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MTA New York City Transit announced the completion of a vital project that now allows customers at the Utica Av [A][C] station to use three new ADA-accessible elevators to reach the platforms from the street level to both northbound and southbound platforms. The elevators will open for service Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m.
About two dozen performance acts will soon fill the subway system with melodious tunes. The MTA's Arts for Transit & Urban Design announced that 23 performers and groups have been accepted into the Music Under New York program. The musicians were chosen from approximately 60 acts that performed before judges at the program’s 27th annual auditions on May 13 in Grand Central Terminal, where Arts for Transit also unveiled a new logo and brand identity for the program by the design firm Pentagram.
If you’ve been waiting for a faster way to get to LaGuardia Airport, the wait is over and your bus has come in. MTA New York City Transit is beginning service Sunday (May 25) along the new M60 Select Bus Service (SBS) route, which connects Manhattan’s Upper West Side and LaGuardia Airport’s Marine Air Terminal.
As the beach season is about to begin with summer unofficially kicking off this Memorial Day weekend, the Long Island Rail Road is offering special fare packages to get you to 12 of Long Island’s sandy destinations. These special beach package tickets are available throughout the summer.
Service is currently suspended on the Long Beach, Babylon, Far Rockaway, and West Hempstead Branches due to signal trouble at Valley Stream.
Ten years after its completion, MTA New York City Transit’s second Stillwell Terminal shines as brightly as ever, providing a visually attractive gateway to Coney Island, though its promise of sunlight-generated electric power has been temporarily snuffed – a lingering effect of damage caused by Super Storm Sandy.
Grand Central Terminal is now a cooler, more energy-efficient place when it comes to air conditioning. That's because Metro-North Railroad has replaced five old cooling towers atop the terminal with four new more energy efficient ones.
During a community preview tour of the Second Avenue Subway project at the 86th Street cavern, Adam Meagher surprised his girlfriend, Carolyn Grossman, with a marriage proposal on Sat., May 17, 2014. The two are urban planners and subway enthusiasts. She said yes!
Heading to Sunday's World's Fair Anniversary Festival? Let mass transit get you there hassle-free? New York City Transit and the Long Island Rail Road will be operating trains all day to the area to celebrate the 50th and 75th anniversaries. Subway customers can take the 7 line to Mets-Willets Point Station which is just steps away from the park. Customers who want to take a ride back in time can take a vintage IRT train between Manhattan and Queens along the 7 line.
Metro-North track engineers will soon have another way to monitor track inspections. The railroad has announced plans to purchase a new track monitoring system that will be mounted on regular train cars to provide continuous inspection data and complement the in-depth inspections performed twice each year.
FASTRACK Returns to the A B C D Lines
MTA Metro-North Railroad has announced details of a sweeping series of reforms it is undertaking to better ensure the safety of its customers and employees. The reforms address factors identified during several serious safety incidents over the last year, as well as issues identified by an in-depth Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) review of its operating practices that took place this past winter.
MTA New York City Transit plans to increase service this fall to the L/M lines that serve thousands of customers in growing neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. NYC Transit is adding service to these lines based on analysis of schedules and increased ridership demand.
It’s Monday morning and you’re rolling downtown on your regular [6] Lexington Avenue Local. The train pulls into 86 St and the doors slide open. They fail to close after a few minutes and then the conductor’s voice comes over the train’s pubic address system: “We are being delayed due to a sick customer onboard.”
COP Program Will Provide More Than $40,000 to Equip and Train More than 650 MTA Officers Patrolling Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Trains
A selection of 60 soloists and groups performed in Grand Central Terminal during Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s 27th annual auditions for its Music Under New York program. The auditions are held to add new talent to the program, which is administered by MTA Arts for Transit & Urban Design (AFT) and presents more than 7,500 performances annually in the MTA’s subways and railroads.
Update on New Haven Line Delays After Cos Cob Fire
Twenty-five years ago today, NYC Transit celebrated a milestone many believed could never be achieved when a paint-scarred [C] Train reached its terminal, was pulled from service and sent to the showers. What was so special? At that point, the largest subway system in North America was finally graffiti-free.
There’s nothing like making an early train and getting right to work, especially if you are the new president of MTA Long Island Rail Road. And that is just what Patrick Nowakowski, the man now at the helm of the nation’s busiest commuter line, did on his first day on the job.
A fire that destroyed an important remote switching control house near Cos Cob on Saturday morning may result in 5-10 minute delays for New Haven Line customers, as the railroad is only able to use two of four tracks in the peak direction through a nine-mile stretch. The fire has also eliminated the ability of the railroad to operate trains around problems if any arise in this area.

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