Metro-North Railroad Ridership Continues to Grow
Railroad Working as an Economic Driver in the Region’s Safe Reopening
More Than Half of Over 100-Plus Participating Hudson Valley Restaurants are Within Walking Distance of Metro-North Stations
As the New York metropolitan region reopens from the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and ridership continues to grow, Metro-North Railroad is inviting riders to take the train to events and getaways in the Hudson Valley and New York City.
Weekday ridership on Metro-North has grown approximately 6% since Labor Day with 22.3% of pre-COVID ridership systemwide. Weekend ridership has returned more quickly, having increased 21% from Labor Day. Saturday and Sunday ridership are at 46.2% and 46.3% of pre-COVID ridership.
“These deals are the perfect opportunity to welcome riders back to Metro-North,” said Catherine Rinaldi, President of Metro-North Railroad. “Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Metro-North Railroad has played a critical role in helping essential workers get to their jobs on the front lines. As New York continues to reopen, the railroad will be essential to the region’s economic recovery.”
Metro-North Railroad continues with its most aggressive cleaning regimen in the agency’s history. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, Metro-North trains cars have been cleaned more than 120,000 times. Wearing masks or face coverings are also required on all trains and at stations.
Hudson Valley Restaurant Week
Hudson Valley Restaurant Week runs from Nov. 9-22, and more than half of over 100-plus participating restaurants are within walking distance or a quick cab ride from Metro-North stations. Go from train to table and experience a top-notch dining experience at just a fraction of the normal price point.
Hudson Valley Restaurant Week offers three-course prix-fixe lunches at $25.95 and dinners at $35.95. Many chefs' menus include original dishes using fresh produce, cheeses and meats, all locally grown in the Hudson Valley.
Restaurants located within walking distance of Metro-North stations include Xaviar's X2O on the Yonkers City Pier, Brothers Fish and Chips in Ossining, Hudson House River Inn in Cold Spring and Farmers & Chefs in Poughkeepsie. Please call the restaurants to get directions from the train station.
Reservations for Restaurant Week can be made at the Hudson Valley Restaurant Week website.
All In NYC: Neighborhood Getaways
Metro-North Railroad is working with NYC & Company, the official destination marketing organization and convention and visitors bureau for the five boroughs of New York City, today announced tourism revitalization effort, All In NYC: Neighborhood Getaways, it's most diverse, flexible and expansive campaign ever.
Offering more than 250 ways to save, All In NYC: Neighborhood Getaways features a citywide lineup of deals on attractions, cultural experiences, dining, hotels, museums, shopping and tours to encourage locals to get out and safely explore the city with discounts at everything from iconic hotels to world-class dining and walking tours of historic neighborhoods. Mastercard is supporting this new campaign by offering cardholders up to $100 in statement credit when spending at participating businesses, by signing up online.
Deals & Getaways
Since the region began its reopening, Metro-North Railroad has reintroduced some of its deals and getaway packages available throughout New York City, the Hudson Valley and Connecticut.
The railroad’s Deals & Getaways program gives customers discount packages to seasonal and year-round attractions, tours, and recreational adventures, easily purchased at full-service ticket vending machines or ticket windows.
Please note that most venues have limited capacity at this time. Visit the venue’s website before planning your trip.