Archive for February, 2011

LIRR Presidents’ Day Service Info

As I mentioned here, I was going to write a specific entry to post the official details of the LIRR’s Presidents’ Day service plan: The MTA Long Island Rail Road will operate on a holiday schedule on Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 21. In addition, nine extra trains, four westbound and five eastbound, will operate on […]

Presidents’ Day Service Info

With Presidents’ Day soon approaching, the MTA issued press releases to announce service plans for the holiday. Here is the overall press release which I received yesterday: Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) trains and buses will operate on special schedules in observance of Presidents’ Day on Monday. New York City Subway: Subways will run on a […]

MTA Still Drafting Repair Plans For 1 Stations

181st Street 1 station after the ceiling partially collapsed in 2009. Who can forget the image above? when after years of crumbling & decay, the ceiling at the 181st Street station on the partially collapsed onto the tracks in the summer of 2009. Unfortunately this was not the only station with issues as the 168th […]

Straphangers Forced To Buy Swipes From Vandals

When you are a regular subway rider, some things are just expected as they come with the territory. Whether it be dirty stations, seeing rats roaming the platform & tracks, or seeing vandals selling MetroCard swipes. It turns out that the latter has become an issue at the 181st Street station on the A where […]

Local Subway Service Forgetfulness

Continuing with the theme of this past Friday night/Saturday morning, I admit I was a bit taken back by part of my commute. At the end of the festivities with my friend, I was not sure if I was going to meet up with anyone else or head to Penn Station & catch the LIRR […]