, then all stations between New Rochelle and Harrison.
  • 3:29 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.
  • 4 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. to Harrison and the 5:21 p.m. 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. to New Haven will not operate.
  • The 5:57 p.m. 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. to New Haven and the 6:13 p.m. 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. to New Haven will not operate.
  • The 7:09 p.m. to Harrison will not operate.
On Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29, trains will run on a regular weekend schedule.

On Monday, May 30, Memorial Day, a Sunday schedule will be in effect on the Harlem, Hudson and New Haven Lines.

For more information on the holiday train service, click here .  For an online schedule, click here .

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