Metro-North Railroad

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Metro-North Railroad
Metro-North Railroad provides services in the lower Hudson Valley and coastal Connecticut.
Reporting markMNCW
LocaleNew York, southwestern Connecticut
Dates of operation1983–present
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Headquarters347 Madison Ave. New York, NY 10017

The Metro-North Commuter Railroad, or Metro-North, is a suburban commuter rail service in New York. It is run by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). It is the second largest commuter railroad in the United States.[1] Metro–North goes from New York City to the New York Hudson Valley. It also has stops in Connecticut. Riding Metro-North in New York City costs less than riding it outside the city. There are 122 stations.[2] There are five Metro-North Railroad lines. It has over 775 miles (1,247 km) of track.[3] The lines are more than 385 miles (620 km) long.[2]

The MTA also operates New York City Transit subways and buses, and the Long Island Rail Road. It has jurisdiction, through Metro-North, over railroad lines on the western and eastern portions of the Hudson River in New York State. Service on the western side of the Hudson is operated by New Jersey Transit under contract with the MTA. Metro-North operates 124 stations.

The rolling stock used on the Harlem and Hudson lines consists of Budd M3As and Bombardier M7As, similar to LIRR trains, on the electrified portions of the lines, with Bombardier Shoreliner coaches pulled by GE Genesis and Brookville BL20GH locomotives on the electrified portions. The New Haven Line uses catenary wire since it’s route is shared with Amtrak; they use Kawasaki M8 EMUs on main line and New Canaan branch, and Shoreliner coaches pulled by GE and Brookville locomotives on the Danbury and Waterford branches.

References[change | change source]

  1. "The MTA Network". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Years Ended December 31, 2012 and 2011" (pdf). Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York). June 21, 2013. p. 147. Retrieved 2014-08-29.
  3. "MTA Metro-North Railroad". Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York). Retrieved 2014-08-29.