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In the region served by Metro-North, where the storm is predicted to be more severe than elsewhere in the MTA region, a primary concern is the safety of station platforms. All stations will be pretreated with salt. Metro-North will continue to clear snow and ice throughout the weekend.
MTA Bridges and Tunnels is ready to battle winter weather with 97 conveyors, pay loaders, front loaders and pick-up trucks with plows to battle the snow, along with nearly 9,000 tons of anti-corrosive deicer.
With a wintry blast that may dump as much as 7 inches of snow in parts of the metropolitan region, the MTA 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.
Prepping for the next winter storm
Have you ever found yourself riding the subway and been drawn in by the artwork that appears in front of your eyes? So have a professional panel of judges.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for January 23 - January 26
Fares and tolls will go up by 4% over the next two years with the increases set to take effect March 22. The MTA Board approved the change on Thursday, fulfilling a promise to keep the increases as low as possible.
Metro-North is starting 2015 with even more rebuilding efforts and continued attention to major safety initiativThe aggressive track improvements that defined 2014 are moving along, and the railroad also expects continued progress as the last of the 405 M-8 cars are placed into service on the New Haven Line this spring.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for January 16 - January 19
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) services will operate on special schedules in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 19. Details are below.
On Monday, January 19, 2015, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Metro-North Railroad will operate on a Saturday schedule with 32 additional trains.
MTA Long Island Rail Road will operate on a modified Holiday Schedule with extra trains running on five branches on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Monday, January 19.
MTA Metro-North Railroad wants to help you entertain the family this winter with discount rail and ticket packages to various destinations in Westchester County. From amusement park rides to one-of-a-kind art exhibits, Metro-North’s getaway deals are sure to please everyone.
The Maritime Aquarium At Norwalk is a year-round, seven-day-a-week family adventure that’s close to home and Metro-North’s Getaway Package makes it affordable. The Aquarium is a quick walk from the train station and it brings you close to animals of the Long Island Sound and beyond. Touch a shark, watch a seal show, see otters, jellyfish, frogs, giant halibut and tiny seahorses.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for January 2 - January 5
2015 Schedule of Planned Service Changes for the FASTRACK Maintenance Program
With the Christmas and New Year’s holidays coming upon us, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s trains and buses will operate on special schedules to optimize service to fit the special holiday travel patterns. Details follow for each MTA service, organized by day. For additional details on LIRR, click here and for more information on Metro-North service changes, click here.
Whether you’re looking to visit family, sightsee or do some last-minute shopping, MTA Metro-North Railroad wants to help you celebrate the holidays with trains and schedules to suit your needs.
MTA Long Island Rail Road is adding 13 trains to its eastbound afternoon schedule from Penn Station on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24, to accommodate the large number of customers leaving work early to begin their Christmas holiday. The additional service from Penn Station will be provided between 12:46 p.m. and 3:48 p.m. on the Ronkonkoma, Babylon, Port Jefferson and Far Rockaway branches.
MTA NYC Transit is unveiling its “Courtesy Counts, Manners Make a Better Ride” placard campaign which urges customers to be aware that just a few courteous actions can make trains and buses run more efficiently while creating an atmosphere that can make a daily commute more pleasant and less stressful.