Metro-North: The history
This timeline traces the history of Metro-North.
- The prelude 1870s
- Rival railroads merge 1968
- Jackie O. saves terminal 1975
- Metro-North is born 1983
- Sprucing up the system 1984
- A busy railroad 2001
- Happy riders mean more riders 2006
- Traffic control goes modern 2008
- Money for stations 2009
- Neither snow nor rain keeps commuters away 2011
- Future plans 2012
- MTA's stewardship Years ahead
Commodore Vanderbilt buys the New York & Harlem Railroad. Before Metro-North, most track east of Hudson and New York was under New York Central line. Metro-North’s Harlem line was originally a combination of track from the Harlem Railroad, NY Railroad and Boston/Albany railroad.
advertisement | advertise on newsday