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The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for May 22 - May 25
The MTA has extra trains to help New Yorkers get an early start on the long three-day weekend. On Memorial Day, most MTA services will operate on Sunday schedules. Details are below.
To help you get a jump on the Memorial Day weekend - the unofficial start of summer - Metro-North Railroad has extra early getaway service on Friday, May 22, and plenty of trains to get you to your destination during the long holiday weekend.
Long Island Rail Road will provide ten additional early-afternoon train trains from Penn Station on Friday, May 22, for customers planning an early start to the Memorial Day Weekend. The LIRR will operate on a regular weekend schedule on Saturday and Sunday and on a holiday schedule on Memorial Day.
Metro-North is offering great packages for those who prefer not to spend the whole summer in the city. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or someone who prefers a leisurely ride, the Railroad has your outdoor getaway to the scenic Hudson Valley and the shores of Connecticut.
Where service disruptions are unavoidable, a heightened effort will be made to communicate with customers both in stations and onboard trains. Additionally, live camera feeds linking platforms directly with supervision at the Rail Control Center will allow a real-time response to platform crowding, speeding up the decision making process. Platform personnel will be equipped with mobile communications devices, to enhance availability of customer information.
Last month, both LIRR and Metro-North have begun implementing their Courtesy Counts campaign with over 2,000 car cards placed throughout passenger trains. The messages will serve to remind the railroad’s combined 576 thousand daily customers that they can help make the trip quicker and more pleasant by demonstrating a personal, consistent commitment to courtesy.
It may seem like ancient history but there was a time when, unlike today, traveling on a bus or subway train that was adequately cooled in summer or heated in winter was a luxury. Neither of the fleets were fully air conditioned and spotty maintenance practices made it less likely of customers were going to ride comfortably during the dog days of summer.
BHW Contracting, Inc., a New York State certified Minority Business Enterprise, will remove ceiling panels from both tubes that were destroyed during Superstorm Sandy when nearly 12 million gallons of water flooded both tunnel tubes. The work will take place over the next two months and will require six, non-consecutive weekend-long tube closures of the Queens-bound tube.
Customers who normally use the [1] Line at 191st Street are advised that the NYC Department of Transportation is closing the pedestrian tunnel from Broadway beginning Friday, May 15 at 10:30 a.m.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for May 15 - May 18
President Joe Giulietti reaffirmed Metro-North’s commitment to ensuring the safety of its customers and employees and to improving service reliability, and addressed the railroad’s considerable progress in these two priority areas during recent testimony before the Connecticut General Assembly Transportation Committee.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that Music Under New York’s 28th annual auditions will be held on May 19, 2015, in Grand Central Terminal, setting the stage for a day of great performances featuring local talent in Vanderbilt Hall.
An estimated 40,000 Long Island Rail Road customers face significant delays over the weekend of Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17 when the Railroad suspends train service between Hicksville and Mineola during demolition of the Ellison Ave. Bridge in Westbury.
Bronx-Whitestone Queens Approach Reconstruction Project Completed With Reopening of Third Avenue Exit
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for May 8 - May 11
Temporary Devon Transfer in Service
As a reminder to riders, MTA New York City Transit is reissuing a series of car cards and a MetroCard urging customers to: Stand back. Don’t become a statistic. Printed in five languages, the car cards utilize NYC Transit’s well-known red and green pictograms which outline safe (green) and unsafe (red) behaviors. This message will also be electronically displayed on MetroCard Vending Machine screens.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for May 1 - May 4
Sales of MTA Bridges and Tunnels' popular On-the-Go tags in cash lanes reached a major milestone with the purchase of the 500,000th tag since the program began in 2011, as new signs at toll plazas showing the substantial discounts available for E-ZPass customers have spurred sales of the popular tags. “This shows that efforts to get people to switch to E-ZPass and maximize their toll dollars are working,” said MTA Bridges President James Ferrara. “We will continue to encourage drivers to make the most of the E-ZPass programs provided by MTA Bridges and Tunnels to find what works best for them.”