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Metro-North Plans Early Getaway Trains For Labor Day Weekend

Metro-North trains on the New Haven Line will run extra "getaway" trains for the Labor Day weekend.
Metro-North trains on the New Haven Line will run extra "getaway" trains for the Labor Day weekend. Photo Credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Kevin Ortiz

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Metro-North is making it easy for commuters who want to get away early to start their Labor Day weekend celebrations with early trains beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2.

There will be nine extra "getaway" departures for the New Haven Line on Friday from Grand Central Terminal between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Some late afternoon and evening peak trains will be canceled/combined due to reduced ridership in this time period.

On Saturday, Sept. 3 and Sunday, Sept. 4, a regular weekend schedule will be in effect.

On Monday, Sept.5, Labor Day, a Sunday schedule will be in effect on the New Haven Line.

New Haven Line

Friday "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.
  • 4:00 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. 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.

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