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7/20/2021



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Metro-North Railroad to resume ferry service


Haverstraw-Ossining and Newburgh-Beacon ferries will resume service Aug. 30.
Photo – MTA Metro-North

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New York's MTA Metro-North Railroad will resume the Haverstraw-Ossining and Newburgh-Beacon ferry services on Aug. 30. 

The changes will coincide with Metro-North's upcoming service increase to take effect Aug. 29, when service will increase to 83% of pre-pandemic levels, Metro-North officials said in a news release.

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020, Metro-North implemented an essential service plan and discontinued service on both ferries. Now — as the region continues to recover and the railroad prepares for a post-Labor Day return of office workers and schools — ferry service will resume and connect with morning and afternoon peak trains at Beacon and Ossining. 

On June 21, Metro-North added 24 new peak trains on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines, restoring service to 67% of pre-pandemic levels.

 



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