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MTA resumes night work on 1-2-3 lines for 2 weeks

Straphangers looking to go between Penn Station and South Ferry or the Barclays Center on the 1, 2 or 3 trains after 10 p.m. will need to find alternate transportation this week and next. Due to the return of the MTA’s Fastrack on the 1, 2 and 3 train lines, there will be no service between...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 2:45pm

MTA unveils new Bay Ridge Avenue R station

The Bay Ridge Avenue train station that was once a dark and dreary stop along the R line has completed its six-month renovations, the MTA announced Friday. The 102-year-old station was closed in April so the agency could bring it into the modern age with countdown clocks at all three entrances, Wi...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 5:07pm

NYC subway riders join forces against racist man on L train

A man who put belligerent racism on full display on a New York City subway train found an L of a lot more than he bargained for on Saturday afternoon. A man identfied as Paul Lawson began spouting racial slurs on a Brooklyn-bound L train as he held a can of Bud Light Lime-A-Rita, according to...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 3:29pm

L train shutdown: L-pocalypse or can’t bloody L wait?

Just when you think you’re out, the L train pulls you back in — and leaves you on a platform or on the subway for an undetermined amount of time. Following an earlier investigation between Jefferson St and Morgan Av, L train service has resumed with delays. — NYCT Subway (@...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 5:00am

MTA rolls out new E trains with fewer seats

Don’t be surprised if you see a different E train this week — one with fewer seats and more passengers. The MTA rolled out a 100-car pilot of reconfigured and refurbished R-160 cars on the E line that have end seats taken out for an added capacity between 80 to 100 straphangers. The...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 11:59am

MTA deploys countdown clocks at all M, W stations

Countdown clocks at all M and W train stations are slated to go live on Friday, bringing the MTA ever closer to its goal of adding the beacon technology to all lettered subway stations by the end of this year. The rollout is part of the agency’s Subway Action Plan, a two-part initiative...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 10:33am

Woes of New York City bus riders drives new book

When you think about the frustrations of commuting in New York City, the subway is surely top of mind as it’s the bane of existence for tens of thousands of New Yorkers on a near-daily basis. Less on the radar, though, are the 2.5 million residents who not only rely on but are equally...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 3:50pm

MTA launching transparency system for subway delays, issues

Waiting for a subway in New York City can seem like a lifetime, but what makes it even more anger-inducing is the frequency your train delayed — and not knowing why you’re waiting this time. That is something the MTA hopes to change going forward as the agency on Monday announced a new...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 9:58am

Cuomo orders Con Ed investigation after Sunday’s subway snafu

It was so much of a Sunday of hell for New Yorkers that Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered an immediate investigation into a Con Edison power outage in Brooklyn that incapacitated a large portion of the city's subway system Sunday afternoon.  Additionally, three buildings in the Red Hook Houses,...

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 12:39pm

What to expect from the MTA this Labor Day weekend

Labor Day weekend is nearly upon us, and the MTA has some good news for New Yorkers looking to make the most of their last “summer Friday” by getting out of the city. On Friday, Sept. 1, the Long Island Rail Road will add nine additional afternoon trains to Jamaica from Penn Station....

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 3:33pm

Man, 84, punched on J by straphanger who yelled, ‘I hate white people’

An 84-year-old man who was punched in the head by a fellow straphanger who yelled, “I hate white people” last week told the New York Daily News he doesn’t condemn his attacker. “I’m not blaming him, I’m blaming the societies that put him in this situation,...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 10:37am

After record summer, NYC Ferry sails into the future

Summer 2017 was a time in which many New Yorkers faced countless issues getting around the city, from frequent subway delays to Penn Station’s “summer of hell” repairs that, thankfully for some, seemed to be more a “summer of heck.” But one communting alternative took...

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 5:03am

6 train strikes person at Canal Street: Officials

Subway service has resumed after a person was struck by a 6 train at Canal Street Friday morning, the MTA said. Following an earlier incident involving a person struck by the train at Canal St, 4, 5 and 6 train service has resumed with extensive — NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) August 25,...

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 1:00pm

Penn Station’s ‘summer of hell’ ends Sept. 5: Amtrak

The end of Penn Station’s “summer of hell” is nigh. Amtrak, New Jersey Transit and Long Island Rail Road schedules, which were changed as part of the infrastructure repair work at the nation’s busiest rail terminal, are slated to return to normal on Sept. 5, Amtrak...

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 3:25pm

Where will NYC Ferry’s Astoria route stop?

Starting on Tuesday, New Yorkers will be able to take an NYC Ferry from Astoria to the Financial District. Ahead of the ferry service’s final route launch of 2017, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has announced the five stops it will make during the 45-minute trip...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 1:27pm

NJ Transit train derails at Penn Station, straphangers face massive delays on subway

The Wednesday morning commute got off to a chaotic start after a New Jersey Transit train derailed at Penn Station and straphangers faced massive delays on several subway lines. The NJ Transit derailment was the fourth this year at the nation’s busiest rail terminal. The train went off Track...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 11:53am

Phase 2 of M train work to start Sept. 2: MTA

The two-month M-train shutdown that began July 1 is on track to be completed as scheduled on Sept. 1, allowing the second phase of rebuilding a vital transit stretch in Queens to start the following day. The first phase rebuilt the 100-year-old Fresh Pond Bridge, which crosses over tracks for the...

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 4:00pm

Here’s what to expect on LIRR, subways this weekend

Any Long Islander who takes the Ronkonkoma Branch of the Long Island Rail Road and plans to head home in the wee hours of Saturday morning may want to listen up. Due to the MTA’s Double Track Project, buses will substitute for LIRR trains in both directions between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma...

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 11:33am

NYC Ferry makes changes to Soundview route

Citing passenger safety concerns, NYC Ferry on Tuesday announced two service changes to the Soundview route that is slated to launch next summer. While a stop at East 34th Street will be added to give Bronx passengers easier access to Midtown, a proposed stop at East 62nd Street has been nixed...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 5:58pm

Straphangers will see subway improvements within 1 year, MTA promises

Amid aggravated New Yorkers, a state of emergency and a tug-of-war between City Hall and Albany, the MTA on Tuesday revealed its action plan for fixing its 113-year-old subway system. Phase I of the two-part plan unveiled by agency Chairman Joe Lhota will start immediately and “attack...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 6:42pm