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MTA New York City Transit, Metro-North Railroad, Long Island Rail Road, and MTA Bridges and Tunnels are once again preparing for the arrival of winter weather.
Signal Problems on the L Line
An attack on any one of our workers is an attack on all of us, and the MTA is fully committed to protecting our employees. To maintain this commitment, MTA New York City Transit’s Department of Security has dedicated staff charged with tracking all employee assaults, from the initial incident through full adjudication.
Metro-North Railroad will resume more than 98% of its regular Hudson Line service in time for Wednesday morning’s commute following last weekend’s tragic derailment. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo made the announcement Tuesday afternoon. The railroad was able to clear debris, begin rebuilding tracks and restore one of the three tracks in the area that was not significantly damaged in the accident.
Remember Ralphie’s Red Ryder Air Rifle obsession, Dad’s leg lamp and Flick’s tongue stuck to a pole? You can relive the classic moments with A Christmas Story, The Musical. And Long Island Rail Road has discount packages to get you to the family-friendly performance.
Why not spend the holidays up close with a live nativity scene while watching the world famous Rockettes take the stage? And why not let Long Island Rail Road get you to Radio City's Christmas Spectacular for free with a $10 savings on the show?
In keeping with the spirit of giving, the LIRR would like to show its appreciation this Holiday Season with a host of coupon savings!
Metro-North crews are working around the clock to rebuild 800 feet of track that were damaged by Sunday’s derailment at Spuyten Duyvil. Personnel worked all night Monday to remove debris and ballast and began laying new ties. With NTSB approval, all rail cars were cleared from the tracks as of about 6 p.m. on Monday.
MTA Bridges and Tunnels is removing the permanent lane closure at the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge’s Queens approach during peak morning and afternoon drive times for the next month, giving motorists all six lanes for holiday travel.
Hudson Line Service Alert: Hudson Line service is temporarily suspended between Croton Harmon and Grand Central due to a derailed train in the vicinity of Spuyten Duyvil.
MTA New York City Transit brings FASTRACK to the [F] line in lower Manhattan and downtown Brooklyn. [F] trains will be rerouted via the [A] line in both directions between West 4th Street and Jay Street-MetroTech from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for four consecutive weeknights from Monday, December 2 to early Friday morning, December 6.
It was the end of an era for a pair of satellite toll booths at the northbound Bronx-Whitestone toll plaza, thanks to E-ZPass. With more drivers using E-ZPass instead of cash, the booths were deemed unnecessary. The booths, in place since the early 1980s, were put into service pre-E-ZPass. MTA Bridges and Tunnels introduced E-ZPass at our crossings in a pilot program at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in 1995 and at all crossings in 1996.
Drivers heading into Queens on the Throgs Neck Bridge will soon need to stay to the right if they plan on paying at the toll booth. Cash lanes at the Queens-bound Throgs Neck Bridge will be moved to the right side of the plaza beginning Monday, Dec. 9. This new traffic configuration is being put in place in an effort to improve traffic flow at the toll plaza.
The MTA is preparing for the possibility of heavy rains and high winds through the next 12 to 36 hours.
The 12th Annual Holiday Train Show at Grand Central is open at the Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store, with a Lionel model train layout that will thrill children and railroad enthusiasts alike. The walls of the exhibition gallery will feature whimsical artwork by Maira Kalman, the author and illustrator of the popular children’s book, Next Stop Grand Central. Now a longstanding tradition, the Holiday Train Show is a fun, festive way to ring in the New Year.
The Holiday Light Show is on display daily through December 26th with 30-minute shows running continuously each evening from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Each half hour comprises four parts, including holiday- and train-inspired segments.
For those looking for something a bit unique and with those personal hand-made touches, look no further than Grand Central Terminal’s annual Holiday Fair. The indoor shopper’s market -- sponsored by Shaw Floors -- fills the terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall with 76 artists and craftspeople drawn primarily from New York City and its surrounding areas. The fair offers shoppers an eclectic mix of art, clothing for adults and children, handbags, jewelry and accessories for men and women, bath and body items, home goods, collectible toys, holiday items and gifts for pets.
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All blasting operations for Phase 1 of the Second Avenue Subway Project are complete. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced that the Second Avenue Subway project, the largest expansion of the New York City subway network in generations, has reached major new milestones in its on-time, on-budget progress to serve customers on Manhattan’s East Side by the end of 2016.
FASTRACK Returns to Brooklyn on the D and N lines Weekend, 5:30 AM to 8 PM • Sat and Sun • Nov 23 - 24