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Snow-fighting equipment is winterized, tested and positioned strategically throughout both railroads to start operation as soon as snow accumulations begin. Protective heat circuits are verified to be operational, air brake lines are purged of any moisture to prevent them from freezing, and electric trains are fitted with special third rail shoes to prevent snow from accumulating. Metro-North Railroad covers exposed couplers to keep snow out, treats exposed shoes with de-icer, and sprays door panels with an anti-freeze agent.
Snow-fighting equipment is winterized, tested and positioned strategically throughout both railroads to start operation as soon as snow accumulations begin. Protective heat circuits are verified to be operational, air brake lines are purged of any moisture to prevent them from freezing, and electric trains are fitted with special third rail shoes to prevent snow from accumulating. Metro-North Railroad covers exposed couplers to keep snow out, treats exposed shoes with de-icer, and sprays door panels with an anti-freeze agent.
With a wintry blast that may dump as much as 12 inches of snow in parts of the metropolitan region, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is hard at work to ensure safe, reliable service this weekend. MTA New York City Transit is once again preparing. Personnel will be ready to drop salt and clear platforms and stairs of snow but customers are urged to use extreme caution while navigating the system, especially on outdoor platforms and stairs.
With a wintry blast that may dump as much as 12 inches of snow in parts of the metropolitan region, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is hard at work to ensure safe, reliable service this weekend. MTA New York City Transit, Metro-North Railroad, Long Island Rail Road, and MTA Bridges and Tunnels are once again preparing. Personnel will be ready to drop salt and clear platforms and stairs of snow but customers are urged to use extreme caution while navigating the system, especially on outdoor platforms and stairs.
Metro-North has extended implementation of of an industry-leading initiative designed to encourage workers to report any potential safety hazard or breach of procedures that they may observe by providing them with a convenient, non-confrontational and anonymous method to do so. The Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS) is a partnership between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), in conjunction with participating railroad carriers and labor organizations. C3RS was first rolled out in 2015 to approximately 1,500 transportation department employees, represented by the Association of Commuter Rail Employees (ACRE), including conductors, engineers and rail traffic controllers.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for January 15 - January 18
FASTRACK Comes to the 2 in Brooklyn
Beginning Monday, January 18, MTA New York City Transit will begin performing major renovations to nine stations along the Sea Beach [N] Line from 8 Av in Sunset Park to 86 St in Bensonhurst. The stations are: 8 Av, Fort Hamilton Pkwy, New Utrecht Av, 18 Av, 20 Av, Bay Pkwy, Kings Hwy, Avenue U and 86 St.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) services will operate on special schedules in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 18. Details are below. New York City Subway, Buses and Staten Island Railway On Monday, January 18, 2016, the New York City Subway will operate on regular weekday schedule with minor timing changes. Customers are advised to allow additional travel time. The Staten Island Railway will operate on a regular weekday schedule.
MTA Long Island Rail Road will operate on a Holiday Schedule on Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday next Monday, January 18, with a total of 32 extra trains provided on its five busiest branches. The LIRR will provide the extra trains over and above the regular holiday schedule to accommodate travelers on the Babylon, Montauk, Port Jefferson, Port Washington and Ronkonkoma branches.
If you’re one of the many Metro-North customers who will be working on Monday, January 18, 2016, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no need to worry about your commute. Metro-North Railroad will operate on a Saturday schedule with 35 additional trains. The extra service includes three extra Hudson Line trains, 14 Harlem Line extras as well as one additional Wassaic connection, and 15 extra New Haven Line trains, including branch connections. For West of Hudson customers, there will be 3 additional trains on the Port Jervis Line. And, off peak fares apply all day.
Metro-North has a deal for a fun-filled day that is sure to make the family want to take flight. It's Teatown's Hudson River EagleFest at Croton Point Park on Saturday, February 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival offers Bird of Prey shows and birdwalks and numerous viewing sites of these magestic animals all along the Hudson River.
MTA Long Island Rail Road marks the passing on Dec. 22 of Charles W. Hoppe, who served as the LIRR’s 34th President, from April 2, 1990, to August 31, 1994. A memorial mass will be held at St Agnes Catholic Church in Arlington Va. on Friday, January 15, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library.
The Governor’s proposal includes a new approach to rapidly redesign and renew 30 existing subway stations across the system. It also includes a number of technology initiatives to bring the system into the 21st century, including expanding Wi-Fi hotspots, accelerating mobile payments and ticketing to replace the MetroCard, and providing USB ports on subway trains, buses and in stations to allow customers to charge their mobile devices. The Governor detailed this proposal at an event earlier today at the New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn, where he was joined by MTA Chairman and CEO Tom Prendergast.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for January 8 - January 11
Ride Metro-North and Save on Westchester Knicks Games
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled the second signature proposal of his 2016 agenda: a comprehensive plan to transform and expand vital infrastructure downstate and make critical investments in the region. Most notably, the proposal includes a major expansion and improvement project for the Long Island Rail Road. The Governor outlined these initiatives at an event today in Nassau County, where he was joined by Long Island Association President Kevin Law, MTA Chairman Thomas F. Prendergast and LIRR President Patrick Nowakowski.
Tens of thousands of nostalgia loving riders took advantage of MTA New York City Transit’s Nostalgia Train trips this year, swarming platforms between Queens Plaza and 2nd Avenue, waiting to board a time machine for the price of a MetroCard. The four-weekend Nostalgia Train runs ended with record crowds being carried aboard the vintage IND subway train dubbed the “Shoppers Special.”
New York City Transit wants you to enjoy the holidays and know before you go -- whether it's to the family for Christmas or Times Square for New Year's Eve. Trains and buses will operate on special schedules during the holiday period to optimize service for the special holiday travel patterns.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) trains and buses will operate on special schedules during the New Year’s Day holiday period to optimize service for the special holiday travel patterns. Details follow for each MTA service, organized by day. For additional details -- click here for LIRR New Year's service and click here for Metro-North holiday service.

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