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NYC Transit veteran Joseph Leader has been named Senior Vice President, Department of Subways.
MTA Bus Time™, has expanded to cover all Manhattan bus routes. Customers can get the locations of Manhattan buses in real time via smart phone, web and text message.
Beginning last Monday, for the fourth time this year, an army of workers were deployed along the more than seven-mile long line as train service was suspended on four consecutive nights at N line Q line R line icon stations in Manhattan. Repair crews took full advantage of the seven-hour work window between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Metro-North will resume full train service on the New Haven Line Monday morning, October 7, following successful tests of a major new electrical substation at Mount Vernon. A Con Edison feeder cable failure on September 25 knocked out train service in an eight-mile section of the New Haven Line, the busiest passenger rail line in the country. The outage occurred during the construction and commissioning of the new, long-planned, $50 million substation installation that will enable the railroad to increase service on the line.
The MTA’s ever-changing collection of graphic art that brightens the inside of subway cars and stations and a new MTA arts-focused app have received national recognition.
Procedures have been laid out for weekly and monthly ticket holders on the New Haven Line who were inconvenienced by the September 25 power failure to obtain credits for their future ticket purchases.
If smiles are the measurement, one thing is very clear: kids of all ages LOVE trucks. People lined up and took turns taking pictures and climbing into the cabs of Bridges and Tunnels ‘specialty trucks, which were part of the Transit Museum’s display at the Sept. 29 Atlantic Antic street festival.
The FASTRACK maintenance program completely suspends train service over a segment of a subway line, to give our workers uninterrupted access to tracks, signals, cables, lighting, third rail components, and platform edges.
A new, modified traffic pattern goes into effect on the Queens side of the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge as work continues on the $109 million Queens approach reconstruction and rehabilitation project. The area will be restriped and drivers will see the new pattern in place beginning Saturday, Oct. 5. The change will move the work zone over one lane to allow contractors to begin working on another section of the Queens approach roadway
The MTA Board has approved a credit for New Haven Line customers with monthly or weekly tickets during the ongoing power outage. Metro-North has announced that service on the line will be increased to about 65% of normal on Wednesday.
$109 Million, Five-Station Project Begins on the Pelham 6 Line
The return of G service through the Greenpoint Tube early Monday morning came after a productive weekend of Sandy repair work which included the construction of new bench wall, placement of new emergency communications devices and the installation of nearly three miles of signal cable.
Temporary substations installed by Con Edison are not sufficient to operate full New Haven Line Service.
Metro-North Railroad will offer a limited amount of additional rail service to accommodate half its normal New Haven Line weekday ridership in time for the Monday morning rush. While trains are expected to be crowded and customers are urged not to travel during the busiest part of rush hour, thousands of park-and-ride spaces in Westchester County and the Bronx will allow customers to ride other MTA services into Manhattan.
A reduced schedule will be in effect this weekend (Sat., Sept. 28 & Sun., Sept. 29) due to the continuing Con Ed power outage to a crucial 8-mile segment of the New Haven Line. There will be hourly train service from all New Haven Line stations in both directions all day on Saturday and Sunday.
The FASTRACK maintenance program completely suspends train service over a segment of a subway line, to give our workers uninterrupted access to tracks, signals, cables, lighting, third rail components, and platform edges.
For the remainder of today, Wednesday, September 25, 2013, extremely limited train service using diesel locomotives on the New Haven Line will remain in effect between Stamford and Grand Central Terminal due to the loss of a 138 kilovolt Con Edison feeder that supplies electricity to the overhead lines that power the New Haven Line trains.
MTA Service Alert: New Haven Line Service is operating very limited service between Grand Central and Stmaford due to a Con Ed power problem. Please continue to check this website for updates and listen for announcements at your station.
The MTA and AT&T have announced the winners of the 2013 App Quest challenge, a global competition to develop new mobile tools that use real time MTA data to improve commutes for millions of subway, bus and rail riders.
The New York Transit Museum’s 20th Annual Bus Festival will take place on Sunday, September 29th from 11 am to 5 pm as part of the Atlantic Antic street festival. Visitors young and old will have the rare chance to board vintage buses and speak with bus drivers and transit historians. Only on display once a year, the vintage fleet is one of the Transit Museum’s most prized collections, offering a physical, moving record of over fifty years of surface transit in the city.

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