Tag Archives: Metro North

At Least *Someone* at Metro-North Is Sorry

A Metro-North conductor is the darling of the beleaugured railroad these days, though likely catching some heat from corporate, after issuing a written apology to riders and leaving his missive on the seats. Thirty year MNR vet Michael Shaw left … Continue reading

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Sun Shines After Snow Day. Metro-North Does Not.

It was Friday. Thursday had been the snowstorm. I’d worked from home–no way I was banking on Metro-North getting me to Gotham in a timely fashion when I could simply spark up the home computer and work from what we … Continue reading

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If It’s Hailing, Then I’m Hailing

Twice in the past three days, I thought I could get to my NYC destination from the northern ‘burbs without the aid of a car. Twice, I was foiled. The Missus took Little G and Little Miss C away for … Continue reading

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The Day the Train (Almost) Missed Hawthorne

OK, Hawthorne is tiny. Blink, and you’d misss our “downtown.” A few delis, pizza, a few honky tonks where you might catch a set from “Westchester’s best classic rock band,” or the curiously titled “Lords of Hawthorne.”  Yet that’s no reason … Continue reading

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Metro-North Departures: You Have More Time Than You Think

Great scoop on Page 1 of yesterday’s NY Times–Page 1, as in, war and the economy and national healthcare, Page 1–about how Metro-North trains leave a minute, on average, after their scheduled departure. Michael Grynbaum does the spadework on this one, … Continue reading

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Putting the ‘Met’ in MetroCard

Finally, a whiff of good news amidst Doomsday budgets and recessionary malaise. Metro-North is set to announce a fun gimmick which will see them allow people to ride the train free for one day–April 6, MLB’s de facto Opening Day–provided … Continue reading

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‘Broken Tracks’ Slow Harlem Line Commute

We knew something was up just after we left White Plains at 8:28 this morning, the train positively crawling along as it quixotically (Editor’s Note: First time “quixotically” has ever appeared on Trainjotting) crawled toward the city. We limped through Hartsdale … Continue reading

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