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The Cannonball, the Long Island Rail Road's fastest train to the East End, is now running non-stop from Manhattan for the first time since the train was introduced back in the 1890s. It arrives in Westhampton 94 minutes after departing from Penn Station, with follow-up stops at Southampton, East Hampton, Bridgehampton and Montauk. It's a one-seat, $27 ride, with reserved seating available for an extra charge. The Cannonball has traditionally departed from the Hunterspoint Avenue Station in Long Island City, Queens, but now it's running from Penn Station. It made its inaugural run from Penn on May 24, 2013.
FASTRACK Coming to Queens Blvd Line This Week
Final preparations are underway to restore A and Rockaway Park Shuttle service to the Rockaways
On May 25, 1950, a parade of dignitaries, led by Mayor William O’Dwyer and Robert Moses, head of the newly created Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, traveled by motorcade through the brand new Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel and were welcomed on the Manhattan side by a throng of cheering well-wishers.
To help folks get a jump on the Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer, MTA Metro-North Railroad offers plenty of extra early getaway service on Friday, May 24.
MTA’s Buses Provide Shuttle Service for Metro-North Customers
Memorial Day 2013: MTA Service Plans and Getaways
MNR has established a toll-free number to provide assistance. Please contact us at 1-800-638-7646 for information on referral/support services, lost & found items, and assistance with any paperwork. established a toll-free number to provide assistance. Please contact us at established a toll-free number to provide assistance. Please contact us at 1-800-638-7646 for information on referral/support services, lost & found items, and assistance with any paperwork. We have established a toll-free number to provide assistance. Please contact us at 1-800-638-7646 for information on referral/support services, lost & found items, and assistance with any paperwork.
Full New Haven Line service resumed on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, following a derailment in Bridgeport on May 17 and subsequent track reconstruction.
For the first time in four days, Metro-North will operate regular service between New York and New Haven. The service restoration follows round the work to repair damaged track infrastructure caused when a Metro-North train derailed in Bridgeport and was struck by another train going in the opposite direction on Friday, May 17th.
Flood Mitigation Work Begins at 7 Downtown Stations
Reconstruction of track infrastructure damaged in a derailment last Friday has progressed to such a degree that Metro-North announced plans today to resume regular train service on the New Haven Line in time for the AM Peak on Wednesday.
MTA Metro-North Railroad and the Connecticut Department of Transportation have developed an alternate transportation plan for the east end of the New Haven Line, while intensive reconstruction efforts continue around the clock. This 31-mile section of track has been without train service since Friday night when a train derailed, affecting 30,000 customers.
The LIRR’s proposal to build track extensions at the existing Port Washington Yard will immediately improve train service for Port Washington Branch customers and also will mean more service to the East Side of Manhattan at Grand Central Terminal once the East Side Access project is completed.
The $109 million project to reconstruct and widen the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge’s Queens approach begins in June with an around-the-clock closure of one roadway lane but using a movable barrier system three lanes of traffic will be maintained during peak commuting hours.
FASTRACK Returns to the Upper East Side Starting Monday
A/S Service to the Rockways Will Resume May 30
FASTRACK Coming to the D/N Lines in Brooklyn this Weekend
Purchasing Long Island Rail Road tickets at Penn Station just became a little easier with the debut of an automated queuing system that directs customers to the window staffed by next available ticket clerk.
Everybody needs to getaway – even if it’s for a day or overnight! So come to the Terminal to get some ideas and the possibility to win a weekend away. There will be live music, wine tasting, outdoor adventure demos and getaway sneak peeks throughout the day! There’s also a Grand Getaway Prize drawing every half hour.

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