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Metro-North Revises Service For Christmas, New Year's Holidays

Metro-North is offering a special Christmas--New Year's Holiday timetable this season.
Metro-North is offering a special Christmas--New Year's Holiday timetable this season. Photo Credit: File photo

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Metro-North is offering a special Christmas-New Year's Holiday timetable to help Fairfield County residents get around Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Early Getaway Service on Christmas Eve – Metro-North’s regular weekday schedule will feature more cars on trains at key travel times and 18 additional early getaway trains (five on the Hudson Line, three on the Harlem Line and 10 the New Haven Line) departing Grand Central between noon and 4:10 p.m.

Christmas Day and New Year's Day – Because most residents will be busy unwrapping gifts or recovering from New Year's Eve, Metro- North will be providing hourly service on all lines.

Christmas-New Year’s Week, Monday, Dec. 28 - Wednesday, Dec. 30 – During the heaviest travel times between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Metro-North will provide longer and extra trains on all lines. See a regular timetable for details. If traveling with family and friends, purchase an off-peak 10-trip ticket. In addition to the discounted price, it is transferable so everyone riding with you can use it.

New Year's Eve, Thursday, Dec. 31 – On New Year's Eve, Metro-North will provide modified weekday morning and afternoon/evening peak service, with an early afternoon getaway schedule. There will be some train consolidations in the morning peak, extra outbound service between noon and 4 p.m. and consolidated service during the afternoon/evening peak.

For those planning to party in Times Square or anywhere else in Manhattan, the New Year's Eve schedule will include extra inbound late afternoon and early evening service. And when the party is truly over, the "overnight" New Year's morning service will get you home from New Year's celebrations.

Remember that drinking alcohol on Metro-North trains and at the stations is banned from noon New Year's Eve until noon New Year's Day.

Look for a Christmas/New Year's Eve Holiday timetable in Grand Central or at outlying stations, or visit the schedules page here for train times.

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