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Before the bone-chilling New York winter sets in, make the most of the remaining warm-weather autumn days with a day trip out East – even stay overnight! – and use the Long Island Rail Road’s specially curated packages to ensure your weekends are filled with fun, ease and savings.
MTA New York City Transit’s Fresh Take on the Customer Service Center
After 103 years of service, the Post Avenue bridge at the Westbury train station will be replaced on October 21-22, 2017, allowing the Long Island Rail Road’s (LIRR) Main Line Expansion Project to move forward.
As part of Chairman Joseph Lhota’s Subway Action Plan to stabilize and improve the subway system and lay the foundation for modernization, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has launched refurbished and reconfigured R-160 cars on the E line.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for September 30-October 1
Subway Dashboard Video
Metro-North Railroad has expanded Ride2Drive, a program that makes Zipcars available at select Metro-North stations, to four more East of Hudson stations and two West of Hudson stations. Metro-North customers who join Zipcar, can now access a total of 26 vehicles at 15 Metro-North stations. With the expansion of the Ride2Drive program, Metro-North offers new Hudson Valley getaway packages, all within easy reach from select stations via Zipcar.
Quick-thinking and a sense of duty to customers led three first responders from Grand Central Terminal’s Fire Brigade, a Metro-North Engineer and a Metro-North Conductor to leap into action and help save a life. Now, Metro-North Railroad is recognizing these heroes for their extraordinary efforts to aid a customer who went into cardiac arrest while on board a train this summer.
The MTA's Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work
Improving SI Express Bus Service
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for September 16-17
Earlier this summer, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced plans for the historic multi-billion dollar transformation of LIRR infrastructure, including the Main Line Third Track, Double Track, Jamaica Station Reconstruction, 39 renovated Long Island Rail Road stations and the elimination of grade crossing. Taken together, the upgrades will help modernize transportation across the region and provide a state-of-the-art rail system for Long Islanders.
Commuters at the Hicksville LIRR station have a brand new platform, complete with modern, state-of-the-art upgrades as part of a $121 million modernization of the Main Line hub in Nassau County.
MTA New York City Transit has opened the new 53 Street station in Sunset Park, Brooklyn ahead of schedule. Completed in less than six months, the new station is the first of 33 to undergo extensive, accelerated renovations as part of a broader program aimed at improving the New York City Transit system.
Due to Hurricane Irma, which is expected to sweep through Florida this weekend, three games between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays that were scheduled to be played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, have been moved to Citi Field on Sept. 11, 12 and 13. As with all baseball games at Citi Field, the LIRR is ready to provide convenient train service to and from every game. The trip from Penn Station is just 15 minutes, and fans coming from Long Island can take any branch to Woodside to change to a five-minute ride to the stadium.
Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) customers entering America’s busiest transit hub are now stepping into the 21st Century with the opening of the expanded West End Concourse in Penn Station this past June. The new, state-of-the-art concourse, designed from the ground-up to increase passenger circulation, ease congestion and improve wayfinding, provides direct access to 17 of the station’s 21 tracks, and will connect the future Moynihan Train Hall to Penn Station underground via 33rd Street, with direct connection to the 8th Avenue Subway [A][C][E].
Leafy wineries. Magnificent scenery. Farm to table cuisine. MTA Metro-North Railroad has partnered with some of the Hudson Valley’s top tourism partners to offer customers special discounted excursion packages. Designated as a National Heritage Area, the Hudson Valley is steeped in history, natural beauty, culture and a burgeoning food and farmer’s market scene. Discovering a region deemed by National Geographic Traveler as one of the “top 20 best world destinations” is an economical, convenient train ride away on Metro-North.
Countdown clocks at all stations on the E and G lines are now live, thanks to MTA New York City Transit’s use of beacon technology as a new, innovative way to bring real time train arrival information to customers at stations that still lack countdown clocks. Countdown clocks will be installed at all lettered line stations by the end of 2017.
Bx6 Becomes MTA’s 15th Select Bus Service Route
Final Phase of M Line Overpass Reconstruction Begins September 2