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Perfect Weekend for Metro-North

January
12

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.”

This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 at 2:58 pm by Ken Valenti. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Category: Howard Permut, Metro-North

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Khurram SaeedKhurram SaeedKhurram Saeed has been reporting for The Journal News since 2000. He writes about transportation issues in Rockland and has a weekly column called Getting There, which appears Wednesdays. READ MORE


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