Buses and subways on President's Day will run on a Saturday schedule, while weekend work on the No. 7 line continues.
With a Saturday schedule in effect, there will be no express service on the No. 6 and 7 lines; no B trains; M trains running between the Myrtle Avenue and Middle Village-Metropolitan Avenue stops; and no Z train, with the J train running between Jamaica Center and Chambers...Read more »
MTA chief Thomas Prendergast Wednesday praised the president of Metro-North, Howard Permut, at the last board meeting before his retirement this week.
Permut, a 30-year veteran of the MTA who has worked at Metro-North since the agency's creation in 1983, became president in 2008.
"Howard's career spans the entire time that Metro-North has been an institution, a time in which the railroad...Read more »
A Metro-North employee was arrested in Connecticut Tuesday after allegedly sexually assaulting a train passenger, the MTA said.
Manny Ramos, a 34-year-old Brooklyn resident who's in an engineer training program, was heading to New Haven when he assaulted the woman on a Metro-North train that departed Grand Central Terminal at 7:35 a.m., according to an MTA spokeswoman.
Ramos fled from...Read more »
Metro-North's busy and aging New Haven line needs $3.6 billion in infrastructure work by 2020 to keep the rail running smoothly and in good repair, according to a study released Thursday.
The Regional Plan Association's report said the most expensive investment -- replacing or renovating five century-old movable bridges in Connecticut -- has a $2.8 billion funding gap. Other investments include...Read more »
The federal agency investigating the deadly Metro-North derailment released a preliminary report Tuesday that does not determine the cause of the Dec. 1 incident.
The preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board found that there were no "anomalies" on the track where the Metro-North train derailed, at the Spuyten Duyvil curve in the Bronx, or in the signal system,...Read more »
Gov. Andrew Cuomo Wednesdaybacked efforts to bring Metro-North service to Penn Station through the Bronx, a project the MTA has been studying.
During his State of the State address, Cuomo endorsed the proposal as a way to ensure Metro-North's ability to enter Manhattan in the event of another major storm, as well as provide transit options to east Bronx residents, who can spend more than an...Read more »
The MTA is bracing the transit system for the overnight winter snowstorm.
With a forecast predicting up to eight inches of snow in the city, 14 express lines are running local as of late Thursday afternoon due to trains moving to an underground storage area from outdoor yards.
In the meantime, station stairs are being salted and will be shoveled when the snow hits, while de-icers and...Read more »
The MTA is altering service on New York City Transit and commuter rail lines for New Year's Eve celebrations.
To get to the annual end-of-year bash at Times Square, the MTA said to avoid taking trains directly to the 42nd Street station, which will have exits closed off during the annual ball drop. The MTA is urging riders to walk from stations at 57th Street or Columbus Circle to Times Square.
There...Read more »
City trains and buses will operate on special holiday schedules for Christmas this week.
There will be regular weekday train and bus service on Christmas Eve, with additional Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North and Staten Island rail service in the afternoon for the rush of people leaving the city. In Staten Island, however, there will be nine limited stop routes out of service.
On Christmas...Read more »
Service on Metro-North's Hudson Line will be almost fully restored for today's commute. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said more than 98% of service will be restored to the line by the morning rush hour.
Service in the area where the derailment occurred will be limited to a single track while crews repair two tracks, according to the MTA.
With service limited to one track for a mile, six trains...Read more »