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Subway riders can now swipe Super Bowl-style. Just as Super Bowl fever starts to grip the City, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), in conjunction with the New York/New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committee, has introduced a series of commemorative Super Bowl XLVIII MetroCards at approximately 400 of the subway system’s 469 stations.
Until the late 1990s, New York City’s most iconic symbol was slightly smaller than a nickel. The New York City subway token had been the real key to the City since its 1953 introduction, but the MTA’s MetroCard – the token’s replacement – offered transit riders a much better deal and today remains a fixture in the pockets of more than 95% of our customers.
All MTA services are expected to operate normally on Monday after crews prepared for, fought, and then dug out from Friday’s winter storm. New York City subways and buses, the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad and Staten Island Railway will all operate on normal weekday schedules. The MTA’s nine bridges and tunnels will be open and free of snow and ice.
FASTRACK work comes to G line January 6 - 10 from 10 pm to 5am between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and Church Av
Throughout Thursday night and into Friday, an army of MTA New York City Transit workers swept throughout the City and waged a war of attrition against the first winter storm of 2014. As a result of their hard work, the system’s subways and buses continued to operate, though with service alternations necessitated by the harsh weather conditions.
As forces work to clear up to seven inches of snow from tracks, yards, depots and other facilities across the MTA regional transportation network, some regular weekday service will continue to operate at reduced levels.
MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide 11 additional eastbound trains on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 31 from Penn Station and 20 extra westbound trains to Penn Station and Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn for this year New Year’s Eve celebration, including the Bill Joel New Year's Eve Concert at Barclays Center, located right across from Atlantic Terminal.
On January 11, the New York Transit Museum’s multimedia exhibition “Grand by Design: A Centennial Celebration of Grand Central Terminal” will open at the Riverfront Library in Yonkers.
Weekend subway service advisory for the 6, A, D, E and Rockaway Park Shuttle.
Even the most powerful vacuum cleaner in New York City has to go in for a tune-up once in a while.
MTA New York City Transit’s FASTRACK program is returning in January 2014. During the month of January 2014, FASTRACK projects are scheduled for:
The struggle to overcome the severe damage inflicted by the floodwaters of Superstorm Sandy is evident throughout the affected portions of the subway system and work is progressing steadily at the Greenpoint Tubes, where the 12 weekends of work scheduled for 2013 have been completed.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg joined MTA officials and other local leaders and took the first ride on the extension of the [7] Subway line, terminating at the new subway station located at 34th Street and Eleventh Avenue in Manhattan. The [7] Subway Extension will provide New Yorkers and visitors with a link to Manhattan’s Far West Side, building on the area’s enormous progress in recent years. The $2.4 billion project is scheduled to be completed in the summer 2014.
Customers may visit our website at and check out “The Weekender,” which takes over the front page of MTA website each weekend. The Weekender makes it easy for subway riders to visualize exactly how weekend work will affect subway service.
Metro-North customers can now turn to an official app for real-time train information and more. The app, known as Metro-North Train Time, is available for Android and iPhone. It is free to download and free of ads.
LIRR customers can now turn to an official app for real-time train information and more. The app, known as LIRR Train Time, is available for Android and iPhone. It is free to download and free of ads.
Metro-North and LIRR customers can now turn to official apps for real-time train information and more. The apps, known as Metro-North Train Time and LIRR Train Time, are available for Android and iPhone. They are free to download and free of ads.
With the Christmas and New Year’s holidays approaching next week, the MTA has optimized service to help with holiday travel plans. Trains and buses will operate on special schedules to fit the special holiday travel patterns. Details follow for each MTA service, organized by day.
During the holidays, MTA Metro-North Railroad will keep you moving, shopping, sightseeing, show-going and celebrating with trains and schedules to suit everyone. Pick up a special holiday timetable now.
MTA Long Island Rail Road is helping riders get away early for the holiday. LIRR is adding 13 trains to its eastbound afternoon schedule from Penn Station on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24, to accommodate the large number of customers leaving work early to begin their Christmas holiday.