The Metro-North railroad, which operates trains between New York City and Connecticut under the auspices of the Metropolitan Transit Authority, offers easy, affordable transportation for commuters and visitors alike. The following are some tips for fulling taking advantage of this train.
Taking Advantage of the Metro North Train
Take advantage of the Harlem 125th Street Station. People traveling in and out of Manhattan seem to assume that they need to come and go out of Grand Central Station. Remember that there is a second Manhattan stop, also located on the 4, 5, 6 Line at 125th Street, which may be more convenient for anyone coming or leaving Uptown.
Be pragmatic about your ticket purchases. It is always cheaper to pre-purchase a ticket than to buy one on board the train. Also, if you will be traveling consistently on the route, you may benefit from getting a multiple-ride ticket pass. Information about discounts and other ticket offers, such as how to purchase discount tickets online, is available on the Metro-North website.
Sign up for email notification to receive information about service advisories. From the Metro-North website, you can click on "Sign Up for Email Notification" in the purple "Programs" box.
Take a day trip. The Metro-North website offers a section entitled "Destinations, Deals and Getaways" in the yellow "Regional Travel" section. From here, you can click on the Metro-North link and get information about deals and getaways available on the Metro-North.