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Avoid the traffic, save money and travel on MTA Metro-North Railroad as part of your Thanksgiving holiday plans. Metro-North is providing special service and extra trains throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Off-peak fares will be in effect on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, through Sunday, November 27, and customers can take advantage of free parking at many stations.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has unveiled two options for needed increase tolls over the next two years by less than 4 percent – or an average of 2 percent annually, consistent with the financial forecast made in July. The MTA’s continued discipline in keeping costs down has resulted in the lowest increase since 2009, when the MTA committed to a biennial schedule to keep adjustments as small and predictable as possible.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has unveiled two options for needed increase to fares and tolls over the next two years by less than 4 percent – or an average of 2 percent annually, consistent with the financial forecast made in July. The MTA’s continued discipline in keeping costs down has resulted in the lowest increase since 2009, when the MTA committed to a biennial schedule to keep adjustments as small and predictable as possible.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board has approved an order for at least 60, and up to a total of 94 additional new M8 rail cars that provide train service on Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line. The cars, the first of which are expected to enter service in three years, will allow the railroad to lengthen rush hour trains, retire its last 36 older M2 cars, increase safety, and have flexibility to increase train service in the years ahead to meet ridership increases. The cars will supplement the 405 M8 cars already in use on the New Haven Line and New Canaan Branch.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has announced a strengthened partnership between MTA Metro-North Railroad and Rockland County’s commuter bus service, the TAPPAN ZEExpress, to add service on Saturdays and initiate Sunday service for the first time. The changes will make it easier for Rockland County residents to access Metro-North Railroad.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board has approved a contract for the design and construction of a new bridge carrying the Long Island Rail Road tracks over Post Avenue at the Westbury LIRR station.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has unveiled two options for needed increase to fares and tolls over the next two years by less than 4 percent – or an average of 2 percent annually, consistent with the financial forecast made in July. The MTA’s continued discipline in keeping costs down has resulted in the lowest increase since 2009, when the MTA committed to a biennial schedule to keep adjustments as small and predictable as possible.
Buses will replace two Ronkonkoma Branch and three Port Jefferson Branch trains on the Main Line between Jamaica and Hicksville tomorrow morning from 1 a.m. until 4 a.m. to allow the Long Island Rail Road to make switch repairs at Nassau Interlocking in Mineola. The work will result in some cancellations and schedule changes for one Oyster Bay Branch train and one Montauk Branch train.
Get to the gridiron without the gridlock! Riding MTA Metro-North Railroad is the best way to see the clash between legendary rivals Fordham Rams and the Holy Cross Crusaders at Yankee Stadium this Saturday, November 12, at 3 p.m. On Sunday, as always for 1 p.m. Jets or Giants games at MetLife Stadium, Metro-North will provide service from the New Haven Line to the Meadowlands Sports Complex.
New Long Island Rail Road timetables will go into effect on Monday, November 14 with enhanced train service for the holiday season and changes to daily train service from Montauk and weekend train service to and from Greenport. The new schedules, which will remain in effect through Sunday, March 6, also reflect adjustments to departure and arrival times of off-peak and weekend trains to accommodate track work on some branches.
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Customers taking the Canarsie l Line are going to see increased service as ridership continues to grow in Brooklyn. The addition of 50 roundtrips on the l line is part of a package of service changes planned for June 2017. Other service changes slated for the summer will be implemented in preparation for the partial closure of the m line to repair two century-old structures.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for November 4 - 7
Take the Subway to the 2016 TCS NYC Marathon
Scheduled track work on the Babylon and Montauk Branches this coming weekend Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6 will mean significant service changes on those branches and at several other locations as the LIRR undertakes a switch replacement project in Freeport and concrete tie installation between Babylon and Speonk.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for October 28 - 31
October 27th marks the 112th anniversary of the opening of New York City’s subway, and since the first Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) train rolled uptown, the subway has become the essence of a growing city, nourishing skyscrapers, developing residential neighborhoods and just shortening the time it takes to get around.
Manhattan-bound traffic exiting the RFK Bridge Harlem River Lift Span can now use the newly constructed East 125th Street exit ramp, which opened ahead of schedule earlier this month. Drivers had been using an adjacent temporary exit ramp since November 2015, while the original 1930s ramp was demolished and replaced with a reinforced concrete structure and steel roadway supports. The work was completed in less than eleven months, about a month ahead of schedule.
Track work on the Long Island Rail Road’s Montauk, Babylon, Hempstead and Port Washington branches scheduled for this coming weekend, Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30 will mean extensive delays unless travelers plan ahead.
W Line Returns to Broadway

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