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Newest version of subway map highlights weekend, overnight service
Metro-North Railroad is being recognized for its energy-saving efforts. The Railroad received an award on September 16 during a ceremony for the first annual "BuildSmart NY Innovators Summit:" in Albany. The MTA agency was awarded for its comprehensive upgrade and replacement of utility systems with energy-saving components throughout Grand Central Terminal, a century-old national landmark building. Among the replacements or upgrades were chillers, cooling towers, fans, compressors, air handlers, and an extensive steam distribution system.
Elected officials and community leaders from Midtown Manhattan today joined officials from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to formally open a new public space constructed as part of the East Side Access project. East Side Access will bring Long Island Rail Road trains into a new eight-track station beneath Grand Central Terminal, saving Long Island and Queens commuters to Manhattan’s East Side up to 40 minutes off their daily commutes.
Spend Saturday, September 20 enjoying Long Island’s picturesque North Fork – this time partaking in the harvest rituals. At Wickham’s Fruit Farm in Cutchogue, visitors will enjoy a guided tour of the orchard on a tractor ride. You’ll also be able to pick your own apples (including varietals such as Gingergold and Gala), fill your own bag and take them home (included in the price). Homemade items such as donuts and pies are available for purchase in the farm store.
Interested in accessing Captain America’s highly coveted Birth Pod, witnessing the neurological effects of Bruce Banner’s transformation into the Hulk, or attending a Stark Industries press conference? Then, the Long Island Rail Road has two MARVEL-ous packages for the entire family.
Longer merge points and access to both levels of the bridge are bonuses for motorists using the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to Brooklyn as the $50 million toll plaza improvement project moves into the next stage of construction. The Staten Island Expressway HOV lane will also temporarily end just before Fingerboard Bridge Road during this stage of construction while contractors reconstruct the area where the old eastbound toll plaza once stood.
[N][R] Service Resumes Through Montague Tubes
FASTRACK work on the G Line along the corridor between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts was very successful from Sept 8 - 12. Joseph Leader, Senior Vice President for the Department of Subways, said, "Our FASTRACK efforts have been highly successful in repairing and maintaining a subway system that operates around the clock, providing a better work environment for employees and improving train service reliability for our customers."
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for September 12 - September 15
Celebrate the upcoming Autumnal Equinox with some of the region’s best wine. The Long Island Rail Road is offering a package deal for a Long Island Wine Country full-day escorted tour on Saturday, September 13. Your visit to the beautiful North Fork includes round-trip rail and bus transportation, wine tastings at two vineyards, and time to explore the seaport Village of Greenport.
Are you ready for some football? Metro-North is once again offering a hassle-free way to get to games and events at MetLife Stadium. The Railroad's select New Haven Line service directly to Secaucus Junction means football fans won’t have to worry about traffic or parking and can just enjoy their favorite home team taking the field.
Are you ready for some football? The LIRR is once again offering a hassle-free way to get to games and events at MetLife Stadium with Long Island Rail Road's One-Ticket Rides. Football fans won’t have to worry about traffic or parking and can just enjoy their favorite home team taking the field.
Are you ready for some football? The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is once again offering a hassle-free way to get to games and events at MetLife Stadium. Whether you're taking the subway into Penn Station or the Port Authority Bus Terminal to make your connections, traveling with Metro-North Railroad’s select New Haven Line service directly to Secaucus Junction or the Long Island Rail Road’s One-Ticket Rides, football fans won’t have to worry about traffic or parking and can just enjoy their favorite home team taking the field.
FASTRACK Returns to the G Line Weeknights Sep 8 - 12
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for September 5 - September 8
The thoroughbreds are back from Saratoga and the MTA Long Island Rail Road's 'Belmont Special' is at the starting gate and ready for the fall racing season at beautiful Belmont Park. The LIRR is partnering with The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) again this year to provide regular train service for racing fans for the start of the Fall Meet Friday, September 5, and continuing through October 26. Through the partnership, NYRA is subsidizing the cost of operating the LIRR Belmont service for racing fans.
It will be smoother riding for motorists heading from Manhattan to Queens on the newly reconstructed Robert F. Kennedy Bridge ramp that was finished a month ahead of schedule. The successful design/build project, which began in 2012, was done with minimal impact to customers. The two-lane ramp, used by most to drive from Manhattan across the bridge’s Queens bridge span, now has a smoother riding surface, safety shoulders, and drainage improvements. It also meets the latest design requirements, including seismic improvements.
Subway and bus riders may notice something a little different, yet familiar on some new MetroCards. That's because wo medical facilities in New York City have purchased advertising space on MetroCards, becoming the first hospitals to promote their services on the fare card. A print run of 50,000 cards for Mount Sinai’s Urgent Care site was the first of the two to be made available last week, with distribution at the 116 St-Columbia University [1] station and 96 St [1][2][3] station.
[G] Line service was restored on Tuesday, September 2 in time for the post Labor Day morning rush. The five-week suspension between Court Sq and Nassau Av began July 25 and gave MTA New York City Transit maintenance crews the opportunity to make Fix&Fortify resiliency repairs to the tubes, flooded and badly damaged during Superstorm Sandy nearly two years ago.
Metro-North doesn’t want you to work hard to celebrate Labor Day! Metro-North has plenty of train service to get you where you need to go for the entire holiday weekend starting Friday, August 29, and continuing through Labor Day, Monday, September 1.

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