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With the temperature stuck in the high 90s and humidity making it feel in the triple digits, the heat wave of 2013 poses some real challenges for customers waiting for the MTA’s air conditioned subways, railroad trains or buses.
Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and dozens of other officials , along with Long Island Rail Road President Helena Williams helped to break ground July 16 for Wyandanch Rising, one of the most significant Transit Oriented Development initiatives on Long Island.
A month-long construction initiative to support the East Side Access project will take place this summer, and will impact weekday service from mid-July through mid-August. We are building a concrete track slab in the very busy Harold Interlocking that will allow subsequent tunnel construction to proceed without impacting LIRR service. Eventually, the slab will support a westbound bypass track for Amtrak and LIRR trains, increasing capacity and reliability in this area. To accommodate the work, some key tracks in the Harold Interlocking area will be taken out of service.
Hop on a Train to Beat the Heat
Emergency Track Work on the A Line Tomorrow 10am-3pm
On July 1, as part of Metro-North's commitment to providing our customers with safe, reliable and comfortable train service, we began a comprehensive right-of-way improvement program in the Bronx between Melrose and Woodlawn. This nine-week project includes track and drainage improvements, tie replacement, fencing repairs and general cleanup of the area through Labor Day.
MTA New York City Transit Completes Comprehensive Review of G Subway Line
FASTRACK Returns to the Concourse Line Starting Monday
Fix & Fortify – MTA’s Sandy Recovery Inside the Greenpoint Tube
The Long Island Rail Road will provide extra train service direct to Citi Field during Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game and related festivities on Sunday, July 14, Monday, July 15, and Tuesday, July 16, and New York City Transit will run a special nostalgia train with many types of vintage subway cars on Sunday, July 14.
Don’t be surprised if you receive a red MetroCard instead of a yellow one this month. It means you’ve received one of a million MetroCards that are being distributed in July featuring an advertisement promoting Resorts World Casino in Queens.
NYPD and Brookhaven Lab Conduct Airflow Study in Subway
Paramedic students from CUNY’s LaGuardia Community College trained side-by-side with emergency service professionals from MTA Long Island Rail Road at a mock mass casualty drill staged recently at the LIRR’s Long Island City Yard.
Bleecker Street Artwork Honored
Greenpoint G Tube Closure This Weekend
You now have the world’s largest train terminal at your fingertips, with the most up-to-date commuter rail schedule available on mobile devices, as MTA and Metro-North Railroad have launched the official app for Grand Central Terminal. Originally opened in 1913, the iconic train terminal is celebrating its centennial anniversary this year.
The MTA will offer extra railroad service on Wednesday, July 3, to allow customers to get a head start on the Fourth of July holiday. On Thursday, July 4, subways and buses will operate on a Saturday schedule, and the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad and Staten Island Railway will operate on a Sunday schedule.
The MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide additional early-afternoon service from Penn Station, Wednesday, July 3, adding eight eastbound trains to the schedule for customers planning an early getaway for the start of the Independence Day holiday.
Declare your independence from traffic this July 4th Holiday by taking Metro-North Railroad to celebrate our nation’s 237th birthday this year.
The LIRR has a number of special packages to get you and your family and friends to the beach this summer and save money!