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Metro-North Increases Service at Melrose and Tremont Stations

Increased Service at Melrose & Tremont Stations

Following a very successful pilot program, and after a public hearing on schedule changes, the Metro-North Railroad will permanently increase service at Melrose and Tremont Stations on the Harlem Line. This change is part of the new October 8 schedule.

In an effort to build ridership and provide Bronx residents with more convenient travel options, on October 2, 2016, Metro-North implemented a pilot program that increased service at the Tremont and Melrose stations from a two-hour frequency to hourly frequency during off-peak and weekend travel times. The service day was also extended, with earlier inbound service on weekdays and significantly later outbound service on weekdays and weekends. During the pilot period, overall ridership at the two stations increased by 81%, with an increase in weekday ridership of 67% and an increase in weekend ridership of 101%.

“We continually strive to find ways to improve and enhance our service,” said Catherine Rinaldi, Acting President of Metro-North Railroad. “We’re pleased that increased service at Melrose and Tremont has become so popular. Expanding service at Melrose and Tremont stations not only benefits customers who commute to Grand Central Terminal, but also the Bronx residents who reverse commute up to Westchester County and Connecticut.”

Details of increased service at Melrose and Tremont stations are below:

  • Weekday inbound service is now available from 5:51 a.m. to 12:47 a.m.
  • Weekday outbound service is now available from 5:38 a.m. to 1:20 a.m.
  • Weekend inbound service is now available from 6:44 a.m. to 12:44 a.m.
  • Weekend outbound service is now available from 6:25 a.m. to 1:20 a.m.

Commenting on the change, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. said, “Expanded service at the Melrose and Tremont Metro-North stations is not only a benefit for the commuters in the surrounding neighborhoods, but for the entire borough and, in fact, the entire region. I am proud to support this expansion, and I am grateful to the MTA for listening to the numerous Bronxites who asked for this additional service at the recent public hearing.”

Metro-North has many channels for all schedule information and service updates
Metro-North has many channels for all schedule information and service updates