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Two MTA supervisors suspended following A train derailment in Harlem

Updated, 2:15 p.m.: Two MTA maintenance supervisors have been suspended in the wake of Tuesday’s A train derailment in Harlem, an agency official said.  The two were in charge of a rail replacement near 125th Street in which unused rail was placed in the center of the subway track....

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:13pm

Mad as hell, straphangers to protest outside Cuomo’s NYC office

New York City straphangers have reached their breaking point. After Tuesday’s A train derailment in Harlem caused 24 hours of hellish commuting for thousands of riders on the A, B, C and D trains, New Yorkers are set to air their grievances to the man officially in charge of the MTA: Gov....

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 12:57pm

Commuter confusion ends as South Ferry subway station reopens

The South Ferry subway station in the Financial District is back, almost five years after Hurricane Sandy pretty much destroyed it. The rehabilitated # 1 South Ferry Terminal station, devastated by Super Storm Sandy 5yrs ago, will return to service later today. — NYCT Subway (@...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 6:13pm

A train derails at 125th Street, mass service changes ensue

Updated, 12:49 p.m.: There are additional subway changes now in effect due to this morning’s A train derailment at 125th Street in Harlem. There are no A trains between 59th Street-Columbus Circle and 168th Street in both directions. An A train shuttle is in service between 168th Street and...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 1:04pm

Who is Joseph Lhota, and why can he save the MTA?

The embattled MTA is an agency in crisis, but it’s going to have a very familiar face helping it figure out how to stop the cycle. Just hours after acting Executive Director Ronnie Hakim called for a “top to bottom” review of the entire subway system during an MTA board meeting...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 2:34pm

The notorious 'ghost train' is actually one of the most reliable: MTA data

If you’ve hopped on the NYC subways recently, you’ve likely encountered your fair share of delays, underground halts and general stress over cancelled and rerouted trains. Unfortunately, it now seems to be par for course to go into your morning commute expecting trains so packed you...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 5:04pm

New Yorkers face another day of delays on subway

Many New Yorkers’ Tuesday got off to a bumpy start thanks to, you guessed it, their morning commute on the subway, especially on the B, D, F and M lines. Signal problems at 34th Street-Herald Square caused delays on the uptown B, D, F and M lines just before 6:30 a.m., and there was at least...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 12:40pm

Mayor Bill de Blasio seen on the subway for the first time since April

He may be the mayor of New York City, but Bill de Blasio traded in his trusty black SUV to take mass transit like a normal, everyday New Yorker on Wednesday. The mayor was spotted on an uptown C train — one of the older Cs with the yellow-ish walls and gray bench seats, if inquiring minds...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 1:36pm

If MTA can't handle it, the city will take over the subway: de Blasio

Mayor Bill de Blasio is just like us. He rode the subway on Wednesday (his first ride in two months) and he is ready to fight for the common man: If the MTA can’t fix the subway system, the city will. Them's fightin’ words. “I’d say if the MTA can fix the problem, that...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 10:06pm

Riders sue MTA and LIRR; agencies announce service changes for Amtrak Penn Station repairs

Days after New Jersey Transit announced its service change schedule for this summer’s Amtrak repair work at Penn Station, the MTA followed suit — and fed-up commuters filed a suit. A class-action lawsuit filed by Meredith Jacobs and Fred Lee in Nassau County against the MTA and...

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 2:16pm

Cuomo expected to name MTA boss(es) this month

While the embattled MTA has been making headlines on a near-daily basis thanks to a slew of service problems in recent weeks, it has also been without an official head. Though commuters may not see light at the end of the tunnel on the former issue in the foreseeable future, resolution on the...

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 10:46am

Transit Museum plans 100th birthday bash for vintage NYC subway cars

The age of the transit system and its subway cars is often a bone of contention for many New Yorkers, especially as mass delays and mechanical issues have beset it in recent weeks. But come Sunday, that old age will be something to celebrate. The New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn is breaking out...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 5:06am

‘Taxi King’ bilked millions from state, MTA: AG

The operators of a New York City taxi fleet allegedly cheated the state and beleaguered MTA out of millions of dollars in cab surcharges, officials said.  Evgeny A. Freidman and Andreea Dumitru of Taxiclub Management Inc. were arrested Wednesday and charged with four counts of first-degree...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 4:15pm

Screaming woman causes 'stampede' at Upper West Side station

A woman's screams caused panic and confusion as passengers rushed to leave an Upper West Side train Wednesday morning. Officials first responded to a call about a stabbing at the 81st Street-Museum of Natural History stop, but that report was determined to be unfounded, according to Gothamist...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 11:53am

Straphangers faced ‘hell on the F train’ during Monday night’s commute

New York City straphangers’ Monday ended much the same way it began: with a hellish commute, this time on the F train. After what the MTA said was a “train with mechanical problems” at Broadway-Lafayette Street in Manhattan, riders were stranded in an underground tunnel for about...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 12:28pm

Gov. Cuomo issues challenge to help modernize the subway system

On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed the MTA Genius Transit Challenge, an international competition meant to reimagine solutions to the systemic problems faced by the beleaguered NYC subway system. Aiming to increase the number of trains per hour at peak periods, a statement from Gov. Cuomo...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 9:09pm

On-time not of the essence for MTA: Report

To say the MTA is inundated with New Yorkers’ complaints of late is likely an understatement, and the reveal of a new internal report from the agency, which was obtained by the New York Daily News, may not help matters. The city’s subway system is the largest in the world, and its...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 5:57pm

Water damages, closes escalators at Second Avenue subway’s 86th Street station

Less than six months after opening, Manhattan’s Second Avenue subway has fallen prey to an equipment malfunction: Escalators are out of service at the line’s 86th Street station. The escalators at the station’s 83rd Street entrance went out of service after sustaining water...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 1:05pm

MTA hopes to regain straphangers’ confidence with six-point initiative

Between signal issues and subway delays, New Yorkers never really know what to expect aside from possible frustration on their daily commute. With that in mind, the MTA unveiled a new initiative aimed at getting to the root of the issues plaguing its subway system — and to regain commuters...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 7:02pm

At long last, revamped GWB Bus Station set to open

It looks like the long wait — and outdoor stair climbing — may be over for the thousands of commuters who come through the George Washington Bridge Bus Station on a daily basis. Since 2014, the main concourse of the GWBBS has been closed while renovations were made to the terminal...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 9:52am