Metro-North adding trains for Thanksgiving weekend

Metro-North Railroad will offer additional trains leading up to and during the Thanksgiving Day weekend.

Historically, the day before Thanksgiving is the heaviest travel day of the year for Metro‐North

customers. On Wednesday, there will be 18 early getaway trains that depart Grand Central Terminal during the mid‐day. The extra service includes ten extra trains on the New Haven Line between 12:58 p.m. and 4 p.m. Due to the heavier mid‐day travel patterns, some evening trains may be cancelled or combined.

On Thanksgiving Day, Metro‐North will provide additional inbound morning service for customers heading to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which kicks off at 9 a.m. at 81st Street and Central Park West and ends in front of Macy’s at Herald Square (34th Street). There is also expanded outbound service starting in the late morning and continuing through mid‐afternoon. If you’re leaving New York after the parade, customers must show a ticket before boarding trains at Grand Central or Harlem‐125th Street Station. Last Thanksgiving, over 30,000 customers departed Grand Central between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Finally, there will be extra trains in the evening for customers returning to New York City after their Thanksgiving dinners.

On Friday, Metro‐North will operate on a Saturday schedule with additional inbound service in the morning and outbound service in the afternoon to accommodate the Friday workforce and Black Friday shoppers.

Metro‐North will round out the holiday weekend schedule with extra trains and additional cars

on existing trains. Service on Saturday features outer New Haven Line Shoppers’ Special service. Regular half‐hour service to and from Stamford on the New Haven Line and to/from North White Plains on the Harlem Line will operate all day. On Sunday, trains run on a normal half‐hourly schedule featuring outer New Haven Line Shoppers’ Specials.

For more information, visit the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s website at mta.info.

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