Metro-North Railroad
Sampler of Metro-North services

Reporting mark

MNCR (revenue), MNCW (work trains)


New York, southwestern Connecticut

Dates of operation


Track gauge

4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge


347 Madison Ave. New York, NY 10017

The Metro-North Commuter Railroad (reporting mark MNCR), trading as MTA Metro-North Railroad or Metro-North, is a suburban commuter rail service run by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), an authority ofNew York State. It is the second busiest commuter railroad in the United States in terms of monthly ridership, only behind its sister railroad, the Long Island Rail Road.[1] Metro–North runs service between New York City and its northern suburbs in New York and Connecticut, including, in New York State, Port Jervis, Spring Valley, Poughkeepsie, and Wassaic; in Connecticut, New Canaan, Danbury, Waterbury, and New Haven. Metro-North also provides local rail service within New York City with a reduced fare.

The MTA also operates New York City Transit subways and buses, as well as the Long Island Rail Road, and 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 120 stations.