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Some of the best attractions to visit in Manhattan are only an LIRR ride away. This year we have expanded our discounted packages to more than 10 exhibits, so you can enjoy more of New York City. This includes some of the best museum, sightseeing and entertainment options on offer.
The LIRR is proactively replacing rail ties on Main Line tracks 1 and 2 that have exceeded their useful life or exhibit signs of damage.
MTA Metro-North Railroad asked kids to get creative about safety, and they stepped up to meet the challenge. Metro-North has announced the five winners of Metro-North’s Railroad’s Safety Poster Contest that asked students, from grades pre-K to 12, to create posters illustrating what they believe is most important about rail safety.
The Long Island Rail Road has launched a beta test of an online tool that allows customers to see the real-time position of trains on a map. It also shows information about train lengths and locations of any trouble spots affecting train service. The map is refreshed with new data every three to five seconds and benefits from the enhanced accuracy of GPS data.
The MTA has completed a new traction power substation as part of the East Side Access project to bring LIRR service to Grand Central Terminal (GCT).
MTA Long Island Rail Road crews continued important infrastructure rehabilitation at Nostrand Avenue Station in Brooklyn over the weekend of January 26-27, with further work to be completed over the weekend of February 2-3, while the NYC Department of Transportation works to rebuild the Atlantic Avenue Bridge at East New York Station.
MTA New York City Transit reopened the 39 Av subway station on the N, W lines on Monday, January 28, 2019, weeks earlier than scheduled. The station was also renamed as 39 Av-Dutch Kills to reflect the neighborhood's history.
MTA Bridges and Tunnels announced today that Bluetooth powered Waze Beacons have begun operating in the Queens Midtown and Hugh L. Carey Tunnels. The beacons make continuous GPS functionality possible in the tunnels, allowing motorists to receive timely voice commands, hazard info, and traffic information inside the tunnels where there is limited to no GPS service.
MTA New York City Transit reopened the Broadway station on the Astoria (N, W) lines on Thursday, January 24, 2019, after a major station repair and modernization project. NYC Transit is in the process of repairing and modernizing every station on the N and W lines in Astoria, from making repairs to the station structure to enhancing signage and entrances so that they are clearer, brighter and more informative for customers.
On January 17th the LIRR Expansion Project team met with Renee Flagler, Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Long Island, a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing young women and girls with the skills they need to be leaders in their communities.
MTA Metro-North Railroad has recognized nine of its employees for seamlessly working together to save an unresponsive customer on board a train. Metro-North President Catherine Rinaldi thanked the employees for their extraordinary efforts and teamwork at today’s meeting of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board’s Metro-North Committee.
Progress in Efforts to Safely Speed up Trains
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on January 22 that an agreement has been reached among the MTA, Empire State Development and Amtrak that will lead to four new Metro-North Railroad stations being built along an underutilized rail line in the east Bronx with access to Penn Station. The parties signed a memorandum of understanding allowing the transformative project to move forward, providing a much needed transit option and dramatically reducing commute times for many Bronx residents. Empire State Development Corporation is going to work with the MTA to do the planning and expedition of the project, which will help unleash a new generation of economic development for the Bronx. As part of the agreement, Amtrak and MTA will jointly study the feasibility of Amtrak running several trains daily from Long Island to Penn Station and continuing either north to Boston or south to Washington.
A photo album featuring images of the newly reopened 28 St station on the Lexington Avenue line.
A photo album featuring the newly reopened 167 St on the Concourse line.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced the latest progress on its Subway Action Plan to stabilize and improve subway performance. The fully funded $836 million plan is well underway and full completion is being accelerated. The Subway Action Plan uses outside contractors and increased workforce hours to maximize progress. The MTA also announced that two more goals of the Subway Action Plan are being achieved with a new car and station heavy duty cleaning initiative.
David McQueen’s sculpture, “…the vast and endless sea…” (2018), commissioned by MTA Arts & Design, has been installed at Port Jefferson Station. The sculpture has been placed in a landscaped pedestrian pathway linking Main Street to the station building and platform. It was fabricated by KC Fabrications.
MTA Details Special Service on MLK Holiday
Report by Engineering Experts from Columbia and Cornell Engineering Schools Includes a Series of Recommendations to the MTA
MTA NYC Transit officials are warning customers of the dangers of walking or riding between moving subway cars, with a new public service announcement campaign that started last week and continues to be in development.