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Tennis fever is about to grip New York and MTA Long Island Rail Road will be providing extra train service to Mets-Willets Point Station on the Port Washington Branch to get fans to the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament beginning with the first pre-tournament event on Tuesday, August 25 right through the championship showdowns that wrap up on Sunday, September 13.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that Metro-North has received a federal grant of $20.8 million to harden Metro-North’s Hudson Line against future storm surge flooding events of the type experienced during Superstorm Sandy. The grant will be used to design and build 92 elevated steel equipment platforms along 30 miles of track from the South Bronx to Croton-Harmon, in Westchester County, as well as provide for the design and construction of perimeter protection, waterproofing, hardening of substations and train yard buildings, and installation of video and electronic monitoring of Metro-North facilities and infrastructure. The grant will be matched by $6.9 million in MTA funds.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for August 14 - August 17
Service Advisory for 2 3 4 5
Baseball season is still going strong, especially if you’re a Hudson Valley Renegades fan. Come root for the home team, and SAVE with Metro-North Railroad, when you buy a Family 4 Pack of tickets to upcoming Saturday games. Just take the train to the Beacon Station and catch a bus to the stadium. It’s fast, affordable fun for the whole family.
Subway customers who take the E, F, M and R trains along the Queens Boulevard line should prepare for delays and possible crowding during weekday rush hours starting Monday, Aug. 17 through Friday, Sept. 4.
Flower Power at Hartsdale Station!
Service remains suspended between Hicksville and Farmingdale due to police activity east of Hicksville. Eastbound Ronkonkoma Branch trains will terminate at Hicksville and resume with different equipment at Farmingdale. Westbound trains will terminate at Farmingdale and resume at Hicksville with different equipment. Customers are still advised to use the Port Jefferson and Montauk Branches for alternate service.
Service remains suspended between Hicksville and Farmingdale due to police activity east of Hicksville. Eastbound Ronkonkoma Branch trains will terminate at Hicksville and resume with different equipment at Farmingdale. Westbound trains will terminate at Farmingdale and resume at Hicksville with different equipment. Customers are still advised to use the Port Jefferson and Montauk Branches for alternate service.
FASTRACK Comes to the 123 in Manhattan and Brooklyn
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for August 14 - August 17
The ribbon has been cut for the newly completed 920-space Wyandanch Parking Facility located at the LIRR’s Wyandanch train station. MTA Long Island Rail Road President Patrick A. Nowakowski was joined on Thursday by state and local officials at the ceremony, located adjacent to the Wyandanch Rising residential community, one of Long Island’s most transformative Transit-Oriented Developments.
A familiar name in the MTA family has some new responsibilities. MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast has named James L. Ferrara as Interim President of MTA New York City Transit (NYCT), the agency which operates subway, bus and paratransit service in the city of New York.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for August 7 - August 10
No trash cans equals less trash at a number of stations around New York City Transit's subway system. Results of the ongoing pilot program that involved removing trash cans from a total of 39 subway stations show a significant decrease in the amount of trash bags collected from these stations. The results show a 66% reduction in the number of bags collected at Phase 1 and Phase 2 stations, and a 36% reduction in the number of bags collected at Phase 3 stations.
The Cranberry Tube, which carries the A and C Lines between Lower Manhattan and downtown Brooklyn, will be shut down in both directions for Superstorm Sandy-related repairs.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for July 31 - August 3
The Long Island Rail Road wants to get you to beautiful Brooklyn with daily discounts to popular attractions. Whether you’re looking for a day of culture, a retreat with nature or a ride with exhilaration, LIRR has your savings on entertainment for the entire family.
A heat wave slated to hit the metropolitan area over the next week can impact your commute if the MTA must reduce power consumption as required by contracts with our power suppliers. Severe heat can affect subway and train signals and overhead power lines. Elevator and escalator service may also be reduced to cut energy consumption.
No trains between 95 St and 36 St, Brooklyn Weeknights 10 PM to 5 AM Mon to Fri on Jul 27 - 31 and Aug 3 - 7

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