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Five Additional “Leaf Peeper” Trains Begin This Weekend
Metro-North Railroad today announced the return of additional train service on the Hudson Line for customers to enjoy fall foliage and outdoor activities in the Hudson Valley.
Beginning this Saturday, Oct. 7, five extra “Leaf Peeper” trains will operate on Saturdays and four extra trains on Sundays to take New York City metro area riders to the incomparably scenic Hudson River Valley.
“Fall is the best season to experience all that the Hudson Valley has to offer,” said Metro-North Railroad President and LIRR Interim President Catherine Rinaldi. “If you are searching for weekend plans, Metro-North wants to make it easy for you to hop on a Hudson Line train, take in the beautiful fall foliage, or grab a bite at one of the Hudson Valley’s premier restaurants.”
Along with the extra “Leaf Peeper” trains, midday and afternoon half-hourly service to Poughkeepsie will be restored beginning on Sunday, Oct. 29, with six trains added on Saturdays and four trains added on Sundays.
Metro-North’s schedule update will include additional getaway trains on holidays including the day before Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
Customers are encouraged to use the TrainTime app to find the best trip and ticket for leaf peeper trains. Children under five years old can ride for free, and children aged 5-11 can ride for $1.00 when accompanied by an adult.