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Heading to Thursday's St. Patrick's Day Parade in Manhattan? The 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 event. The additional trains will supplement the LIRR’s regular weekday schedule.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for March 11 - March 14
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the MTA would add 2,042 state-of-the-art new buses to its transportation fleet over the next five years. The Governor, joined by MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas Prendergast and MTA New York City Transit President Ronnie Hakim, introduced the next generation vehicles to the public, as well as previewed enhanced amenities like USB charging ports and Wi-Fi. The new buses, which will replace nearly 40 percent of the MTA’s current fleet and represent a $1.3 billion investment of Capital Program resources, will begin hitting streets next month.
Hudson Valley Restaurant Week
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for March 4 - March 7
Metro-North West of Hudson customers will have different travel options if NJ TRANSIT should have a work stoppage starting on or after Sunday, March 13. Because NJ TRANSIT operates the trains that serve Metro-North Railroad’s Port Jervis Line and Pascack Valley Line in Orange and Rockland Counties, N.Y., those lines would not operate during a work stoppage. Metro-North has arranged service options for its customers that could begin 24 hours after a strike is announced. Details are below.
There could be some transportation changes for New Yorkers if NJ TRANSIT should have a work stoppage starting on or after Sunday, March 13. Customers should stay informed throughout the duration of any event by signing up for service alerts at MyMTAAlerts.com, monitoring Service Status on MTA.info, or following the MTA’s social media feeds listed at web.mta.info/social.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for February 26 - February 29
It's an historic accomplishment for MTA's railroads. The Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad have achieved the best mechanical performance in the history of their rail cars, leading customers to experience more reliable trains and better on-time performance. And for the LIRR, the achievement marked the railroad's 16th consecutive year or improvement for rail car reliability.
It's Sweet 16 for the LIRR as its rail cars achieved their best performance for the 16th consecutive year. In fact, the feat makes it the railroad's best mechanical reliability since record-keeping began in 1981.
It's an historic accomplishment for Metro-North! The railroad has achieved the best mechanical performance in the history of its rail cars, leading customers to experience more reliable trains and better on-time performance.
For those who miss the [W] train...[W] onderful letter is coming back. In fact, MTA New York City Transit is proposing to hold a public hearing on restoring the [W] Line in Queens and Manhattan this fall, in order to allow the [Q] Line to begin serving the Second Avenue Subway between 63rd and 96th streets when it opens later this year.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for February 19 - February 22
Metro-North’s Office of System Safety spearheaded a huge all-day clean-up of our Grand Central Terminal (GCT) East Yard and track on Saturday, Jan. 30. In all, 48 employees from various departments, including Track, Power, Communications & Signals, Mechanical, Transportation and GCT Building Maintenance, volunteered their time to make the Terminal a cleaner and safer place.
Upgrades to the Interlocking at St. George Terminal are Complete
Full power has been restored to Grand Central Terminal. The railroad's ticket machines, website, Train Time app and departure boards are all operating normally. The railroad also has been able to restore full lighting to the entrance at 47th Street and Madison Avenue, which will remain open. The railroad expects to operate normal service throughout the day using all platforms on both the Upper Level and Lower Level of Grand Central. The terminal's retails stores have reopened.
The Lower Level of Grand Central Terminal is temporarily closed until further notice due to the loss of power as a result of a water pipe break. Train Service is not affected at this time and is operating to/from the Upper Level of the terminal
MTA New York City Transit is changing the electronic strip maps for subway cars on the [2] and [5] Lines, making it easier for customers to follow their routes and see where their train is going even when service changes occur.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for February 12 - February 16
FASTRACK Comes to the 4 5 6 Lines

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