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MTA New York City Transit, MTA Metro-North Railroad, MTA Long Island Rail Road, and MTA Bridges and Tunnels are preparing for winter weather conditions expected to affect our region beginning Tuesday. The National Weather Service is calling for a flash freeze tonight, extreme cold for the next several days and snow predicted to follow Thursday into Friday.
In the week leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII, football fans can experience Super Bowl Boulevard Engineered by GMC, which will feature many interactive experiences that will excite any football fan, including a 60-foot high toboggan run that will be fun for the whole family. Super Bowl Boulevard runs for 13 blocks along Broadway in Midtown Manhattan. It’s just a short walk, subway or bus ride from Grand Central Terminal.
When Super Bowl XLVIII comes to the New York region on Sunday, February 2 – and during the week of events leading up to the big game – the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s network of subways, railroads and buses is the best way to get to and from all game-related events. To make it easier to get around, the MTA will add service at selected times, will suspend most track and road work, and is providing visitors with special maps, station wayfinding and extra personnel who will make it easier to navigate connections between transit services in New York and New Jersey.
On Monday, January 20, 2014, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Metro-North Railroad will operate on a Saturday schedule with 32 additional trains. It is a federal holiday and New York City’s financial markets are closed. But for those people who are working, Metro-North will operate more trains than a normal holiday schedule. Extra New York City-bound trains during the morning and northbound in the late afternoon will be provided.
The MTA Long Island Rail Road will operate on a Holiday Schedule with extra trains on five branches on Monday, January 20, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a federal holiday.
The Weekender is your guide to understanding planned service changes in effect for system maintenance and construction. Check by line or by station. Zoom in on the diagram. If a station is blinking, click to get details and travel alternatives.
MTA New York City Transit has announced the latest round of ongoing work to modernize, improve and fortify MTA New York City Transit’s Flushing 7 Subway Line Icon Line. The extensive work will require additional periodic weekend service disruptions. When completed, this work will result in a more reliable subway line with the ability to run more trains and improve performance for growing neighborhoods in Queens.
You know the transit system backwards and forwards – now put that knowledge to good use by driving your team to victory at the Transit Museum’s second-ever Trivia Night! Train enthusiasts, NYC history nuts, pop culture buffs, and mavens of minutiae – on Wednesday, January 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, the Transit Museum will open its doors after hours for a trivia showdown hosted by trivia masters Stuart Post and Chris Kelley.
The $50 million design/build project to reconstruct the Manhattan/Queens ramp at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge is moving to the next phase of construction. A new traffic pattern goes into effect beginning Friday, Jan. 17, shifting drivers slightly to the right and onto the newly reconstructed portion of the ramp. Crews will then begin work on the remaining portion of the ramp, which is used by drivers traveling from Manhattan across the Harlem River lift span heading into Queens.
MTA New York City Transit President Carmen Bianco joined City Council Minority Leader Vincent M. Ignizio at the Staten Island Railway’s Eltingville Station to unveil new real-time train-tracking screens, commonly known as countdown clocks that will offer SIR customers real-time train arrival information.
Service restored after water main break
Water Main Break Affecting Service
A water main break near Wesy 4th St - Washington Square is affecting several subway lines.
The Throgs Neck Bridge, built as a key link in the metropolitan region’s burgeoning interstate highway system, is 53 this month.
L train riders from Canarsie, Brooklyn to 8th Avenue in Manhattan can now get real-time train arrival information on their phones and online. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that the information that appears on platform countdown clocks on the [L] Line are now available via the MTA Subway Time™ iPhone and web app. And the MTA is now providing the data to app developers to include in third party apps that help with subway navigation.
Service is temporarily suspended in both directions between Jamaica and Penn Station, because of signal problems east of the East River tunnels. NYC Transit is cross-honoring LIRR fares at Jamaica, Woodside, Atlantic Terminal, and Penn Station.
Real-time information, which had been available separately on the MTA’s Subway Time app and website, is now fused with the information in The Weekender app.
FASTRACK comes to the 1 line for the first time. On Monday, January 13, MTA New York City Transit brings the maintenance work program to Upper Manhattan. [1] service will be suspended between 96 St and Dyckman St from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for four consecutive weeknights from Monday, January 13 to early Friday morning, January 17.
Subway riders can now swipe Super Bowl-style. Just as Super Bowl fever starts to grip the City, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), in conjunction with the New York/New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committee, has introduced a series of commemorative Super Bowl XLVIII MetroCards at approximately 400 of the subway system’s 468 stations.
Until the late 1990s, New York City’s most iconic symbol was slightly smaller than a nickel. The New York City subway token had been the real key to the City since its 1953 introduction, but the MTA’s MetroCard – the token’s replacement – offered transit riders a much better deal and today remains a fixture in the pockets of more than 95% of our customers.

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