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New timetables that reflect the completion of major track work on Metro-North Railroad will go in effect on Saturday, January 18, 2014. With all four tracks in a six-mile stretch from Woodlawn to Melrose in service for the first time since the intensive upgrade began July 1, running times will be reduced. As future infrastructure work is completed, additional improvements will be made.
MTA New York City Transit, MTA Metro-North Railroad, MTA Long Island Rail Road, and MTA Bridges and Tunnels are preparing for the arrival of a winter storm this weekend.
The 149 St – Grand Concourse Station in the Bronx has gone through an aesthetic transformation.
Customers at the Bowling Green subway station can enjoy some thrilling and unique views from atop some familiar intersections. Seven large-scale photographs are now on display at the downtown area station. The exhibit is the latest installation of MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design’s large-scale photography exhibitions, which are posted four times a year within New York’s public transportation system.
New York City subways and buses, the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad and Staten Island Railway are operating on or close to schedule and plan to offer normal service throughout the duration of the storm. Bus commuters may experience minor delays due to wet or icy roadway conditions throughout the five boroughs and should allow extra travel time if possible.
It’s being called the first “Mass Transit Super Bowl,” and this week, the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee revealed extensive public transportation plans for Super Bowl XLVIII, detailing how the region’s mass transit systems, including the MTA, will serve as a critical resource to support the movement of the hundreds of thousands of expected visitors to the area.
Pop-up stores have become quite popular with New York City commuters. And now, the ​Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has six locations within the New York City Subway system that are available immediately to host retailers.
MTA Metro-North Railroad is making immediate improvements to reinforce safety at critical curves and movable bridges along the railroad's right-of-way. These improvements were directed by Governor Andrew Cuomo in a letter to the MTA and by an emergency order from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
MTA Bridges and Tunnels is ready for winter weather with 98 trucks in its snow and ice-fighting arsenal and more than 9,000 tons of anti-corrosive deicer, made of rock salt products treated with deicing additives which is significantly less corrosive to steel than salt alone. The snow fleet, made up of regular maintenance trucks that are turned into snow plows and conveyors during winter months, includes 44 vehicles equipped with ground temperature sensors that tell the operator and bridge managers if the roadway is in danger of freezing. The operator then spreads additional deicer where it is needed.
An awards ceremony highlighted the outstanding efforts of 32 New York City Transit employees who selflessly came to the aid of customers and fellow workers during times of need, or distinguished themselves consistently as they went about their normal duties.
MTA New York City Transit is once again preparing for the arrival of winter weather
MTA New York City Transit, Metro-North Railroad, Long Island Rail Road, and MTA Bridges and Tunnels are once again preparing for the arrival of winter weather.
Signal Problems on the L Line
An attack on any one of our workers is an attack on all of us, and the MTA is fully committed to protecting our employees. To maintain this commitment, MTA New York City Transit’s Department of Security has dedicated staff charged with tracking all employee assaults, from the initial incident through full adjudication.
Metro-North Railroad will resume more than 98% of its regular Hudson Line service in time for Wednesday morning’s commute following last weekend’s tragic derailment. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo made the announcement Tuesday afternoon. The railroad was able to clear debris, begin rebuilding tracks and restore one of the three tracks in the area that was not significantly damaged in the accident.
Remember Ralphie’s Red Ryder Air Rifle obsession, Dad’s leg lamp and Flick’s tongue stuck to a pole? You can relive the classic moments with A Christmas Story, The Musical. And Long Island Rail Road has discount packages to get you to the family-friendly performance.
Why not spend the holidays up close with a live nativity scene while watching the world famous Rockettes take the stage? And why not let Long Island Rail Road get you to Radio City's Christmas Spectacular for free with a $10 savings on the show?
In keeping with the spirit of giving, the LIRR would like to show its appreciation this Holiday Season with a host of coupon savings!
Metro-North crews are working around the clock to rebuild 800 feet of track that were damaged by Sunday’s derailment at Spuyten Duyvil. Personnel worked all night Monday to remove debris and ballast and began laying new ties. With NTSB approval, all rail cars were cleared from the tracks as of about 6 p.m. on Monday.
MTA Bridges and Tunnels is removing the permanent lane closure at the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge’s Queens approach during peak morning and afternoon drive times for the next month, giving motorists all six lanes for holiday travel.

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