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The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for November 19-20

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for November 19-20

Alternate Service for Port Jervis and Pascack Valley Line Customers

MTA Metro-North is Providing a Limited Shuttle Bus Service for Port Jervis and Pascack Valley Customers

Award of Design Contract to Happen by End of Year; Construction starts in 2017

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) today announced that it has received four design proposals from qualified engineering firms for the modernization of the LIRR’s level in Penn Station as part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s sweeping plans to transform Penn Station and the historic James A. Farley Post Office into a world-class transportation hub.

Governor Cuomo Unveils New Pennsylvania Station-Farley Complex

A redesign of the A,C, E and 1,2, 3 subway lines at Penn Station-34th Street is among the sweeping plans announced on Tuesday by Governor Cuomo. The plans mean a complete transformation of the historic James A. Farley Post Office into a world-class transportation hub. At the Association for a Better New York, the Governor announced the selection of a developer-builder team including three companies, Related Companies, Vornado Realty LP, and Skanska AB to redevelop the Farley Building, creating a new 255,000 square foot Train Hall to house passenger facilities for the Long Island Rail Road and Amtrak.

Governor Cuomo Unveils New Pennsylvania Station-Farley Complex

A new train hall with LIRR ticketing and waiting areas, a redesigned LIRR concourse at Penn, plus a redesign of the A,C, E and 1,2, 3 subway lines at Penn Station-34th Street are among the sweeping plans announced on Tuesday by Governor Cuomo. The plans mean a complete transformation of the historic James A. Farley Post Office into a world-class transportation hub. At the Association for a Better New York, the Governor announced the selection of a developer-builder team including three companies, Related Companies, Vornado Realty LP, and Skanska AB to redevelop the Farley Building, creating a new 255,000 square foot Train Hall to house passenger facilities for the Long Island Rail Road and Amtrak.

My MTA Alerts® Offers Subscribers Ability to Match Service Alerts to Times They Travel

Good news for customers who want texts and alerts about service to be more specific to their needs. The MTA has upgraded and rebranded its Email & Text Alert subscription service, now called My MTA Alerts®, to allow customers to request service information at specific times of the day within 30-minute intervals.

New Metro-North Schedules Take Effect on Sunday, October 2, Double Off-Peak Service to Melrose & Tremont

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that routine schedule adjustments to certain Metro-North Railroad Harlem and New Haven Line trains will take effect on Sunday, October 2. As part of this schedule change, the railroad will increase service at the Melrose and Tremont stations as a demonstration project to gauge the effect on ridership. On the Hudson Line, a temporary construction-related service change will be in effect on Saturday, October 8, and Sunday, October 9.

Four Employees Honored by Metro-North

A Metro-North conductor has put "If You See Something, Say Something” into action and is being awarded for his efforts. Three other Metro-North Railroad employees are also being recognized for great work by the MTA Board. “As varied as their achievements are, all four employees share the character and leadership abilities that help make Metro-North a great railroad,” said Joseph Giulietti, President of Metro-North.

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for September 23 - September 26

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for September 23 - September 26

$121 Million Initiative to Rebuild Hicksville Station Begins Construction; $64.9 Million Contract Award to Improve Jamaica Station

Two of the Long Island Rail Road's central hubs are about to get makeovers. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Wedensday that work has begun on a $121 million initiative to rebuild, reimagine and modernize the Hicksville station, the busiest station on Long Island. In addition, the LIRR has awarded a $64.9 million contract to create a new platform and tracks at the Jamaica station, the LIRR’s central hub and main transfer point. Renderings of the Hicksville project are available here and of the Jamaica project here. The capital investments will improve the two key stations on the LIRR's 40-mile spine between Jamaica and Ronkonkoma.

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