1. Home
  2. Articles
  3. Major Additions and Schedule Changes to Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Train Service Start Aug. 29

Major Additions and Schedule Changes to Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Train Service Start Aug. 29

Ferry service resumes on Aug. 30 on Newburgh-Beacon and Haverstraw-Ossining Ferries
Updated August 27, 2021 10:48 a.m.
Two trains traveling side by side on the tracks

Your train schedule may have changed. Check the MTA's Trip Planner or the TrainTime app before you travel.

If you prefer a PDF schedule, please visit this page for Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven line schedules, and to find your new train time. 

On Sunday, August 29, we will be adding more train service to our Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven lines. 

The increase will bring our full weekday service to 82% of the pre-pandemic schedule. It will also feature a return to full weekend service on all three lines, something to celebrate just in time for weekend excursions and leaf-peeping season. Additionally, direct service between Grand Central Terminal and Wassaic, and between Grand Central Terminal and New Canaan, will resume.

Starting Monday, August 30, ferry service resumes to meet peak AM and PM trains on the Hudson line between Haverstraw and Ossining, and Newburgh and Beacon. Off-peak fares remain in effect until further notice.

A total of 102 trains are being added to the schedule. Among the highlights are:

On the Hudson Line

  • 25 additional trains, with 142 weekday trains

On the Harlem Line

  • 37 additional trains, with 189 weekday trains

On the New Haven Line

  • 40 additional trains, with 246 weekday trains

Wassaic Branch

Direct service to and from Grand Central Terminal resumes with two direct, “one-seat” rides in each direction.

New Canaan Branch

Four morning peak trains with “one-seat” rides will go direct to Grand Central Terminal in the AM peak; and three will return from GCT to New Canaan in the PM rush. 

Waterbury Branch

With the new schedule, due to ongoing extensive renovations and upgrades in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT), the Waterbury Branch will continue to offer substitute busing through September. Please check back for opening updates as work progresses.

Newburgh-Beacon and Haverstraw-Ossining Ferries

On Monday, August 30, new schedules will start on the Newburgh-Beacon and Haverstraw-Ossining ferries. The ferries will connect with morning and afternoon peak train service on the Hudson Line. Below are the new ferry schedules:

The new train schedule includes the Labor Day holiday train service as follows:

  • On Friday, September 3, we will run our new expanded weekday schedule with additional getaway trains;
  • On Monday, September 6, we will operate the new expanded Sunday train schedule. 

For PDF schedules, please visit the Metro-North schedules page, or check the MTA website for the new schedule and additional holiday timetable. Please continue to monitor Facebook and Twitter for updates.

As a reminder, face masks are required on all trains, inside stations, and in Grand Central Terminal. If you don’t have a mask, ask a Station Ambassador, Ticket Agent or Conductor for one. 

Questions? You can contact us through social media, WhatsApp, use our automated phone system at 511 (in Connecticut, call 877-690-5114) or speak to a representative by calling 646-252-1701.