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The complete reconstruction of the Merillon Avenue LIRR Station will start the week of March 18th. The station services the Main Line and Port Jefferson Branch and serves nearly 1,882 daily customers. Station improvements will include: platform removal and replacement to accommodate 12-car trains; platform canopies; new platform furnishings and accoutrements including benches, shelters, and signage; CCTV security cameras to improve safety; ADA-compliant mobility improvements including elevators and ramps; free public Wi-Fi; USB charging stations and digital information displays. New bike racks and art will also be installed. Merillon Avenue Station is in Garden City and was originally built in 1912. The new station will be completed in 2020.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced new statistics showing the continued dramatic subway performance improvements that have been achieved since the launch of the Subway Action Plan and Save Safe Seconds, including the fewest number of weekday delays that the system has seen in almost five years.
In addition to extending “E-Hail on Demand” pilot, MTA announces expanded taxi usage initiative for paratransit system, allowing the majority of trips system-wide to be completed in taxis or for-hire vehicles (FHV) in future years, up from 33% in 2017 – goal is to further grow share of trips in taxis
MTA New York City Transit reopened two station entrances at the Metropolitan Av-Lorimer St station complex on Thursday, February 28, 2019. They are part of a capacity improvement project at the station complex that included reopening six platform stairs at the south end of the station, reopening two station entrances, building a new platform staircase at the north end of the station, adding a new turnstile area with new digital screens, customer Help Point intercoms and MetroCard Vending Machines, and reopening a large portion of the station mezzanine to make connections between the G and L trains much more direct.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is reminding customers that the Astoria Blvd N SubwayW Subway station will close at 10 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, for nine months as New York City Transit begins a multi-phase project to add four new elevators and other accessibility features, as well as demolish and rebuild the station mezzanine with more vertical clearance to prevent strikes by trucks and other over-height vehicles traveling below the station structure.
Roy Nicholson’s “Hempstead Plain, Morning & Evening (2018)”, has been installed at Hicksville Station.
The MTA continues to build out the concourse and terminal for East Side Access’ opening day in 2022. When completed, East Side Access will deliver fewer delays, greater reliability and more options for customers.
MTA Metro-North Railroad President Catherine Rinaldi has announced that effective Sunday, April 14, Metro-North is opening New Haven Line trains for travel between Fordham and Manhatta, effectively doubling service.
TA leadership, joined by the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT), met with elected officials, community board leadership and advocates on February 13 and 14 about these updates, and the MTA is inviting the community to join them at a series of open houses to continue discussions about this plan and get more information.
New statistics released by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) show that subway performance continues its months-long trend of improvement, with the best on-time performance, and the fewest number of delays, that the system has seen in four years.
Some of the best attractions to visit in Manhattan are only an LIRR ride away. This year we have expanded our discounted packages to more than 10 exhibits, so you can enjoy more of New York City. This includes some of the best museum, sightseeing and entertainment options on offer.
The LIRR is proactively replacing rail ties on Main Line tracks 1 and 2 that have exceeded their useful life or exhibit signs of damage.
MTA Metro-North Railroad asked kids to get creative about safety, and they stepped up to meet the challenge. Metro-North has announced the five winners of Metro-North’s Railroad’s Safety Poster Contest that asked students, from grades pre-K to 12, to create posters illustrating what they believe is most important about rail safety.
The Long Island Rail Road has launched a beta test of an online tool that allows customers to see the real-time position of trains on a map. It also shows information about train lengths and locations of any trouble spots affecting train service. The map is refreshed with new data every three to five seconds and benefits from the enhanced accuracy of GPS data.
The MTA has completed a new traction power substation as part of the East Side Access project to bring LIRR service to Grand Central Terminal (GCT).
MTA Long Island Rail Road crews continued important infrastructure rehabilitation at Nostrand Avenue Station in Brooklyn over the weekend of January 26-27, with further work to be completed over the weekend of February 2-3, while the NYC Department of Transportation works to rebuild the Atlantic Avenue Bridge at East New York Station.
MTA New York City Transit reopened the 39 Av subway station on the N, W lines on Monday, January 28, 2019, weeks earlier than scheduled. The station was also renamed as 39 Av-Dutch Kills to reflect the neighborhood's history.
MTA Bridges and Tunnels announced today that Bluetooth powered Waze Beacons have begun operating in the Queens Midtown and Hugh L. Carey Tunnels. The beacons make continuous GPS functionality possible in the tunnels, allowing motorists to receive timely voice commands, hazard info, and traffic information inside the tunnels where there is limited to no GPS service.
MTA New York City Transit reopened the Broadway station on the Astoria (N, W) lines on Thursday, January 24, 2019, after a major station repair and modernization project. NYC Transit is in the process of repairing and modernizing every station on the N and W lines in Astoria, from making repairs to the station structure to enhancing signage and entrances so that they are clearer, brighter and more informative for customers.

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