Metro-North announces summer 2021 promotions to get more train riders


Conn. (WTNH) — Metro-North is trying to get more people riding the train this summer.

Tuesday it announced summer travel promotions to destinations across New York City, the Hudson Valley, and Connecticut.

All trains are using ‘off-peak’ rates. There’s also a special perk for monthly pass holders.

Catherine Rinaldi, president of MTA Metro-North Railroad, explained, “Every Saturday up through Aug. 28, Metro-North will honor all monthly tickets for travel to and from all Metro-North stations, regardless of what stations are printed on the tickets.”

Monthly ticket holders traveling on those days will be able to bring four additional travelers for only $1/person/trip.

MTA Tourism is also offering cheaper admission fees to local attractions throughout New York and Connecticut. One of them: the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk.

Dave Sigworth, the Assoc. Dir. of Communications for the Maritime Aquarium said, “The last 16 months have been really hard on all of us and here at the Maritime Aquarium we’re especially focused on families and even more focused on kids who have been asked to do virtual schooling for the last year and a half.”

There’s also a passport for kids under 16. ‘Metro Man’, the train safety superhero came out to help Tuesday spread the word about the passport program. Kids can collect stamps from conductors. Once they get six stamps they can turn in their passport for a prize.

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is still being offered at Grand Central Terminal. Anyone who gets the shot there can get a free round-trip ticket.

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