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Hop on board, fashionistas! The Long Island Rail Road has your ticket to an exclusive fashion shopper’s event being held on Thursdays until December 21. The LIRR has partnered with Shop Gotham to give customers inside access to designer showrooms, shopping tours, exclusive store discounts and exciting perks not available to the independent fashion shopper.
A poetic homage to the workers who dig subway tunnels, written for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority by the former U.S. Poet Laureate and former New York State Poet Laureate Billy Collins, is the newest addition to MTA Arts & Design’s Poetry in Motion program as the MTA continues to celebrate the opening of the new Second Avenue Subway this year.
Metro-North will make a handful of minor adjustments to New Haven Line, Hudson Line and Harlem Line schedules that will take effect on Sunday, April 2, to address customer requests for additional service. The changes are designed to improve on-time performance and support track outages that are critical to on-going service reliability.
More than 700 local women-, minority- and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses have registered to participate in a special information and networking session on how they can work on the proposed LIRR Expansion Project.
On Friday, April 7, MTA Arts & Design and the Poetry Society of America will celebrate National Poetry Month with “Poetry in Motion” by offering specialized poems for the traveling public.
MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work
You don’t have to get “on the road again” to travel to the New York International Auto Show - just ride the rails. Metro-North is offering special discount packages to the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center, April 14 to 23, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday April 16 and 23). Metro-North customers receive discount show admission and reduced rail fare.
You don’t have to get “on the road again” to travel to the New York International Auto Show - just ride the rails. The Long Island Rail Road is offering a special discount package to the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center, April 14 to 23, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday April 16 and 23). Long Island Rail Road customers can take advantage of up to 30% savings for the package, which includes LIRR off-peak round-trip rail fare and admission to the Auto Show. Metro-North customers receive discount show admission and reduced rail fare.
Because of an Amtrak derailment at Penn Station this morning, the Long Island Rail Road anticipates cancellations and delays for this evening’s rush hour. To avoid delays, customers are advised to leave New York City before 4 p.m. today, or delay departure from the city until after 8 p.m.
The Village of Montauk is once again holding its popular annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, and the LIRR will be there to provide extra train service before and after the parade on Sunday, March 26.
The 53 St, Bay Ridge Av and Prospect Av stations on the R line in Brooklyn will get top-to-bottom renovations in the first group of subway stations to undergo a major station modernization project.
The proposed Long Island Rail Road Expansion Project, which adds a third track to the congested two-track Main Line in Nassau County and eliminates seven street-level train crossings in the project area, would reduce delays and improve reliability for hundreds of thousands of commuters due to the interconnected nature of the LIRR’s 10 branches, officials said. The project would also add peak-hour passenger service.
The first of 43 new buses for Select Bus Service (SBS) have arrived in the Bronx and the Queens, with a distinct sleek new look and expanded customer amenities such as Wi-Fi service and USB charging ports conveniently located throughout the vehicles.
Great news for L train riders: Canarsie Tunnel repairs now scheduled for 15 months, down from 1.5 years.
MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work
Cashless tolling will begin on the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial and Cross Bay Veterans Bridges in Queens on April 30. The transition to cashless tolling is a major component of the Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's plan to reimagine New York's crossings for the 21st century and will reduce congestion and improve travel time at Rockaway’s major crossings ahead of the region’s summer travel season. The Rockaway resident rebate program is unaffected by the switch to cashless tolling.
Following the conclusion of Winter Storm Stella, the MTA anticipates a near normal morning rush hour across most services on Wednesday, March 15.
MTA Prepares for Winter Storm
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for March 11-12

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