The Metro-North Railroad has major stops in New Haven, Connecticut; Poughkeepsie, New York and Port Jervis, New York. This network consists of three train lines east of the Hudson River and two train lines west of the Hudson River. The eastern lines originate from Grand Central Terminal while the western lines originate from Penn Station. The western lines also make stops in New Jersey towns.
The three eastern lines are the New Haven Line, the Harlem Line and the Hudson Line. The New Haven Line follows the Long Island Sound's northern coast as it enters Connecticut. Major stops on this line include New Rochelle, New York; Stamford, Connecticut; Bridgeport, Connecticut and New Haven, Connecticut. This line also has extensions to the Connecticut towns of New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury.
The Harlem Line follows New York's border with Connecticut. Major stops on this line include the New York towns of White Plains, Mount Kisco and Wassaic. The Hudson Line follows the eastern bank of the Hudson River. Major stops on this line include the New York towns of Yonkers, Tarrytown, Peekskill and Poughkeepsie.
The two western lines are the Pascack Valley Line and the Port Jervis Line. The Pascack Valley Line is closer to the western bank of the Hudson River than the Port Jervis Line. Major stops along the Pascack Valley Line include East Rutherford, New Jersey and Spring Valley, New York. Major stops along the Port Jervis Line include Patterson, New Jersey; Tuxedo, New York and Port Jervis, New York.