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The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for June 17 - June 20

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for June 17 - June 20

Change Allows More Transfers, Faster Commutes for Brooklyn Customers

MTA New York City Transit today announced it will extend late night [R] service to lower Manhattan in order to improve subway connectivity for customers traveling between Manhattan and the southwestern end of Brooklyn. Late night [R] service currently operates as a shuttle between Bay Ridge-95 St and 36 St in Brooklyn. Customers coming from Bay Ridge and Sunset Park must transfer between the [R] shuttle and [D] [N] trains in order to travel to other parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan. The proposed service extension would shift the northern final stop of the late-night [R] shuttle from 36 St to Whitehall St-South Ferry.

1906 Electrification of Grand Central Terminal Designated as Historic Milestone By Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

It's Metro-North with the Bronze! The Railroad announced on Wednesday that it accepted an award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for the 1906 electrification of Grand Central Terminal. The award, known as the IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing, is a bronze plaque to be mounted on a wall at Grand Central Terminal. It was presented to Joseph Giulietti, President of Metro-North, by IEEE Past President, Dr. Howard Michel, at a ceremony at the Terminal

Three Ways to Save on this Summer’s Biggest Events

ake a free ride on the Long Island Rail Road and see some of this summer’s hottest shows – featuring lots of legs and lots of legends. Customers can use special promo codes for single round-trip fares to New York Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, Cagney the Musical and various concerts at Forest Hills Stadium.

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for June 10 - June 13

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for June 10 - June 13

Saturday’s Big Race Highlights 3-day Belmont Stakes Fest That Starts Thursday

The 148th running of the Belmont Stakes is this coming Saturday, June 11, but the only sure thing about the big race is that the MTA Long Island Rail Road is the best way to get to Belmont Park. Coming off a stellar performance at last year’s Belmont Stakes when the LIRR moved more than 50,000 customers in and out of a newly modernized Belmont Park Station in record time, the nation’s busiest commuter rail line is once again primed and ready for the big event.

Many Refreshment Choices Offered to Friday Greenport-Bound Commuters

Bottle of red. Bottle of white. They can be featured on your commute tonight. MTA Long Island Rail Road is offering a menu of refreshments, including choices from North Fork wineries, for Eastbound customers taking the 5:21 p.m. train from Ronkonkoma on Friday nights throughout the summer. Travelers can sit back and unwind with a variety of reasonably priced beverages from local wineries as well as Montauk Brewing Company. The rotating list of reds, whites and roses includes offerings from Bedell Cellars, Duck Walk, Jason’s Vineyard, Laurel Lake, Macari, Pelligrini, Pindar, and Raphael. Snacks are also available, including North Fork Potato Chips (in a variety of flavors) and cookies from Tates in Southampton.

Only Mass Transit Oriented Police Canine Training Facility in the United States

An MTA Police Department training center has gone to the dogs. At a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, MTA and MTA Police officials opened an innovative Canine Training Facility in Stormville, New York,. The 72-acre campus houses nine indoor-scenario training areas and multiple outdoor training fields and obstacle courses and areas with cars, buses, platforms and even a decommissioned train, classrooms, twenty-four kennels, a veterinary room with medical kennels, and administrative offices. The outdoor and indoor training grounds provide the MTA Police with an unlimited number of scenarios to teach, drill and test the dogs.

Contracts Represent Major Step Forward in Push to Double Capacity of the Ronkonkoma Branch along 18 Mile Stretch Between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma

A second track for Ronkonkoma Branch customers is one step closer to breaking ground. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that two design-build contracts have been awarded for work that will significantly advance the Long Island Rail Road’s Double Track project. When completed, the project will dramatically increase capacity of the Ronkonkoma Branch along 18 miles between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma. The addition of the second track will allow the LIRR to provide more frequent off-peak service to the Ronkonkoma Branch in both directions and will increase flexibility and reduce delays associated with service disruptions. Completion of the Double Track project is targeted for the end of 2018.

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for June 3 - June 6

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for June 3 - June 6

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