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The MTA is testing two prototypes of powerful – but portable -- track vacuum systems that can be quickly deployed, operated from platforms, and moved easily from one station to the next. The new units are part of the MTA’s ongoing Track Sweep initiative, which is a multi-pronged plan to dramatically reduce the amount of trash on subway tracks, in the process improving the station environment, and reducing track fires and train delays. The prototype units are both powered by Lithium iron phosphate batteries with a battery management system that protects the batteries and load from over current, and both can be moved from station to station on a conventional revenue train.
There will be six public hearings this week on the LIRR Expansion Project, a new proposal to improve service options and reliability for hundreds of thousands of customers, reduce automobile traffic congestion, and improve safety and quality of life for people in the project corridor. Experts will be on hand to outline the benefits of the project and the public is invited to give their feedback.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for January 14-16
In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, the Long Island Rail Road will operate on a modified Holiday Schedule on Monday, January 16, 2017, with a total of 32 extra trains provided on the Babylon, Montauk, Port Jefferson, Port Washington and Ronkonkoma Branches. Off-peak fares will apply all day.
In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, Metro-North Railroad will operate on an enhanced Saturday schedule on Monday, January 16, 2017, that includes 35 additional trains. The enhanced Saturday service includes 14 extra trains on the Harlem Line, including one additional Wassaic connection, 3 Hudson Line extras, and 15 extra New Haven Line trains offering branch connections. For West of Hudson customers, there will be 3 additional trains on the Port Jervis Line. Off-peak fares apply all day.
MTA New York City Transit has announced that train and bus services will operate on special schedules in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday on Monday, January 16.
MTA train and bus services will operate on special schedules in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday on Monday, January 16.
MTA Long Island Rail Road is advising customers to expect train cancelations and delays during today’s afternoon rush hour while Amtrak crews work to repair a broken rail found outside one of Amtrak’s East River Tunnels. Personnel are on the site of the broken rail but do not expect to have repairs completed by the start of the afternoon rush hour. New York City Transit is cross-honoring LIRR tickets at on the [E] Subway subway line at Jamaica (Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av), Kew Gardens (Union Tpke) and Forest Hills (71st Av) stops. At Woodside, NYC Transit is cross-honoring LIRR tickets on the [7] Subway line (Woodside-61st St). Westbound trains will terminate at Jamaica.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has unveiled a proposal to invest $160 million in transformative projects on Long Island. The proposal includes $120 million for the LIRR - to provide state-of-the-art enhancements to 16 stations and improve system connectivity with a new terminal at MacArthur Airport and a new stop at Brookhaven National Laboratory - and $40 million to build sewers that will support economic growth and environmental sustainability in Smithtown and Kings Park. These transformative infrastructure projects contribute to the resiliency and strength of Long Island, and provide vital support to bolster the continued growth of the region.
MTA Arts & Design's "Platform" art card by Jillian Tamaki has won the gold medal prize from the Society of Illustrators.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that cell phone coverage in underground subway stations will be available a full year ahead of schedule, with all four carriers AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, present across underground stations as of Monday, January 9. In addition, Wi-Fi has been installed in underground stations a full two years ahead of schedule. The MTA’s early delivery was in response to the Governor’s directive at the beginning of 2016 to accelerate the project.
LIRR customers should anticipate possible delays into and out of Atlantic Terminal this morning due to an incident at the terminal.
The Second Avenue Subway is open for service!
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo debuted the new Second Avenue Subway station at 86th Street on December 30, 2016. The Governor also announced that a new entrance to the subway has opened at 63rd Street and 3rd Avenue, enabling MTA customers to begin accessing the F Subway line immediately, and the Second Avenue Subway Q Subway Train when service begins at Noon on Sunday, and unveiled the new artwork at the station.
MTA Bridges and Tunnels will suspend all lane closures related to routine maintenance and temporary construction work for the New Year’s Eve weekend, through the end of the morning rush on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, to accommodate motorists traveling throughout the weekend. Exceptions are the ongoing Fast Track Sandy Restoration work at the Queens Midtown Tunnel and at the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel. At least one lane in each direction will always remain open at both tunnels. Motorists can ease their trip by using E-ZPass.
Ring in 2017 with Metro-North! The railroad is offering expanded service to and from Grand Central Terminal all day long on December 31 and into the early morning hours of New Year's Eve for celebrants traveling to Times Square and other spots in the Big Apple. Metro-North reminds customers that drinking alcohol on trains and at our stations is banned from noon New Year's Eve until noon New Year's Day. If traveling after midnight on New Year’s Eve, customers should buy tickets in advance. On the night of New Year’s Eve, tickets will be collected prior to boarding trains at Grand Central Terminal.
MTA Long Island Rail Road is ready to usher in the New Year with extra train service for the extended holiday weekend, beginning with additional eastbound trains to accommodate customers leaving work early on Friday, December 30. Then the railroad will run additional westbound trains on Saturday, New Year’s Eve, for revelers heading to the city to celebrate, and extra service early New Year’s Day to get the party goers safely back home Sunday morning.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the MTA have announced the details for the start of the Second Avenue Subway’s first regular service train New Year’s Day, January 1st, 2017.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have announced the details for the start of the Second Avenue Subway’s first regular service train New Year’s Day, January 1st, 2017.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the illumination of Pershing Square viaduct in front of Grand Central Terminal with color-changing LED lighting. The lighting, which is intended to complement the grandeur of Grand Central Terminal, will enhance the ability of nighttime pedestrians anywhere along 42nd Street to find their way to Grand Central at a glance.