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Press Release
October 28, 2014
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Fall Foliage Leaves Slippery Conditions on Staten Island Railway

For MTA Staten Island Railway and other MTA commuter lines that operate outside, autumn means fallen leaves on tracks – and an operating condition known as slippery rail.

Unlike New York City Transit (NYCT) subways, most of which run in tunnels or on elevated tracks above the tree line, 99 percent of the Railway operates outside in a tree-lined environment. Tree-lined tracks make a scenic commute, but when the trees shed their leaves, some land on the rails.

Press Release
October 24, 2014
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MTA New York City Transit Celebrates 110 Years of Subways

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is celebrating the 110th anniversary of the New York City subway system with two days of opportunities for the public to take the train as generations of customers have done in the past.

The first subway line, which connected City Hall with Harlem, opened on Oct. 27, 1904. That four-track line ran under Park Avenue South to Grand Central, across 42nd Street to Times Square, and up Broadway to 145th Street.

Press Release
October 24, 2014
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Weekend Subway Service Advisory

Customers may visit our website at www.mta.info and check out “The Weekender,” accessible by clicking “The Weekender” tab located within the Service Status Menu. The Weekender makes it easy for subway riders to visualize exactly how weekend work will affect subway service

Press Release
October 24, 2014
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MTA Statement on Confirmed Ebola Case

The MTA New York City Subway system is safe to ride. The person diagnosed with Ebola in New York City rode the subway several times since returning from abroad, but the state and city health commissioners agree there was no risk to any other subway customers or any MTA employees.

Press Release
October 23, 2014
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FASTRACK Comes to the 456 Lexington Av Line

On Monday, October 27, MTA New York City Transit brings FASTRACK to the 4 Subway Line Icon5 Subway Line Icon6 Subway Line Icon lines in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Press Release
October 22, 2014
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Subway Ridership Breaks Records

Ridership on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Subway system reached unprecedented milestones in September, breaking the previous single-day ridership record five times in a single month.

Newly available figures show 6,106,694 customers rode the subway on Tuesday, Sept. 23, making it the highest ridership ever since daily figures were first recorded in 1985. Four other September days also saw more than 6 million customers, and the 149 million customers over the month were more than in any other September in more than 60 years.

Press Release
October 17, 2014
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Planned Service Changes for the 7 Line For Five Fall Weekends

MTA New York City Transit announces this coming weekend will be the first of five planned service suspensions on the 7 Subway Line Icon line between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square this fall, due to the continued installation of CBTC (Communications-Based Train Control) and the replacement of critical track panels along the Flushing Line.

Press Release
October 16, 2014
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Weekend Subway Service Advisory

Customers may visit our website at www.mta.info and check out “The Weekender,” accessible by clicking “The Weekender” tab located within the Service Status Menu. The Weekender makes it easy for subway riders to visualize exactly how weekend work will affect subway service

Press Release
October 16, 2014
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Gov. Cuomo Announces Wireless Service And New "Transit Wireless WiFi" in Queens And Manhattan Subway Stations

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Transit Wireless’ completion of a major expansion of wireless and Wi-Fi service in subway stations, extending underground connectivity to 11 new Manhattan stations and 29 more in Queens, and connecting a total 47 million riders monthly. The completion of Phases I and II are part of seven phases to wire all 277 underground stations by 2017, and work has already begun to bring another 39 stations online by spring 2015.

Press Release
October 9, 2014
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory

Customers may visit our website at www.mta.info and check out “The Weekender,” accessible by clicking “The Weekender” tab located within the Service Status Menu. The Weekender makes it easy for subway riders to visualize exactly how weekend work will affect subway service

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