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2013 Construction Project of the Year
It’s one of Broadway’s biggest hits starring one of New York s favorite musical comedy stars and now MTA Long Island Rail Road and the producers of “Nice Work If You Can Get It” want to get you in to see Matthew Broderick and a talented supporting cast at a big savings. Through June 15, you can ride free on the Long Island Rail Road to and from Manhattan and save as much as 35% on select performances when you take advantage of this offer.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday the public can view some of the world’s most famous Trains, Metro-North’s newest rail cars and other special railroad equipment during the “Grand Centennial Parade of Trains.”
Joseph Leader to Head Dept. of Subways
Nearly a hundred app developers gathered during the weekend of May 4-5 for an intensive weekend-long collaboration/competition that resulted in the creation of 17 concepts for apps to help MTA riders. It was the first “hackathon,” a group setting where interplay of ideas spurs creativity and innovation, to be officially sanctioned by the MTA.
This weekend, we replaced sections of track at Gun Hill Rd on the 2 (and 5) Line in the Bronx, and 231 St on the 1 Line in the Bronx. We also continued rehabilitation of the Dyckman St station on the 1 Line in Manhattan.
Replacement of the Bridge Street Bridge in the hamlet of New Hamburg will begin on Monday, May 13.
For the first time since Superstorm Sandy devastated the A train’s steel and ballast path through the Rockaways, ruining miles of signal and communications cables, and damaging much of the wayside signal equipment, the indicator board in the signal tower at the Rockaway Park – Beach 116 St station was working again.
Massive Bronx Fire Ties 2/5 Line in Knots
The New York City Parkway Authority built the Cross Bay Bridge between Big Egg Marsh in Jamaica Bay and the Rockaway Peninsula in 1939.
This Sunday, May 5, New York City will host the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, attracting 32,000 cyclists from around the region and beyond. Its sister event, Bike Expo New York, is held on Saturday, May 4, in Lower Manhattan. You can avoid street closures, traffic tie-ups and parking fees by riding mass transit.
Large numbers of cyclists will converge on New York City and Cold Spring this weekend. If you’re one of them, you can avoid traffic, parking and street closures by taking the train to the big events. To make it easier to ride the rails with your bike in hand, Metro-North Railroad is waiving the usual requirement to carry a bicycle permit to board one of our trains. We’re also suspending restrictions on the number of bicycles permitted on board trains. Here are details on all three events.
FASTRACK Coming to 4th Ave N/R Line in Brooklyn
Customers can celebrate now that MTA Metro-North Railroad has completed major station renovations at Peekskill and Croton-Harmon that include the installation of new, site-specific art work at each location.
Metro-North is engagin in an $8.6 million effort is underway to stabilize the Hudson Line's river embankment for decades to come.
Brooklyn’s Smith-9th Streets F/G Station Returns to Service
The LIRR’s “Belmont Special” runs twice each morning from Penn Station and twice at the end of the racing day from Belmont Park featuring a ticket package that entitles customers to a $1 discount off the regular $3 grandstand admission.
This weekend, we replaced panels of track near Knickerbocker Av on the M Line and repaired track at Euclid Av on the A/C Line and at Cypress Hills on the J Line.
MTA operations reduce the carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions of the region by 17.1 million metric tons in 2011. With 8.5 million riders per average weekday, that means each trip on a train or bus prevents the emission of 10 pounds of greenhouse gases, on average, compared with making that trip by car.