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At the Port Washington Station, work on an extension of the Eastern pedestrian bridge was completed during the weekend, allowing customers to reach all platforms by using the overpass. And, at the Great Neck Station, workers completed the rehabilitation of the west end of the westbound platform (also known as Platform A).
Weekend at Work: October 18 -20, 2014
William J. Ronan, the first chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and a chief proponent of the Second Avenue Subway project, has died in Florida. He was 101.
Ever wonder where all of those printed subway station signs come from? There’s actually a little shop in Brooklyn manned by a small group of dedicated MTA New York City Transit workers who fabricate informational signs for the largest mass transit system in North America.
Shop workers are masters of fabrication down at MTA New York City Transit’s Coney Island Shop. When they need a component or a part that is no longer manufactured, they – well - they make it themselves. The talent and dedication of this team combined to revitalize and vastly improve the performance of a motorized track-cleaning train that made its first pass of the system nearly 20 years ago.
One of the major challenges of operating a subway system that runs around the clock and carries 5.8 million customers a day is finding a window of opportunity to perform maintenance chores and make major improvements. Sometimes this involves curtailing service for a weekend, a period that gives workers the opportunity to perform complicated tasks that cannot be undertaken when train traffic is present.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for October 17 - October 20
LIRR Service Advisory for PM Rush
Customers in Queens and Manhattan are more connected than ever after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Transit Wireless expanded wireless and Wi-Fi service in 40 more subway stations across the two boroughs. That means 29 stations in Queens and 11 more stations in Manhattan -- including major transfer hubs like Grand Central-42 St and 34 St-Herald Sq -- join the first 36 stations in midtown Manhattan that were connected more than a year ago.
New York City is filled with museums showcasing an abundance of art, but did you know New York's transit system is home to some wonderful and unique works? The MTA has announced that Monacelli Press is set to publish New York’s Underground Art Museum, a comprehensive book by Sandra Bloodworth and William Ayers with 264 pages in full color and 300 images that detail the stories behind the 250 permanent works of art throughout New York’s transportation network.
The foliage, while colorful and plentiful this time of year, is not always ideal for the commute. That’s because when leaves fall on our rails they become crushed and produce an oily substance known as pectin. This “slime” can cause wheels to slip or slide, when a train attempts to speed up or slow down, often leading to minor service delays.
The foliage, while colorful and plentiful this time of year, is not always ideal for the commute. That’s because when leaves fall on our rails they become crushed and produce an oily substance known as pectin. This “slime” can cause wheels to slip or slide, when a train attempts to speed up or slow down, often leading to minor service delays.
The foliage, while colorful and plentiful this time of year, is not always ideal for the commute. That’s because when leaves fall on our rails they become crushed and produce an oily substance known as pectin. This “slime” can cause wheels to slip or slide, when a train attempts to speed up or slow down, often leading to minor service delays.
"Don't Shortcut Your Life." It's a simple message, but the Long Island Rail Road is hoping it's an effective one.
Share a day of great food and great fun on the shore, without the hassle of traffic and parking, when you take Long Island Rail Road to the 31st Annual Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay. LIRR is offering a specially-priced travel package next weekend which includes extra train service.
A new store selling New York's finest foods and beverages is now open in Grand Central Terminal. The Taste NY wine and food product store is part of Governor Cuomo's initiative to focus on New York's expanding food and beverage industry and promote agribusiness across the state.
The people of New Hamburg have something new to smile about. Metro-North has completed construction of the New Bridge Street Bridge in their hamlet. So, the bridge is open and with no load limit.The old bridge had a load limit of 15 tons, which prevented fire trucks, oil tankers from a nearby business and school buses from using it.
A popular NYC Halloween attraction is full of tricks, but the LIRR discount is sure to be a treat. Celebrate the season of ghosts and ghouls with the Long Island Rail Road as it takes you to New York City’s biggest and scariest haunted attraction, Blood Manor.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for October 10 - October 13
A group of second graders from P.S. 185 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn broke out their sketching pencils one brilliant fall morning in October for a field trip down to Shore Road in the shadow of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to draw sketches of the 4,260-foot-long span. Thirty students from the Walter Kassenbrock P.S. 185 K-5 elementary school on Ridge Boulevard are helping MTA Bridges and Tunnels celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the bridge through their artwork.

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