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Music Under New York Auditions Held on Tuesday

A selection of 60 soloists and groups performed in Grand Central Terminal during Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s 27th annual auditions for its Music Under New York program. The auditions are held to add new talent to the program, which is administered by MTA Arts for Transit & Urban Design (AFT) and presents more than 7,500 performances annually in the MTA’s subways and railroads.

New Haven Line Delays Continue Following Cos Cob Fire

Update on New Haven Line Delays After Cos Cob Fire

Twenty-Five Years Ago Today NYCT Subways Became Graffiti-Free

Twenty-five years ago today, NYC Transit celebrated a milestone many believed could never be achieved when a paint-scarred [C] Train reached its terminal, was pulled from service and sent to the showers. What was so special? At that point, the largest subway system in North America was finally graffiti-free.

Patrick Nowakowski Starts First Day as President of MTA Long Island Rail Road

There’s nothing like making an early train and getting right to work, especially if you are the new president of MTA Long Island Rail Road. And that is just what Patrick Nowakowski, the man now at the helm of the nation’s busiest commuter line, did on his first day on the job.

Saturday’s Fire at Cos Cob Switching House Means Metro-North Anticipates 5-10 Minute Delays on the New Haven Line Until Further Notice

A fire that destroyed an important remote switching control house near Cos Cob on Saturday morning may result in 5-10 minute delays for New Haven Line customers, as the railroad is only able to use two of four tracks in the peak direction through a nine-mile stretch. The fire has also eliminated the ability of the railroad to operate trains around problems if any arise in this area.

MTA Installs Three ADA Elevators at Forest Hills-71 Av Station in Queens

Forest Hills customers with limited mobility have easier access to the [E], [F], [M] and [R] trains with three new elevators installed for their use. MTA New York City Transit President Carmen Bianco presided over a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to mark the completion of the vital project that now allows customers in Queens to to reach the Forest Hills-71st Av station from the street level to both northbound and southbound platforms. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) also installed ADA boarding areas with tactile warning strips and signage, and reconstructed platform edges to comply with all ADA requirements.

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for May 9 - 12

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for May 9 - 12

Queens-bound 88 St and 104 St A Line Stations To Close for Three Months for Renewal

[A] line customers in Queens are about to see lots of station improvement. New York City Transit is about to begin a major $39 million capital project at five stations along the [A] line on Liberty Avenue in Ozone Park.

FASTRACK Returns to the G Line

Customers who take the G line in Brooklyn late at night...take note. On Monday, May 12, MTA New York City Transit’s FASTRACK program returns to the line which means [G] service will be suspended between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and Church Av from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for four consecutive weeknights from Monday, May 12 to early Friday morning, May 16. Free shuttle buses, and [F] trains provide alternate service.

Teamwork Helps Ensure Safe Evacuation of Hundreds of Riders

A Manhattan-bound [F] train carrying about 1,000 customers derailed shortly after 10:15 this morning, suspending service along the Queens Boulevard corridor. The incident occurred about 1,200 feet west of the 65th Street Station and the cause is currently under investigation.