Like Lightning McQueen zooming in from the side of the pack, the river-hugging Hudson Line has edged ahead of its mainlander brethren Harlem Line for top Metro-North on-time rate year to date, according to the latest issue of Mileposts.
With a rocking March that saw Hudson on time 98.3% of the time (Keep in mind, Metro-North counts arriving within six minutes of your scheduled time as being “on time.” Try that one with your boss next time you’re six minutes late for a key meeting.). That performance boosted Hudson to a 97.9% year to date on time rate–a wee bit better than Harlem’s 97.5%.
Of course, the Beleaguered New Haven Line (BNHL), meandering around those little Sound beaches and breaking down when it feels like it, is pulling up the rear at 92.7%.
So the Hudson Line has the great river views–and the most on-time train.
And the New Haven Line has the stankin’ old cars–and the worst timeliness.