New Year’s Eve (and the first few hours of the new year) is one of the few times when drinking is not allowed on Metro-North Railroad trains.
Also if you’re traveling after midnight, conductors will ask to see your tickets before you get on the train.
Here’s the railroad’s announcement, with links to the special New Year’s Eve train schedule:
“Ring in” 2014 and “ring out” 2013 with Metro-North!
On New Year’s Eve Day (Tuesday, December 31, 2013), we will operate a reduced weekday AM Peak schedule, an early afternoon getaway schedule and reduced PM Peak service. See our special Holiday Timetable for details, or visit our schedules page.
Our New Year’s Eve schedule will include extra late afternoon and early evening inbound service, as well as overnight New Year’s morning service. See our special Holiday Timetable for details, or visit our schedules page.
As in past years, those of you traveling home “early morning” (after midnight) on New Year’s Eve need to have your train tickets in advance. Tickets will be collected prior to boarding trains at Grand Central. As in prior years, alcoholic beverages will not be allowed on Metro-North trains and platforms and at stations from 12 Noon on New Year’s Eve (Tuesday, December 31, 2013) through 12 noon on New Year’s Day (Wednesday, January 1, 2014).
The MTA Police will enforce this restriction.
On New Year’s Day (Wednesday, January 1, 2014), we will operate hourly service.
Look for our special Holiday Timetable in Grand Central and at outlying ticket offices. Or visit our schedules page for train times.
All of us at Metro-North wish you and your families a happy and safe New Year!