The train that many Broadway patrons patronize, the 11 PM, will now leave the station a crucial few minutes later than usual, the New York Times reported. On the Hudson Line, that train, which used to depart at 11:02 PM, will leave at 11:10 PM. The Harlem Line's 11 PM express, meanwhile, will now depart at 11:08 PM. "People have told us in letters and phone calls that they have to jog from Lincoln Center to make their train," Marjorie Anders, a Metro-North spokeswoman, told the Times. "We hear plenty of tales of missed trains...When you're walking from the Broadhurst, those eight minutes make a huge difference."
According the paper, the average number of passengers boarding trains on weekdays after 10 PM has risen more than 8 percent from last year, to about 5,300, and Metro-North hosts about 5,500 late-night passengers on Saturdays, an increase of more than 75 percent in the last decade.
In addition, the last train of the evening, which used to pull out at 1:30 AM, will now do so at 1:50 AM.