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Alerts galore


It’s hasn’t been a good day for the MTA or its customers so far today.

You may have heard of the track fire that’s stopped Metro-North trains from going into or out of Grand Central Terminal. (If you haven’t, check out the Lohud site here and see the update in the list on the right.)

But check this out. If you go to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Web site right now (it’s just about noon), you can see three — count ’em, three — pulsing alerts. One for Metro-North (about that track fire) plus one for New York City Transit announcing problems with the 2 and 5 trains and one for Long Island Railroad with problems on their Ronkonkoma branch.

This entry was posted on Friday, January 9th, 2009 at 12:00 pm by Ken Valenti. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Category: commute, Grand Central Terminal, Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North, MTA, subways



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Going Places is your online source for shortcuts and news on the ins and outs of getting around the Lower Hudson Valley. We'll help you deal with traffic tie-ups, bad drivers and the high cost of commuting.

Going Places is written by transportation writers Khurram Saeed and Ken Valenti. Khurram's transportation column, "Getting There," runs Wednesdays in Rockland. Ken's column, "Going Places," runs Mondays in Westchester and Putnam. Join in the conversation and share tips on coping with fellow commuters.


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Khurram SaeedKhurram SaeedKhurram Saeed has been reporting for The Journal News since 2000. He writes about transportation issues in Rockland and has a weekly column called Getting There, which appears Wednesdays. READ MORE

Ken Valenti Ken Valenti Ken Valenti covers trains, planes and automobiles - not to mention buses and ferries - for Westchester and Putnam. He's been a reporter with The Journal News and its forerunners more than 20 years and has covered all four corners of Westchester County. READ MORE

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