As many New Yorkers will end their workweek early on Friday to get a jump on their Labor Day weekend festivities, Metro-North aims to get them on the road, err rails, without a hitch.
The railroad is adding 17 extra “getaway” train departures from Grand Central Terminal between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. the Friday before Labor Day. It will also add an extra departure from the Hoboken Terminal on its Port Jervis line.
However, due to reduced ridership ahead of Labor Day weekend, Metro-North will cancel or combine some late-night peak trains, which will be reflected in the railroad’s current timetable.
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Metro-North New Haven line Friday before Labor Day schedule
Metro-North’s New Haven line will have nine getaway trains leaving Grand Central at 12:58 p.m.; 2:01 p.m.; 2:28 p.m.; 2:31 p.m.; 2:56 p.m.; 2:59 p.m.; 3:26 p.m.; 3:29 p.m. and 4 p.m.
The 5:18 p.m. and 5:57 p.m. to Harrison and 5:21 p.m. and 6:02 p.m. to New Rochelle will be combined and depart at 5:21 p.m. and 6:02 p.m., respectively.
The 6:07 p.m. to New Haven and 6:13 p.m. to Bridgeport will combine and leave Grand Central at 6:13 p.m.
The 5:41 p.m. and 6:49 p.m. to New Haven will not run, nor will the 7:09 to Harrison.
Metro-North Harlem line Friday before Labor Day schedule
Metro-North’s Harlem line will have three getaway trains departing Grand Central at 2:15 p.m.; 3:13 p.m. and 3:34 p.m.
These trains will not operate on the Friday before Labor Day: 5:27 p.m. to Southeast; 5:38 p.m. and 5:58 p.m. to Crestwood and 7:02 p.m. and 7:28 p.m. to North White Plains.
Metro-North Hudson line Friday before Labor Day schedule
Metro-North’s Hudson line will have five getaway trains leaving Grand Central at 1:38 p.m.; 2:38 p.m.; 3:11 p.m.; 3:45 p.m. and 4:11 p.m.
These trains will not operate: 5:29 p.m. and 6:12 to Poughkeepsie and 5:57 to Croton-Harmon.
To see schedules for the Hudson Line Connecting Services, visit mta.info.
Metro-North Labor Day service
On Saturday and Sunday, Metro-North’s normal weekend service schedules will be in effect.
On Labor Day Monday, a Sunday schedule will be in effect for the Harlem, Hudson and New Haven lines. Most connecting services will not operate, but the Tappan Zee Express will run on a weekend schedule.
Grand Central North will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday.