Metro North is one of the better ways for revelers to get to Times Square or other festivities on New Year’s Eve, and to travel home afterwards. The MTA recommends that customers purchase their MetroCards or train tickets in advance. Tickets will be collected at the gate before people board trains to return to Putnam and Fairfield Counties in the early morning hours of New Year's Day.
Metro-North will operate on a modified weekday schedule, with an extra getaway trains between noon and 4 pm today. There will be extra New York City-bound service for the late afternoon and evening. Alcohol is banned from Metro North trains between noon Thursday and noon on Friday.
To help revelers return from New Year’s Eve events, Metro-North will operate plenty of extra service from Grand Central after midnight to provide a safe ride home for everyone who has been busy ringing in the new year.
People can leisurely make their way back to Grand Central after midnight.