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As a result of Amtrak’s previously announced track work at Penn Station to take place beginning January 5, MTA Long Island Rail Road has announced that it will reroute five of the 98 morning rush hour trains that normally go to Penn Station and three of the 86 evening rush hour trains that normally depart from Penn Station.
On the weekends of Dec. 2-3 and 9-10, the Long Island Rail Road is performing switch installation work near Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn as part of its Vanderbilt Yard reconfiguration. This work, a piece of the Atlantic Yards Project, will make operations more efficient by allowing trains to access the yard directly from Atlantic Terminal. Currently, empty trains that terminate in Brooklyn have to backtrack east about a half-mile into the Atlantic rail tunnel. There, they have to stop and then return west to access the rail yard for servicing and storage before being put back into service.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for December 1-4
Customers are invited to see the new car design and its features up close at the 7 line subway station mezzanine at 34 Street-Hudson Yards.
MTA New York City Transit will offer rides on its vintage bus fleet on the M42 route beginning Monday, December 4, to Friday, December 22.
Subway customers now have real-time arrival information for four additional lines – on their smartphones and on station countdown clocks – as MTA New York City Transit moves forward on its accelerated efforts to bring countdown clocks to all subway lines by the end of this year.
The MTA’s Weekender: Thanksgiving Holiday Travel
Vintage subway trains are returning to the city.
This Thanksgiving, MTA New York City Transit wants to help you get around in peace and enjoy the city to the fullest with all of your friends and family. Whether it’s taking the Staten Island Railway’s earlier afternoon train to get a head start on the holiday, or using mass transit to catch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, we’ve got all the info you need to know to plan your day.
This January, a globally renowned transit expert will be taking the reins of the New York City subways, buses, paratransit services, and the Staten Island Railway. MTA New York City Transit has named Andy Byford, most recently responsible for the resurgence of Toronto’s public transit system, as its new President.
The railroad is providing special service and extra trains throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Thanksgiving is the busiest travel time of the year for Metro-North.
To make it easier for those traveling on LIRR this holiday weekend, the MTA agency will be supplying additional train service along with off-peak ticket pricing for much of the weekend.
During the long holiday weekend from Wednesday, November 22, through Sunday, November 26, the MTA is offering free Select Bus Service to LaGuardia Airport, rides on vintage subway trains and buses, and lots of special service on the commuter railroads.
The MTA's Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work
To encourage the use of mass transit and to ease congestion on New York City streets during the Thanksgiving holiday, the MTA and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey are offering free rides on the Q70 Select Bus Service (SBS) LaGuardia Link from Friday, November 17, to Sunday, November 26.
Hundreds of adults and children are set to come aboard one of the two Holiday Express Trains running Dec. 16 and 17 for a ride they’ll never forget with reserved seating, decorations, on-board entertainment and giveaways.
On Sunday, Nov. 12, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, MTA Bus and the NYC Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) launched the 16th and 17th Select Bus Service (SBS) routes on the Q52/Q53.
Starting Monday, November 13, residents of Long Island’s North Fork are about to get a boost in train service when new timetables go into effect!
Local leaders, trail groups, interested organizations, and members of the public are invited to attend one of two important public information meetings on November 13 and 14 to seek input on the creation of the Beacon Line Rail Trail, a vital segment of the new Empire State Trail, Trail, a 750-mile bike and walking pathway from New York City to Canada and from Albany to Buffalo that is being built under the leadership of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, and will be completed in 2020.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Work

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