The Straphangers Campaign, a watchdog group, says half of all New York City subway cars were dirty according to a survey they took last fall, down from 57 percent a year earlier.
But the conditions differ from line to line, according to the report, called “subway shmutz.” Among the lines convenient to commuters who take Metro-North to Grand Central Terminal, the 6 train, Read more of this entry »
Three daily New Haven Line runs that were set to be eliminated have been saved by Connecticut, which pitched in $200,000 to keep them running.
Metro-North Railroad plans on eliminating trains across the system as part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s cost-saving Read more of this entry »
New York’s two U.S. senators, Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand introduced a bill today that would bring $345 million to transit in the New York City region, helping to restore services that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority cut, Schumer’s office said.
That sum would be the New Jersey-New York City-Connecticut region’s share of some $2 billion that would Read more of this entry »
When it comes to New York City lore, the Second Avenue Subway sounds a little bit like alligators in the sewer.
Get it? See, the subterranean urban reptiles are just a myth. And so, it may have seemed, was the east side subway line.
A few days ago, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority launched a tunnel-boring machine that will Read more of this entry »
The Haverstraw-Ossining ferry passengers will board the boat again tomorrow after more than two weeks of taking a bus instead, Metro-North announced.
Since Jan. 4, they have had to take a bus between the Haverstraw parking lot and the Tarrytown train station because that cold snap we just finished shivering through Read more of this entry »
On the new MTA Web site, unveiled today, you can check some Metro-North stations to see whether the next few trains are on time or late.
A trip planning corner allows you to map your route from one place to another. Read more of this entry »
In Rockland, where many feel they pay more for Metro-North services than they get in return, two legsilators are planning “strong” objections to the latest plan to cut train runs.
The railroad’s parent agency, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, is looking at many Read more of this entry »
Maybe some people were sluggish and reluctant to venture out in the bitter cold last weekend, but not Metro-North. The railroad reports that every one of its trains made every stop on time.
That’s 757 one-way runs on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines and 76 trains run by the NJ Transit for the railroad on the Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines.
With a showing like that, Read more of this entry »
I always thought the first official sign of Christmas was when Santa Claus pulls up the rear or the Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan. But another, lesser-known tradition comes Saturday when the Radio City Rockettes ride Metro-North trains to Croton-Harmon and Stamford train stations.
The high-steppers will step off the trains Read more of this entry »
I learned, almost the hard way, that if the ticket machine isn’t working at your Metro-North stop, you still have to pay the on-board penalty of about $6 per ride. But the railroad has a way to pay you back.
Here’s the thing: About a week ago (Sun., Nov. 1), I was riding the train out Read more of this entry »
Gov. David Paterson swept into Tarrytown today to announce that the village train station would get $39 million in stimulus funds. That’s for new platforms, heated shelters, overhead covered walkways with benches and so on.
The governor gathered with a bunch of local Read more of this entry »
Riders on Metro-North’s Hudson Line will see some schedule changes July 13 because of track work. Temporary changes that had been in effect since April 5 will end.
If you ride the Harlem Line or the main New Haven Line, don’t worry. No changes Read more of this entry »
NEWBURGH — Connecting Stewart International Airport in Orange County and New York City via mass transit will be discussed at an open house in June.
A study team commissioned by Metro-North Railroad and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport, have narrowed down the options from 80 alternatives.
The team also is looking at the best way to get Orange County commuters to and from Manhattan.
“They have been winnowed down to about 22 options,” said Metro-North spokeswoman Marjorie Anders, who did not know what the final alternatives were.
They will come from a broad group of categories that have been considered, such as extending Metro-North’s commuter rail line, adding bus rapid transit, high-speed ferries and express buses.
The open house will take place on June 1, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn located at 15 Crossroads Court, Newburgh.
Question-and-answer sessions will follow the presentations.
Additional information about the project is available through the project Web site.
Those needing more information or wishing to comment on the project can call 800-897-0302.
Read more about this story tomorrow in The Journal News.
The incandescent bulb is gone from Grand Central Terminal.
Opened in 1913, the station was designed to show off how many bulbs it used — a point of pride when electricity was a novelty, but not the greatest attribute now that conservation is the goal.
So today, electricians Read more of this entry »
When Sen. Charles Schumer stopped by the New Rochelle train station to spread good news for commuters today, I couldn’t resist asking him about the issue that’s weighing heaviest on the minds of rail and bus passengers:
What about those rescue measures that are supposed to help stave off Read more of this entry »