Metro-North Announces Early Getaway Trains For Labor Day Weekend


Patch reports that the upcoming Labor Day weekend, Metro-North Railroad has made a few changes, including extra early getaway trains Friday so can start your last official weekend of summer right away. And there will be plenty of trains to get you around the rest of the weekend.

On Friday, Sept. 1, there are 17 extra “getaway” departures from Grand Central Terminal between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., and one extra departure from Hoboken Terminal on Metro-North’s Port Jervis Line. (For more information on this and other neighborhood stories, subscribe to Patch to receive daily newsletters and breaking news alerts.)

Some late p.m. peak trains will be canceled/combined due to reduced ridership in this time period. All extra and cancelled trains are shown in the current timetable.

New Haven Line

Nine extra “getaway” trains will depart from Grand Central at:

  • 12:58 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.
  • 2:01 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.
  • 2:28 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.
  • 2:31 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, New Rochelle, Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Harrison.
  • 2:56 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Stamford then all stations between Noroton Heights and South Norwalk.
  • 2:59 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, New Rochelle, Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Harrison.
  • 3:26 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then all stations between New Rochelle and Harrison.
  • 3:29 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.
  • 4:00 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Stamford, and all stations between Bridgeport and New Haven.

The following trains from Grand Central will not operate or are combined:

  • The 5:18 p.m. to Harrison and the 5:21 p.m. to New Rochelle are combined, departing Grand Central at 5:21 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street and all stations between Mount Vernon East and Harrison.
  • The 5:41 p.m. to New Haven will not operate.
  • The 5:57 p.m. to Harrison and 6:02 p.m. to New Rochelle are combined, departing Grand Central at 6:02 p.m., making all stops between Mount Vernon East and Harrison.
  • The 6:07 p.m. to New Haven and the 6:13 p.m. to Bridgeport are combined, departing Grand Central at 6:13 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street and all stations between South Norwalk and New Haven.
  • The 6:49 p.m. to New Haven will not operate.
  • The 7:09 p.m. to Harrison will not operate.

Harlem Line

Three extra “getaway” trains will depart from Grand Central at:

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  • 2:18 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then all stations between Scarsdale and North White Plains.
  • 3:13 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then White Plains and North White Plains only.
  • 3:34 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, White Plains, North White Plains, then all stations between Goldens Bridge and Southeast.

The following trains from Grand Central will not operate:

  • The 5:27 PM to Southeast
  • The 5:38 PM to Crestwood
  • The 5:58 PM to Crestwood
  • The 7:05 PM to North White Plains
  • The 7:28 PM to North White Plains

Hudson Line

Five extra “getaway” trains will depart from Grand Central at:

  • 1:38 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Peekskill, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie.
  • 2:38 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Peekskill, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie.
  • 3:11 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then all stops between Tarrytown and Croton-Harmon.
  • 3:45 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Peekskill, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie.
  • 4:11 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Peekskill, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie.

The following trains from Grand Central will not operate:

  • The 5:29 p.m. train to Poughkeepsie
  • The 5:57 p.m. to Croton-Harmon
  • The 6:12 p.m. to Poughkeepsie

Hudson Line Connecting Services:

  • The Hudson Rail Link will begin a peak level of buses at Spuyten Duyvil starting with the 2:20 p.m. train from Grand Central and at Riverdale starting with the 3:21 p.m. train from Grand Central.
  • The Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry will have an early ferry trip that will meet the 3:11 p.m. train from Grand Central, which arrives in Ossining at 3:56 p.m. Since the 5:57 p.m. train will not operate, a 6:00 p.m. train from Grand Central, which arrives in Ossining at 6:53 p.m., will be met by the ferry. To accommodate this trip, the ferry will not meet the regular 6:22 p.m. train from Grand Central.
  • The Newburgh-Beacon Ferry will have three early trips meeting the 2:43 p.m., 3:18 p.m. and 3:48 p.m. trains from Grand Central.

Saturday, Sept. 2, to Monday, Sept. 4 (Labor Day)

On Saturday, Sept. 2 & Sunday, Sept. 3, a regular weekend schedule will be in effect.

On Monday, Sept. 4, Labor Day, a Sunday schedule will be in effect on the Harlem, Hudson and New Haven Lines.

Most connecting services will not operate on Labor Day. However, the Tappan Zee Express will operate, on a Weekend schedule.

Grand Central North will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

See the MTA schedules page for more details on train times.

Patch file photo.

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