Metro-North to run extra trains New Years Eve - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Metro-North to run extra trains New Years Eve

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NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

People around the world have started welcoming 2013 with parties, get-togethers and fireworks, and in New York's Times Square, massive crowds are expected to ring in the new year.

Metro-North said with plenty of new year revelers hopping the train to head to the Big Apple, more trains have been added to its schedule to accommodate demand.

MTA officials said it's running its Saturday schedule with extra trains in the morning and peak p.m. time periods. It's also offering inbound trains late Monday afternoon and into the early evening to get you to Grand Central Station in plenty of time to see the big ball drop.

Click here to check out Metro-North's schedule.

As for your return trip home, trains will be running throughout the morning to get you back into Connecticut.

Closer to home, Hartford is once again hosting it's First Night celebration. Organizers of the event said anywhere from 20,000 to 30,000 people could be in attendance.

In Middletown, people can usher in 2013 with Middnight On Main with four blocks of attractions for young and old to celebrate the new year.

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