Metro-North Railroad facts for kids
Metro-North Railroad provides services in the lower Hudson Valley and coastal Connecticut.
|Locale||New York, southwestern Connecticut|
|Dates of operation||1983–present|
|Track gauge||4 ft 81⁄2 in (1,435 mm)|
|Headquarters||347 Madison Ave. New York, NY 10017|
The Metro-North Commuter Railroad, or Metro-North, is a suburban commuter rail service in New York. It is run by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). It is the second largest railroad in the United States. Metro–North goes from New York City to the New York Hudson Valley. It also has stops in Connecticut. Riding Metro-North in New York City costs less than riding it outside the city. There are 122 stations. There are five Metro-North Railroad lines. It has over 775 miles (1,247 km) of track. The lines are more than 385 miles (620 km) long.
The MTA also operates New York City Transit subways and buses, and the Long Island Rail Road. It has jurisdiction, through Metro-North, over railroad lines on the western and eastern portions of the Hudson River in New York State. Service on the western side of the Hudson is operated by New Jersey Transit under contract with the MTA. Metro-North operates 124 stations.
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