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7/23/2008



Rail News: Passenger Rail

Metro-North to add weekend train on Pascack Valley Line


On Aug. 3, MTA Metro-North Railroad will operate an additional weekend train on the Pascack Valley Line between Spring Valley, N.Y., and Penn Station.

Last fall, Metro-North added weekend service on the line after a four-decade hiatus. The agency now will operate a total of 24 daily weekend trains on the line.

During 2008's first half, ridership on Metro-North's West-of-Hudson trains has jumped 17 percent compared with the same 2007 period. Metro-North officials attribute the increase primarily to weekend and off-peak Pascack Valley Line service.


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