The news articles and emails from our State reps weren’t very specific about the new Metro North trains, except to say weekend service is increased. A closer look at the schedules shows some great news: Sunday schedule is now the same as Saturday! If you’re a frequent weekend rider like me you know that trains are every 1/2 hour on Saturday and every hour on Sunday. No more, starting at 11:12, trains leave Greenwich for Grand Central at :12 and :39 past the hour until 5:12, when they go back to hourly (:12 past the hour).
Coming back to Greenwich from Grand Central, trains are every hour at :37 past the hour until 2:10, when they are every half hour (:10 and :37 past the hour) until 9:40, when the go back to hourly (:40 past).
Another bonus, there are some 3rd trains every hour from Grand Central to Greenwich that are express trains – only a 39 minute ride (vs. the usual local train 51 minutes). Those trains depart at :34 past the hour starting at 3:34 through 9:34. Catch one of those if you can.