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Long Island Rail Road Adding Extra Trains for Memorial Day Weekend

Long Island Rail Road will provide ten additional early-afternoon train trains from Penn Station on Friday, May 22, for customers planning an early start to the Memorial Day Weekend. The LIRR will operate on a regular weekend schedule on Saturday and Sunday and on a holiday schedule on Memorial Day.

Get Out of the City with Metro-North’s Daytrip Discount Rail Packages

Metro-North is offering great packages for those who prefer not to spend the whole summer in the city. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or someone who prefers a leisurely ride, the Railroad has your outdoor getaway to the scenic Hudson Valley and the shores of Connecticut.

New York City Transit Works to Speed Up Service

Where service disruptions are unavoidable, a heightened effort will be made to communicate with customers both in stations and onboard trains. Additionally, live camera feeds linking platforms directly with supervision at the Rail Control Center will allow a real-time response to platform crowding, speeding up the decision making process. Platform personnel will be equipped with mobile communications devices, to enhance availability of customer information.

Keep Your Feet Off the Seat, Use the Overhead Rack and Take Your Litter With You Are Some of the Reminders Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Customers Will See

Last month, both LIRR and Metro-North have begun implementing their Courtesy Counts campaign with over 2,000 car cards placed throughout passenger trains. The messages will serve to remind the railroad’s combined 576 thousand daily customers that they can help make the trip quicker and more pleasant by demonstrating a personal, consistent commitment to courtesy.

Year-round Maintenance is the Key to Comfort

It may seem like ancient history but there was a time when, unlike today, traveling on a bus or subway train that was adequately cooled in summer or heated in winter was a luxury. Neither of the fleets were fully air conditioned and spotty maintenance practices made it less likely of customers were going to ride comfortably during the dog days of summer.

Staten Island Company Awarded $1.9 Million Small Business Mentoring Contract For Queens Midtown Tunnel Sandy Work

BHW Contracting, Inc., a New York State certified Minority Business Enterprise, will remove ceiling panels from both tubes that were destroyed during Superstorm Sandy when nearly 12 million gallons of water flooded both tunnel tubes. The work will take place over the next two months and will require six, non-consecutive weekend-long tube closures of the Queens-bound tube.

NYC Department of Transportation Closing Pedestrian Tunnel at 191st Street on 1 Line from Broadway

Customers who normally use the [1] Line at 191st Street are advised that the NYC Department of Transportation is closing the pedestrian tunnel from Broadway beginning Friday, May 15 at 10:30 a.m.

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for May 15 - May 18

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for May 15 - May 18

President Giulietti Reaffirms Commitment to Reliability & Safety

President Joe Giulietti reaffirmed Metro-North’s commitment to ensuring the safety of its customers and employees and to improving service reliability, and addressed the railroad’s considerable progress in these two priority areas during recent testimony before the Connecticut General Assembly Transportation Committee.

70 Groups, Performers Vie to Join MTA’s Music Under New York Program

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that Music Under New York’s 28th annual auditions will be held on May 19, 2015, in Grand Central Terminal, setting the stage for a day of great performances featuring local talent in Vanderbilt Hall.