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Metro-North Adds Extra 'Getaway' Trains Before Labor Day Weekend

Metro-North Railroad will offer extra trains on the Friday before Labor Day.
Metro-North Railroad will offer extra trains on the Friday before Labor Day. Photo Credit: Contributed

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — With the long holiday weekend ahead, Metro-North is offering extra early getaway service on Friday, Sept. 1, for train riders heading to Connecticut.

There will be nine extra "getaway" trains on the New Haven Line that 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.
  • 3:26 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 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Stamford, and all stations between Bridgeport and New Haven.

The following trains from 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 6:13 p.m. to Bridgeport are combined, departing Grand Central at 6:13 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street and all stations between South Norwalk and New Haven.
  • The 6:49 p.m. to New Haven will not operate.
  • The 7:09 p.m. to Harrison will not operate.

On Saturday, Sept. 2, and Sunday, Sept. 3, Metro-North trains will operate on a regular weekend schedule.

On Monday, Sept. 4, Labor Day, a Sunday schedule will be in effect on the Harlem, Hudson and New Haven Lines.

Grand Central North will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Click here for the schedules page to get more details on train times for the Labor Day weekend.

For more information on the schedules and for information on the Hudson and Harlem lines, click here .

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