Metro-North to switch to hourly schedule on all lines Monday

Editor’s note: This press release was provided by County Executive Terry Clements.

Starting Monday, April 13, Metro-North will operate on an hourly schedule on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines on both weekdays and weekends.

The new, temporary schedule is in response to a reduction in ridership of more than 95 percent as customers in the region have honored stay-at-home orders as a precaution against COVID-19.

Metro-North would like to remind customers that trains are running for healthcare workers, first responders and essential personnel only. If you don’t absolutely need to be traveling, please stay home.

The service modification also includes the following changes:

  • On the Harlem Line, trains will operate every two hours on weekdays between Southeast and Wassaic; there is no train service between Southeast and Wassaic on weekends.
  • Ferry service between Haverstraw and Ossining and Newburgh and Beacon will be replaced with substitute bus service.  The Hudson Rail Link bus service at Spuyten Duyvil and Riverdale stations will continue to operate.
  • Trains will operate hourly on the New Canaan Branch and every three hours on the Danbury Branch, and on the Waterbury Branch there will be substitute bus service every three hours daily.

During this special schedule, off-peak fares will remain in effect systemwide.

Metro-North will continue to monitor conditions to make sure that their customers are still able to maintain social distancing.

The new schedule is accessible here.

Full details can be found here.

For West of Hudson service, NJTRANSIT continues to provide a reduced schedule, see details here.