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A day at the ballpark is fun but why should the good times start only when your team hits the field or the hot dog guy comes around? About 90 minutes prior to Monday’s Yankees Opening Day game against the Blue Jays, MTA New York City Transit will be sending a special “Nostalgia Special” non-stop from Grand Central-42 St to 161 St-Yankee Stadium. The ride up to the Bronx will get fans to the stadium gates in plenty of time for the first pitch at 1:05 p.m.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for April 3 - April 6
MTA Capital Construction welcomed its 10,000th visitor to the Second Avenue Subway Community information Center (CIC) on April 1st. Alisa Becker, who lives in the 96th Street station area was greeted by MTA Capital Construction President Michael Horodniceanu as she walked in the door. Horodniceanu presented her with a plaque containing a piece of Manhattan Schist attached. The rock was excavated from below Second Avenue where the tunnels and caverns were excavated to construct the subway. She was also guaranteed a spot on a future community tour of the tavern.
On the schedule is the completion of improvements that were started last year at Hartsdale, Scarsdale, Purdy's and Croton Falls stations on the Harlem Line. (While our gangs work tirelessly to finish each year's work, it is always subject to weather and logistical challenges.) On the Hudson Line, spruce ups are planned for Spuyten Duyvil, Marble Hill, University Heights and Morris Heights. (The gangs are also venturing to the other side of the Hudson with the intention of shining up Spring Valley Station on our Pascack Valley Line.) This is the fifth year of our Station Enhancement program, with two paint gangs, 2-3 electricians, and 2-3 tin smiths w
Since March 2014, major station enhancements have been underway to improve customer safety and amenities at Fordham serving the Harlem and New Haven Line. This work is taking place alongside the renovation of neighboring Fordham Plaza being done by the NYC Department of Transportation and NYC Department of Design and Construction.
MTA New York City Transit's aggressive maintenance program — came to the Lenox Avenue Line for the first second consecutive week, suspending 2 subway service between 3 Av-149 St and 96 St for four consecutive nights. Free shuttle buses provided alternate service. 3 subway service did not run.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for March 27 - March 30
Transit Wireless is beginning Phase IV of the MTA's underground connectivity project.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that the MTA intends to award a four-year, $236.5 million contract to rebuild the Queens Midtown Tunnel, which was heavily damaged during Superstorm Sandy and since has been operating with temporary repairs. The contract – which would be with Judlau Contracting Inc. – was approved by the MTA Bridges and Tunnels Committee today and is expected to be approved by the full MTA Board on Wednesday.
If it’s spring, it must mean potholes are in bloom thanks to cold winter weather and repeated freeze and thaw cycles. MTA Bridges and Tunnels has dispatched its two RoadPatcher all-in-one pothole repair trucks to fill them when we find them, repairing more than 2,000 potholes at MTA crossings from January through mid-March.
The LIRR is advising customers to anticipate canceled and diverted trains as well as delays during the morning rush hour on Monday, March 23, due to the derailment of a non-passenger train in the LIRR’s Westside Yard. LIRR crews will be working throughout the night and overnight to re-rail the derailed cars. For the latest service updates please monitor Service Status at left, download the LIRR’s TrainTime app, and follow the LIRR on Twitter & Facebook.
The popular NY International Auto Show is back at the Jacob Javits Convention Center and Metro-North Railroad has your discount rail and admission packages for the event.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for March 20 - March 23
The popular NY International Auto Show is coming back to the Jacob Javits Convention Center and Long Island Rail Road has your savings on rail and admission packages to the event.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today launched a new MetroCard Calculator, a handy tool that will assist customers with planning a new card purchase or refilling a full fare Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard. The MetroCard Calculator is available at or by going directly to
An app that notifies riders about train arrival times with voice alerts as they approach the stations they most frequent and an app that allows riders to simply point their smartphone towards a bus stop to see departure times are the Grand Prize winners in this year’s App Quest 3.0. Sponsored by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, AT&T, Transit Wireless, and New York University’s Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), App Quest 3.0 is a global competition to solicit development of new mobile solutions designed to help improve commutes for millions of subway, bus and rail riders across the five boroughs.
MTA New York City Transit has reorganized its senior leadership to meet the challenges posed by steadily increasing ridership on the 110-year-old subway system, for the first time putting a single Vice President in charge of integrating new technology, operating more efficiently and improving the customer experience.
With the 254th St. Patrick’s Day Parade scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, Metro-North will ban alcohol to maintain orderly train service and is planning to run up to six extra inbound trains to help accommodate revelers heading to the parade. Going home, one extra train will run on the Hudson Line.
MTA Long Island Rail Road has scheduled 16 extra trains – six westbound morning trains and 10 eastbound afternoon trains to accommodate thousands of LIRR customers who will be traveling to and from the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Manhattan on Monday, March 17.
The Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad will operate extra trains to help those traveling to New York City for the 254th St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Tuesday, March 17.