Metro-North reducing number of trains starting Monday
Face with a 95 percent drop in ridership because of the coronavirus pandemic, Metro-North will further reduce service starting Monday.
Metro-North will operate on an hourly schedule on the New Haven, Hudson and Harlem on both weekdays and weekends.
The new, temporary schedule is in response to a reduction in ridership of more than 95 percent as customers in the region have honored stay-at-home orders as a precaution against COVID-19.
“We would like to remind customers that trains are running for healthcare workers, first responders and essential personnel only. If you don't absolutely need to be traveling, please stay home,” Metro-North said.
The service modification also includes the following changes:
Trains will operate hourly on the New Canaan Branch and every three hours on the Danbury and Waterbury Branches daily.
On the Harlem Line, trains will operate every two hours on weekdays between Southeast and Wassaic; there is no service between Southeast and Wassaic on weekends.