MTA adds more trains as NYC enters phase 2

Under phase two, office workers are returning, restaurants are allowed to open for outdoor dining, and shoppers can go back into the stores.

News 12 Staff

Jun 22, 2020, 10:13 AM

Updated 1,431 days ago

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It's a big day for New York City as the five boroughs will enter phase two after Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave the final go ahead.
With the reopening, commuters across the Hudson Valley will find more trains being added to Metro-North schedules.
 
Starting today, 12 trains will be added to the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines, with the first three southbound trains from Poughkeepsie operating earlier.
Officials at the MTA say the changes are in response to an increase in ridership since New York City entered phase one of reopening.  Under phase two, office workers are returning, restaurants are allowed to open for outdoor dining, and shoppers can go back into the stores. 

Metro-North officials say they will continue to provide hourly service during off-peak periods, on middays, evenings, late nights, weekends and holidays  And during this special schedule, off-peak fares will continue to be in effect.
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They say stations are still being disinfected twice daily and trains every 24 hours. Hand sanitizers are available at many of the stations and commuters must also wear a face covering on all Metro-North property and trains.
One other thing to note, the north end entrances of Grand Central Terminal will open today.


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