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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
As part of an intensive, community-focused design process, the agency held numerous meetings with neighborhood associations, nearby business owners, and representatives from the Royale Condominium, the entity that owns and will maintain the public space. Recommendations by the community were incorporated into the plaza’s final design.
Scheduled track work on the Long Island Rail Road’s Babylon and Montauk Branches this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 22-23, will mean significant service changes on those branches – including service to Sunday's Islanders game at Barclays Center – as the LIRR replaces switches in Freeport and installs new concrete ties and makes grade crossing improvements east of Babylon.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for October 21-24
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for October 14-17
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the Long Island Rail Road will resume full rush hour service this afternoon on the Ronkonkoma, Port Jefferson and Oyster Bay Branches. Service on those branches was disrupted in the wake of a derailment east of New Hyde Park on Saturday night.
MTA Long Island Rail Road crews have restored eastbound train service to one of the two Main Line tracks east of New Hyde Park where a train derailed on Saturday night. The restoration allows train service to resume during the mid-dayon the LIRR’s Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma and Oyster Bay Branches. Trains will run at reduced speeds near the affected area. Customers should expect some delays and cancellations as a result.
Following a train derailment east of New Hyde Park, LIRR customers are encouraged to use the Babylon, Hempstead and Montauk Branches. Limited alternative service is available for the Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma and Oyster Bay Branches. Details are available here.
Sunday morning post-derailment service plan.
LIRR train service is suspended in both directions on the Ronkonkoma, Port Jefferson and Oyster Bay Branches due to a train derailment near New Hyde Park.
"Open Road" tolling and colorful LED lights are among the changes you'll see in the coming years when traveling on MTA's Bridges and Tunnels. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a transformational plan to reimagine New York's crossings for the 21st century. The plan will institute state-of-the-art automatic tolling at all MTA bridges and tunnels – reducing traffic congestion and decreasing emissions to improve the overall travel experience for millions of residents and visitors in New York State. At the Governor’s direction, the state will also deploy cutting-edge technology and security personnel to high-profile crossings in New York to enhance public safety and fortify anti-terror efforts.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the addition of Apple Pay and Masterpass digital wallet technology to MTA eTix, the mobile ticketing app that enables Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road customers to purchase their tickets anywhere, anytime. Starting tomorrow morning, customers of these services will be able to use both services to purchase one way, round trip, ten trip, weekly, CityTickets -- as well and monthly passes —through MTA eTix.
The 33rd annual Oyster Festival takes over the streets of Oyster Bay Village over the weekend of October 15 and 16 and MTA Long Island Rail Road is definitely the best way to get there.
Beginning 5:00 a.m. Monday, October 3, MTA New York City Transit will close the Sutter Av-Rutland Rd and Junius St stations as part of an ongoing $88 million capital project to rehabilitate seven elevated stations along the New Lots Av 3 line in Brooklyn’s Brownsville and East New York neighborhoods
MTA Arts & Design has installed additions to two of its major art programs, Lightbox photography and Poetry in Motion®, to welcome customers back from summer holiday with new art on view in the MTA New York City Transit system.
MTA Metro-North is Providing a Limited Shuttle Bus Service for Port Jervis and Pascack Valley Customers
A new train hall with LIRR ticketing and waiting areas and a redesigned LIRR concourse at Penn are among the sweeping plans announced on Tuesday by Governor Cuomo. The plans mean a complete transformation of the historic James A. Farley Post Office into a world-class transportation hub. At the Association for a Better New York, the Governor announced the selection of a developer-builder team including three companies, Related Companies, Vornado Realty LP, and Skanska AB to redevelop the Farley Building, creating a new 255,000 square foot Train Hall to house passenger facilities for the Long Island Rail Road and Amtrak.