Metro Man has Retired

What Metro Man did BEFORE he retired.

MTA Press Releases

February 6, 2008


A Railroad Reborn: Metro-North At 25

The creation of MTA Metro-North Railroad in 1983 ushered in a new era in commuter travel. Since then Metro-North has completely rebuilt and revitalized a regional railroad inherited in crisis.

In addition to making improvements to railroad operating systems, Metro-North initiated community outreach and education programs to engage its customers. Metro Man has been on staff at Metro-North since 1983, traveling across the region to educate school children about railroad safety and teaching them the difference between diesel service and third rail power. Inspired by Star Wars' R2-D2, Metro Man's movements and speech are operated by remote control. Over time Metro Man's territory has expanded from communities on the Upper Harlem line to the entire region served by Metro-North.


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