Metro-North’s Thanksgiving Holiday Service (Nov. 27- Dec. 1)
Our Thanksgiving Holiday service gets you or your guests to the table without having to deal with traffic, tolls and all the other headaches that come with driving on "turkey day." (It’s good for you, is low calorie, and we made it ourselves!)
On Wednesday, November 27, to help you "take flight" we offer early getaway trains beginning at 12 noon. See a November 17 timetable for details or visit our Schedules page. Because of reduced ridership, some evening trains will be cancelled or combined.
A Special Thanksgiving Holiday Timetable is in effect for the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend (Thursday, November 28 through Sunday, December 1). Be sure to pick up a copy in Grand Central or at outlying stations if you are traveling during the holiday. Or visit our Schedules page.
On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, we will operate a special holiday schedule with additional inbound trains for those of you heading to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and additional outbound service to get you home (or to whoever’s house you will be dining at) after the parade ends.
On the Day After Thanksgiving, Friday, November 29, we will operate a Saturday schedule with additional inbound trains in the traditional AM Peak and from 10 AM – 12 noon.
Finally, on Saturday and Sunday, November 30-December 1, we will provide regular weekend schedules with Shoppers’ Specials trains. (See the next item for details.) Off-peak fares are in effect for the entire four-day holiday, and you can take advantage of free parking at many of our stations. (Check signs at station lots, or call 511 for details. Outside of New York call 877-690-5114.)
Here’s a recipe for happy Thanksgiving Day travel: Buy your tickets in advance (like your turkey). Thanksgiving Day is the busiest travel day of the year, and you must have your ticket before boarding at Grand Central and Harlem-125th St.
If you are traveling with family or friends, we recommend using a ten-trip off-peak ticket. You’ll save 30%-40% off the one-way off-peak fare, and the ticket can be used by more than one person, even when traveling together.
We wish you a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving, and hope you will make Metro-North part of your holiday plans.
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