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Good news for weekend riders of the [L] train. Starting Friday, April 24 -- New York City Transit is providing a free MetroCard transfer from the Broadway [G] to the Lorimer St [J][M] station for the time periods when the line is not running from Brooklyn to Manhattan (weeknights until 5/22 and weekends until 5/18). The free transfer will provide [L] line customers with an additional option to and from Manhattan while NYC Transit personnel continue construction work on the [L] Line and comes as a result of a request from State Senator Martin Dilan, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assembly Member Joseph Lentol, Assembly Member Maritza Davila, and Councilman Stephen Levin. The free transfer will only be available during the time periods that service on the [L] is suspended.
Metro-North Railroad, along with the Long Island Rail Road, has received funding to improve the safety of signal systems. Governor Cuomo announced today that the Federal Railroad Administration has approved a loan of $967.1 million to begin the work. The loan, which is the largest and lowest-cost financing for the MTA, will finance the installment of positive train control, a technology designed to remove the potential for human error that can lead to train-involved accidents.
The MTA's two commuter railroads have received funding to improve the safety of signal systems. Governor Cuomo announced today that the Federal Railroad Administration has approved a loan of $967.1 million to begin the work. The loan, which is the largest and lowest-cost financing for the MTA, will finance the installment of positive train control, a technology designed to remove the potential for human error that can lead to train-involved accidents.
The MTA's two commuter railroads have received funding to improve the safety of signal systems. Governor Cuomo announced today that the Federal Railroad Administration has approved a loan of $967.1 million to begin the work. The loan, which is the largest and lowest-cost financing for the MTA, will finance the installment of positive train control, a technology designed to remove the potential for human error that can lead to train-involved accidents.
Zerega Av and Buhre Av [6] stations reopened Monday, April 27 as the MTA has substantially completed the rehabilitations, which were part of a five-station renewal project on the Pelham Line. The two subway stations will reopen for service in both directions at 5 a.m. on Monday, April 27.
Ride the LIRR to Belmont and Get $1 Off the $5 Grandstand Admission When You Show Your Rail Ticket!
MTA Bridges and Tunnels will begin work on the first of three Capital Improvement construction projects at the Henry Hudson Bridge that will result in the removal of the 1930s-era toll plazas beginning in 2017.
With subway ridership surging across the city, MTA New York City Transit plans to increase scheduled service on the [2] [7] [L] and [M] lines in December, resulting in more frequent subway trains and shorter wait times for customers. Almost all of the additional service will be scheduled during off-peak hours, which showed the highest growth last year as the subway moved more than 1.75 billion customers, the highest ridership in over 65 years.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for April 24 - April 27
MTA Bridges and Tunnels is set to begin a Capital Construction project to reconstruct the nearly 50-year-old Rockaway Point Boulevard Overpass at the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge using an accelerated construction timeline that will see work completed by the end of this year.
To celebrate Earth Week, the MTA is hailing its largest-ever energy-efficiency project, which will save $2.5 million in annual energy costs at Grand Central Terminal. The upgrades will reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions by more than 11,200 tons a year—the equivalent of removing roughly 2,140 cars from the road. The more than 750,000 people who pass through Grand Central daily will benefit from improved air quality and better climate control.
Subway ridership in New York City has reach the highest annual ridership in more than 65 years. According to new MTA New York City Transit figures, ridership grew 2.6% to 1.751 billion customers in 2014. Some 5.6 million customers rode the subway on an average weekday and 6 million customers on an average weekend. Weekday ridership rose by more than 132,000 last year, and by more than 500,000 over the last five years. At its busiest, the subway system carried more than 6 million customers on 29 weekdays in the last four months of 2014 – a level not seen since the post-World War II boom.
Weekend at Work: Crews replaced and repaired track on the L line on the weekend of April 17-20, 2015. Photos: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin
Changes to New Haven Line Waterbury Branch Service Begin April 25
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for April 17 - April 20
Folks traveling through Fulton Center can soon catch more than a train...they can catch an earful of poetry. On Thursday, April 23, MTA Arts & Design and the Poetry Society of America will set up poetry booths for the public at the downtown transit hub. The event, Poetry in Motion: The Poet Is In, celebrates National Poetry Month with more than a score of poets writing poems on the spot for anyone who wants one. The concept was inspired by the booth where Lucy van Pelt from the Peanuts comic strip gave advice.
New Metro-North Schedules Begin Sunday, April 26
MTA Arts & Design has installed “Breaking Ground,” a photography exhibit by Patrick J. Cashin that focuses on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s major infrastructure projects.
LIRR service is suspended in both directions between Penn and Jamaica due to an unauthorized person on the tracks struck by a train at Penn Station. NYC Transit is honoring LIRR fares in both directions on: the 7 subway train between Woodside and Manhattan (42nd Street), the E train between Jamaica and Penn and the 2 & 3 trains between Penn and Atlantic Terminal.
MTA Metro-North Railroad and New York Blood Center (NYBC) encourage commuters to give the gift of life during their commute on Thursday, April 16th by visiting the public donation station in Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall. The drive will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with Metro-North President, Joseph Giulietti, participating. By setting aside less than an hour to donate, MTA employees and commuters can help our region’s blood supply levels stay on track through the spring and save lives.

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