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MTA Metro-North Railroad has recognized nine of its employees for seamlessly working together to save an unresponsive customer on board a train. Metro-North President Catherine Rinaldi thanked the employees for their extraordinary efforts and teamwork at today’s meeting of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board’s Metro-North Committee.
Progress in Efforts to Safely Speed up Trains
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on January 22 that an agreement has been reached among the MTA, Empire State Development and Amtrak that will lead to four new Metro-North Railroad stations being built along an underutilized rail line in the east Bronx with access to Penn Station. The parties signed a memorandum of understanding allowing the transformative project to move forward, providing a much needed transit option and dramatically reducing commute times for many Bronx residents. Empire State Development Corporation is going to work with the MTA to do the planning and expedition of the project, which will help unleash a new generation of economic development for the Bronx. As part of the agreement, Amtrak and MTA will jointly study the feasibility of Amtrak running several trains daily from Long Island to Penn Station and continuing either north to Boston or south to Washington.
A photo album featuring images of the newly reopened 28 St station on the Lexington Avenue line.
A photo album featuring the newly reopened 167 St on the Concourse line.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced the latest progress on its Subway Action Plan to stabilize and improve subway performance. The fully funded $836 million plan is well underway and full completion is being accelerated. The Subway Action Plan uses outside contractors and increased workforce hours to maximize progress. The MTA also announced that two more goals of the Subway Action Plan are being achieved with a new car and station heavy duty cleaning initiative.
David McQueen’s sculpture, “…the vast and endless sea…” (2018), commissioned by MTA Arts & Design, has been installed at Port Jefferson Station. The sculpture has been placed in a landscaped pedestrian pathway linking Main Street to the station building and platform. It was fabricated by KC Fabrications.
MTA Details Special Service on MLK Holiday
Report by Engineering Experts from Columbia and Cornell Engineering Schools Includes a Series of Recommendations to the MTA
MTA NYC Transit officials are warning customers of the dangers of walking or riding between moving subway cars, with a new public service announcement campaign that started last week and continues to be in development.
MTA New York City Transit announced the long-term schedule for major elevator replacement projects at five separate “deep” stations in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan, with the first set to begin in January at the 168 St station on the 1 line. Service on the A and C lines to the station will be unaffected by the project.
MTA NYC Transit reopened the 57 St subway station on the F line on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, after closing the station months earlier for a major repair and modernization project.
MTA New York City Transit reopened the 174-175 Sts station on the B, D lines on December 26, 2018, following a months-long station repair and modernization project.
MTA NYC Transit is the best way to get to and from Times Square on New Year's Eve.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) trains and buses will operate on special schedules during the New Year’s holiday weekend, with extra service to help customers enjoy the weekend and celebrate the New Year.
MTA Long Island Rail Road is ready to help customers ring in the New Year with extra train service for the extended holiday weekend, beginning with 13 additional eastbound trains to accommodate customers leaving work early on Friday, December 28, and again on Monday, December 31. The railroad will also run 21 additional westbound trains on Monday, New Year’s Eve, for revelers heading to the city to celebrate, as well as 19 extra service early in the morning on New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1, 2019, to get partygoers safely back home.
NYC Transit has special service schedules for the subways and buses on New Year's Day.
Subway and bus service around the Times Square area on New Year's Eve.
MTA New York City Transit will be performing signal and power upgrades, and maintenance and repairs on signals, tracks and electrical infrastructure in and around the 53rd Street E M Tunnel during a period of lower ridership at the end of December as part of long-term capital improvements that include the resignaling project of the Queens Boulevard Line to a Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) system. The work will ultimately benefit riders of the E F M R lines as they all share track on one segment or another on either side of the tunnel.
Severe winter weather can create hazardous travel conditions throughout our region. It can also hamper MTA Metro-North Railroad's ability to provide you with regular service. We present the following information because we want you to understand and be prepared for any service changes we make based on winter weather conditions.

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