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Although it’s not spring yet, MTA Bridges and Tunnels is already hard at work waging war against potholes, and the main weapons in the agency’s arsenal are a couple of odd-looking pieces of equipment called RoadPatchers. The beauty of the RoadPatcher is the ease and speed that it can conquer smaller, pesky potholes. Bridges and Tunnels has two of the unusual-looking trucks that have an articulated arm that looks a bit like a mechanical elephant’s trunk.
The cause of Metro-North's service disruption Thursday night has been traced to human error, according to MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast. Prendergast stated on Friday that the problem occurred during an electrical repair project.
MTA Buses Battle the Elements
Metro-North train service has been restored on all three lines, Hudson, Harlem and New Haven. Customers should expect significant residual delays.
Metro-North service remains suspended on all lines due to system-wide signal problems. All trains are at a standstill until the railroad can troubleshoot the computers in its Operations Control Center to identify the problem. Please continue to check this website for updates.
Extremely cold, snowy or icy weather requires that trains be parked underground along the express tracks of lines around the system. Deep snow, frigid temperatures and icy buildup on the third rails are liable to trap trains inside the yards, rendering them useless when needed and also making it far more difficult to clear the yards of snow.
The Long Island Rail Road will continue to operate on a weekend schedule for the rest of the day today (with the addition of bus service on the West Hempstead Branch and between Ronkonkoma and Greenport). The railroad will shift to a regular weekday schedule at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, January 23. To supplement train service on Wednesday’s rush hour, the LIRR will add eight eastbound trains departing Penn Station between 3:32 p.m. and 6:09 p.m. today.
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.