Perfect Weekend for Metro-North
Maybe some people were sluggish and reluctant to venture out in the bitter cold last weekend, but not Metro-North. The railroad reports that every one of its trains made every stop on time.
That’s 757 one-way runs on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines and 76 trains run by the NJ Transit for the railroad on the Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines.
With a showing like that, the railroad took a moment to pat itself on the back.
“This perfect weekend is the result of lots of hard work by every department – from Operations to Mechanical, from Track to Power,” Metro-North President Howard Permut said in a statement.
Keep in mind: A train is considered on-time if it reaches the platform any time under six minutes after it is scheduled to arrive.
In the statement, Permut continued: “We are off to a great start in 2010 after last year’s record-setting on-time performance of 97.84 percent.”
The 97.84 percent on-time performance in 2009 makes it the best on-time year in more than 25 years of Metro-North history. And was with 211,351 trains operating, the most ever, the railroad said.
One more comment from the president: “This record-breaking achievement is the result of continued investment in our infrastructure, new and overhauled train cars, scheduling improvements and a dedicated workforce.”