|Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company|
(d/b/a Metro-North Railroad)
|Reporting marks||MNCR (Revenue)|
MN (West of Hudson Only)
|Locale||Hudson Valley, southwestern Connecticut|
|Dates of operation||1983–present|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8½ in (1435 mm) (standard gauge)|
|Headquarters||New York, NY|
The Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company, or MTA Metro-North Railroad, or, more commonly, Metro-North, is a suburban commuter rail service that is run and managed by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), an authority of New York State. A reporting mark is an identification assigned by the Association of American Railroads (AAR to rail carriers and other companies operating in North America. For the Magazine, see Hudson Valley (magazine Connecticut ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. Rail gauge is the distance between the inner sides of the two parallel rails that make up a railway track. A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit Inches redirects here To see the Les Savy Fav album see Inches. The Millimetre ( American spelling: millimeter, symbol mm) is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to The standard gauge (also named the Stephenson gauge after George Stephenson, or Normal gauge) is a widely-used Rail gauge. The City of New York South San Jose (cropjpg||thumb|A suburban development in San Jose California. Various terms are used for Passenger rail lines and equipment The Metropolitan Transportation Authority ( MTA) is a Public benefit corporation responsible for Public transportation in the U New York State public benefit corporations and authorities operate like quasi-private corporations generally with boards appointed by elected officials New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous Metro-North runs service between New York City to its northern suburbs in New York and Connecticut, as well as to other regions, including, in conjunction with New Jersey Transit, to parts of New Jersey as well. The City of New York Connecticut ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. The New Jersey Transit Corporation (usually shortened to New Jersey Transit, NJ Transit or NJT) is a statewide Public transportation system serving New Jersey ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. Trains terminate in places respective to their branch line; these locals include, in New York State, in Port Jervis, Spring Valley, Poughkeepsie, and Wassaic; in Connecticut, in New Canaan, Danbury, Waterbury, and New Haven. Port Jervis is an American City in Orange County, New York. The population was 8860 at the 2000 census Spring Valley, incorporated on July 9th 1902 is a village in the Town of Ramapo Rockland County, New York, United States Poughkeepsie (pəˈkɪpsiː is a City in New York, USA and serves as the County seat of Dutchess County, located in the Hudson Wassaic New York is a hamlet in the Town of Amenia New York in the Dutchess County New York. New Canaan is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, 8 miles (13 km northeast of Stamford, on the Five Mile River Metro-North also provides local rail service within New York City with a reduced fare.
The MTA, which also operates the New York City Transit Authority buses and subways, as well as the Long Island Rail Road, also has jurisdiction, through Metro-North, for use of the railroad lines on the western and eastern portion of the Hudson River in New York State. The New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA is a Public authority in the U The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk, the Great Mohegan by the Iroquois, or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami Service on the western side of the Hudson, within New Jersey, is actually operated by New Jersey Transit under contract with the MTA. New Jersey Transit Rail Operations is the rail division of New Jersey Transit that provides Regional rail service primarily in northern New Jersey, along North of the New Jersey state line, the western portion of the Hudson is part of New York State, and is also under the jurisdiction of Metro-North. There are 120 stations operated by Metro-North.
Metro-North Headquarters is located at 347 Madison Ave. New York, NY 10017
Before the Metro-North service was running as it is today, most of the same trackage was under the control of the large New York Central Railroad. The New York Central Railroad, known simply as the New York Central in its publicity was a Railroad operating in the Northeastern United States. Among the multiple rail branches the group eventually controlled was the New York & Harlem Railroad, which is where a fair portion of Metro-North trains serve today. The New York and Harlem Railroad (now the Metro-North Railroad Harlem Line) was one of the First railroads in the United States, and possibly the first  From the mid-1800s until 1969 the New Haven Line, including the New Canaan, Danbury, and Waterbury branches, was owned by New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. The New York New Haven and Hartford Railroad was a railroad that operated in the northeast United States from 1872 to 1969 This branch was started in the 1830s as a system of horse-pulled cars that connected the then-early Lower Manhattan to Harlem. Lower Manhattan (or downtown Manhattan) is the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan, the main island and center of business and government of the Harlem is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan, long known as a major African American cultural and business center The railroad had blossomed into multiple rail lines by 1852 that provided connecting service to Albany, Boston, Vermont, and even to Canada, through the junction of Chatham. Albany is the Capital of the State of New York and the County seat of Albany County. Vermont ( is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Chatham is a Town in Columbia County, United States. New York, United States. In the 1870s, the New York & Harlem Railroad was bought by Commodore Vanderbilt, which added more railroad lines to his complex empire of railroads, which were run by the New York Central Railroad. Cornelius Vanderbilt ( May 27 1794 &ndash January 4 1877) also known by the Sobriquets The Commodore or The New York Central Railroad, known simply as the New York Central in its publicity was a Railroad operating in the Northeastern United States. The New York Central Railroad, known simply as the New York Central in its publicity was a Railroad operating in the Northeastern United States. However, a century later, around 1968, the northern section of rail in New York state was then owned by Penn Central Transportation because of a merger between the New York Central Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad. The Pennsylvania and New York Central Transportation Company, almost always called Penn Central, was an American Railroad company that operated from 1968 The Pennsylvania Railroad was an American Railroad, founded in 1846 However, this merger eventually failed, due to large financial costs and government regulations, and the group would eventually be folded into the government created Conrail. Consolidated Rail Corporation, also known as Conrail, began operations on April 1, 1976 as a federally funded takeover of the major railroad The northern branch of railroad which served the Harlem Valley had then been ignored by Conrail, because of outrageous costs of maintaining service. At that point operational service ran only through Millerton, New York, by 1976; in 1980, to Wassaic, and after that, to Dover Plains, where it remained until 2000. Millerton is a Village in Dutchess County, New York, United States. Wassaic New York is a hamlet in the Town of Amenia New York in the Dutchess County New York. Dover Plains is a hamlet (and Census-designated place) in Dutchess County, New York, United States. However, the MTA had assumed responsibilities of all commuter rail from New York City earlier, in 1972, which has led to some success.
After the state-run MTA had taken control over parts of the former Penn Central in 1972, there was much work needed in reorganization, as significant business success would not appear for at least two decades, following the altogether faltering railroad industry in the 1970s. The Pennsylvania and New York Central Transportation Company, almost always called Penn Central, was an American Railroad company that operated from 1968  By 1983, Metro-North, as it is today, was founded, and began to serve various regions in New York State and Connecticut. Today, the service has gained both respect and monetary success, according to the MTA's own website. 2006 was the best year for the line, as there was a 97. 8% rate of on-time trains, a record amount of ridership (76. 9 million people), and a passenger satisfaction rating of 92%. 
There are three Metro-North lines that provide passenger service on the east side of the Hudson River, all of which terminate into Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan: the Hudson Line, Harlem Line and New Haven Line, which is, for the most part, located in Connecticut. The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk, the Great Mohegan by the Iroquois, or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami "Grand Central Station" redirects here For other uses see Grand Central. Manhattan Island, in New York Harbor, is much the largest part of the Borough of Manhattan, one of the Five Boroughs which form the City of New York Metro-North Railroad 's Hudson Line is a Commuter rail line running north from New York City along the east shore of the Hudson River. Metro-North 's Harlem Line, originally chartered as the New York & Harlem Railroad, is an 82-mile (132 km Commuter rail line running north from New Metro-North's New Haven Line runs from New Haven Connecticut southwest to Woodlawn New York on the Harlem Line, where New Haven Line trains An additional line, the Beacon Line, is used for internal equipment moving between the Brewster shop & Danbury station, and does not provide passenger service. The Beacon Line Has been out of service for about three years because of a condemned bridge located in Brewster.
The Hudson and Harlem Lines terminate in Poughkeepsie, New York, and in Wassaic, New York, respectively. Poughkeepsie (pəˈkɪpsiː is a City in New York, USA and serves as the County seat of Dutchess County, located in the Hudson Wassaic New York is a hamlet in the Town of Amenia New York in the Dutchess County New York. No other branches extend from these lines except that Metro-North does provide connecting service at the termination of the Harlem line to the surrounding region during summer months.
The Harlem and Hudson lines, and the Park Avenue mainline to Grand Central, are actually owned by Midtown TDR Ventures LLC, who bought them from the corporate successors to Penn Central, but the MTA has a lease on the entire system extending to 2274, and an option to buy starting in 2017. The Pennsylvania and New York Central Transportation Company, almost always called Penn Central, was an American Railroad company that operated from 1968 
The New Haven Line is operated through a partnership between Metro North and the State of Connecticut. Under the arrangement, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) owns the tracks and stations within Connecticut. The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT is responsible for the development and operation of Highways railroads, Mass transit systems ConnDOT also finances and performs capital improvements to such, within Connecticut. MTA owns the tracks and stations, and handles capital improvements for such within New York State. MTA also performs routine maintenance and provides police services for the entire New Haven Line, its branches and stations. New cars and locomotives are typically purchased in a joint agreement between MTA and ConnDOT, with the agencies paying for 33. 3% and 66. 6% of the tab, respectively. ConnDOT pays more because most of the line is located in Connecticut.
The New Haven Line has three branches providing connecting service in Connecticut- the New Canaan Branch, Danbury Branch and Waterbury Branch. Metro North Railroad 's New Canaan Branch is a short branch of their New Haven Line from a junction east of downtown Stamford Connecticut north to The Naugatuck Railway was a Railroad that ran through south central Connecticut from 1849 to 1887 Amtrak also operates intercity train service along the New Haven and Hudson Lines. The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Doing business as Amtrak, is a Government-owned corporation that was organized on May 1, 1971 Inter-city rail services are express Train passenger services which cover longer distances than Commuter trains Africa Inter-city services are reasonably At New Haven, the Shore Line East connecting service, which is run by Connecticut, continues east to New London. Shore Line East (SLE is a Commuter rail service operating in southern Connecticut, USA. New London is a seaport city and a Port of entry on the northeast coast of the United States The New Haven Line also connects to the Providence and Worcester Railroad spur to the New Haven Shipping Terminal, facilitating the movement of freight to and from the terminal. The Providence and Worcester Railroad is a Class II railroad in the United States. Cargo (or freight) refers to goods or produce transported generally for Commercial gain by ship, aircraft, train, Freight trains occasionally run on the New Haven Line as CSX, P & W, and Housatonic Railroad each have trackage rights on certain sections. The Providence and Worcester Railroad is a Class II railroad in the United States. The Housatonic Railroad is a Class III railroad operating in southwestern New England. Railway companies can interact with and control others in many ways
Because New Haven line is also part of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, high-speed Acela Express trains run on the line, making stops at Stamford and Union Station in New Haven. The Northeast Corridor ( NEC) is the busiest passenger rail line in the United States by ridership and service frequency Acela Express (often called simply Acela) is the name used by Amtrak for the high-speed Tilting train service operating between Stamford is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States.
Metro-North plans to build a new station to directly serve the new Yankee Stadium, which is scheduled to open in 2009. Yankee Stadium is a future Metro-North Railroad station that is under construction and expected to open between April and June 2009 The new Yankee Stadium is a Stadium currently under construction that will serve as the home Baseball park for the New York Yankees. It has been said that all three lines will be able to access the new station, but Metro-North hasn't said if Harlem and New Haven Line trains will go there directly (by turning at Mott Haven Junction) or if passengers will be required to transfer, likely at Harlem-125 Street, or Grand Central Terminal.
There are plans to redevelop the former Wingdale Psychiatric Center into a community of mixed housing and commercial space near the Wingdale-Harlem Valley Station. Harlem Valley State Hospital, south of the hamlet of Wingdale in the Town of Dover, was a New York State Psychiatric hospital that operated from The Harlem Valley-Wingdale (formerly State Hospital) Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of Wingdale New York via the Harlem Line 
Plans are underway to reelectrify the Danbury Branch with a concurrent expansion to New Milford. New Milford (incorporated 1712 is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States north of Danbury, on the Housatonic Work is set to begin in late 2007 on a third Metro-North station for the Town of Fairfield, Connecticut. Fairfield is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. This station, to be located in eastern Fairfield near the Bridgeport line, will be part of a large mixed-use development known as Fairfield Metro Center, though the station is likely to be named Black Rock or Black Rock Turnpike. Fairfield Metro Center is a planned and often controversial massive 900000 square feet building complex and possible train station along Metro-North Railroad 's New Haven Connecticut officials and Metro North are conducting environmental studies for a new station in West Haven. "West Haven" redirects here For other uses see West Haven (disambiguation West Haven is a city in New Haven County, ConnDOT is also moving forward on a study to increase freight service on the New Haven Line in an effort to reduce the number of trucks on the congested Connecticut Turnpike. The Connecticut Turnpike, formally known as the Governor John Davis Lodge Turnpike, is a Freeway in Connecticut that runs from Greenwich to A number of projects are either planned or underway that will upgrade the catenary system, replace outdated bridges, and straighten certain sections of the New Haven Line to accommodate the Acela's 240 km/h (150 mph) maximum operating speeds.
The Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation (MEOT) and ConnDOT are preparing an environmental impact statement for establishing passenger rail service from Union Station in New Haven to Springfield, Massachusetts via Hartford, including either a spur line or light rail connection to Bradley International Airport. The Executive Office of Transportation (EOT is an office within the Massachusetts Office for Commonwealth Development charged with managing most transportation within the Commonwealth An environmental impact statement, in the United States, is a document that must be filed when the federal government takes a "major Federal action significantly Springfield is a City in and the County seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. A branch line is a secondary railway line which branches off a more important through route usually a main line. For specific light rail systems many of which use the words "light rail" as part of their name see List of light-rail transit systems. BDL redirects here For the beer distributor see Brewers' Distributor Ltd The proposed line will use existing freight lines owned by Amtrak and CSX. The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Doing business as Amtrak, is a Government-owned corporation that was organized on May 1, 1971 MEOT and ConnDOT have listed Metro-North and Amtrak as potential operators of the future Springfield Line. The New Haven-Springfield Line or Hartford Line is a Railroad line owned by Amtrak from New Haven Connecticut north to Springfield 
Metro-North is continually upgrading trackage and station facilities. 
Metro-North is also going to upgrade its Operations Control Center located in Grand Central Terminal. In 2008, construction will start on a new Operations Control Center to replace all control hardware. Software upgrades will provide for state of the-art rail traffic technology.
A major signal study that will help Metro-North design and start construction on a new signal system on all three lines in both New York and Connecticut will continue in 2008.
There has occasionally been talk of expanding all three lines northward. Northward expansion of the Hudson Line has often met opposition from residents of communities including Hyde Park and Rhinecliff, even though the latter is home to Amtrak's Rhinecliff-Kingston station, frequented by commuters who live in northern Dutchess and Ulster Counties. See also New Hyde Park for the village on Long Island there is also a hamlet named Hyde Park in Otsego County, near Cooperstown Rhinecliff is a hamlet in the town of Rhinebeck in northern Dutchess County New York. The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Doing business as Amtrak, is a Government-owned corporation that was organized on May 1, 1971 The Rhinecliff-Kingston Amtrak station commonly and formerly known as simply Rhinecliff serves northern Dutchess County New York (in the town of Rhinebeck Ulster County is a County located in the state of New York, USA. 
Metro-North also provides service on trains west of the Hudson River that originate from Hoboken Terminal, New Jersey. Hoboken Terminal is a major transportation hub located in Hoboken, New Jersey on the Hudson River waterfront operated by New Jersey Transit. This service is jointly run by both New Jersey Transit, and by Metro-North, under contract. The New Jersey Transit Corporation (usually shortened to New Jersey Transit, NJ Transit or NJT) is a statewide Public transportation system serving There are two branches of the west-of-Hudson service, the Port Jervis Line, and the Pascack Valley Line, according to a Metro-North map. History The line was built as the main line of the New York and Erie Rail Road, opening to Port Jervis in 1848 The Pascack Valley Line is a Commuter rail line operated by the Hoboken Division of New Jersey Transit. An additional line, that is not technically a branch, disconnects from the main branch and then rejoins the Port Jervis line.
The Port Jervis Line terminates in Port Jervis, New York, and the Pascack Valley line in Spring Valley, New York; these lines are located in Orange and Rockland Counties, respectively. Port Jervis is an American City in Orange County, New York. The population was 8860 at the 2000 census Spring Valley, incorporated on July 9th 1902 is a village in the Town of Ramapo Rockland County, New York, United States Trackage on the Port Jervis Line north of the Suffern Yard is leased from Norfolk Southern by the MTA. This article is about the smaller railroad prior to 1981 For the present system which includes the old one see Norfolk Southern Railway. New Jersey Transit, however, owns all of the trackage that is part of the Pascack Valley line in Rockland County, New York. The New Jersey Transit Corporation (usually shortened to New Jersey Transit, NJ Transit or NJT) is a statewide Public transportation system serving Rockland County is a County located in the US state of New York, 12 miles north-northwest of New York City. Both lines, were once part of the Erie Railroad. The Erie Railroad was a Railroad that operated in New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and
Because the vast majority of the stops for the Port Jervis Line and the Pascack Valley Line are located in New Jersey, New Jersey Transit provides much of the rolling stock (the cars for the trains) and the staffing, to operate the service west of the Hudson river. However, Metro-North equipment has been used on other lines that are operated by New Jersey Transit on the Hoboken division.
All stations west of the Hudson River in New York, except for Suffern, are owned and operated by Metro-North. Suffern Station is a Train station in Suffern New York, United States, controlled by New Jersey Transit and also used by the Metro-North
The MTA is working with the Tappan Zee Bridge Environmental Review on several options where a future replacement for the Tappan Zee Bridge would include a rail line to connect the Port Jervis Line in Rockland County to the Hudson Line in Westchester County. The Governor Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee Bridge, almost always referred to as the Tappan Zee Bridge, or simply the Tappan Zee, is a Cantilever bridge "Alternatives 4A, 4B and 4C" all include plans for such a rail line to connect with the Hudson Line at Tarrytown, providing a one-seat ride from Rockland County to Grand Central Terminal in New York City. The Tarrytown Metro-North Railroad station serves residents of Tarrytown New York and other commuters via the Hudson Line and is one of four express "Grand Central Station" redirects here For other uses see Grand Central. All three also include mass-transit service across Westchester County, connecting to the Harlem Line in White Plains, and the New Haven Line at Port Chester. The only difference between the three is whether the cross-Westchester trip will be accomplished by heavy rail, light rail or rapid bus service. For specific light rail systems many of which use the words "light rail" as part of their name see List of light-rail transit systems. 
Metro-North is also considering extending Port Jervis Line service to Stewart International Airport in Newburgh , a move that could make a Tappan Zee Bridge rail line even more useful, as it would serve both commuters and travelers who choose to fly to and from Stewart, instead of the other three New York City-area airports. For the military use of this facility see Stewart Air National Guard Base Stewart International Airport is located west of Newburgh
Some services are operated by diesel, but most services running directly into Manhattan Grand Central Terminal are electric powered using the older M1, M2, M3, M4, M6 and brand new M7 MU cars. Diesel or Diesel fuel (ˈdiːzəl in general is any Fuel used in Diesel engines The most common is a specific fractional distillate of petroleum Manhattan Island, in New York Harbor, is much the largest part of the Borough of Manhattan, one of the Five Boroughs which form the City of New York "Grand Central Station" redirects here For other uses see Grand Central. The M1 and M3 are two nearly identical series of Electric multiple unit rail cars made by the Budd Company for the Long Island Rail Road The M2 is a series of 244 electric multiple unit cars produced for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Connecticut Department of Transportation The M1 and M3 are two nearly identical series of Electric multiple unit rail cars made by the Budd Company for the Long Island Rail Road The M2 is a series of 244 electric multiple unit cars produced for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Connecticut Department of Transportation The M-7 is an electric Multiple unit railroad car built by Bombardier, with delivery beginning in 2002 The exception are 4 peak-hour trains from Wassaic and all through trains from Pougkeespie. In the case when the diesel powered train runs into Grand Central, the switch over from diesel to third-rail operation is made somewhere around the Harlem-125 Street station. The Harlem-125th Street Metro-North Railroad station serves residents of the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan New York and commuters who work in Harlem Most of Metro-North's passenger diesel locomotives are General Electric GENESIS P32 diesel-electric hybrids capable of switching to a pure electric mode using contact shoes to contact the railroad's under-running third rail power distribution system. GE Genesis (officially Trademarked GENESIS) is a series of passenger Locomotives produced by GE Transportation Systems, a subsidiary of General An Electro-diesel locomotive (commonly referred to as dual-mode locomotive) is a special type of Locomotive that can be powered either from an electricity supply (like A third rail is a method of providing Electricity to power a railway through a continuous rigid conductor alongside the railway track or between the rails On the Hudson Line, trains are powered by electrified third rail from Grand Central Terminal to Croton-Harmon and are powered by diesel north of that station to Poughkeepsie. The Croton-Harmon Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of Croton-on-Hudson New York via the Hudson Line. The Poughkeepsie Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of Poughkeepsie New York and surrounding areas as the northern terminus of the Hudson Line The Harlem Line has third rail from Grand Central Terminal to Southeast and are powered by diesel north of that station to Wassaic. Southeast is a Metro-North Railroad station (formerly known as Brewster North) serves the residents of Southeast New York via the Harlem Line The Wassaic Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of Wassaic New York (part of Amenia) at the northern terminal of the Harlem Line The New Haven Line is special in that electrical Multiple Unit (EMU) trains are powered through either 700 V DC from a third rail or 13. The term multiple unit or MU is used to describe a self-propelling train unit capable of coupling with other units of the same or similar type and still Direct current ( DC) is the unidirectional flow of Electric charge. 8 kV AC from an overhead catenary wire. An alternating current ( AC) is an Electric current whose direction reverses cyclically as opposed to Direct current, whose direction remains constant Overhead lines or overhead wires are used to transmit Electrical energy to Trams Trolleybuses or Trains at a distance from the Nominally 13. 8 kV (per a MN Power Director), the voltage floats between 13. 2 to 13. 8 kV. The main line from approximately Woodlawn to Pelham (3 miles, or 4. The Woodlawn Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of the Woodlawn section of The Bronx via the Harlem Line. The Pelham Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of Pelham New York via the New Haven Line. 8 km), is powered by third rail, while from Pelham, New York east to New Haven, Connecticut (58 miles, or 93 km), as well as the entire New Canaan Branch, is powered by catenary. The Pelham Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of Pelham New York via the New Haven Line. Union Station is the main Railroad passenger station in New Haven Connecticut. Metro North Railroad 's New Canaan Branch is a short branch of their New Haven Line from a junction east of downtown Stamford Connecticut north to The Danbury Branch was formerly electrified but in 1961 became a diesel-only line. Locomotives on the Waterbury Branch, the only east-of-Hudson Metro North service which has no direct service of any sort into Grand Central, are powered by diesel. The Naugatuck Railway was a Railroad that ran through south central Connecticut from 1849 to 1887
As of February 2007, some services are still operated by FL9 and F10 diesels built between 1946 and 1960. The EMD FL9 (New Haven Class EDER-5 was a dual-power Electro-diesel locomotive, capable of self-powered Diesel-electric operation and of operation as an Also the railroad has a fleet of leased Amtrak Genesis diesels that operate only in non-electrified territory as they are not equipped for dual-mode third rail service.
The third rails on the three Metro-North lines (East-of-Hudson) which go into Grand Central Terminal are unusual in that power is collected from below the third rail as opposed to above, unlike most other third rail systems (including the Long Island Rail Road and New York City Subway). A third rail is a method of providing Electricity to power a railway through a continuous rigid conductor alongside the railway track or between the rails The New York City Subway is a Rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority, a subsidiary agency This allows the third rail to be completely insulated from above, thus decreasing the chances of a person being electrocuted by coming in contact with the rail. This was important, because until the early 1970s the majority of the suburban stations had low platforms where the third rail was easily accessible; this danger was greatly reduced with the introduction of the high-level platforming of Budd Company-made Metropolitans (M1A's) in 1971 and the Cosmopolitans (M2's) between 1972 and 1977, both purchased by the MTA and practically identical to their sister cars on the Long Island Rail Road. The Budd Company (now ThyssenKrupp Budd) is a metal fabricator and major supplier of body components to the Automobile industry The M1 and M3 are two nearly identical series of Electric multiple unit rail cars made by the Budd Company for the Long Island Rail Road The M2 is a series of 244 electric multiple unit cars produced for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Connecticut Department of Transportation
Most of the rolling stock on west-of-Hudson Metro-North lines consist of Comet V Metro-North cars, and occasionally other NJT cars are used. New Jersey Transit Rail Operations is the rail division of New Jersey Transit that provides Regional rail service primarily in northern New Jersey, along Rolling Stock was a Newspaper of ideas and a chronicle of the 1980s published in Boulder, Colorado The trains are also usually handled by EMD GP40FH-2, F40PH-2CAT or Alstom PL42AC diesel locomotives, although any Metro-North or New Jersey Transit diesel can show up and the Metro-North diesels, which are based out of Hoboken, are banned from the Pascack Valley Line, due to the installation of SES. The General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD GP40 Diesel locomotive, in its "normal" configuration was primarily used in freight The General Motors Electro-Motive Division model F40PH is a 3000 Horsepower (2 Alstom ( is a large French multinational conglomerate which holds interests in the power generation and Transport markets The PL42AC is a 4-axle diesel Locomotive built by Alstom for New Jersey Transit using an EMD 16-710G3C-T1 prime mover. The Pascack Valley Line is a Commuter rail line operated by the Hoboken Division of New Jersey Transit. Most passenger cars are Comet V coaches built by Alstom, however, it is possible that anything can show up as the equipment is pooled with the New Jersey Transit. Alstom ( is a large French multinational conglomerate which holds interests in the power generation and Transport markets
Although Metro-North uses many official abbreviations (MNCR, MNR, MN, etc. ) there are two official AAR reporting marks used on equipment. For non-revenue equipment, the mark registered and recognized on AEI scanner tags is 'MNCW', with revenue equipment is identified using 'MNCR'.
Metro-North offers many different ticket types and prices depending on the frequency of travel and distance of the ride. While the fare policies of the "East of Hudson" and "West of Hudson" divisions are essentially the same, they operate differently because the West of Hudson trains are operated by New Jersey Transit therefore using their ticketing system. The New Jersey Transit Corporation (usually shortened to New Jersey Transit, NJ Transit or NJT) is a statewide Public transportation system serving All policies indicated are as of March 1, 2008. Events 86 BC - Lucius Cornelius Sulla, at the head of a Roman Republic army enters in Athens, removing the Tyrant 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common
Tickets may be bought from a ticket office at stations, ticket vending machines (TVMs), online through the "WebTicket" program, or on the train itself. Monthly tickets may also be bought through the MTA's "Mail&Ride" program where monthly passes that are paid in advance, usually by credit card, are delivered by mail to the rider. There is a 5% discount for buying tickets online and a 2-5% discount through Mail&Ride. A surcharge of US$4. The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been 75 to $5. 50 is added on top of the standard price if a ticket is purchased on the train.
Ticket types available include One-Way, Round-trip (two one-way tickets), 10-trip, Weekly (unlimited travel for one calendar week), Monthly (unlimited travel for one calendar month), and special student and disabled fare tickets. MetroCards are also available on the reverse side of the weekly, monthly, and round-trip tickets. MetroCard redirects here For other cards see MetroCard (disambiguation See also Transportation in New York City The MetroCard
All tickets to/from Manhattan (Grand Central and Harlem-125th Street) are distinguished as being peak or off-peak. "Grand Central Station" redirects here For other uses see Grand Central. The Harlem-125th Street Metro-North Railroad station serves residents of the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan New York and commuters who work in Harlem Peak fares, which are substantially higher than off-peak trains, apply to trains that arrive in Grand Central between 5 AM and 10 AM and trains that leave Grand Central between 5:30 AM and 9 AM and from 4 PM to 8 PM all coinciding with the standard New York City rush hours. Off-peak fares are charged all other times including weekends and holidays. Tickets for travel outside of Manhattan are called "intermediate" tickets and the peak/off-peak rules do not apply. Generally, off-peak tickets are 15% less than the peak hour fare.
The fares themselves are distinguished by the 14 zones that the lines are divided into within New York State. In Connecticut, the fare structure is more complex due to the many branches on the New Haven line. Generally, these zones correspond to express stops on the lines and from "blocks" of service within the schedules.
A slight oddity of the fare policy is the CityTicket which can be used between Grand Central and any of the stations within The Bronx during weekends. CityTicket is a program instituted in 2004 by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York The current fare is $3. 25 despite the Lexington Avenue subway lines (4, 5, 6) serve the same area for only $2. The Lexington Avenue Line is one of the lines of the IRT division of the New York City Subway, stretching from Downtown Brooklyn or Lower Manhattan The 4 Lexington Avenue Express is a Rapid transit service of the New York City Subway. The 5 Lexington Avenue Express is a Rapid transit service of the New York City Subway. The 6 Lexington Avenue Local is a Rapid transit service of the New York City Subway.
The fare structure, for west-of-Hudson trains, resembles the New Jersey Transit fare structure, and less like that of east-of-Hudson trains, despite the fact that both lines has prices dictated by the MTA. On the Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines, the on-board surcharge is $5. 00 at stations with functioning ticket vending machines or ticket offices, which is substantially less than a possible price of $24. 00 for a peak-hour Metro-North train on the Harlem line.
On the third weekend of every October, Metro-North hosts an open house at its Harmon Yard. Buses shuttle visitors from Croton-Harmon to the large brick shop building, where current and former locomotives and rolling stock are on display. The Croton-Harmon Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of Croton-on-Hudson New York via the Hudson Line. Railroad employees from all departments are available to answer questions, share experiences and show how various maintenance equipment works. Food, model train displays and children-oriented activities such as clowns and facepainting are also available. Model railroading (US or Railway modelling (UK Australia and Canada is a Hobby in which Rail transport systems are modeled at a reduced scale It is popular with families and railfans alike. A railfan or rail buff ( American English) railway enthusiast or railway buff ( Australian / British English) or (often
The railroad has been featured in several films, most notably in a scene in the film U.S. Marshals, when (Wesley Snipes) jumps from the roof of a multi-story building onto a train; in Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds, when a train (GE Genesis) that has just been attacked by aliens, speeds out of control and on fire through a railroad crossing; and in The Ice Storm, with M-2 cars on the New Canaan branch that are marked as "Penn Central". US Marshals is a 1998 action thriller and a sequel to the The Fugitive. Wesley Trent Snipes (born July 31, 1962) is an American Actor, Film producer, and Martial artist. War of the Worlds is a 2005 Science fiction Disaster film based on H GE Genesis (officially Trademarked GENESIS) is a series of passenger Locomotives produced by GE Transportation Systems, a subsidiary of General The Ice Storm is a 1997 Drama film directed by Ang Lee, based on the 1994 novel of the same name by Rick Moody The trains are also mentioned in the movie Madagascar as the rail service that “Marty the Zebra” wanted to use to get to Connecticut. Metro-North trains were also the setting for the 1984 film Falling in Love staring Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep. "Falling in love" is a mainly Western term used to describe the process of moving from a feeling of neutrality towards someone to one of Love. Robert Mario De Niro Jr (born August 17 1943 is a two-time Academy Award -winning American Film Actor, director and producer Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an award-winning American Actress who has worked in Theatre,
A recent Tuscan Milk commercial featured the northbound platform at Crestwood on the Harlem Line. The Crestwood Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of the northern part of Tuckahoe New York via the Harlem Line.