Holiday trains start rolling Thursday on Metro-North

With the long weekend for Independence Day starting on Friday, July 3, Metro-North Railroad will have a special train schedule starting on Thursday, July 2, into and out of New York City.

Thursday will feature early getaway trains, Friday (and Saturday) will feature a “Saturday schedule” and Sunday will be a typical “Sunday schedule.”

Some of the extra Thursday afternoon trains will run express to Stamford and Westport on their way to New Haven. Some other commuter trains will be canceled or combined with other trains. Here are some of the details on different trains running, starting Thursday, according to Metro-North:

Thursday, July 2

On the New Haven Line, early trains out of the city, start on Thursday, July 2, just before 1 p.m.

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.
  • 3:02 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Stamford, Westport, then all stops between Fairfield and New Haven.
  • 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 usually departing 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 6:11 p.m. to Bridgeport are combined, departing Grand Central at 6:11 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street and all stations between South Norwalk and New Haven.
  • The 7:09 p.m. to Harrison will not operate.

One extra inbound train to Grand Central will also operate:

  • 5:15 p.m. departing New Haven and making select stops in West Haven, Bridgeport, Stamford and Harlem-125th Street.

On the Harlem Line extra “getaway” trains will depart from Grand Central at:

  • 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 through Southeast.

The following trains usually departing Grand Central will not operate:

  • The 5:27 p.m. to Brewster will not operate.
  • The 5:38 p.m. to Crestwood will not operate.
  • The 5:58 p.m. to Crestwood will not operate.
  • The 7:03 p.m. to North White Plains will not operate.
  • The 7:28 p.m. to North White Plains will not operate.

On the Hudson Line 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 usually departing Grand Central on the Hudson Line will not operate:

  • The 5:29 p.m. train to Poughkeepsie will not operate.
  • The 5:57 p.m. to Croton-Harmon will not operate.
  • The 6:12 p.m. to Poughkeepsie will not operate.

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 3:20 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 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.

Friday, July 3

A Saturday schedule will operate on Friday, July 3, with an extra outbound New Haven Line train departing Grand Central Terminal at 11:13 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, South Norwalk, and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.

The Hudson Line connecting services — the Hudson Rail Link, the Haverstraw-Ossining ferry and the Newburgh-Beacon ferry — will not operate on Friday, July 3.

Saturday, July 4

A Saturday schedule will operate on Independence Day, Saturday, July 4, with an extra outbound New Haven Line train departing Grand Central Terminal at 11:13 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, South Norwalk, and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven to get you home from the annual Macy’s Fireworks. See a current timetable or visit the schedules page.

Metro-North also provides extra trains to Rye on the New Haven Line, with shuttle buses to Rye Playland where Westchester County puts on its own spectacular fireworks extravaganza over the Long Island Sound. You can see more at mta.info’s schedules page.

Sunday, July 5

A regular Sunday schedule will operate on Sunday, July 5.

An M8 train car at the New Canaan Train Station. (Joshua Fisher photo)

An M8 train car at the New Canaan Train Station. (Joshua Fisher photo)

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