Metro-North Adds Trains For Friday, Sets Schedule For Labor Day

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Metro-North is making schedule changes for the holiday weekend.
Metro-North is making schedule changes for the holiday weekend. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Commuters looking for a quick getaway on Metro-North on Friday for the Labor Day weekend have a few extra options. 

Metro-North has announced its schedule for the last holiday weekend of the summer. 

On Friday, Aug. 29, Metro-North offers early getaway trains. 

On Saturday, Aug. 30, and Sunday, Aug. 31, regular weekend train service is in effect. 

On Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1, trains will run on a Sunday schedule with extra trains added in the evening. 

For train riders on the New Haven Line in Connecticut, here are the highlights for Friday: 

Extra "getaway" trains will depart from Grand Central Terminal at the following times:

  • 12:58 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.
  • 2:01 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.
  • 2:28 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.
  • 2:31 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, New Rochelle, Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Harrison.
  • 2:56 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Stamford then all stations between Noroton Heights and South Norwalk.
  • 3:02 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Stamford, Westport, then all stops between Fairfield and New Haven.
  • 3:03 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then all stations between New Rochelle and Harrison.
  • 3:26 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then all stations between New Rochelle and Harrison.
  • 3:29 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.
  • 4 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Stamford and all stations between Bridgeport and New Haven.

The following trains usually departing Grand Central will not operate or are combined:

  • The 5:18 p.m. to Harrison and the 5:21 p.m. to New Rochelle are combined, departing Grand Central at 5:21 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street and all stations between Mount Vernon East and Harrison.
  • The 5:57 p.m. to Harrison and 6:02 p.m. to New Rochelle are combined, departing Grand Central at 6:02 p.m., making all stops between Mount Vernon East and Harrison.
  • The 6:07 p.m. to New Haven and the 6:11 p.m. to Bridgeport are combined, departing Grand Central at 6:11 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street and all stations between South Norwalk and New Haven.
  • The 6:42 p.m. to Harrison will not operate.
  • The 7:13 p.m. to Harrison will not operate.
  • The 8:03 p.m to New Haven will not operate.

Two extra inbound trains to Grand Central will also operate:

  • 4:01 p.m. departing New Haven and stopping in West Haven, Bridgeport and Harlem-125th Street.
  • 5:02 p.m. departing New Haven and making select stops in West Haven, Bridgeport, South Norwalk, Stamford and Harlem-125th Street.


A Sunday schedule will operate on Labor Day, Sept. 1, with several extra evening New Haven Line trains to speed travel.

For riders on the Danbury Branch, all train service will be restored for Friday morning with no bus substitutions scheduled. 

For more information on the trains, visit the Metro-North schedules page.

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