Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Metro-North to operate special New Year's Eve and day trains

Metro-North will operate special service on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, with additional trains for holiday revelers, according to a statement.

On New Year’s Eve, Friday, there will be a special Saturday schedule with additional trains to be operated during the morning inbound, 6 to 9 a.m. and outbound, 4 to 6 p.m.

"For revelers, there will be plenty of additional inbound trains in the afternoon and evening. When it’s finally time to go home, there will be additional outbound (and inbound) service into the wee hours of the morning," the statement said.

Metro-North noted: "You must have your ticket before boarding the train at New Haven on New Year’s Eve Day" between noon and approximately 8 p.m., and "after the festivities at Grand Central" between midnight and 4:45 a.m. on New Year’s Day. "And as in prior years, open containers of alcoholic beverages will not be allowed on trains, stations or platforms from noon on New Year’s Eve through noon on New Year’s Day. MTA Police will enforce this restriction."

On Jan. 1, New Year’s Day, a Sunday schedule will be in effect.

On Jan. 2, Metro-North will operate on a regular Sunday schedule.

Metro-North’s regular weekday schedule will resume on Jan. 3. Also, December monthly passes will be accepted for one courtesy ride through 10 a.m. Jan. 4, 2011, the statement said.

Editor's Note: Information in this post was provided wholly by Metro-North. It is posted here as a public service.

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