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Metro-North’s Office of System Safety spearheaded a huge all-day clean-up of our Grand Central Terminal (GCT) East Yard and track on Saturday, Jan. 30. In all, 48 employees from various departments, including Track, Power, Communications & Signals, Mechanical, Transportation and GCT Building Maintenance, volunteered their time to make the Terminal a cleaner and safer place.
Upgrades to the Interlocking at St. George Terminal are Complete
Full power has been restored to Grand Central Terminal. The railroad's ticket machines, website, Train Time app and departure boards are all operating normally. The railroad also has been able to restore full lighting to the entrance at 47th Street and Madison Avenue, which will remain open. The railroad expects to operate normal service throughout the day using all platforms on both the Upper Level and Lower Level of Grand Central. The terminal's retails stores have reopened.
The Lower Level of Grand Central Terminal is temporarily closed until further notice due to the loss of power as a result of a water pipe break. Train Service is not affected at this time and is operating to/from the Upper Level of the terminal
MTA New York City Transit is changing the electronic strip maps for subway cars on the [2] and [5] Lines, making it easier for customers to follow their routes and see where their train is going even when service changes occur.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for February 12 - February 16
FASTRACK Comes to the 4 5 6 Lines
The MTA is offering its first-ever “Green Bonds” to the public in a two-day order period starting next Wednesday, February 17. The bonds are certified by the Climate Bonds Initiative, an international not-for-profit organization that supports financing for projects around the world that help reduce the impacts of climate change. The bonds’ proceeds of $500 million will pay for continuing work on infrastructure renewal and upgrade projects on New York City Transit, Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad that were begun during the MTA’s 2010-2014 Capital Program.
Long Island Rail Road wants to help you with plans and savings during Presidents’ Week with discount rail packages to popular New York City attractions. Plus, you won’t want to miss a new, family-friendly expo at the Jacob Javits Center.
Metro-North Railroad wants to help you with plans and savings during Presidents’ Week with discount rail packages to popular New York City attractions. Plus, you won’t want to miss a discount admission offer to a new, family-friendly expo at the Jacob Javits Center.
On Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 15, MTA Metro-North Railroad will operate on a Saturday schedule with some extra cars on trains AM inbound and PM outbound hours to accommodate those people who have to work.
On Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 15, the Long Island Rail Road will operate on a Holiday schedule with one extra westbound train departing Ronkonkoma at 7:10 a.m. and arriving at Penn Station at 8:31 a.m.
Already thinking about a long weekend? On Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 15, New York City subways and buses will operate on a Saturday schedule with some planned subway service changes:
The MTA has your service details for Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 15, and for the long holiday weekend that begins on Friday, February 12. Here they are:
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for February 5 - February 8
Ridership is up on MTA Metro-North Railroad. Metro-North reported an all-time record ridership of 86.1 million customers in 2015, an increase of 1.6% over 2014, giving a significant boost to the economic health of the region it serves.
Ridership is up on MTA Long Island Rail Road. Numbers increased significantly on LIRR in 2015, giving a significant boost to the economic health of the Long Island area. The Long Island Rail Road remained the busiest regional railroad in the nation, carrying 87.6 million customers, a 2.1% increase over the prior year and the railroad’s highest total since 1949.
Ridership is up on the MTA's regional rails. Numbers increased significantly on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad in 2015, giving a significant boost to the economic health of the regions they serve. Metro-North reported all-time record ridership of 86.1 million customers, an increase of 1.6% over 2014, while the Long Island Rail Road remained the busiest regional railroad in the nation, carrying 87.6 million customers, a 2.1% increase over the prior year and the railroad’s highest total since 1949.
Ride Free and Save Up to $50 on the LIRR to Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway
MTA Arts & Design has released this year's graphics arts poster, and it celebrates music and voices of the Bronx. The artwork is titled “New York Voices,” by artist and children’s book author Ashley Bryan. The piece will be installed in hundreds of subway stations and cars throughout the New York City Transit (NYCT) system. The colorful poster depicts two groups of singers with their arms linked, mouths opened in mid-song. It is based on an original painting by Bryan, who said he was celebrating the variety of voices that create the soundtrack of New York City.

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