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Metro-North Thanksgiving 2021 Service Plan

Getting ready to fly the coop for Turkey Day? Here’s what you need to know about Metro-North service for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Updated November 17, 2021 12:52 p.m.

East of Hudson service 

On Wednesday, November 24: Metro-North will get you on your way with 10 additional early-getaway trains (3 Hudson Line trains, 2 Harlem Line trains and 5 New Haven Line trains) departing Grand Central Terminal between 12:05-3:05 p.m.

For Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25, we’re operating on a Saturday schedule with additional inbound morning service for customers going to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. There will also be expanded outbound service starting in the late morning and continuing until mid-afternoon for customers traveling to destinations outside the city

On Friday, November 26, we’re running an expanded Saturday schedule with extra service in the morning and evening rush periods.  

We’re running Saturday and Sunday schedules on November 26 and 27, with additional cars on several trains.  

For updated schedules, use the Metro-North Train Time app or visit the schedules page. 

Hudson Rail Link

You can find the Hudson Rail Link thanksgiving timetable for Riverdale station customers here, and the timetable for Spuyten Duyvil station customers here

West of Hudson service 

On Wednesday, November 24, we’re adding additional getaway trains in the afternoon on the Port Jervis and Pascack Valley Lines. 

For Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25, we’re adding one additional roundtrip train on the Port Jervis Line to accommodate parade goers, and the Pascack Valley Line will operate a regular weekend schedule.

On Friday, November 26, will be a weekend schedule on both lines with three additional frequencies on the Port Jervis Line; an additional morning train will operate from Port Jervis to Secaucus Jct and Hoboken, and there will be an additional train in the afternoon in each direction between Hoboken, Secaucus Jct and Port Jervis. 

Over Thanksgiving weekend, the Port Jervis and Pascack Valley Lines will operate regular weekend service. 

For updated schedules, use the Metro-North Train Time app or visit the schedules page. 

Thanksgiving Ferry Schedules

The Haverstraw-Ossining and Newburgh-Beacon Ferries are adding early getaway ferries on Wednesday, November 24. Find the special Thanksgiving schedules here and here

Plan Ahead 

Buy your tickets in advance and bring a mask; masks covering your nose and mouth are required on all Metro-North trains, in all stations and in Grand Central Terminal. Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year, and if you're leaving Manhattan after the parade, you must have your ticket and a mask before boarding your train at Grand Central or Harlem-125th Street Station. We strongly suggest you skip the ticket machine line by using MTA eTtix on your iPhone or Android (you'll be 'thankful' you did!).  

From all of us at Metro-North Railroad, have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!