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Long Island Rail Road timetables will change on Tuesday, September 8, bringing better service and some temporary schedule adjustments related to track work. The timetables also allow for the railroad to run special trains to or from Atlantic Terminal in downtown Brooklyn for any event across the street at Barclays Center, including all home games of the New York Islanders.
Starting on Sunday, September 6, MTA New York City Transit will add bicycle racks on two Staten Island bus routes, the first time that such equipment has been made available for public use on NYC Transit. The yearlong Bike & Ride pilot will roll out on the S53 and S93 routes, which run between Staten Island and the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The two lines were chosen for their safe access to current and planned bicycle paths, ridership and routes, which serve a major college campus where bicycling is a popular commuting option.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for August 28 - August 31
New York City Transit’s memorial to its Second World War heroes has been moved to a new location at 130 Livingston Street.
RIDE FREE When You See Les Misérables on Broadway!
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that the New York Power Authority has finished $2.1 million in energy efficiency upgrades at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Metro-North Railroad North White Plains Train Yard. This energy saving project, completed under the Governor's BuildSmart NY program, will save New York State more than $328,000 in energy costs and remove approximately 1,280 tons of greenhouse gases annually.
Tennis fever is about to grip New York and MTA Long Island Rail Road will be providing extra train service to Mets-Willets Point Station on the Port Washington Branch to get fans to the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament beginning with the first pre-tournament event on Tuesday, August 25 right through the championship showdowns that wrap up on Sunday, September 13.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that Metro-North has received a federal grant of $20.8 million to harden Metro-North’s Hudson Line against future storm surge flooding events of the type experienced during Superstorm Sandy. The grant will be used to design and build 92 elevated steel equipment platforms along 30 miles of track from the South Bronx to Croton-Harmon, in Westchester County, as well as provide for the design and construction of perimeter protection, waterproofing, hardening of substations and train yard buildings, and installation of video and electronic monitoring of Metro-North facilities and infrastructure. The grant will be matched by $6.9 million in MTA funds.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for August 14 - August 17
Service Advisory for 2 3 4 5
Baseball season is still going strong, especially if you’re a Hudson Valley Renegades fan. Come root for the home team, and SAVE with Metro-North Railroad, when you buy a Family 4 Pack of tickets to upcoming Saturday games. Just take the train to the Beacon Station and catch a bus to the stadium. It’s fast, affordable fun for the whole family.
Subway customers who take the E, F, M and R trains along the Queens Boulevard line should prepare for delays and possible crowding during weekday rush hours starting Monday, Aug. 17 through Friday, Sept. 4.
Flower Power at Hartsdale Station!
Service remains suspended between Hicksville and Farmingdale due to police activity east of Hicksville. Eastbound Ronkonkoma Branch trains will terminate at Hicksville and resume with different equipment at Farmingdale. Westbound trains will terminate at Farmingdale and resume at Hicksville with different equipment. Customers are still advised to use the Port Jefferson and Montauk Branches for alternate service.
Service remains suspended between Hicksville and Farmingdale due to police activity east of Hicksville. Eastbound Ronkonkoma Branch trains will terminate at Hicksville and resume with different equipment at Farmingdale. Westbound trains will terminate at Farmingdale and resume at Hicksville with different equipment. Customers are still advised to use the Port Jefferson and Montauk Branches for alternate service.
FASTRACK Comes to the 123 in Manhattan and Brooklyn
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for August 14 - August 17
The ribbon has been cut for the newly completed 920-space Wyandanch Parking Facility located at the LIRR’s Wyandanch train station. MTA Long Island Rail Road President Patrick A. Nowakowski was joined on Thursday by state and local officials at the ceremony, located adjacent to the Wyandanch Rising residential community, one of Long Island’s most transformative Transit-Oriented Developments.
A familiar name in the MTA family has some new responsibilities. MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast has named James L. Ferrara as Interim President of MTA New York City Transit (NYCT), the agency which operates subway, bus and paratransit service in the city of New York.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for August 7 - August 10

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