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Extra trains added to New Haven line in CT

NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) – In the event you hit the rails Sunday, you may need observed some new modifications to Metro North’s prepare schedules.

Extra trains have been added to the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven traces.

All year long, now we have seen increasingly more trains being added.

The final improve we noticed was again in June and a couple of hundred trains have been added Sunday, and it’s all to try to get to these prepandemic numbers.

A cloudy Sunday in New Haven, however that did not cease vacationers from staying busy.

“We’re simply going to spend the day in Mystic and are available again residence,” Paige Hoydick tells us.

Paige says she’s at all times hopping on the trains, as a result of they’re handy. The identical goes for her good friend, Olivia Donnelly.

“Usually, Yankee video games, go to New York Metropolis, go to Milford. I went to a live performance on the prepare a pair months in the past in Bridgeport on the amphitheater,” Donnelly famous.

Now with 102 trains being added to the schedule, Hoydick says she’s excited, but it surely wasn’t simply locals boarding.

The Martinez household is street tripping from Texas to drop of Casandra for her first yr at Columbia College in New York Metropolis.

“We really street tripped from Houston to right here, as a result of all of these items and my dad wished to see the place, so will probably be simpler to take our truck all the best way right here. We’re staying with some household in Connecticut,” Martinez defined.

Irrespective of the place you’re going, Metro North is attempting to make commuting simple and in addition try to get ridership numbers again to prepandemic ranges, so when you plan on driving these new traces, don’t neglect your masks.

They’re required inside trains, stations, and in Grand Central.

“It doesn’t overcrowd the trains and it’s safer for individuals. Typically, I do know commuters get crowded, so it will possibly get uncomfortable, particularly throughout COVID, so it could be good,” Donnelly added.

So the place will these further trains go?

The Hudson line will get twenty-five further trains, the Harlem line will get thirty-seven extra, and on the New Haven line, forty extra have been added.

New schedules have been posted on the Metro North web site.


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