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Metro-North Orange and Rockland County service enhancements: Summer 2024

We're piloting service enhancements including weekend ferry service, lower monthly fares, and parking discounts.
Updated May 14, 2024 12:00 p.m.

We're starting a pilot program to enhance Metro-North's service in Orange and Rockland Counties.

Under the pilot, we'll begin weekend service on the Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry, reduce monthly UniTicket fares by up to 90 percent on the ferries and buses that cross the Hudson River, and reduce parking rates by 25 percent for Orange and Rockland County residents using Metro-North's garage in North White Plains.

The pilot is expected to run through Veterans Day.

Weekend service on the Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry

Starting Saturday, May 25, the Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry will run on weekends from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Currently, the ferry only runs during weekday rush hours.

Read more about the Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry.

Monthly UniTicket discounts

Starting in July, Metro-North will reduce the fares for monthly UniTickets on the Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry, Newburgh-Beacon Ferry, Newburgh-Beacon Shuttle bus, and Hudson Link bus. Monthly UniTickets are add-ons to Metro-North monthly rail tickets that allow you to ride local transit to or from the station at a significant discount over buying separate monthly passes.

The new, reduced monthly UniTicket fares will be:

  • Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry: $13.75, reduced from $43.75
  • Newburgh-Beacon Ferry: $1, reduced from $14.50
  • Newburgh-Beacon Shuttle: $1, reduced from $9
  • Hudson Link: $30, reduced from $60

Read more about UniTicket.

North White Plains parking discount

Rockland and Orange County residents will receive a 25 percent discount on monthly parking at Metro-North's garage at North White Plains Station, which is served by the Harlem Line.

Read more about our garage at North White Plains Station.