Category Archives: On-Time Challenge

Your Train is (Much) Later Than You Think

We here at Trainjotting have been harping on this for years: the railroad’s “on-time performance” is a very misleading figure. Metro-North touts an “on-time” percentage in its monthly Mileposts mouthpiece that’s about as high as the temps this past weekend–the Harlem … Continue reading

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Slowest. Ride. Evverrrr.

Yo, Metro-North–what was with the 20-minute ride from 125th to Grand Central this morning? You pulled out of 125th at 8:53, like you normally do. You sat at Blackberry Hill for about four minutes, waiting at the mouth of the … Continue reading

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The Great Metro-North Semi-Annual On-Time Challenge: The Results Are In

The results are in for the October Metro-North train challenge, which saw us keep track of every ride into and out of the city we took for the whole month, and chart how often the train was on time. Of … Continue reading

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Metro-North On Time 41% of Time

The results of the inaugural “Trainjotting Puts Metro-North to the Test” study are in: the Harlem line was on time 41% of the time in July. How it worked: We kept track of every ride we had in July, giving … Continue reading

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Metro-North Scoffs at Trainjotting Challenge

Today is the first commuting day of July, which means: 1. You need a new monthly pass, and 2. It’s the first day of the Great Metro-North On-Time Challenge, where Trainjotting puts Metro-North to the test to see how often … Continue reading

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