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Lots of Extra LIRR & Metro-North Service Means MTA Is the Best Way to Get Around

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) trains and buses will operate on special schedules during the New Year’s Day holiday period to optimize service for the special holiday travel patterns. Details follow for each MTA service, organized by day. For additional details -- click here for LIRR New Year's service and click here for Metro-North holiday service.

Early Getaway Trains for New Year’s Eve

MTA Metro-North Railroad wants to help you celebrate the most wonderful time of the year by providing all the service you’ll need for the upcoming holidays. Please remember that drinking alcohol on Metro-North trains and at our stations is banned from noon New Year's Eve until noon New Year's Day. And don’t forget to buy your tickets in advance if you are traveling "early morning" (after midnight) on New Year’s Eve. Tickets will be collected prior to boarding trains at Grand Central Terminal.

Alcoholic Beverages Banned on Trains, Platforms & Stations for 24 Hours

The Long Island Rail Road is adding 13 trains to its eastbound afternoon schedule from Penn Station on New Year’s Eve, Thursday, December 31, to accommodate an expected large number of customers leaving work early to begin their holiday weekend. The additional service from Penn Station will be provided between 12:43 p.m. and 3:48 p.m. on the Ronkonkoma, Babylon, Port Jefferson, Port Washington and Far Rockaway Branches.

Long Island Rail Road Adding 13 Afternoon Eastbound Trains from Penn Station On Christmas Eve for Early Getaway Holiday Weekend Getaway

The Long Island Rail Road is adding 13 trains to its eastbound afternoon schedule from Penn Station on Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24, to accommodate the large number of customers expected to leave work early to begin their Christmas holiday. The additional service from Penn Station will be provided between 12:43 p.m. and 3:48 p.m. on the Ronkonkoma, Babylon, Port Jefferson, Port Washington and Far Rockaway Branches.

2015 Accomplishments Include Track Panel Replacements near 33 St, New Steinway Tunnel Infrastructure and Duct Bank

The new year means new work for the Flushing [7] Line that will require weekend service shutdowns between Manhattan and Queens. The necessary work in 2016 requires fewer shutdowns than in previous years as reconstruction progresses and improvement projects near completion. Most of the track panel replacement work scheduled for 2016 will be on the three-track segment of the line, which will not require full suspensions of service since the presence of three-tracks allows trains to safely bypass work zones. This means fewer significant disruptions while track panel replacement continues.

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for December 18 - December 21

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for December 18 - December 21

Plan Aligns With Proposed New York State Regulation Suspending Vehicle Registrations for Repeat Toll Violators

It's about to get tougher for motorists who choose to forego payment of tolls. MTA Bridges and Tunnels is set to strengthen toll evasion enforcement at its seven bridges and two tunnels in New York City. This plan aligns with a proposed New York State regulation to suspend the registrations of vehicles that repeatedly evade payment on toll crossings.

In Two and a Half Years, Nearly 100,000 Ties Replaced

Metro-North has been hard at work on its tracks and the construction has paid off. The railroad announced the latest results of an extraordinary systemwide track reconstruction effort that has rebuilt miles of the railroad in the last two and a half years, delivering smoother, safer and more reliable service to customers. Since May 2013, Metro-North workers have replaced 97,961 ties, laid 16.5 miles of continuous welded rails, rebuilt 88 switches, renewed and/or upgraded 32 railroad crossings, and performed 2,905 welds on joints that connect stretches of track with one another.

Justin R. Vonashek Formerly Led Safety Efforts in Boston

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that it has named Justin R. Vonashek as the agency’s new Vice President of System Safety. The position will oversee all efforts to ensure the safety of its customers and employees as the Railroad continues to improve work practices and invest in new technology and equipment. Vonashek (pronounced VON-uh-shek) will report to Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti and work closely with MTA Chief Safety Officer David Mayer and MTA Sr. Advisor, Corporate Safety Initiatives Anne Kirsch.

Detailed Study of System’s Longest Subway Line Identifies Opportunities to Improve Service

Customers who take the A, C lines know they can be crowded and take a while to get to their destination, but improvements are on the way following a New York City Transit full, end-to-end review. This is the fourth such comprehensive study joining previous reviews of the [F], [L], and [G] lines. New York City Transit (NYCT) examined all elements of the lines’ operations in order to improve service reliability, regularity, and customer convenience. Some of the recommendations in the review have already been implemented, and NYCT will continue to implement many of the recommendations over the course of 2016.

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