Metro-North Adjusts New Haven Line Train Schedules, Adds Cars

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Train riders on the New Haven Line suggested improvements, and now Metro-North is making changes.

After monitoring performance, counting customers and listening to suggestions, Metro-North will be adjusting its New Haven Line service on Monday, July 7.

The changes are intended to reduce crowding and enhance connections, Metro-North said in a statement.

Beginning July 7, further adjustments to about a dozen trains will be made. Some minor adjustments to schedule times as well as the sequencing of stops on trains will help to balance ridership loading and make better train connections, Metro-North said.

Schedule changes for July 7 include:

The 7:29 a.m. from New Rochelle will operate seven minutes earlier.

The 7:28 a.m. from Harrison will operate three minutes later.

Also, to relieve crowding, the 6:20 a.m. from New Haven to Grand Central will add stops at Old Greenwich, Riverside and Cos Cob but no longer stop at Port Chester or Rye.

To accommodate customers at these stations, a new train will depart Greenwich at 7:33 a.m., making stops at Port Chester and Rye before running express to Harlem-125th Street and Grand Central.

The 6:35 p.m., the only PM peak change, will depart Grand Central for New Haven four minutes earlier. This change is in response to a crowding issue on this train.

The July 7 timetable will be posted on the Metro-North website on Friday, June 6, on the interactive search page and as a document next week. Printed timetables will be available June 27.

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if the 7:29 is now the 7:22; then what about the 7:22??(which used to be the 7:36.

Either you catch a train before 7am or after 8:30 am , it's standing room only. That's whenever the train arrives- schedules have been useless for years now. Metro-North was also shocked to learn that temperatures increase from June-August and that air conditioning would be needed.

Far too little. Crowding has become much worse, on a daily basis. Some trains have fewer cars than they had before we got the new cars, leading to more crowding; we have no indication that Metro North is adding more cars to deal with overcrowding. Trains are late far too often, sometimes every day. Metro North has a long way to go, and changing the timing on a couple of trains will do little to solve the rest of the line's problems.