Discussion relating to the operations of MTA MetroNorth Railroad including west of Hudson operations and discussion of CtDOT sponsored rail operations such as Shore Line East and the Springfield to New Haven Hartford Line

Moderators: GirlOnTheTrain, nomis, FL9AC, Jeff Smith

  by kitn1mcc
in the morning there some folks who get on the stamford SLE east of new haven with bikes. and get off west of new haven. just an FYI
  by DutchRailnut
SLE policy is not same as MN policy, it would be ludicrous for MN conductor to throw a guy off, that was let on legitimately by Amtrak Conductor.
  by Jeff Smith
https://gothamist.com/news/lure-more-cy ... uter-rails
In an effort to attract riders back to the commuter rail lines, the MTA will be waiving the $5 dollar fee and permit requirement to bring a bike on Metro-North and the Long Island Railroad.

The change goes into effect September 7th, but the MTA will also have a one-day grace period on August 22nd, the day the Five Boro Bike Tour returns after a hiatus during the pandemic.

While the permit rule will be removed in September, all other bike rules remain in effect. That includes a maximum allowance of four bikes per train on weekdays, and eight on weekends.
Other rules that will remain in effect prohibit bikes on trains during rush hours, on several major holidays, and around holiday weekends.