Metro-North to add 79 trains as part of service improvement initiative
On Oct. 14, MTA Metro-North Railroad plans to launch its fall timetables, which will include 79 additional trains each week in the first round of service improvements announced last month.
The railroad will add 69 trains east of Hudson and 10 west of Hudson, including 15 additional weekday and 30 weekend trains on the New Haven Line, 24 additional weekend trains on the Harlem Line and 10 additional weekday trains on the Pascack Valley Line.
The new trains will provide increased frequency in the most popular off-peak and weekend times, as well as faster travel times by adding cars on crowded weekend trains, Metro-North officials said in a prepared statement.
Combined with another 151 new trains per week that will be added in April 2013, the additional trains mark the biggest service enhancement in the railroad's history, they said.
"The combination of 98 percent on-time performance and frequent train service will make Metro-North the preferred way to get around and we expect people will vote with their feet," said President Howard Permut.