MTA Metro-North Railroad President Catherine Rinaldi today announced the Haverstraw-Ossining and Newburgh-Beacon ferry services will resume on Monday, August 30. The changes will coincide with Metro-North’s upcoming service increase, to take effect with the August 29 timetables, which will increase train service to 83% of pre-pandemic levels.
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020, Metro-North implemented its Essential Service Plan and discontinued service on both ferries. Now, as the region continues to recover and the railroad prepares for a post-Labor Day return of office workers and school, ferry service will resume and connect with morning and afternoon peak trains at Beacon and Ossining.
Schedules for the Haverstraw-Ossining and Newburgh-Beacon ferries will be made available in early August.
The upcoming Aug. 29 service increase follows up on service increases reflected in Metro-North’s April 12 and June 21 timetables. The April 12 timetables saw the restoration of weekend service to Wassaic and the reopening of the Manitou station, located near Bear Mountain Bridge and Anthony’s Nose. The June 21 timetables added 24 new peak trains on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines, bringing the railroad to 67% of its pre-pandemic service levels.
-via Press Release