The Metro-North Commuter Railroad (reporting mark MNCW), trading as MTA Metro-North Railroad or simply Metro-North, is a suburban commuter rail service run by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), a public authority of the U.S. state of New York. Metro-North runs service between New York City and its northern suburbs in New York and Connecticut, including Port Jervis, Spring Valley, Poughkeepsie, White Plains, and Wassaic in New York and Stamford, New Canaan, Danbury, Waterbury, and New Haven in Connecticut. Metro-North also provides local rail service within the New York City boro ...
ughs of Manhattan and the Bronx.
Metro-North is the descendant of commuter rail services dating back as early as 1832. By the 1960s, they had all been acquired by the New York Central Railroad, which became part of Penn Central in 1968. MTA acquired all three lines by 1972, but Penn Central continued to operate them under contract. Penn Central spun off its commuter operations to Conrail in 1976. The system took its current form in 1983, when MTA took over Conrail's commuter operations in the northern portion of the New York metropolitan area and merged them into Metro-North.