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LIRR Adding Extra Trains New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day
MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide 11 additional eastbound trains on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 31 from Penn Station and 20 extra westbound trains to Penn Station and Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn for this year New Year’s Eve celebration, including the Bill Joel New Year's Eve Concert at Barclays Center, located right across from Atlantic Terminal.
“Grand by Design” Exhibit Opens at Yonkers Library
On January 11, the New York Transit Museum’s multimedia exhibition “Grand by Design: A Centennial Celebration of Grand Central Terminal” will open at the Riverfront Library in Yonkers.
Weekend Subway Service Advisory
Weekend subway service advisory for the 6, A, D, E and Rockaway Park Shuttle.
Vacuum Trains Being Fixed for the Long Haul
Even the most powerful vacuum cleaner in New York City has to go in for a tune-up once in a while.
MTA NYC Transit Announces FASTRACK Schedule for 2014
MTA New York City Transit’s FASTRACK program is returning in January 2014. During the month of January 2014, FASTRACK projects are scheduled for:
Reconstruction of Greenpoint Tubes Continues to Progress
The struggle to overcome the severe damage inflicted by the floodwaters of Superstorm Sandy is evident throughout the affected portions of the subway system and work is progressing steadily at the Greenpoint Tubes, where the 12 weekends of work scheduled for 2013 have been completed.
Mayor Bloomberg, MTA Officials Take Ceremonial First Ride on 7 Subway Train Extension
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg joined MTA officials and other local leaders and took the first ride on the extension of the [7] Subway line, terminating at the new subway station located at 34th Street and Eleventh Avenue in Manhattan. The [7] Subway Extension will provide New Yorkers and visitors with a link to Manhattan’s Far West Side, building on the area’s enormous progress in recent years. The $2.4 billion project is scheduled to be completed in the summer 2014.
MTA NYCT Weekend Service Advisory December 20 - December 23
Customers may visit our website at www.mta.info and check out “The Weekender,” which takes over the front page of MTA website each weekend. The Weekender makes it easy for subway riders to visualize exactly how weekend work will affect subway service.
Official Metro-North App Is Here – And It’s Free
Metro-North customers can now turn to an official app for real-time train information and more. The app, known as Metro-North Train Time, is available for Android and iPhone. It is free to download and free of ads.
LIRR Launches App and Expands Train Time™
LIRR customers can now turn to an official app for real-time train information and more. The app, known as LIRR Train Time, is available for Android and iPhone. It is free to download and free of ads.
MTA Launches LIRR & Metro-North Train Time Apps
Metro-North and LIRR customers can now turn to official apps for real-time train information and more. The apps, known as Metro-North Train Time and LIRR Train Time, are available for Android and iPhone. They are free to download and free of ads.
MTA Is the Best Way to Travel During Christmas and New Year’s Holidays
With the Christmas and New Year’s holidays approaching next week, the MTA has optimized service to help with holiday travel plans. Trains and buses will operate on special schedules to fit the special holiday travel patterns. Details follow for each MTA service, organized by day.
Metro-North Offers Special Service for New Year’s Week
During the holidays, MTA Metro-North Railroad will keep you moving, shopping, sightseeing, show-going and celebrating with trains and schedules to suit everyone. Pick up a special holiday timetable now.
MTA Long Island Rail Road Adding 13 Extra Eastbound Trains on Christmas Eve for Those Making Early Holiday Getaway
MTA Long Island Rail Road is helping riders get away early for the holiday. LIRR is adding 13 trains to its eastbound afternoon schedule from Penn Station on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24, to accommodate the large number of customers leaving work early to begin their Christmas holiday.
Master Lessee Assigned for Fulton Center
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has announced that it intends to designate the mall developer/operator Westfield as the master lessee for substantial portions of the Fulton Center, the new transit hub and retail destination nearing completion in Lower Manhattan.
MTA Prepares for Tuesday Storm
MTA New York City Transit, MTA Metro-North Railroad, MTA Long Island Rail Road, and MTA Bridges and Tunnels are preparing for the arrival of another winter storm that has the potential to blanket the metropolitan area with more snow. Customers are urged to use caution while walking on outdoor platforms and stairs.
Train Schedules to Change on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines
New timetables that reflect the completion of major track work on Metro-North Railroad will go in effect on Saturday, January 18, 2014. With all four tracks in a six-mile stretch from Woodlawn to Melrose in service for the first time since the intensive upgrade began July 1, running times will be reduced. As future infrastructure work is completed, additional improvements will be made.
MTA Prepares for Weekend Storm
MTA New York City Transit, MTA Metro-North Railroad, MTA Long Island Rail Road, and MTA Bridges and Tunnels are preparing for the arrival of a winter storm this weekend.
Take a Look at What We’ve Done to the 149 St-Grand Concourse Station
The 149 St – Grand Concourse Station in the Bronx has gone through an aesthetic transformation.
MTA Announces New Photography Exhibition at Bowling Green Station
Customers at the Bowling Green subway station can enjoy some thrilling and unique views from atop some familiar intersections. Seven large-scale photographs are now on display at the downtown area station. The exhibit is the latest installation of MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design’s large-scale photography exhibitions, which are posted four times a year within New York’s public transportation system.
MTA Service Normal as Employees Battle Snow
New York City subways and buses, the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad and Staten Island Railway are operating on or close to schedule and plan to offer normal service throughout the duration of the storm. Bus commuters may experience minor delays due to wet or icy roadway conditions throughout the five boroughs and should allow extra travel time if possible.
MTA Creates First Regional Transit Diagram for Super Bowl XLVIII
It’s being called the first “Mass Transit Super Bowl,” and this week, the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee revealed extensive public transportation plans for Super Bowl XLVIII, detailing how the region’s mass transit systems, including the MTA, will serve as a critical resource to support the movement of the hundreds of thousands of expected visitors to the area.
MTA Announces Availability of Six Sites for ‘Pop-Up Stores’
Pop-up stores have become quite popular with New York City commuters. And now, the ​Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has six locations within the New York City Subway system that are available immediately to host retailers.
Metro-North Makes Immediate Safety Improvements
MTA Metro-North Railroad is making immediate improvements to reinforce safety at critical curves and movable bridges along the railroad's right-of-way. These improvements were directed by Governor Andrew Cuomo in a letter to the MTA and by an emergency order from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
MTA Bridges and Tunnels Ready For Winter
MTA Bridges and Tunnels is ready for winter weather with 98 trucks in its snow and ice-fighting arsenal and more than 9,000 tons of anti-corrosive deicer, made of rock salt products treated with deicing additives which is significantly less corrosive to steel than salt alone. The snow fleet, made up of regular maintenance trucks that are turned into snow plows and conveyors during winter months, includes 44 vehicles equipped with ground temperature sensors that tell the operator and bridge managers if the roadway is in danger of freezing. The operator then spreads additional deicer where it is needed.
MTA NYC Transit Awards Medals of Excellence
An awards ceremony highlighted the outstanding efforts of 32 New York City Transit employees who selflessly came to the aid of customers and fellow workers during times of need, or distinguished themselves consistently as they went about their normal duties.
NYC Transit Set to Greet Old Man Winter
MTA New York City Transit is once again preparing for the arrival of winter weather
MTA Set to Greet Old Man Winter
MTA New York City Transit, Metro-North Railroad, Long Island Rail Road, and MTA Bridges and Tunnels are once again preparing for the arrival of winter weather.
Work to Restore Regular L Service to Continue into the Evening
Signal Problems on the L Line
Assault a Transit Employee and You WILL Go to Jail
An attack on any one of our workers is an attack on all of us, and the MTA is fully committed to protecting our employees. To maintain this commitment, MTA New York City Transit’s Department of Security has dedicated staff charged with tracking all employee assaults, from the initial incident through full adjudication.
MTA Metro-North Railroad Announces Full Hudson Line Service Thursday
Metro-North Railroad will resume more than 98% of its regular Hudson Line service in time for Wednesday morning’s commute following last weekend’s tragic derailment. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo made the announcement Tuesday afternoon. The railroad was able to clear debris, begin rebuilding tracks and restore one of the three tracks in the area that was not significantly damaged in the accident.
See A Christmas Story,The Musical with LIRR
Remember Ralphie’s Red Ryder Air Rifle obsession, Dad’s leg lamp and Flick’s tongue stuck to a pole? You can relive the classic moments with A Christmas Story, The Musical. And Long Island Rail Road has discount packages to get you to the family-friendly performance.
LIRR Gets You to Radio City's Christmas Spectacular
Why not spend the holidays up close with a live nativity scene while watching the world famous Rockettes take the stage? And why not let Long Island Rail Road get you to Radio City's Christmas Spectacular for free with a $10 savings on the show?
Our Gift to You – Coupon Savings!
In keeping with the spirit of giving, the LIRR would like to show its appreciation this Holiday Season with a host of coupon savings!
Metro-North Crews Rebuild Spuyten Duyvil Tracks
Metro-North crews are working around the clock to rebuild 800 feet of track that were damaged by Sunday’s derailment at Spuyten Duyvil. Personnel worked all night Monday to remove debris and ballast and began laying new ties. With NTSB approval, all rail cars were cleared from the tracks as of about 6 p.m. on Monday.
Six Lanes For Holiday Travelers At Bronx-Whitestone
MTA Bridges and Tunnels is removing the permanent lane closure at the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge’s Queens approach during peak morning and afternoon drive times for the next month, giving motorists all six lanes for holiday travel.
Metro-North Hudson Line Service Alert
Hudson Line Service Alert: Hudson Line service is temporarily suspended between Croton Harmon and Grand Central due to a derailed train in the vicinity of Spuyten Duyvil.
FASTRACK Comes to the F line
MTA New York City Transit brings FASTRACK to the [F] line in lower Manhattan and downtown Brooklyn. [F] trains will be rerouted via the [A] line in both directions between West 4th Street and Jay Street-MetroTech from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for four consecutive weeknights from Monday, December 2 to early Friday morning, December 6.
E-ZPass KO’s Bronx-Whitestone Satellite Booths
It was the end of an era for a pair of satellite toll booths at the northbound Bronx-Whitestone toll plaza, thanks to E-ZPass. With more drivers using E-ZPass instead of cash, the booths were deemed unnecessary. The booths, in place since the early 1980s, were put into service pre-E-ZPass. MTA Bridges and Tunnels introduced E-ZPass at our crossings in a pilot program at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in 1995 and at all crossings in 1996.
New Toll Plaza Configuration At Throgs Neck Bridge
Drivers heading into Queens on the Throgs Neck Bridge will soon need to stay to the right if they plan on paying at the toll booth. Cash lanes at the Queens-bound Throgs Neck Bridge will be moved to the right side of the plaza beginning Monday, Dec. 9. This new traffic configuration is being put in place in an effort to improve traffic flow at the toll plaza.
MTA Storm Preparations
The MTA is preparing for the possibility of heavy rains and high winds through the next 12 to 36 hours.
12th Annual Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Terminal
The 12th Annual Holiday Train Show at Grand Central is open at the Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store, with a Lionel model train layout that will thrill children and railroad enthusiasts alike. The walls of the exhibition gallery will feature whimsical artwork by Maira Kalman, the author and illustrator of the popular children’s book, Next Stop Grand Central. Now a longstanding tradition, the Holiday Train Show is a fun, festive way to ring in the New Year.
Holiday Light Show Illuminates Grand Central
The Holiday Light Show is on display daily through December 26th with 30-minute shows running continuously each evening from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Each half hour comprises four parts, including holiday- and train-inspired segments.
Let The Shopping Begin at the Holiday Fair
For those looking for something a bit unique and with those personal hand-made touches, look no further than Grand Central Terminal’s annual Holiday Fair. The indoor shopper’s market -- sponsored by Shaw Floors -- fills the terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall with 76 artists and craftspeople drawn primarily from New York City and its surrounding areas. The fair offers shoppers an eclectic mix of art, clothing for adults and children, handbags, jewelry and accessories for men and women, bath and body items, home goods, collectible toys, holiday items and gifts for pets.
Happy Thanksgiving! -- Events and Service
Thanksgiving Events and the best way to get there!
Second Avenue Subway Reaches Major Milestones
All blasting operations for Phase 1 of the Second Avenue Subway Project are complete. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced that the Second Avenue Subway project, the largest expansion of the New York City subway network in generations, has reached major new milestones in its on-time, on-budget progress to serve customers on Manhattan’s East Side by the end of 2016.
FASTRACK This Weekend in Brooklyn on the D and N lines
FASTRACK Returns to Brooklyn on the D and N lines Weekend, 5:30 AM to 8 PM • Sat and Sun • Nov 23 - 24
Two Walking Trails Connected Near Beacon Station
Using land and access provided by MTA Metro-North Railroad, the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council and the City of Beacon have built a new trail in Beacon's Hudson River Greenway Trail system. The newly named Dave Miller Connector Trail connects the Beacon's Hudson River waterfront to the Madam Brett Park.
Sandy Resiliency Work Continues on All Fronts
Despite an historic level of repair work throughout the MTA’s vast network of tracks, tunnels and under-river tubes, the effects of Superstorm Sandy will be felt for years to come. Work crews, however, are making steady progress fixing the extensive damage caused by several feel of salt water, particularly to the system’s under-river tubes.
New Subway Cars Being Put to the Test
An 11-car train of new Kawasaki R-188 subway cars recently began 30-day performance testing along the Flushing Line.
Select Bus Service Debuts on the B44 in Brooklyn
Brooklyn has a new Select Bus Service route -- the B44. MTA New York City Transit, together with the NYC Department of Transportation launched the service, the city’s sixth Select Bus route, along Nostrand, Rogers and Bedford Avenues.
250,000 Drivers Buy Convenient MTA E-ZPass On-the-Go Tags
The 250,000th E-ZPass On-the-Go tag was sold in a toll plaza cash lane at one of its seven bridges and two tunnels. The sale means a quarter of a million drivers have used the new option to switch to the savings and convenience of E-ZPass instead of fumbling for cash and change at tollbooths.
MTA Bronx Site to Become a Major Retail Destination
The MTA and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) have announced that the MTA intends to surrender an approximately 550,000-square foot site at the intersection of East Gun Hill Road and the New England Thruway in the Bronx to Gun Hill Square, LLC, a joint venture between Grid Properties, Inc., and Gotham Organization, Inc., to build a pedestrian-oriented retail destination with 260,000 square feet of leasable space, and, if public financing is available, up to 100 units of senior housing. The purchase price of $30.5 million will go toward the MTA’s 2010-2014 Capital Program.
New Timetables In Effect and Track Work Completed in Bronx
MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that it will complete a major track improvement project in the Bronx this weekend that will improve reliability with all four tracks in the area back in service for the first time since the intensive upgrade began July 1.
FASTRACK Returning to Upper Manhattan
MTA New York City Transit brings FASTRACK back to Upper Manhattan along the [A] [C] [D] [B] lines.
MTA to Offer Holiday Season Nostalgia Train & Bus Rides
It’s time for MTA New York City Transit to dust off the vintage equipment and roll out the historic buses and subway cars that served as the foundation for the largest mass transit system in North America.
MTA Financial Plan Includes Effective Cost-Cutting Measures
MTA cost-cutting measures have been more effective than anticipated. As outlined in the Final Proposed 2014 Budget and Four-Year Financial Plan, the growth of agency expenses in 2014 will be limited to 1.96% which is in line with the rate of inflation.
Subway Conductors Point the Way to Safety
Added safety measures
FASTRACK Wraps Up at Grand Concourse
FASTRACK Wraps Up at Grand Concourse
New Timetables and Extra Holiday Service for LIRR Customers
New MTA Long Island Rail Road timetables will go into effect on Monday, November 11 with service improvements on tap for the Port Washington, Main Line/Ronkonkoma, Long Beach, Huntington and Babylon branches.
LIRR is Ready to Help You Kick Off the Holiday Season
Whether it's catching up on holiday shopping, heading into the City for the Thanksgiving Day Parade or Radio City's Christmas Spectacular -- Long Island Rail Road has special discounts and extra trains to get you where you need to go.
Holing Through At QMT 74 Years Ago
It was 74-years ago this month that Mayor Fiorello La Guardia pulled a switch to blast the last six feet of rock separating the Manhattan and Queens tubes at the Queens Midtown Tunnel. One photograph from the Bridges and Tunnels Special Archive collection shows the mayor, aided by Peggy MacDonald, the daughter of the construction company’s Chief Engineer, John MacDonald, pulling the switch on Nov.8, 1939.
Remembering the Redbirds
A decade ago, the last train of “Redbirds” made their final run when an 11-car consist left Times Square headed for Flushing, Queens. The last trip was taken November 3, 2003.
MTA Offices Get Storm Proofing and Energy Upgrades
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is making its energy-efficient office building at 2 Broadway in Lower Manhattan more resilient against extreme storms. The changes will better adapt the building to a changing climate as the MTA consolidates its headquarters personnel there next year. At the same time, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has bestowed its Energy Star certification on the building to recognize that MTA’s upgrades there are helping reduce emissions of greenhouse gases that are causing climate change.
Four Arrested in Ticket Vending Machine Scam
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, Queens District Attorney’s Office and Nassau County Police Department Crimes Against Property (CAP) Squad have announced the arrests of four people in connection with a scam discovered two weeks ago that used hidden cameras and bank card “skimmers” to target MTA Long Island Rail Road customers using ticket vending machines (TVMs) at locations in Nassau and Queens counties.
Testing Old/New Light Poles at Henry Hudson Bridge
The saying, “Everything old is new again,” is true at the Henry Hudson Bridge where MTA Bridges and Tunnels is testing two prototype light poles that marry 20th century design with 21st century technology.
FASTRACK Returning to the Grand Concourse
No D Service Between 205th Street and 161st Street-Yankee Stadium
Take the MTA to the 2013 ING Marathon
MTA is the best way to get to marathon viewing locations.
MTA Pilots Virtual Retail in Subway
The MTA has welcomed a new type of “virtual retail” into the New York City Subway to evaluate whether it can be replicated and scaled up as a new form of retail within the MTA network. In a pilot program being managed by the MTA’s advertising contractor CBS Outdoor, L’Oréal Paris is launching an Intelligent Color Experience in the 5 Av-Bryant Park subway station on November 4, 2013.
MTA Long Island Rail Road Unveils Restored Queens Village Station
MTA Long Island Rail Road President Helena E. Williams and Assemblywoman Barbara Clark unveiled the newly renovated and enhanced Queens Village LIRR Station on October 30, 2013.
Transit Museum Donates To Rockaway Rebuilding Efforts
The New York Transit Museum continues its part to help New Yorkers affected by Superstorm Sandy providing proceeds to The Graybeards, a not-for-profit organization working to rebuild the Rockaways.
Superstorm Sandy: One Year Later
Hardening and Protecting Our Transit Infrastructure
Gov. Cuomo & MTA Chairman Prendergast Detail Efforts to Protect Transit Infrastructure After Sandy
Officials see firsthand some of the emerging technologies the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is considering as part of the agency’s comprehensive hardening and resiliency efforts to protect the system from future storms.
A Weekend at Work: October 25 - October 28, 2013
This weekend, we repaired tracks on the A and D line south of 81st street in Manhattan and on the 7 line near Queensboro Plaza. Photos: MTA New York City Transit / Leonard Wiggins
Enjoy the North Fork with LIRR
Long Island Rail Road wants to help you savor the flavors of the North Fork this fall with connections to free shuttle service to the region for Veteran’s Day weekend. The shuttles are available at all LIRR North Fork stations to transport visitors to various wineries and food establishments during its Taste North Fork event on November 9, 10 and 11.
Long Island Rail Road Takes You to Blood Manor
The LIRR wants you to go ahead and scream your way to Halloween by offering discount packages to New York City’s biggest and scariest haunted attraction, Blood Manor.
Manhattan-bound Brighton Q Line Platforms at Three Stations to Re-open After 4-Month Closure
On Monday, October 28 at 5 a.m., MTA New York City Transit will re-open the newly refurbished northbound platforms of the [B] [Q] Line stations at Cortelyou Road, Beverley Road and Parkside Avenue in Brooklyn – a full two weeks earlier than scheduled.
FASTRACK Returns to the Lexington Av Line
FASTRACK has had an impact on the reliability of service; delays have been reduced by 4.4% in areas where FASTRACK work has been performed.
Gov. Cuomo & MTA Launch New Tourism Campaign
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo visited NYC Transit headquarters for a press event launching “Come See the Comeback,” a freshly-developed tourism campaign. It urges New Yorkers to visit destinations within the MTA service region, ravaged last year by Superstorm Sandy but now well on their way back and ready for visitors. The Governor then led the press into the Whitehall Street station where they inspected a Grand Central/Times Square Shuttle train wrapped with the colorful “I Love NY” tourism ad campaign.
LIRR and Jamaica Station Celebrate 100 Years
Long Island Rail Road and Jamaica station are celebrating a milestone. The major transportation hub, used by 150,000 commuters every day, marked its 100th anniverary on Wednesday, October 24, 2013.
Video of Work to Rebuild Montague Tubes Now on YouTube
A video of the ongoing work to rebuild the Montague Tubes is now available on the MTA’s YouTube page.
Get Outta Town!
The Grand Central-Times Square 42nd Street Shuttle’s newest “wrap” is the “I Love NY” logo and images of tourism destinations in the Hudson Valley and on Long Island.
Weekend Service to Greenport Extended Through Thanksgiving Weekend
The LIRR is pleased to announce it has extended Greenport Saturday/Sunday service through Thanksgiving weekend. The additional train runs will help serve the growing needs of customers who plan to visit the beautiful North Fork during the fall months.
Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Project Wins Engineering Honors
The Bronx approach reconstruction project at the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge won “Best Project of the Year” by a panel of industry experts from Engineering News Record. The $212 million Capital project to reconstruct 2,091-feet of roadway at the Bronx approach to the bridge was completed two months ahead of schedule in September 2012. As a result, drivers now have wider 12-foot lanes and new safety shoulders for the first time in the bridge’s 74-year history. The new approach viaduct includes 15 new double-arch piers, new steel girders and six lanes of new, reinforced roadway decking. The project also included adding a new fire standpipe system and new roadway lighting.
Groundbreaking for New MTA Staten Island Railway Arthur Kill Station in Tottenville
MTA New York City Transit President Carmen Bianco, along with other MTA and elected officials participated today in the groundbreaking for the first new MTA Staten Island Railway station to be built since the MTA took over the private rail line in 1971.
MTA Welcomes First Pop-Up Store in Union Square Station
The MTA welcomed it's first subway 'pop-up store at the Unon Square Station as part of its new initiative to get hip, small stores to lease space in the short-term. The shops will receive month-to-month leases from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for small retail spaces that are temporarily vacant while the agency is arranging long-term leases.
LIRR Gets You to Oyster Festival With Extra Trains and Discounts
MTA Long Island Rail Road is offering a specially-priced travel package for seafood lovers heading to the annual Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay, L.I. this weekend as well as extra train service and special bus service to get you to and from Long Island’s largest waterfront fair.
Transit Workers Join Search for Missing Teen
In an unprecedented and monumental effort, hundreds of track workers and maintenance personnel fanned out through the entire subway system searching for the autistic teen, who walked away from his Long Island City school more than a week ago and has not beenseen since.
MTA Arts for Transit Unveils New Papercut Exhibition at Grand Central
MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design has unveiled an exhibition featuring the work of four noted contemporary artists working with the technique of paper-cutting to render their intricate and detailed subject matter.
Select Bus Service Coming to 125 Street
M60 Select Bus Service (SBS) will launch in April 2014, speeding the commutes of more than 30,000 bus passengers who travel on 125th Street routes daily.
Make Plans to Visit the Sheep and Wool Festival
Metro-North offers a discount rail and admission Getaway package to the New York State Sheep and Wool Family Festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 19th & 20th.
FASTRACK Coming to the Queens Blvd Line
FASTRACK has allowed crews to work more productively, achieving efficiencies valued at $16.7 million in 2012.
Nostrand Ave. Trolley Makes Way for MTA New York City Transit Select Bus Service
MTA New York City Transit’s Select Bus Service (SBS) is the 21st century response to the city’s growing need for speedy and efficient surface transportation. When SBS comes to Brooklyn on November 17, the new B44 SBS service will operate the length of the borough between the Williamsburg Bridge Transit Center and Sheepshead Bay.
Procedures for New Haven Line Customer Credits
Metro-North is offering credits to any New Haven Line monthly or weekly ticket holder to compensate for the significant disruption caused by a Con Edison power outage. Procedures outlined.
Nominations Open for Hometown Heroes in Transit
For the second year, MTA New York City Transit is teaming up with the New York Daily News to honor New York’s Hometown Heroes in Transit. Everyone is invited to nominate a bus or subway employee who has performed an extraordinary deed that benefitted riders, co-workers or New York City.
The Artist And The Bridge
During the construction of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in the early 1960s, a petite woman could be found weaving her way among the burly bridge builders with her drawing board and art supplies in hand. Artist and illustrator Lili Rethi became so familiar to workers building the bridge that they built her a little shed on site to shelter her from the wind and cold.
Ossining Drainage Project Expected to Reduce Flooding
Metro-North customers can look forward to less instances of flooding on the tracks in Ossining thanks to completion of a drainage project in the area.
Greenpoint Tube Repair Work Progresses
Greenpoint Tube repair work continued to advance through the first weekend in October as dozens of workers performed varied tasks throughout the length of the underwater subway tubes connecting Greenpoint, Brooklyn with Long Island City, Queens.
Joseph Leader Named New SVP of Subways
NYC Transit veteran Joseph Leader has been named Senior Vice President, Department of Subways.
MTA Bus Time Arrives in Manhattan
MTA Bus Time™, has expanded to cover all Manhattan bus routes. Customers can get the locations of Manhattan buses in real time via smart phone, web and text message.
A Productive Week Of FASTRACK On N Q R Line
Beginning last Monday, for the fourth time this year, an army of workers were deployed along the more than seven-mile long line as train service was suspended on four consecutive nights at N line Q line R line icon stations in Manhattan. Repair crews took full advantage of the seven-hour work window between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Full New Haven Line Service Resumes Monday, October 7th
Metro-North will resume full train service on the New Haven Line Monday morning, October 7, following successful tests of a major new electrical substation at Mount Vernon. A Con Edison feeder cable failure on September 25 knocked out train service in an eight-mile section of the New Haven Line, the busiest passenger rail line in the country. The outage occurred during the construction and commissioning of the new, long-planned, $50 million substation installation that will enable the railroad to increase service on the line.
MTA’s Arts Programs Receive National Recognition
The MTA’s ever-changing collection of graphic art that brightens the inside of subway cars and stations and a new MTA arts-focused app have received national recognition.
Credit Procedures for New Haven Line Customers
Procedures have been laid out for weekly and monthly ticket holders on the New Haven Line who were inconvenienced by the September 25 power failure to obtain credits for their future ticket purchases.
Tunnel Trucks A Hit At Atlantic Antic
If smiles are the measurement, one thing is very clear: kids of all ages LOVE trucks. People lined up and took turns taking pictures and climbing into the cabs of Bridges and Tunnels ‘specialty trucks, which were part of the Transit Museum’s display at the Sept. 29 Atlantic Antic street festival.
Weekend FASTRACK in Brooklyn
The FASTRACK maintenance program completely suspends train service over a segment of a subway line, to give our workers uninterrupted access to tracks, signals, cables, lighting, third rail components, and platform edges.
New Traffic Pattern at Bronx-Whitestone Bridge
A new, modified traffic pattern goes into effect on the Queens side of the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge as work continues on the $109 million Queens approach reconstruction and rehabilitation project. The area will be restriped and drivers will see the new pattern in place beginning Saturday, Oct. 5. The change will move the work zone over one lane to allow contractors to begin working on another section of the Queens approach roadway
MTA Board Approves Credit for New Haven Line Riders
The MTA Board has approved a credit for New Haven Line customers with monthly or weekly tickets during the ongoing power outage. Metro-North has announced that service on the line will be increased to about 65% of normal on Wednesday.
Castle Hill Avenue and Middletown Road 6 Line Stations Closed for Seven Months for Renewal
$109 Million, Five-Station Project Begins on the Pelham 6 Line
Another Round of Weekend Greenpoint Repair Work Completed
The return of G service through the Greenpoint Tube early Monday morning came after a productive weekend of Sandy repair work which included the construction of new bench wall, placement of new emergency communications devices and the installation of nearly three miles of signal cable.
Expanded New Haven Line Service Options
Temporary substations installed by Con Edison are not sufficient to operate full New Haven Line Service.

Expanded New Haven Line Service Options

Temporary substations installed by Con Edison are not sufficient to operate full New Haven Line Service. The reduced power provided by these temporary substations only allows Metro-North to add a limited number of trains through the 8-mile section between Harrison and Mount Vernon, providing approximately 50% of normal service. As a result, a special schedule is still in effect. See service details.

Metro-North Railroad Expands New Haven Line Options with Limited Electric Service and Expanded Park-And-Ride
Metro-North Railroad will offer a limited amount of additional rail service to accommodate half its normal New Haven Line weekday ridership in time for the Monday morning rush. While trains are expected to be crowded and customers are urged not to travel during the busiest part of rush hour, thousands of park-and-ride spaces in Westchester County and the Bronx will allow customers to ride other MTA services into Manhattan.
Metro-North Weekend New Haven Line Schedules
A reduced schedule will be in effect this weekend (Sat., Sept. 28 & Sun., Sept. 29) due to the continuing Con Ed power outage to a crucial 8-mile segment of the New Haven Line. There will be hourly train service from all New Haven Line stations in both directions all day on Saturday and Sunday.

Metro-North Weekend New Haven Line Schedules

A reduced schedule will be in effect this weekend (Sat., Sept. 28 & Sun., Sept. 29) due to the continuing Con Ed power outage to a crucial 8-mile segment of the New Haven Line.  There will be hourly train service from all New Haven Line stations in both directions all day on Saturday and Sunday. See Service Plan

FASTRACK Comes to the Broadway Line
The FASTRACK maintenance program completely suspends train service over a segment of a subway line, to give our workers uninterrupted access to tracks, signals, cables, lighting, third rail components, and platform edges.
Limited New Haven Line Service
For the remainder of today, Wednesday, September 25, 2013, extremely limited train service using diesel locomotives on the New Haven Line will remain in effect between Stamford and Grand Central Terminal due to the loss of a 138 kilovolt Con Edison feeder that supplies electricity to the overhead lines that power the New Haven Line trains.
MTA Service Alert New Haven Line
MTA Service Alert: New Haven Line Service is operating very limited service between Grand Central and Stmaford due to a Con Ed power problem. Please continue to check this website for updates and listen for announcements at your station.

MTA Service Alert - New Haven Line

Metro-North will provide extremely limited service on the New Haven Line between Stamford and Grand Central using diesel locomotives due to a Con Edison power problem.  Hourly Eastbound service from Grand Central Terminal will make local stops to Stamford, hourly Westbound service from Stamford will make local stops to Grand Central Terminal beginning at 9AM.      

MTA and AT&T Name Winning Apps
The MTA and AT&T have announced the winners of the 2013 App Quest challenge, a global competition to develop new mobile tools that use real time MTA data to improve commutes for millions of subway, bus and rail riders.
Transit Museum Stages 20th Annual Bus Festival!
The New York Transit Museum’s 20th Annual Bus Festival will take place on Sunday, September 29th from 11 am to 5 pm as part of the Atlantic Antic street festival. Visitors young and old will have the rare chance to board vintage buses and speak with bus drivers and transit historians. Only on display once a year, the vintage fleet is one of the Transit Museum’s most prized collections, offering a physical, moving record of over fifty years of surface transit in the city.
MTA Names Blue Ribbon Panel to Study Rail Safety
The MTA has created a Blue Ribbon Panel of six distinguished railroad and transportation experts to examine the circumstances behind recent safety-related incidents at MTA Metro-North Railroad, MTA Long Island Rail Road and MTA New York City Transit. The experts will study the causes behind those incidents, examine the agencies’ maintenance and inspection programs, and ensure they promote a culture of safety within the MTA.
FASTRACK A Success on the Central Pk. West Line
For four nights, NYC Transit employees worked, repairing and replacing track components, cleaning track areas and removing tons of litter and debris.
New Railcars May Join Metro-North Fleet
The MTA Board has approved a contract with Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc., to design and build the next generation of rail cars for the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad. The MTA expects up to 676 cars will be assembled at Kawasaki’s plant in Yonkers and anticipates up to 1,500 people will be employed in New York State. The contract will have an ultimate value of $1.8 billion if all 676 cars are built.
New Railcars Will Join LIRR Fleet
The MTA Board has approved a contract with Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc., to design and build the next generation of rail cars for the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad. The MTA expects up to 676 cars will be assembled at Kawasaki’s plant in Yonkers and anticipates up to 1,500 people will be employed in New York State. The contract will have an ultimate value of $1.8 billion if all 676 cars are built.
New Railcars for LIRR & Metro-North Fleets
The MTA Board has approved a contract with Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc., to design and build the next generation of rail cars for the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad. The MTA expects up to 676 cars will be assembled at Kawasaki’s plant in Yonkers and anticipates up to 1,500 people will be employed in New York State. The contract will have an ultimate value of $1.8 billion if all 676 cars are built.
By the Numbers: Greenpoint Tube Repairs Progress
Much has been accomplished after eight weekends of Sandy repair work. This is evident in the numbers, which are impressive by any standard.
Carmen Bianco Named President of MTA NYC Transit
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast announced he has appointed Carmen Bianco as President of MTA New York City Transit.
VN’s New Lily Pond Ramp Opens
The new fly over Lily Pond entrance ramp leading to the Brooklyn-bound Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is now open to traffic as part of the ongoing work to improve the ramps and approaches at the bridge. The new ramp, which is wider and has one entrance instead of two, is located about 100 feet south of the existing ramp entrance for drivers heading south on Lily Pond Avenue, and will include a new traffic light. Drivers traveling south-bound on Lily Pond will turn on green signal onto the ramp. The light will be synchronized to take turns with northbound vehicles that are making a left turn onto the ramp.
LIRR & Construction Unions Agree to Cut Labor Costs
MTA Long Island Rail Road and local private-sector unions have reached a Project Labor Agreement designed to reduce the LIRR’s labor costs on seven major construction projects by nearly 11%, saving the Railroad an estimated $6.5 million over the course of the next five years while protecting local trade union jobs.
Exec and BTOs Honored For Saving Two from Fiery Crash
Executive Vice President and Chief of Operations James Fortunato and Bridge and Tunnel Officer Jimmy Moy and John Esposito were honored at a recent MTA Board meeting for their heroism in rescuing two people trapped inside a burning truck in July. In presenting the three with plaques, MTA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas F. Prendergast said their tale was “straight out of an action movie” and “showed ingenuity, determination, and plain old guts on that day.”
Retired Stations Employee Honored
Thomas H. Merrick’s 65-year Transit career was capped off with an official thank you from top level MTA officials and through a Special Proclamation from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.
Enjoy Harvest Season with Dutchess Farms Tours
Take Metro-North’s Harlem Line to Wassaic and there board the Dutchess County Farm Fresh Link shuttle for excursions to the charming Village of Millerton, McEnroe Organic Farm, and Dutch’s Spirits, all located in the scenic Hudson Valley.
MTA LIRR Launches Stark Safety Campaign in Effort to Reduce Accidents at Railroad Crossings
MTA Long Island Rail Road has launched a new public safety campaign in an effort to reduce the number of deaths and injuries that result when motorists and pedestrians ignore downed railroad crossing gates.
A Bus That Runs on Batteries
MTA New York City Transit is currently testing a new design of an all-electric bus.
FASTRACK Arrives on Central Park West
A B C D Trains Suspended Along Central Park West Overnight during FASTRACK overnight closure from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., on four consecutive weeknights beginning Monday, September 16 and ending early morning Friday, September 20, will be the first on Central Park West.
FASTRACK Wraps Up on Lexington Ave Line
This week saw our FASTRACK maintenance program underway on the East Side of Manhattan as hundreds of subway maintenance workers were in tunnels and stations on the Lexington Avenue Line replacing and repairing components vital to a safe and sound operation.
FASTRACK Comes to the Upper West Side
This FASTRACK overnight closure from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., on four consecutive weeknights beginning Monday, September 16 and ending early morning Friday, September 20, will be the first on Central Park West.
Take the LIRR ‘Train to the Game’ to MetLife Stadium
If you’re heading to MetLife Stadium to see the New York Jets or New York Giants, why tackle the traffic? Leave the tackling to the players and take advantage of the Long Island Rail Road “Train to the Game” offering a one-ticket train ride to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Remembering 9/11 Through Express Coach 2185
With its distinctive red, white and blue paint job, it is a source of pride to the depot’s employees who remember the once heavily damaged hulk as it sat on the street 12 years ago near Ground Zero.
Enjoy Harvest Season with Dutchess Farms Tours
Take Metro-North’s Harlem Line to Wassaic and there board the Dutchess County Farm Fresh Link shuttle for excursions to the charming Village of Millerton, McEnroe Organic Farm, Madava Farms and Dutch’s Spirits, all located in the scenic Hudson Valley.
Take the Train to the NFL
Jets and Giants fans: This 2013 football season Metro‑North continues to make getting to the New Jersey Meadowlands Sports Complex easy.
Special Day for Special Kids at the New York Transit Museum
The third annual Special Day for Special Kids will take place on Sunday, September 15th at the New York Transit Museum, with free admission and exciting programs for children with special needs/disabilities and their families, from 10 am to 2 pm. This popular event is all about embracing special needs families in a cultural environment where they feel welcome and wanted.
'Fly' to LaGuardia on the LIRR
For the first time, Long Islanders can quickly reach LaGuardia Airport without a car thanks to MTA Bus service offering a 12 minute ride to the airport from the LIRR’s Woodside Station.
Maintaining Subway Cars for a Smooth Ride
Repairing Subway Cars Before They Break Down is the MTA’s Secret to Good Service
New Bus Service Coming to Brooklyn and Queens Starting Sept. 8
MTA customers now have new options for travel in Brooklyn and Queens, including a faster way to get to LaGuardia Airport.
FASTRACK Returns to the Upper East Side
FASTRACK Returns to the 4/5/6 September 9
MTA Bridges and Tunnels Reminds Drivers School Opens Next Week: Drive Safely
MTA Bridges and Tunnels kicks off its annual September safety campaign with posters and electronic signs at its seven bridges and two tunnels reminding motorists that schools open in New York City next week and to drive with caution.
Ride Metro-North to Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest
Take the Hudson Line to Poughkeepsie Station to connect with a free shuttle bus to the Dutchess County Fairgrounds for the Wine and Food Fest!
Ride Metro-North to Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest
Take the Hudson Line to Poughkeepsie Station to connect with a free shuttle bus to the Dutchess County Fairgrounds for the Wine and Food Fest!
Metro-North Adds Nine Ticket Vending Machines in Grand Central
MTA Metro-North Railroad is opening a third ticket vending machine center in Grand Central Terminal, adding nine machines to increase customer convenience, especially on the busiest days.
New LIRR Ticket Vending Machines Are Smart Card Friendly
MTA Long Island Rail Road’s ticket vending machines are getting smarter. For the first time, the LIRR in introducing TVMs that can read your smart card and complete your ticket transaction without requiring you to swipe or insert your bank card into the machine.
FASTRACK Success on the A in Washington Heights & Inwood
Over the past week, the FASTRACK program has been in force along the Line between 168th and 207th Streets. Once again, a laundry list of maintenance and repair tasks was completed efficiently and safely.
Photos Show Building Of The “New” Cross Bay Bridge
It was 45 years ago this September that the piers for the “new” Cross Bay Bridge appeared in Jamaica Bay. The photos shown here are from the MTA Bridges and Tunnels’ Special Archive collection, and illustrate different views of the bridge under construction.
91 Year Old Transit Vet Retiring After 65 Years of Service!
Station Superintendent Thomas H. Merrick began his Transit career as a Railroad Clerk on June 23, 1948.
MTA Provides Service Details for Labor Day Weekend
MTA railroads will provide extra service on Friday, August 30, to help customers get a head start on the long holiday weekend. All MTA services will operate on reduced schedules on Labor Day.
Exhibition Celebrates the Subways in Music Iconography
Album cover art is one of the most iconic visual representations of twentieth century pop culture, and musicians time and again have chosen the subway to craft their image. Album Tracks: Subway Record Covers, an exhibition at the New York Transit Museum showcasing album artwork featuring the New York City subway and elevated system.
AT&T and MTA Release 49 New Apps Developed to Improve Commutes and Open Public Voting on Best Transit Tool
AT&T and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority today released the 49 new apps designed to help improve commutes for millions of subway, bus and rail riders, and opened public voting for New Yorkers to select their favorite transit tool.
Switch Replacement Project at E. 241st St. Terminal is Complete
MTA New York City Transit maintenance forces just completed a project that saw the change out of a set of track switches just outside of the 2 Line terminal at East 241st Street and White Plains Road in the Bronx.
Greenpoint Tunnel Work Moves Ahead
Work continues to progress as MTA New York City Transit wrapped up the seventh week of the Fix&Fortify effort at the Greenpoint Tube.
A "pearl" of wisdom: Don’t miss the Norwalk Oyster Fest
Take Metro-North to the 36th Annual Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival for three days of fun, September 6, 7 & 8, 2013.
FASTRACK Comes to the A Line in Upper Manhattan
We're putting repairs on the FASTRACK on the in A Washington Heights/Inwood, Weeknights, 10 PM to 5 AM • Mon to Fri • Aug 26 - 30.
Night Map 3.0 is Here!
Fourteen months of Sandy-related repairs in the Montague Tubes bring with it, the latest version of MTA New York City Transit's night map.
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Massapequa Station Renewal Enters Next Phase
The next segment of a $40 million facelift of the Massapequa Station got underway Wednesday, August 21, 2013, as the LIRR continues the work it began in the spring on a two-year rehabilitation project of the station.
Take the Long Island Rail Road to U.S. Open Tennis at Flushing Meadow Park
The Long Island Rail Road and New York City Transit are serving up aces with frequent service to the 132nd U.S. Open Tennis tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadow-Corona Park beginning with the start of qualifying rounds today, Tuesday, August 20 right through to the tournament finals on September 9.
7 Line Extension 90 Percent Complete
7 Line Extension 90 Percent Complete
New Station Opens in West Haven, Conn.
The gleaming, contemporary West Haven Station, situated between New Haven and Milford stations on the New Haven Line, is opening for business on Sunday, August 18th.
Summer’s Winding Down: Time to Hit the Beach!
Summer’s Winding Down: Time to Hit the Beach!
Central Av. M Station Reopens Following Rehab
Central Av. M Station Reopens Following Rehab
Metro-North Schedules Change August 19 to Accommodate Bronx Track Work
A comprehensive track reconstruction project underway in the Bronx is being expanded and extended and, to continue to support this work, a systemwide schedule change will take effect August 19.
Greenpoint Tunnel Work Moves Ahead
Greenpoint Tunnel Work Moves Ahead
FASTRACK Returns to Queens on the E/M/R
FASTRACK Returns to Queens on the E/M/R
MTA Service Advisory
The LIRR is experiencing 10-15 minute delays systemwide due to congestion caused by the partial suspension of service on the Ronkonkoma Branch caused by a train striking an unauthorized person on the tracks.

LIRR Experiencing Systemwide Delays

The Long Island Rail Road is experiencing 10-15 minute delays systemwide due to congestion caused by the partial suspension of service on the Ronkonkoma Branch. This service delay is the result of a train striking an unauthorized person on the tracks east of Deer Park. Monitor Service Status on this page for updates. We apologize for the inconvenience.

MTA Music Under New York Artists to Perform at Free Summer Concert Series
MTA Music Under New York Artists to Perform at Free Summer Concert Series
Take the 7 Train to the Dragon Boat Festival This Weekend
Take the 7 Train to the Dragon Boat Festival This Weekend
How MTA Prepped for the Montague Tubes Closure
How MTA Prepped for the Montague Tubes Closure
Metro-North Package Offers Discounts and Shuttle Service to Dutchess County Fair
Metro-North’s discount rail and discount admission package for the 168th Dutchess County Fair in quaint Rhinebeck, NY, offers great savings, easy travel and loads of family fun.
Henry Hudson Upper Level Permanent Lane Closure Lifted
Good news for drivers who use the Henry Hudson Bridge, the permanent lane closure on the Bronx-bound upper level of the bridge, in place since May 2011, has been lifted after work was completed three months ahead of schedule. The work was part of the nearly $32 million rehabilitation project to replace the original 1930’s-era steel curb stringers on the Bronx-bound upper level of the bridge.
Montague Tubes to Close for 14 Months of Sandy-Related Repairs
Montague Tubes to Close for 14 Months of Sandy-Related Repairs
With R Line Subway Service Changes Come the (New) Signs of the Times
With R Line Subway Service Changes Come the (New) Signs of the Times
Reconstruction Complete Following Hudson Line Freight Derailment at Spuyten Duyvil
Metro-North’s Hudson Line reconstruction effort following the July 18 derailment of a CSX freight train in the vicinity of Spuyten Duyvil has been completed.
Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Queensbound Toll Plaza Changes
When it comes to using cash to pay tolls at the Queensbound Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, motorists should remember one thing: stay right. A new toll plaza configuration at the southbound toll plaza heading into Queens is moving cash lanes to the right side of the toll plaza only in an effort to improve traffic flow. Under the old configuration there were cash lanes on either side of the toll plaza
Weekend at Work July 27-28
Weekend at Work July 27-28
Regular AM Peak Hudson Line Service Monday As Track Restoration Nears Completion
MTA Metro-North Railroad will be providing regular AM Peak train service on its Hudson Line Monday morning though minimal scattered delays are still possible as the restoration of track damaged by the July 18 derailment of a CSX freight train is nearing completion.
MTA Opens Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center
Anyone interested in learning more about the Second Avenue Subway construction project, viewing exhibits about its long history or having their concerns about the project heard can now drop by MTA’s new Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center (CIC). The new center, located at 1628 Second Ave. between East 84th and East 85th streets, is a place where visitors can participate in regular programs and activities, view biannual exhibits about Second Avenue Subway project, and most importantly access information about the project and bring issues of concern to the attention of project staff. It will remain open until the first phase of the project, which will bring the Q line from East 63rd Street to East 96th Street, begins operating in December 2016.
Summer Camp at the New York Transit Museum
What do you get when you take a decommissioned subway station, add in subway cars from as far back as 1904 and sprinkle in historic turnstiles, eye opening exhibits and a 1960’s era "Fishbowl" bus children of all ages can get behind the wheel of? You get a one of a kind New York Museum experience perfect for year round fun, but especially during the summer.
Hudson Line Derailment Recovery Progresses
Hudson Line Derailment Recovery Progresses. Regular Service on Friday, July 26; Weekend Train/Bus Service in Effect
MTA Announces Service Investments
MTA is releasing its proposed 2014-2017 Financial Plan this week. This Plan continues the MTA’s commitment to implementing significant annually recurring cost reductions, totaling $1.3 billion each year by 2017. The Financial Plan proposes $18 million in additional service investments that will improve both the frequency and quality of MTA service.
MTA Announces Parking Lot at Houston & Broadway For Sale
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced that the MTA intends to relinquish control of the City-owned parking lot at 19 E. Houston Street in SoHo. In return, the MTA will receive $25.825 million for its capital program and a relocation property in the Flatiron District.
Late Night Busing of Hudson Line Needed For Track Rebuilding
Metro-North Railroad on Monday resumed normal Hudson Line train service using just a single track as ongoing recovery and repair work shifts to overnight hours following a major freight derailment last Thursday in the area just west of the Spuyten Duyvil station. To facilitate ongoing recovery and repair work, beginning tonight at 10 PM, the Hudson Line will be shut down between Yankees-E. 153rd Street Station and Yonkers Station. In all, about 1,500 customers will be affected on nine northbound and eight southbound trains. The closure will give track gangs space to work in what is a severely constrained location in a narrow rock cut. During the time the line is out of service, an alternate service plan will be in place. At the regularly schedule Hudson Line departure time, customers will take an express train from Grand Central to Mount Vernon on the Harlem Line where they will be picked up by a bus for the trip to Yonkers where they will re-board a train. A similar service will be provided for southbound customers, who will get off the train at Yonkers and take a bus to Mount Vernon to complete the trip by express train to Grand Central. Normal service will resume each morning with the first scheduled departures from Poughkeepsie and Croton-Harmon at 4:15 AM and 4:45 AM respectively. Customers should anticipate scattered 5-to-10 minute delays due to the congestion caused by a single-track operation. This late-night closure will continue through Thursday night and possibly next week. Customers whose destination is in the Bronx or Ludlow station will take buses directly from Mount Vernon West to their destination. Customers should not use regular Harlem Line trains to Mount Vernon West. Shuttle buses will meet Hudson Line trains only. Customers arriving at Mount Vernon West on Harlem Line trains may have to wait up to 60 minutes for a shuttle bus departure, and connections to trains from Yonkers to Croton-Harmon and Poughkeepsie may not be held. In addition, two earlier trains will be canceled /combined to ensure that train crews and equipment (trains) are in place for the resumption of service in the morning. These canceled/combined trains are as follows: • The 8:33 PM train from Grand Central Terminal to Croton-Harmon is combined with the 8:37 PM train to Greystone. The combined train will depart Grand Central Terminal at 8:37 PM and make all stops from Yankees-E. 153rd Street to Croton-Harmon. Customers who normally ride the 8:33 train will experience up to 16 minutes additional travel time. • The 9:13 PM train from Grand Central Terminal to Croton-Harmon is canceled. Customers will be accommodated on the 9:20 PM train to Croton-Harmon, and will experience up to 12 minutes additional travel time. • The last inbound trains to operate through from Yonkers to Grand Central Terminal are the 7:56 PM from Poughkeepsie (arrives GCT 9:41 PM) and the 9:00 PM from Croton-Harmon (arrives GCT 10:09 PM). • The last outbound trains to operate through from Grand Central Terminal to Croton-Harmon and Poughkeepsie are the 9:47 PM to Poughkeepsie and the 9:51 PM to Croton-Harmon. • Travel time will be up to 45 minutes longer than normal for customers whose station is between Morris Heights and Ludlow. Customers at Morris Heights, University Heights, and Marble Hill are strongly urged to use New York City Transit bus and subway service instead of Metro-North. • Travel time will be approximately 30 minutes longer than normal for customers whose station is between Yonkers and Poughkeepsie. • Customers at Ludlow, Riverdale and Spuyten Duyvil will use Hudson Rail Link buses, which will make stops on the route and NOT stop directly at the train station locations. • Customers transferring to buses at Yonkers and Mount Vernon West should pay close attention to railroad and bus personnel to make sure they get on the right bus. • Despite the intense planning effort for this service, mistakes may happen and unforeseen delays may occur. Metro-North apologizes for the inconvenience and asks its late-night customers for patience as the recovery work continues.
LIRR Schedules Change Due to East Side Access Project Work
East Side Access Work causes schedules change for a month this summer
Regular Hudson Line Service Resumes Monday July 22nd
Four days after a major freight derailment, Metro-North continues recovery efforts in anticipation of a normal AM Peak Service on the Hudson Line on Monday, July 22nd.
Regular Hudson Line Service Suspended This Weekend
Regular Metro-North Hudson Line service remains suspended following a freight trai derailment Thursday evening near the Spuyten Duyvil station.
Hudson Line Service Remains Suspended
Hudson Line Service remains suspended following freight train derailment on Thursday, July 18th in vicinity of Spuyten Duyvil
Hudson Line Service Suspended
Hudson Line Service suspended due to freight train derailment near Spuyten Duyvil Station
Hudson Line Service Alert
Hudson Line Service suspended due to freight train derailment

Hudson Line Service Alert

Hudson Line Service is temporarily suspended due to a freight train derailment in the vicinity of Spuyten Duyvil. Bus service will operate between Marble Hill and Ludlow Stations, where customers can connect with shuttle train service. Customers are urged to use the Harlem Line for points of travel north and south of Spuyten Duyvil. Hudson Line tickets will be honored on the Harlem Line.

Please listen for announcements at your station and continue to check Service Status for updates.

200,000 MTA On-the-Go Tags Sold In Cash Lanes
Sales of MTA Bridges and Tunnels On-the-Go tags reached a milestone this month with more than 200,000 sold in cash lanes at MTA crossings, as even occasional drivers and vacationers are discovering the convenience of buying the tags at toll booths.
Keep Hydrated During Heat Wave
With the temperature stuck in the high 90s and humidity making it feel in the triple digits, the heat wave of 2013 poses some real challenges for customers waiting for the MTA’s air conditioned subways, railroad trains or buses.
LIRR Supports 'Wyandanch Rising' Development
Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and dozens of other officials , along with Long Island Rail Road President Helena Williams helped to break ground July 16 for Wyandanch Rising, one of the most significant Transit Oriented Development initiatives on Long Island.
East Side Access Work: Summer 2013 Service Changes
A month-long construction initiative to support the East Side Access project will take place this summer, and will impact weekday service from mid-July through mid-August. We are building a concrete track slab in the very busy Harold Interlocking that will allow subsequent tunnel construction to proceed without impacting LIRR service. Eventually, the slab will support a westbound bypass track for Amtrak and LIRR trains, increasing capacity and reliability in this area. To accommodate the work, some key tracks in the Harold Interlocking area will be taken out of service.
Hop on a Train to Beat the Heat
Hop on a Train to Beat the Heat
Emergency Track Work on the A Line Wednesday, July 17 10am-3pm
Emergency Track Work on the A Line Tomorrow 10am-3pm
Bronx Infrastructure Improvements on Schedule
On July 1, as part of Metro-North's commitment to providing our customers with safe, reliable and comfortable train service, we began a comprehensive right-of-way improvement program in the Bronx between Melrose and Woodlawn. This nine-week project includes track and drainage improvements, tie replacement, fencing repairs and general cleanup of the area through Labor Day.
MTA New York City Transit Completes Comprehensive Review of G Subway Line
MTA New York City Transit Completes Comprehensive Review of G Subway Line
FASTRACK Returns to the Concourse Line This Week
FASTRACK Returns to the Concourse Line Starting Monday
Fix & Fortify – MTA’s Sandy Recovery Inside the Greenpoint Tube
Fix & Fortify – MTA’s Sandy Recovery Inside the Greenpoint Tube
LIRR Provides Extra Service to All-Star Game & Events
The Long Island Rail Road will provide extra train service direct to Citi Field during Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game and related festivities on Sunday, July 14, Monday, July 15, and Tuesday, July 16, and New York City Transit will run a special nostalgia train with many types of vintage subway cars on Sunday, July 14.
Look Out! MetroCard Advertising Now Appearing
Don’t be surprised if you receive a red MetroCard instead of a yellow one this month. It means you’ve received one of a million MetroCards that are being distributed in July featuring an advertisement promoting Resorts World Casino in Queens.
NYPD and Brookhaven Lab Conduct Airflow Study in Subway
NYPD and Brookhaven Lab Conduct Airflow Study in Subway
LIRR Helps Train Paramedic Students from CUNY’s LaGuardia Community College
Paramedic students from CUNY’s LaGuardia Community College trained side-by-side with emergency service professionals from MTA Long Island Rail Road at a mock mass casualty drill staged recently at the LIRR’s Long Island City Yard.
Bleecker Street Artwork Honored
Bleecker Street Artwork Honored
Greenpoint G Tube Closure This Weekend
Greenpoint G Tube Closure This Weekend
Free Grand Central Terminal App Merges MTA Service Details with Information on Retail Merchants
You now have the world’s largest train terminal at your fingertips, with the most up-to-date commuter rail schedule available on mobile devices, as MTA and Metro-North Railroad have launched the official app for Grand Central Terminal. Originally opened in 1913, the iconic train terminal is celebrating its centennial anniversary this year.
Extra Trains Kick Off July Fourth Holiday
The MTA will offer extra railroad service on Wednesday, July 3, to allow customers to get a head start on the Fourth of July holiday. On Thursday, July 4, subways and buses will operate on a Saturday schedule, and the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad and Staten Island Railway will operate on a Sunday schedule.
LIRR Offers Extra Getaway Trains on July 3
The MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide additional early-afternoon service from Penn Station, Wednesday, July 3, adding eight eastbound trains to the schedule for customers planning an early getaway for the start of the Independence Day holiday.
Getaway on July 3 - With Metro-North!
Declare your independence from traffic this July 4th Holiday by taking Metro-North Railroad to celebrate our nation’s 237th birthday this year.
LIRR Has Money-Saving Getaways to World-Class Beaches
The LIRR has a number of special packages to get you and your family and friends to the beach this summer and save money!
New York City Transit Begins Bx41 Select Bus Service on Webster Avenue
Building on its successful effort to improve bus service efficiency and reduce travel times along some of the city’s more heavily-traveled thoroughfares, MTA New York City Transit will launch a new Select Bus Service (SBS) route along Webster Avenue, one of the Bronx’s main north-south corridors on Sunday, June 30th.
MTA Offers Its Headquarters Site for Lease
In a move that is expected to generate significant revenue for its capital program, the MTA will vacate its headquarters buildings in Midtown Manhattan by the end of next year and award a long-term lease to a developer expected to demolish the buildings and redevelop the premier location with modern Class A offices, a hotel, residential tower, or a mixture of uses.
Senior Adviser to Chairman Passes Away
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is saddened to announce the death of Susan Kupferman, Senior Advisor to the Chairman, who passed away on June 26, 2013, following a long illness.
Take the LIRR to the U.S. Women’s Open
MTA Long Island Rail Road is providing rail service to Southampton as the best women golfers in the world will battle for the USGA U.S. Women’s Open title at the beautiful Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton.
Henry Hudson Bridge Project Nearing Completion
The 3-year, $32 million project to replace the Henry Hudson Bridge’s original 1930’s-era steel curb stringers on the Bronx-bound upper level is moving to the next phase of work in the center lane where contractors will be rehabilitating bridge joints. The good news for drivers is that once this work is finished, the permanent lane closures that have been in place for several years will be lifted during morning and afternoon peak drive times. Off-peak lane closures will continue through the end of the project, which is on time and expected to be finished this fall.
Prendergast Confirmed as MTA Chairman
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has a new leader at the helm, following the confirmation Thursday by the New York State Senate of Thomas F. Prendergast to serve as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Bridges and Tunnels’ Flagship Bridge Turns 77 in July
When the Triborough Bridge opened on July 11, 1936, it was among the most significant public works projects built during the Great Depression, providing jobs for 2,800 workers daily as the project neared completion. Groundbreaking for the bridge took place on October 25, 1929, just four days before the stock market crash that ushered in the Depression. Originally designed to resemble the Manhattan Bridge, work on the municipal project came to an abrupt halt in 1932 with only some piers and parts of the anchorages in place.
Injured Police Dog Holds on to Subway Attacker
Bear, a member of the NYPD Transit Bureau’s K-9 Unit, sustained four broken teeth and lacerations to his tongue when he and his handler, Police Officer Vincent Tieniber, 36, came to the aid of a fellow officer late Tuesday morning as he attempted to break up a violent dispute in a midtown Manhattan subway station. Though injured, Bear displayed the poise, courage and training associated with the K-9 Unit.
MTA Service Advisory
Long Island Rail Road customers should anticipate some train cancelations, diversions and delays during today's AM Peak due to Monday evening's derailment inside one of Amtrak's East River tunnels.

LIRR Full AM Rush Restored

The LIRR is operating on or close to schedule for the morning rush hour having completed overnight the repairs and testing of the tracks and signals damaged by Monday's derailment of a passenger LIRR train in Amtrak's tunnel.

LIRR Delays Due To Derailment
Delays on LIRR due to derailment in East River Tunnel

LIRR Delays Due to Derailment

There are eastbound delays up to 15 minutes along with some cancellations out of Penn due to a disabled train in one of the East River tunnels. There is no westbound service between Jamaica and Penn and between Woodside and Penn. NYC Transit is cross honoring westbound fares on the E train at Jamaica and on the 7 train at Woodside. Monitor Service Status for updates.

Eight Canines Join Ranks of MTA Police Department
Eight eager and well-trained canines – joined by their human partners – entered the ranks of the MTA Police Department’s Canine Unit at a graduation ceremony held on Friday, June 14, 2013, in Grand Central Terminal. The canines, who are roughly 1½ years old and are German Shepherds or German Shepherd/Belgian Shepherd mixes, completed an intensive 14-week course with their human partners in which they learned all aspects of explosives detection, recognition and handling. The MTA K-9 Unit is believed to be the largest such force in the nation, with 50 canines in service.
MTA Photographer Pat Cashin Describes 2nd Ave Subway Photos
MTA Photographer Patrick Cashin has been photographing the Second Avenue Subway project since 2009. He recalls the progress he's seen for this video produced by Flickr.
FASTRACK Returns to the Broadway Line
FASTRACK Returns to the Broadway Line
Final Contract Awarded for Second Avenue Subway
Final Contract Awarded for Second Avenue Subway
Al Roker Visits Zerega Bus Training Facility
Al Roker Visits Zerega Bus Training Facility
MTA Receives Three Awards
MTA Receives Three Awards
LIRR Opens Port Washington Info Center
MTA Long Island Rail Road President has opened an Information Center at Port Washington Station to detail the benefits of the LIRR’s proposed track extensions at its Port Washington Train Yard. A website with details is also available online, at this link: http://www.mta.info/lirr/portwashingtonproject
FASTRACK Rides A Line This Week
FASTRACK Rides the A Line This Week in Upper Manhattan
FASTRACK Success on the Queens Blvd EFMR Line
We brought our FASTRACK maintenance program to Queens this week with hundreds of Transit workers descending into tunnels and stations on the Queens Boulevard Line, replacing and repairing items from light bulbs to damaged structural steel.
Metro-North’s Cortlandt Station Project Wins Planning Award
Metro-North and the Town of Cortlandt have received a Planning Achievement Award from the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation for the expanded Cortlandt Station.
LIRR To Operate 38 Special Trains for Belmont Stakes
MTA Long Island Rail Road is adding 38 trains (18 eastbound, 20 westbound) to its regular schedule to bring up to 20,000 thoroughbred racing fans to Belmont Park for the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes this Saturday, June 8.
FASTRACK Returns to Washington Heights/Inwood This Week
FASTRACK Returns to Washington Heights/Inwood
Sandy Repairs Require Closure of Greenpoint G Tube
Sandy Repairs Require Closure of Greenpoint G Tube
Sandy Repairs Require Closure of Montague R Tube
Sandy Repairs Require Closure of Montague R Tube
MTA LIRR Service Advisory
MTA LIRR Advisory
Meet Our New Peregrine Falcon Chicks
Six peregrine falcon chicks, hatched last month high atop two MTA bridges last month, have joined the MTA fold. Three chicks were born at Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge and three at Throgs Neck Bridge.
New Bus Service Coming to Brooklyn and Queens in September
New Bus Service Coming to Brooklyn and Queens in September
Second Avenue Subway Project Receives Award
Second Avenue Subway Project Receives Award
New Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Service Road Ramp Opening
The first of several ramps being reconstructed and rehabilitated as part of the $50 million toll plaza improvement project at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is opening at Narrows Road South in June. Once the new Brooklyn-bound entrance ramp opens, the old ramp and a portion of the Narrows Road South exit ramp that leads to Lily Pond Avenue will be demolished to make way for the new lower level connector ramp, which will lead motorists directly from the Staten Island Expressway onto the bridge’s lower level
2nd Avenue Restaurant & Retail Week
2nd Avenue Restaurant & Retail Week
A Train Service Restored to Rockaways
With soaring temperatures and sunny skies, there could have been no better day to bring back [A] and [S] Train service to the Rockaways. The Occasion was marked by a ride on a vintage subway train and a ceremony held at the beach 116 Street station, attended by Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) representatives and local elected officials who all joined to reopen the line with a ceremonial ride from Howard Beach.
1 Service Resumes
Service on the #1 line has resumed in both directions following a derailment involving a downtown #1 train between 125th St and 116th St Wednesday evening.
No 1 Service
There is no 1 train service in both directions between 96th Street and 168th Street due to a rail condition outside 125th Street. Please monitor Service Status on this page for the latest updates.

MTA Service Alert

Due to a derailment involving a 1 train near 125th St, there is no service between 96th St and 137th St.

In Upper Manhattan, trains are running in both directions between 137 St-City College and Van Cortlandt Park- 242 St.

2 and 3 trains are running local between 96th St and Chambers St. Use A service if possible for service to Upper Manhattan.

Monitor Service Status for updates

25 Performers and Groups Chosen for MTA’s Music Under New York
Twenty-five individuals and groups have been accepted into the Music Under New York (MUNY) program after performing at the program’s 26th Annual Auditions held on May 13 in Grand Central Terminal.
Popularity of H Merchandise Continues Even as Rockaway Train Service Resumes
Popularity of H Merchandise Continues Even as Rockaway Train Service is Set to Resume
Historic Garrison Station Sign Restored to Like-New Condition
Historic Garrison Station Sign Restored to Like-New Condition
Enjoy the Clearwater Festival June 15 & 16
Enjoy the Clearwater Festival June 15 & 16
LIRR Operates First Non-Stop Service from Manhattan to Hamptons
The Cannonball, the Long Island Rail Road's fastest train to the East End, is now running non-stop from Manhattan for the first time since the train was introduced back in the 1890s. It arrives in Westhampton 94 minutes after departing from Penn Station, with follow-up stops at Southampton, East Hampton, Bridgehampton and Montauk. It's a one-seat, $27 ride, with reserved seating available for an extra charge. The Cannonball has traditionally departed from the Hunterspoint Avenue Station in Long Island City, Queens, but now it's running from Penn Station. It made its inaugural run from Penn on May 24, 2013.
FASTRACK on the Queens Blvd Line This Week
FASTRACK Coming to Queens Blvd Line This Week
Preparing for Service Restoration in Rockaways
Final preparations are underway to restore A and Rockaway Park Shuttle service to the Rockaways
Hugh L. Carey Tunnel Turns 63
On May 25, 1950, a parade of dignitaries, led by Mayor William O’Dwyer and Robert Moses, head of the newly created Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, traveled by motorcade through the brand new Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel and were welcomed on the Manhattan side by a throng of cheering well-wishers.
Getaway Trains Planned for Start of Memorial Day Weekend
To help folks get a jump on the Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer, MTA Metro-North Railroad offers plenty of extra early getaway service on Friday, May 24.
MTA’s Buses Provide Shuttle Service for Metro-North Customers
MTA’s Buses Provide Shuttle Service for Metro-North Customers
Memorial Day 2013: MTA Service Plans and Getaways
Memorial Day 2013: MTA Service Plans and Getaways
To Our New Haven Line Customers
MNR has established a toll-free number to provide assistance. Please contact us at 1-800-638-7646 for information on referral/support services, lost & found items, and assistance with any paperwork. established a toll-free number to provide assistance. Please contact us at established a toll-free number to provide assistance. Please contact us at 1-800-638-7646 for information on referral/support services, lost & found items, and assistance with any paperwork. We have established a toll-free number to provide assistance. Please contact us at 1-800-638-7646 for information on referral/support services, lost & found items, and assistance with any paperwork.
Full New Haven Line Service Resumes
Full New Haven Line service resumed on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, following a derailment in Bridgeport on May 17 and subsequent track reconstruction.
New Haven Line Service Restored
For the first time in four days, Metro-North will operate regular service between New York and New Haven. The service restoration follows round the work to repair damaged track infrastructure caused when a Metro-North train derailed in Bridgeport and was struck by another train going in the opposite direction on Friday, May 17th.
Flood Mitigation Work Begins at 7 Downtown Stations
Flood Mitigation Work Begins at 7 Downtown Stations
Metro-North Foresees Full Service Wednesday Morning
Reconstruction of track infrastructure damaged in a derailment last Friday has progressed to such a degree that Metro-North announced plans today to resume regular train service on the New Haven Line in time for the AM Peak on Wednesday.
New Haven Line Service Changes Are In Place While We Work Around the Clock to Rebuild Damaged Tracks
MTA Metro-North Railroad and the Connecticut Department of Transportation have developed an alternate transportation plan for the east end of the New Haven Line, while intensive reconstruction efforts continue around the clock. This 31-mile section of track has been without train service since Friday night when a train derailed, affecting 30,000 customers.
Port Washington Yard Track Extension Would Improve LIRR Train Service
The LIRR’s proposal to build track extensions at the existing Port Washington Yard will immediately improve train service for Port Washington Branch customers and also will mean more service to the East Side of Manhattan at Grand Central Terminal once the East Side Access project is completed.
Bronx-Whitestone Roadway Work Begins in June
The $109 million project to reconstruct and widen the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge’s Queens approach begins in June with an around-the-clock closure of one roadway lane but using a movable barrier system three lanes of traffic will be maintained during peak commuting hours.
FASTRACK Returns to the Upper East Side This Week
FASTRACK Returns to the Upper East Side Starting Monday
A/S Service to the Rockaways Will Resume May 30
A/S Service to the Rockways Will Resume May 30
FASTRACK on the D/N Lines in Brooklyn this Weekend
FASTRACK Coming to the D/N Lines in Brooklyn this Weekend
Service at Penn Station Ticket Windows Just Got Better
Purchasing Long Island Rail Road tickets at Penn Station just became a little easier with the debut of an automated queuing system that directs customers to the window staffed by next available ticket clerk.
Don’t Miss Metro-North’s Grand Staycation Showcase!
Everybody needs to getaway – even if it’s for a day or overnight! So come to the Terminal to get some ideas and the possibility to win a weekend away. There will be live music, wine tasting, outdoor adventure demos and getaway sneak peeks throughout the day! There’s also a Grand Getaway Prize drawing every half hour.
FASTRACK A Success on the N/R 4th Avenue Line
FASTRACK A Success on the N/R 4th Avenue Line
MTA Holds Annual Music Under New York Auditions
Some 70 soloists and groups performed in Grand Central Terminal on May 13 as part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s 26th annual auditions for its Music Under New York (MUNY) program. The auditions are held each year to add new talent to the program, which is administered by MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design and presents 7,500 performances annually in the MTA’s subways and railroads.
2013 Construction Project of the Year
2013 Construction Project of the Year
LIRR Discount Package to Broadway's 'Nice Work If You Can Get It'
It’s one of Broadway’s biggest hits starring one of New York s favorite musical comedy stars and now MTA Long Island Rail Road and the producers of “Nice Work If You Can Get It” want to get you in to see Matthew Broderick and a talented supporting cast at a big savings. Through June 15, you can ride free on the Long Island Rail Road to and from Manhattan and save as much as 35% on select performances when you take advantage of this offer.
Historic Trains Visit Grand Central This Weekend
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday the public can view some of the world’s most famous Trains, Metro-North’s newest rail cars and other special railroad equipment during the “Grand Centennial Parade of Trains.”
Joseph Leader to Head Dept. of Subways
Joseph Leader to Head Dept. of Subways
App Development Takes Center Stage
Nearly a hundred app developers gathered during the weekend of May 4-5 for an intensive weekend-long collaboration/competition that resulted in the creation of 17 concepts for apps to help MTA riders. It was the first “hackathon,” a group setting where interplay of ideas spurs creativity and innovation, to be officially sanctioned by the MTA.
A Weekend at Work: May 3-6, 2013
This weekend, we replaced sections of track at Gun Hill Rd on the 2 (and 5) Line in the Bronx, and 231 St on the 1 Line in the Bronx. We also continued rehabilitation of the Dyckman St station on the 1 Line in Manhattan.
Replacement Begins on Bridge Street Bridge in New Hamburg
Replacement of the Bridge Street Bridge in the hamlet of New Hamburg will begin on Monday, May 13.
Rebuilding the Rockaways – Turning Signals Back On
For the first time since Superstorm Sandy devastated the A train’s steel and ballast path through the Rockaways, ruining miles of signal and communications cables, and damaging much of the wayside signal equipment, the indicator board in the signal tower at the Rockaway Park – Beach 116 St station was working again.
Massive Bronx Fire Ties 2/5 Line in Knots
Massive Bronx Fire Ties 2/5 Line in Knots
Clearing the Cross Bay Bridge
The New York City Parkway Authority built the Cross Bay Bridge between Big Egg Marsh in Jamaica Bay and the Rockaway Peninsula in 1939.
Ride the LIRR to Five Boro Bike Tour & Bike Expo NY
This Sunday, May 5, New York City will host the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, attracting 32,000 cyclists from around the region and beyond. Its sister event, Bike Expo New York, is held on Saturday, May 4, in Lower Manhattan. You can avoid street closures, traffic tie-ups and parking fees by riding mass transit.
Ride Metro-North to Big Bike Events on May 4-5
Large numbers of cyclists will converge on New York City and Cold Spring this weekend. If you’re one of them, you can avoid traffic, parking and street closures by taking the train to the big events. To make it easier to ride the rails with your bike in hand, Metro-North Railroad is waiving the usual requirement to carry a bicycle permit to board one of our trains. We’re also suspending restrictions on the number of bicycles permitted on board trains. Here are details on all three events.
FASTRACK This Week on 4th Ave N/R Line in Brooklyn
FASTRACK Coming to 4th Ave N/R Line in Brooklyn
Peekskill and Croton-Harmon Rehabilitation Completed
Customers can celebrate now that MTA Metro-North Railroad has completed major station renovations at Peekskill and Croton-Harmon that include the installation of new, site-specific art work at each location.
Shoreline Work Underway to Stabilize Embankment
Metro-North is engagin in an $8.6 million effort is underway to stabilize the Hudson Line's river embankment for decades to come.
Smith-9th Sts F/G Station Returns to Service
Brooklyn’s Smith-9th Streets F/G Station Returns to Service
Take LIRR to to Belmont Park Thoroughbred Racing
The LIRR’s “Belmont Special” runs twice each morning from Penn Station and twice at the end of the racing day from Belmont Park featuring a ticket package that entitles customers to a $1 discount off the regular $3 grandstand admission.
Wireless Service Has Arrived At 30 Additional Underground Subway Stations
WIRELESS SERVICE HAS ARRIVED AT 30 ADDITIONAL UNDERGROUND SUBWAY STATIONS
A Weekend at Work: April 19-22, 2013
This weekend, we replaced panels of track near Knickerbocker Av on the M Line and repaired track at Euclid Av on the A/C Line and at Cypress Hills on the J Line.
Each Trip on a Train or a Bus Prevents Greenhouse Gas Emissions
MTA operations reduce the carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions of the region by 17.1 million metric tons in 2011. With 8.5 million riders per average weekday, that means each trip on a train or bus prevents the emission of 10 pounds of greenhouse gases, on average, compared with making that trip by car.
Each Trip on an LIRR Train Prevents Carbon Dioxide Emissions
MTA operations reduce the carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions of the region by 17.1 million metric tons in 2011. With 8.5 million riders per average weekday, that means each trip on a train or bus prevents the emission of 10 pounds of greenhouse gases, on average, compared with making that trip by car.
Each Trip on a Metro-North Train Prevents Carbon Dioxide Emissions
MTA operations reduce the carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions of the region by 17.1 million metric tons in 2011. With 8.5 million riders per average weekday, that means each trip on a train or bus prevents the emission of 10 pounds of greenhouse gases, on average, compared with making that trip by car.
Each Trip on a Train or a Bus Prevents Emission of 10 Pounds of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent
MTA operations reduce the carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions of the region by 17.1 million metric tons in 2011. With 8.5 million riders per average weekday, that means each trip on a train or bus prevents the emission of 10 pounds of greenhouse gases, on average, compared with making that trip by car.
200th M-8 Rail Car In Service
New rail cars now make up half the New Haven Line fleet.
"If You See Something, Say Something" Campaign Relaunched
The MTA has launched its newest round of television, print and poster advertisements intended to remind customers to remain alert while using MTA services.
New Leadership in Place at MTA New York City Transit
New Leadership in Place at MTA New York City Transit
Look Out for New Transit Watch Decals on Buses
Look Out for New Transit Watch Decals on Buses
LIRR to Operate First Non-Stop Service from Manhattan to Hamptons
New Yorkers looking for the fastest and most direct way to the Hamptons on summer Friday afternoons will find their dream ride leaving Penn Station aboard the Long Island Rail Road’s re-launched ‘Cannonball’ train, which will depart from Manhattan for the first time in LIRR history.
Collision Leads to RFK Bridge Lane Closures
Motorists should avoid the RFK Bridge suspension span in Queens. There is a three-vehicle accident involving tractor trailer and two other vehicles.

Collision Leads to RFK Bridge Lane Closures

RFK Bridge Three-Vehicle Collision
<p>Motorists should avoid the RFK Bridge suspension span in Queens. There is a three-vehicle accident involving tractor trailer and two other vehicles. Three lanes near the bridge&rsquo;s Queens tower are closed. FDNY is on the scene to contain a diesel spill.&nbsp;</p>

Collision Leads to RFK Bridge Lane Closures

Five Harlem Line Stations to Get Makeovers
Spring means Metro-North’s Station Enhancement Program is once again underway. “Stations gangs” are at select Harlem Line locations, giving them a coat of paint and numerous amenities to make them look fresh and new.
Governor Cuomo Nominates MTA Chairman & CEO
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today nominated Thomas F. Prendergast to serve as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).
LIRR Will Take You to 2013 Mets Baseball!
With speedy, reliable service that lets you avoid game day traffic and parking fees, the Long Island Rail Road is the best way to get to Mets home games!
Heart Attack Survivor Recounts Life-Saving Heroism by MTA Police and LIRR Train Crew
Passenger Recounts Day His Life Was Saved.
MTA, Related and Oxford Close on 99-Year Hudson Yards Lease
The MTA has closed on the first of two 99-year ground leases with the Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group.
FASTRACK Returns to the Grand Concourse
Take LIRR to 'City Food Tours' - A Sure Recipe for Fun and Excitement in Big Apple
City Food Tours is one of New York City's most popular attractions for gourmets and gourmands who want to experience the city's unique neighborhoods by sampling the cuisines that make them special.
Blasting Concludes Under Grand Central Terminal
Sandhogs working on the East Side Access megaproject have concluded major blasting under Grand Central Terminal, where they are building two enormous caverns 160 feet below street level that will house eight tracks for Long Island Rail Road trains.
Bronx-Whitestone Bridge: Celebrating 74 Years
The Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, a vital link in the city’s transportation network and a key element in the development of suburban Long Island, opened 74 years ago on April 29, 1939.
Work Resumes On Throgs Neck Bridge Paint Project
Grand Central Hosts Blood Drive April 18
Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall will be the site of a huge community blood drive as MTA Metro-North Railroad partners with New York Blood Center on Thursday April 18 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
MTA New York City Transit Takes Battery-Powered Bus on a Manhattan Test Drive
Testing an all-new design for a re-manufactured bus
Check out 2012 Ridership Data!
Fast Track Coming to Broadway Line
FASTRACK on the Broadway Line This week
Check out 2012 Ridership Data!
1 Service to South Ferry Has Resumed
FASTRACK Returns to the Grand Concourse
1 Service to South Ferry Resumes
1 Service to South Ferry Resumes
LIRR Passenger Recounts Life-Saving Heroism
RFK Bridge Manhattan/Queens Ramp Project Underway
RFK Bridge Manhattan/Queens Ramp Project Underway
Passenger Recounts Day His Life Was Saved
Heart Attack Survivor Recounts Life-Saving Heroism by MTA Police and LIRR Train Crew
RFK Bridge Manhattan/Queens Ramp Project Underway
Poets and Musicians Honor Grand Central Centennial
Fastrack on the J Line
FASTRACK Arrives on the J Line
MTA Is the Best Way to Catch the Mets and Yankees
Go Yankees, Go Metro-North!
Metro-North is gearing up to hit another home run with special Yankees “Train
FASTRACK 456
Fast Track Comes to the Upper East Side
E-ZPass On-the-Go: 150,000 Sold In Cash Lanes
Tess the Toll Booth Operator
MTA to Add More On the Go! Touch-Screens
New York City Transit announced that it will move ahead with the second phase of a pilot project for On the Go! Travel Stations, adding at least 77 of the interactive touch-screen kiosks throughout the system that offer MTA travel information and a whole lot more.
New LIRR Timetables Includes More Trains
LIRR Resumes Normal Service Monday
E-ZPass On-the-Go: 150,000 Sold In Cash Lanes
MTA Bridges and Tunnels&rsquo; successful program to sell E-ZPass <em>On-the-Go </em>tags in cash lanes hit another milestone over the weekend, reaching 150,000 in sales since the program began nearly two years ago.
Tess the Toll Booth Operator
New LIRR Timetables Includes More Trains
Metro-North Adds 187 Weekly Trains
Grand Central Terminal: 100 Years of a Landmark
A Gem of an Art Exhibit is Sure to Delight
Hundreds Attend Bridges and Tunnels Job Fair
Grand Central's Horses
East Side Access Caverns Take Shape
LIRR Resumes Normal Service Monday
Metro-North Adds 187 Trains Each Week
Grand Central Terminal: 100 Years of a Landmark
A Gem of an Art Exhibit is Sure to Delight
“On Time / Grand Central at 100,” a gallery show of major contemporary artists, has been mounted by MTA Arts for Transit.
Hundreds Attend Bridges and Tunnels Job Fair
MTA Restores Historic Bronx Subway Station
Grand Central's Horses
New Fares and Tolls In Effect
Medals of Excellence for NYC Transit Employees
New Fares in Effect for LIRR and Metro-North
MTA SERVICE ADVISORY
Gov. Cuomo Welcomes $200M For Sandy Recovery
to Repair Damage Caused by Monday's Derailment
Subway Ridership Highest in 62 Years
Gov. Cuomo Welcomes $200M For Sandy Recovery
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo welcomed the announcement of nearly $200 million in federal funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) .
2nd Ave Subway 72nd St Station Blasting Completed
Weather Sensors Keep Bridges and Tunnels Safe
Snow Removal Goes High Tech
Newest Rail Cars Arrive in New Haven
Building the New LIRR Terminal Beneath Grand Central Terminal
Unbeknownst to most New Yorkers, construction of a new landmark commuter rail terminal is underway far below Park Avenue and the historic Grand Central Terminal.
Long Island Bus's Four-door Fleet
LI Bus Introduces the Eco-friendly Orion VII
More Countdown Clocks Coming to Subway Stations
EasyPayXpress Takes Fare Payment Online
Efficiency is in High Gear at MTA Bus Company
The MTA Bus Company is well along the road to greening its operation through the incorporation of sustainable technology.
LIRR Has a New Home in Brooklyn
Brooklyn's historic transit hub at Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues has a new home with the opening of the Atlantic Terminal Pavilion on January 5.
First Phase of 7 Line Subway Extension Construction Complete
In partnership with New York City, the MTA is extending the 7 line to support the growth of an emerging community on the Far West Side. The $2.1 billion project, funded by the City and managed by the MTA, will help transform the Hudson Yards vicinity into a vibrant 24-hour neighborhood.
Weather Sensors Keep Bridges and Tunnels Safe
Snow Removal Goes High Tech
Long Island Bus's Four-door Fleet
More Countdown Clocks Coming to Subway Stations
EasyPayXpress Takes Fare Payment Online
Efficiency is in High Gear at MTA Bus Company
FASTRACK Comes to Washington Heights/Inwood
On Monday, February 25, MTA New York City Transit brings <em>FASTRACK </em>to Upper Manhattan on the [a] Line.
MTA Crowns 'Second Avenue Idols'
FASTRACK Comes to Washington Heights/Inwood
FASTRACK Comes to Washington Heights/Inwood
MTA Cash Reload Card A Hit With Savvy Drivers
The card was introduced in February 2012 to attract new customers who wanted a more convenient way to use cash to pay E-ZPass tolls. While E-ZPass customers have always had the option of adding cash to their accounts, doing so previously required a trip to an E-ZPass walk-in center.
MTA Makes MetroCard<sup>&reg;</sup> Refills Easier
MetroCards can now be refilled with a combination of both unlimited-ride time and pay-per-ride dollar values.
MTA Makes MetroCard® Refills Easier
Second Avenue Subway Construction Continues to Progress
LIRR Getaway Packages - The Best Way to See New York City
The Long Island Rail Road&#39;s line up of New York City Getaways for 2013 are the savvy traveler&#39;s economical way to see all that the great town has to offer, the finest attractions, special events and shopping, all at a significant savings over the regular price of round-trip rail travel, admission and purchases.
New York City Transit's Lost Property Unit
On a scale of one to ten, a bride-to-be&#39;s loss of an engagement ring has to be right up there at the top. Losing it in the subway?
Knickerbocker Avenue M Station Rehabilitation Complete
The ceremonial cutting of a bright blue ribbon marked completion of the five-month construction project at the M Line's Knickerbocker Avenue Station.
Second Avenue Subway Construction Continues to Progress
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has awarded a contract for the station finishes, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, ancillary buildings and entrances for the future Second Avenue Subway 72<sup>nd</sup> Street Station.
An Easier Way to Contact Us
The MTA has enhanced is website to make it easier for customers to get in touch with us and let us know about issues and concerns.
B&T Lends Suffolk Helping Hand After Nemo
Knickerbocker Avenue M Station Rehabilitation Complete
Knickerbocker Avenue M Station Rehabilitation Complete
An Easier Way to Contact Us
An Easier Way to Contact Us
New York City Transit's Lost Property Unit
New York City Transit's Lost Property Unit
MTA Shares Storm-Fighting Resources
Prepping for the Nor'easter
With the nor'easter bearing down on the metropolitan area, the MTA is working even harder to ensure riders get to where they need to go.
NYC Transit Preps for Winter Weather
Prepping for a Possible Nor'easter
With the possibility of a nor'easter bearing down on the metropolitan area, the MTA is working even harder to ensure riders get to where they need to go.
Try Our New Interactive Subway Map
Try Our New Interactive Subway Map
Bridges and Tunnels Introduces E-ZPass<sup style="font-size:80%;">&reg;</sup> Pay Per Trip
MTA customers who don't like pre-paying for tolls, maintaining a minimum balance or supplying a credit card can now choose a new payment plan called E-ZPass<sup>&reg;</sup> Pay Per Trip where tolls are deducted from your bank account once the trip is taken using the Automated Clearing House (ACH) system.
Grand Central Centennial Continues in 2013
Grand Central Centennial Continues in 2013
The Grand Central Terminal Centennial celebration continues throughout 2013, with a wide variety of events and activities that underscore the Terminal's impact on New York, as well as the history and enduring appeal of rail travel.
100 Years...and counting
FASTRACK wraps up on the Broadway Line
Ridership Records on LIRR & Metro-North
New Haven Line Sets Ridership Record in 2012
MTA Opens Voting For 'Second Avenue Idol'
New Haven Line Sets Ridership Record in 2012
Ridership on Metro-North's New Haven Line set a new record in 2012 with 38.8 million rides, up 1.3% in 2012 and breaking the previous record, set the prior year when the line carried 38.3 million people.
MTA Opens Voting For 'Second Avenue Idol'
Online voting opened today to select one male and one female narrator for an interactive exhibit that will debut at the Second Avenue Subway (SAS) Community Information Center scheduled to open this spring.
Noted Photographer's Vintage Photos of the RFK
American photographer Berenice Abbott was known for her black and white photographs of New York City and urban architecture in the 1930s, chronicling many buildings and neighborhoods throughout Manhattan that are no longer standing.
A Weekend at Work: January 18-21, 2013
Noted Photographer's Vintage Photos of the RFK
Metro-North Seeking Development of Ticketing App
The digital revolution has reduced Metro-North customers&#39; reliance on paper timetables. And now it may do the same for paper tickets.
LIRR Seeking Development of Train Ticketing App
FASTRACK Arrives on the Broadway Line
Grand Central Chandeliers Get Ready for Close-up
MTA Service for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) services will operate on special schedules in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 21. Details are below.
FASTRACK Wraps Up First Trip to Bronx
Restoring South Ferry Station
South Ferry Electrical Systems Destroyed by Sandy
Walking down a set of rusting stairs, under a crumbling ceiling, along a debris-strewn platform and past a ruined control room, Wynton Habersham finally arrived at the most devastated part of the South Ferry subway station: A room full of electrical equipment, corroding from the effects of almost 15 million gallons of salt water that flooded it during Superstorm Sandy.
LIRR's "Double Track" Information Center Opens
Subway Time™ Now Available on All Smartphones
Sandy's Effects Still Evident at Coney Island Rail Yard
It takes a lot to turn a modern railroad back into a 19th century operation&mdash;but, about four feet of salt water, mounds of storm-driven sand, sustained high winds and the absence of electrical controls did just that.
All Trains Will Operate Monday West-of-the-Hudson
FASTRACK Arrives in the Bronx
New York Transit Museum Hosts First Ever Night of Transit Trivia
New York Transit Museum Hosts First Ever Night of Transit Trivia
2013 New York City Getaways
New Enhancements to TripPlanner+ Mobile Version
Happy Birthday Metro-North Railroad
Winter Weather Travel on Metro-North
Save Money with New York City Getaways
New York City. There’s no place quite like it. This year we have expanded our offers so you can enjoy more of the city
Bus Service Enhancements Take Effect
Throgs Neck Bridge Turns 52 This Month