MTA Worker Injured In Work Train Accident

The big transit news of the week in NYC was the closure of the 53rd Street tunnel which has caused service changes to the E Train & M Train. Now comes word that a MTA worker was injured when two work trains involved in work on the project bumped into each other. Meghan Giannotta of AM New York has more:

Two MTA work trains collided in the 53rd Street tunnel early Wednesday morning leaving one person injured, the transit service said.

The two trains “bumped into each other” in the tunnel under the East River between Manhattan and Queens around 5 a.m., the MTA said. The trains did not derail, officials said.

One MTA employee was treated for injuries after the incident, they added. The injury is not life threatening, officials said.

An investigation has been launched into the cause of the collision, an MTA spokesman said. It was unclear if there would be any disciplinary action taken against the crews involved.

The incident did not impact subway service during the morning commute, according to the MTA.

Click here for the complete report.

I am glad to hear that the worker was not seriously injured. I am real curious as to the results of the investigation as something like this should not be happening especially in such a controlled environment.

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NYC Transit New Year’s Eve 2017 Service Info

Here is the New Year’s Eve holiday service plan for MTA NYC Transit:

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) trains and buses will operate on special schedules during the New Year’s holiday weekend, with lots of extra service to help customers enjoy the three-day weekend and celebrate the New Year.

Also for holiday travelers, as part of the Port Authority’s measures to alleviate roadway congestion at LaGuardia Airport during the peak holiday travel rush, MTA New York City Transit’s LaGuardia Link Q70 Select Bus Service will be fare-free through Tuesday, January 2. The LaGuardia Link provides non-stop service linking the main terminals of the airport (Terminals B, C and D) with New York City Subway at the Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av 7efmr station and the 61 St-Woodside 7 station-Long Island Rail Road stop in Woodside, Queens.

Additional details follow, organized by day.

New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31

The MTA is the best way for revelers to get to Times Square on New Year’s Eve, and to travel home afterwards. We strongly recommend that customers purchase their MetroCards or train tickets in advance.

New York City subways and buses and the Staten Island Railway will operate on a Sunday schedule. As a reminder, due to scheduled Subway Action Plan maintenance and repair work occurring in the 53 St Tube until late morning, Sunday, December 31,  line riders are advised to allow additional travel time. More information on these significant upgrades and travel alternatives can be found here.

 

Customers heading to Times Square for the celebration should avoid using the 42 St-Times Square subway complex, since they may not be allowed to exit onto the street.  In addition, the northbound platform at 50 St  and both north and southbound platforms at 49 St  will be closed from 7 p.m. until shortly after midnight. Riders are urged to exit at stations at 50 St or 57 St and walk to Times Square. Additional service will be provided in the  lines. Station entrances in the Times Square area are subject to closure based on instructions from the NYPD.

Buses are not recommended for traveling to Times Square because of the numerous street closures in the area. The following bus routes may be subject to reroutes: M5, M7, M20, M42, M50, M104 and X1. Regular overnight bus service will resume as streets reopen after midnight.

New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1

Following the celebration, subway trains on lines in and around Times Square will run every 8 to 12 minutes until approximately 3 a.m. The 42nd Street shuttle  will operate all night.

 

For the remainder of the day, New York City subways and buses and the Staten Island Railway will operate on a Sunday schedule.

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LIRR New Year’s Eve 2017 Service Info

Here is the MTA Long Island Rail Road’s service plan for the upcoming New Year’s Eve holiday:

MTA Long Island Rail Road is ready to help customers ring in the New Year with extra train service for the extended holiday weekend, beginning with additional eastbound trains to accommodate customers leaving work early on Friday, December 29.

The railroad will also run additional westbound trains on New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31, for revelers heading to the city to celebrate, as well as extra service early New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2018, to get partygoers safely back home.

Over the New Year’s weekend, the railroad will operate on a weekend-holiday schedule with the usual ban on alcohol on trains and on station platforms from noon on New Year’s Eve until noon on New Year’s Day.

Friday, December 29 – 13 Extra Eastbound Early Getaway Trains

The Long Island Rail Road is adding 13 trains to its eastbound afternoon schedule of departures from Penn Station on Friday, December 29, to accommodate customers leaving work early to begin the extended New Year’s holiday weekend. The additional service from Penn Station will be provided between 12:43 p.m. and 3:48 p.m. on the Ronkonkoma, Babylon, Port Jefferson, Port Washington and Far Rockaway Branches.

Ronkonkoma Branch – 2 Extra Trains (No Pinelawn Stop):

12:43 p.m. stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville, then local to Ronkonkoma.

1:49 p.m. stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville, then local to Ronkonkoma.

Babylon Branch – 6 Extra Trains:

1:28 p.m. express to Rockville Centre, then local to Babylon.

1:56 p.m. express to Jamaica, stopping at Rockville Centre, then local to Babylon.

2:22 p.m. express to Rockville Centre, then local to Babylon.

2:32 p.m. express to Lynbrook, then local to Babylon.

3:00 p.m. stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre, then local to Babylon.

3:31 p.m. express to Rockville Centre, then local to Babylon.

Port Jefferson Branch – 3 Extra Trains:

2:08 p.m. stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, then local to Huntington.

2:29 p.m. stopping at Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Jamaica, New Hyde Park, then local to Huntington.

3:24 p.m. stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, Westbury and Hicksville.

Port Washington Branch – 1 Extra Train:

3:40 p.m. stopping at Woodside, Flushing Main Street, then local to Great Neck.

Far Rockaway Branch – 1 Extra Train:

3:48 p.m. stopping at Locust Manor, Laurelton, Rosedale, Valley Stream, then local to Far Rockaway.

New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31 – 10 Extra Westbound Trains

Long Islanders who plan to head for New York City to mark the arrival of 2018 will find 10 extra trains added to the regular weekend/holiday schedule.

Ronkonkoma Branch – 2 Extra Trains (No Pinelawn Stop):

5:09 p.m. from Ronkonkoma making local stops to Hicksville, then stopping at Mineola, Jamaica and Penn Station.

7:09 p.m. from Ronkonkoma making local stops to Hicksville, then stopping at Mineola, Jamaica and Penn Station.

Babylon/Montauk Branch – 3 Extra Trains:

6:19 p.m. from Babylon making local stops to Lynbrook, then stopping at Jamaica and Penn Station.

7:19 p.m. from Babylon, making local stops to Lynbrook, then stopping at Jamaica and Penn Station.

7:31 p.m. from Speonk making local stops to Babylon, then stopping at Jamaica and Penn Station.

Port Jefferson Branch – 1 Extra Train:

6:45 p.m. from Port Jefferson making local stops to Huntington, then stopping at Hicksville, Jamaica and Penn Station.

Huntington Branch – 1 Extra Train:

6:42 p.m. from Huntington making local stops to New Hyde Park, then stopping at Jamaica and Penn Station.

Port Washington Branch – 3 Extra Trains:

6:37 p.m. from Port Washington making local stops to Great Neck, then stopping at Bayside, Woodside and Penn Station.

7:37 p.m. from Port Washington making local stops to Great Neck, then stopping at Bayside, Woodside and Penn Station.

8:37 p.m. from Port Washington making local stops to Great Neck, then stopping at Bayside, Woodside and Penn Station.

New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2018 – 14 Extra AM Eastbound Trains

Between 12:30 a.m. and 4:20 a.m. on New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2018, a total of 14 extra trains will operate from Penn Station to accommodate customers heading home after celebrating the arrival of the New Year. For the remainder of the day, the LIRR will operate on a holiday/weekend schedule.

Babylon Branch – 4 Extra Trains:

1:12 a.m. stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre, then local to Babylon.

2:11 a.m. stopping at Jamaica, Lynbrook, then local to Babylon.

3:00 a.m. stopping at Jamaica, Lynbrook, then local to Babylon.

3:29 a.m. stopping at Jamaica, Lynbrook, then local to Babylon.

Montauk Branch/Speonk – 1 Extra Train:

1:29 a.m. stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Center, then local to Speonk.

Huntington Branch – 1 Extra Train:

2:44 a.m. stopping at Jamaica, New Hyde Park, then local to Huntington.

Port Jefferson Branch – 1 Extra Train:

3:12 a.m. stopping at Jamaica, New Hyde Park, then local to Port Jefferson.

Ronkonkoma Branch – 3 Extra Trains (No Pinelawn Stop):

12:29 a.m. stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville, then local to Ronkonkoma.

2:03 a.m. stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville, then local to Ronkonkoma.

3:53 a.m. stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville, then local to Ronkonkoma.

Port Washington Branch – 3 Extra Trains:

12:35 a.m. stopping at Woodside, Flushing Main St., then local to Port Washington.

2:19 a.m. stopping at Woodside, Flushing Main St., then local to Port Washington.

4:19 a.m. stopping at Woodside, Flushing Main St., then local to Port Washington.

Long Beach Branch – 1 Extra Train:

2:47 a.m. stopping at Jamaica, Valley Stream, Lynbrook, then local to Long Beach.

Reminder: Last Weekend for Extra Holiday Service:

As noted in the timetables, the weekend of Saturday, December 30 and Sunday, December 31, is the final weekend the LIRR will be running added holiday service — four extra morning westbound trains and six extra afternoon eastbound trains — on the Babylon, Long Beach and Port Jefferson branches.

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Metro North New Year’s Eve 2017 Service Info

Here is the New Year’s Eve 2017 service plan information for the MTA Metro-North Railroad:

Metro-North has your ticket to a safe and convenient way to travel during the New Year’s Eve weekend. The railroad d is offering expanded service to and from Grand Central Terminal all day long on Sunday, December 31 and into the wee hours for New Year’s Eve for celebrants traveling to the Big Apple to ring in 2018.

Metro-North reminds customers that drinking alcohol on trains and at our stations is banned from noon New Year’s Eve until noon New Year’s Day. The railroad encourages customers traveling to New York to purchase round-trip tickets before boarding Grand Central Terminal bound trains. On the night of New Year’s Eve, tickets will be collected prior to boarding trains at Grand Central Terminal.

Friday, December 29:

Metro-North will operate 17 extra Getaway trains between 12:58 p.m. and 4:11 p.m., and some trains after 5:00 pm will be combined or cancelled.

Hudson Line:

1:38 p.m., making stops at Peekskill, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie.

2:38 p.m., making stops at Peekskill, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie.

3:11 p.m., making stops at Tarrytown, Philipse Manor, Scarborough, Ossining and Croton-Harmon.

3:45 p.m., making stops at Peekskill, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie.

4:11 p.m., making stops at Peekskill, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie.

Harlem Line:

2:15 p.m., making stops at Scarsdale, Hartsdale, White Plains and North White Plains.

3:13 p.m., making stops at White Plains and North White Plains.

3:34 p.m., making stops at White Plains, North White Plains, Goldens Bridge, Purdy’s, Croton Falls, Brewster and Southeast.

New Haven Line:

12:58 p.m. making stops at Westport, Fairfield, Fairfield Metro, Bridgeport, Stratford, Milford, West Haven and New Haven.

2:01 p.m. making stops at Westport, Fairfield, Fairfield Metro, Bridgeport, Stratford, Milford, West Haven and New Haven.

2:28 p.m., making stops at, Westport, Fairfield, Fairfield Metro, Bridgeport, Stratford, Milford, West Haven and New Haven.

2:31 p.m., making stops at New Rochelle, Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Harrison.

2:56 p.m., making stops at Stamford, Noroton Heights, Darien, Rowayton and South Norwalk.

2:59 p.m., making stops at New Rochelle, Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Harrison.

3:26 p.m., making stops at New Rochelle, Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Harrison

3:29 p.m., making stops at, Westport, Fairfield, Fairfield Metro, Bridgeport, Stratford, Milford, West Haven and New Haven.

4:00 p.m., making stops at Stamford, Bridgeport, Stratford, Milford, West Haven and New Haven.

New Year’s Eve, Sunday December 31:

Metro-North will operate an additional inbound train on the Hudson Line and an additional inbound train on the New Haven Line.

Hudson Line, Southbound:

6:34 p.m., out of Poughkeepsie, making stops at New Hamburg, Beacon, Peekskill, Croton-Harmon, Ossining, Tarrytown and Grand Central Terminal.

New Haven Line, Westbound:

6:07 p.m. from New Haven, stopping at West Haven, then Bridgeport and Stamford, with connecting train service to Grand Central Terminal.

New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1

Metro-North will operate on a Sunday schedule. Service will also be provided overnight and into the wee hours of New Year’s morning to get you safely home from New York City as follows:

Hudson Line, Northbound:

12:38 a.m. making all station stops from Croton-Harmon to Poughkeepsie.

12:42 a.m., making all station stops from Yankees-E. 153rd Street to Croton-Harmon.

1:15 a.m. making all station stops from Croton-Harmon to Poughkeepsie.

1:20 a.m., making all station stops from Yankees-E. 153rd Street to Croton-Harmon.

1:50 a.m., making all station stops from Croton-Harmon to Poughkeepsie.

1:55 a.m., making all station stops from Yankees-E. 153rd Street to Croton-Harmon

2:30 a.m., making stops at Spuyten Duyvil, Riverdale, Yonkers, Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Tarrytown, Scarborough, Ossining, and all stops between Croton-Harmon and Poughkeepsie.

3:00 a.m., making all station stops from Marble Hill to Croton-Harmon.

3:40 a.m., making stops at Spuyten Duyvil, Riverdale, Yonkers, Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Tarrytown, Scarborough, Ossining, and all stops between Croton-Harmon and Poughkeepsie.

4:20 a.m., making all station stops from Marble Hill to Croton-Harmon.

4:50 a.m. making stops at Spuyten Duyvil, Riverdale, Yonkers, Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Tarrytown, Scarborough, Ossining, and all stops between Croton-Harmon and Poughkeepsie.

5:20 a.m., making all station stops from Marble Hill to Croton-Harmon.

Hudson Line, Southbound:

1:28 a.m., making stops from Poughkeepsie to Marble Hill and Grand Central Terminal.

4:30 a.m., making all stops from Poughkeepsie to Ossining, then Tarrytown and Grand Central Terminal.

5:00 a.m., making stops from Croton-Harmon to Grand Central Terminal.

5:50 a.m., making stops from Poughkeepsie to Ossining, then Tarrytown and Grand Central Terminal.

Harlem Line, Northbound:

12:35 a.m., making all stops from White Plains to Southeast.

12:40 a.m., making all stops to North White Plains.

1:05 a.m., making all stops from White Plains to Wassaic.

1:10 a.m., making all stops from Fordham to North White Plains.

1:35 a.m., making all stops from White Plains to Southeast.

1:40 a.m., making all stops from Mount Vernon West to North White Plains.

2:05 a.m., making all stops from White Plains to Southeast.

2:10 a.m., making all stops to North White Plains.

2:35 a.m., making all stops from White Plains to Southeast.

2:40 a.m., making all stops from Mt. Vernon West to North White Plains.

3:05 a.m., making all stops from White Plains to Southeast.

3:10 a.m., making all stops from Fordham to North White Plains.

3:55 a.m., making all stops from White Plains to Wassaic.

4:05 a.m., making all stops from Fordham to North White Plains.

5:00 a.m., making all stops from Mount Vernon West to Southeast.

5:37 a.m., making all stops to Wassaic.

Harlem Line, Southbound:

12:30 a.m., making all stops from Wassaic to White Plains, and Grand Central Terminal.

2:06 a.m., making all stops from North White Plains to Fordham, and Grand Central Terminal.

3:37 a.m., making all stops from Wassaic to Fordham and Grand Central Terminal.

5:12 a.m., making all stops from Southeast to White Plains, and Grand Central Terminal.

6:06 a.m., making all stops from North White Plains to Grand Central Terminal.

New Haven Line, Eastbound:

12:33 a.m., making all station stops from Stamford to New Haven, with connecting service from Stamford to New Canaan.

12:36 a.m., making all station stops from Mt. Vernon East to Stamford.

12:53 a.m., making all station stops from Stamford to New Haven.

12:56 a.m., making all stops from Mt. Vernon East to Stamford.

1:13 a.m., making all station stops from Stamford to New Haven.

1:18 a.m., making all station stops from Mt. Vernon East to Stamford.

1:33 a.m., making all station stops from Stamford to New Haven, with connecting service from Stamford to New Canaan.

1:36 a.m., making all station stops from Mt. Vernon East to Stamford.

2:03 a.m., making all station stops from Stamford to New Haven.

2:06 a.m., making all station stops from Mt Vernon East to Stamford.

2:33 a.m., making all station stops from Stamford to New Haven, with connecting service from Stamford to New Canaan.

2:36 a.m., making all station stops from Mt. Vernon East to Stamford.

3:03 a.m., making all station stops from Stamford to New Haven.

3:06 a.m., making all station stops from Mt. Vernon East to Stamford.

3:33 a.m., making all station stops from Stamford to New Haven.

3:36 a.m., making all station stops from Mt. Vernon East to Stamford.

4:33 a.m., making all station stops from Stamford to New Haven.

4:36 a.m., making all station stops from Mt. Vernon East to Stamford, with connecting service from Stamford to New Canaan.

5:25 a.m., making all station stops from Stamford to New Haven.

5:30 a.m., making all stops from Mt. Vernon East to New Haven, with connecting service from Stamford to New Canaan.

New Haven Line, Westbound:

12:35 a.m., making all stops from Stamford to Grand Central Terminal.

1:05 a.m., making all stops between New Haven and Stamford, and Grand Central Terminal.

2:20 a.m., making all station stops from Stamford to Mt. Vernon East, and Grand Central Terminal

West of Hudson Lines:

On the West of Hudson Lines, a regular weekend schedule will operate, with an additional inbound train from Port Jervis and additional outbound service to Port Jervis and Spring Valley after midnight.

Pascack Valley Line:

1:24 a.m. from Hoboken, making all stops to Spring Valley. Passengers from Penn Station New York should board the 1:18 am train and transfer at Secaucus Junction.

3:45 a.m. from Hoboken, making all stops to Spring Valley. Passengers from Penn Station New York should board the 3:39 am train and transfer at Secaucus Junction.

Note that the 12:45 a.m. train departing Hoboken will not operate on New Year’s Eve.

Port Jervis Line:

Eastbound:

4:09 p.m. from Port Jervis making all stops to Suffern, then Secaucus Junction and Hoboken. Change trains at Secaucus Junction for service to Penn Station New York.

Westbound:

1:27 a.m. from Hoboken, making all stops to Port Jervis. Passengers from Penn Station New York should board the 1:18 am train and transfer at Secaucus Junction

3:00 a.m. from Hoboken, making all stops to Port Jervis. Passengers from Penn Station New York should board the 2:50 am train and transfer at Secaucus Junction.

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SI Railway New Year’s Eve 2017 Service Info

Here is the MTA Staten Island Railway service plan info for the upcoming New Year’s Eve 2017 holiday:

Staten Island Railway is offering an “Early Departure Getaway” schedule, allowing customers to catch earlier afternoon express trains beginning at 2:30 p.m. from the St. George Ferry Terminal. There will be one express train and one local train awaiting every boat until 7:50 p.m

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