FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Metro-North will run special holiday schedules from Christmas Eve through Dec. 26 and again on New Year's Eve through Jan. 2.
Getaway trains for riders heading back to Fairfield County will begin departing Grand Central Terminal at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Due to reduced ridership, some evening trains may be canceled or combined.
A special holiday schedule will be in effect featuring hourly service on Christmas Day.
On the day after Christmas, Metro-North will run on a Saturday schedule, with additional morning and evening trains for shoppers.
On the week leading in to the New Year, trains will run on a regular weekday service with slightly reduced early morning service.
Metro-North will run on a weekday schedule on New Year's Eve with the following changes:
- Reduced a.m. peak and p.m. peak service, to match service and train crew resources with the reduced passenger demand;
- Additional inbound trains in the afternoon and early evening;
- Hourly service outbound after 8 p.m.; and
- Post-midnight outbound service between midnight and 5 a.m.
Train riders are reminded that alcohol is banned on all trains between noon on New Year's Eve and noon on New Year's Day.
A Saturday Schedule with additional morning inbound and afternoon outbound trains will be in effect on Jan. 2.
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