MTA To Hold Canarsie Tunnel Meetings

Earlier today, the MTA announced that it was teaming up with the NYC DOT to hold community meetings about the upcoming Canarsie Tunnel repairs that will severely affect service on the L Train for over a year. Here is more via the official release I was sent:

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) today announced the dates for a series of jointly held open houses in January and February aimed at engaging those communities in Manhattan and Brooklyn that will be affected by the repairs to the Canarsie Tunnel on the  line.

The open houses, which will take place over four consecutive weeks beginning on January 24th, will feature representatives from MTA and NYC DOT and will provide riders with critical information about alternative travel options they can utilize during the 15 months in which the Canarsie Tunnel will be closed for major repairs beginning April 2019.

MTA New York City Transit personnel will preview measures the agency will take to help move the roughly 225,000 customers who travel through the tunnel each weekday, as well as the 50,000 riders who use the  train just within Manhattan.  NYC DOT will discuss its proposed street improvements to support travel alternatives during the closure.  Changes will include HOV restrictions on the Williamsburg Bridge, the addition of Select Bus Service to a new 14th Street busway, along with new protected bike lanes and bus lanes throughout the affected Manhattan and Brooklyn neighborhoods.

Customers are strongly encouraged to attend and participate in the meetings, which are open to the public. Attendees may arrive at any time during the meetings.

ABOUT THE CANARSIE TUNNEL CLOSURE

The Canarsie Tunnel was one of nine underwater tunnels that flooded during Superstorm Sandy in 2012, all of which required extensive rehabilitation and repair. The Canarsie Tunnel suffered extensive damage to tracks, signals, switches, power cables, signal cables, communication cables, lighting, cable ducts and bench walls throughout a 7,100-foot-long flooded section of both tubes. Bench walls throughout those sections must be rehabilitated to protect the structural integrity of the tubes.

The scheduled 15-month closure of the Canarsie Tunnel’s two tubes begins in April 2019.

More information on the Canarsie Tunnel repairs and the alternate service changes are available on this dedicated MTA mini-site on the work.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE OPEN HOUSES

These community meetings will follow an open house format guided by MTA and NYC DOT representatives. The meetings are intended to help customers better understand their alternate travel options and provide answers to questions from subway customers, local business owners and residents of the impacted neighborhoods.

The open houses will take place on the following dates:

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, from 5 to 8 p.m: East Williamsburg

Progress High School

850 Grand Street, Brooklyn

To get to the event, take the L to Grand Street or use any of the following bus lines:  Q54, Q59, B43.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018, from 5 to 8 p.m.: Manhattan Eastside

14th Street Y

344 East 14th Street, New York

To get to the event, take the   to 1 Av or the   to 14 St-Union Sq or use any of the following bus lines: M14A, M14D, M15, M15SBS, M101, M102, M103

Thursday, February 8, 2018, from 5 to 8 p.m: Williamsburg

Williamsburg Community Center

195 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn

To get to the event, take L to Montrose Av or use any of the following bus lines: Q54, Q59, B24, B43, B48, B60

Wednesday, February 14, 2018, from 5 to 8 p.m: Manhattan Westside

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

328 West 14th Street, New York

To get to the event, take  to 14 St Union Square or the 8 Av  or use any of the following bus lines M11, M12, M14A, M14D, M20

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MTA NYC Transit MLK Jr Day Service Info

Here is the MTA NYC Transit service plan information for the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr 2018 holiday:

On Monday, January 15, the New York City Subway will operate on a weekday schedule with minor timing changes.  Customers are advised to allow additional travel time, and use Subway Time for live wait times, or TripPlanner+ to plan their trips accordingly.  

New York City Buses will operate on a weekday schedule with minor timing changes except for Staten Island and Queens, where Limited Stop routes S81, S84, S86, S90, S91, S92, S94, S96, S98 Q4, Q6, Q25 and Q65 will not run.  Weekday local service will operate along these routes.  In addition, all Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens “X” express routes will operate on a special schedule with minor adjustments in departure times.

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LIRR MLK Jr Day Service Info

Here is the MTA Long Island Rail Road service plan information for the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr holiday:

MTA Long Island Rail Road will operate on a modified Holiday Schedule with a total of 32 extra trains provided on the Babylon, Montauk, Port Jefferson, Port Washington and Ronkonkoma Branches. Off-peak fares will apply all day.

The extra trains’ departure times are included in the current LIRR timetables dated January 8, 2018, through February 25, 2018, in shaded columns marked “Note M.” The timetables are available at stations or online at the LIRR’s website at www.mta.info/lirr by accessing the schedules link, where one can access for full timetables for each branch or select desired travel times and destination.

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Metro North MLK Jr Day Service Info

Here is the MTA Metro-North Railroad service plan information for the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr 2018 holiday:

Metro-North will operate on an enhanced Saturday schedule that includes 35 additional trains. The enhanced Saturday service includes 14 extra trains on the Harlem Line, including one additional Wassaic connection, 3 Hudson Line extras, and 15 extra New Haven Line trains offering branch connections. For West of Hudson customers, there will be 3 additional trains on the Port Jervis Line. Off-peak fares apply all day.

The Hudson Rail Link and the Haverstraw-Ossining and Newburgh-Beacon ferries will operate on special schedules

The extra Hudson, Harlem and New Haven trains’ departure times are included in the current Metro-North timetables, dated October 6, 2017, and shaded with notes indicating that they will operate on January 15. The timetables are available at stations or online at Metro-North’s website at www.mta.info/mnr by accessing the schedules link, where one can access for full timetables for each branch or select desired travel times and destination.  The extra Port Jervis Line service is reflected in the current West of Hudson schedule, dated January 7, 2018.   

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Metro North To Run Reduced Schedule

The first snowstorm of 2018 has come & gone and left quite the mess behind. The MTA faced delays throughout the system in the various forms offered to riders. Due to the conditions from the storm, the MTA Metro-North has announced it will be running a reduced schedule. Here are the complete details via the press release I was sent:

For Friday, January 5,  Metro-North is operating a reduced weekday schedule with some combined and cancelled trains due to the impact of the winter storm and extremely low termperatures on our train service and our infrastructure. Customers should anticipate delays and use caution when entering/exiting trains, and on platforms /staircases.

Please refer to the curent timetable and note the following trains are cancelled/combined:

Hudson Line

Inbound-AM PEAK:

The 7:11 am train from Greystone to GCT is combined with the 6:46 am train from Croton-Harmon, which will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 7:40 am train from Irvington to GCT is combined with the 7:38 am train from Croton-Harmon, which will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 8:20 am train from Irvington to GCT is combined with the 7:56 am train from Croton-Harmon, which will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 8:19 am train from Greystone to GCT is combined with the 8:12 am train from Croton-Harmon, which will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 8:46 am train from Greystone to GCT is combined with the 8:23 am train from Croton-Harmon, which will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 9:43 am train from Greystone to GCT is combined with the 9:31 am train from Croton-Harmon, which will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 10:11 am train from Greystone to GCT is combined with the 10 am train from Croton-Harmon, which will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 10:39 am train from Greystone to GCT is combined with the 10:31 am train from Croton-Harmon, which will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

Outbound-PM PEAK:

The 3:52 pm train from GCT to Greystone is combined with the 4:08 pm train to Croton-Harmon, which will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 5:11 pm train from GCT to Beacon is combined with the 5:08 pm train to Poughkeepsie, which will depart GCT at 5:11 pm and will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 5:23 pm train from GCT to Greystone is combined with the 5:20 pm train to Croton-Harmon, which will depart GCT at 5:23 pm and will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 5:43 pm train from GCT to Greystone is combined with the 5:40 pm train to Croton-Harmon, which will depart GCT at 5:43 pm and will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 6:03 pm train from GCT to Greystone is combined with the 6:00 pm train to Croton-Harmon, which will depart GCT at 6:03 pm and will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 7:28 pm train from GCT to Greystone is combined with the 7:25 pm train to Croton-Harmon, which will depart GCT at 7:28 pm and will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

Harlem Line

Inbound-AM PEAK:

The 6:36 am train from Crestwood to GCT is combined with the 6:19 am from North White Plains, which will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 6:50 am train from Crestwood to GCT is combined with the 6:38 am from North White Plains, which will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 7:19 am train from Crestwood to GCT is combined with the 6:17 am from North White Plains, which will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 7:41 am train from Mt. Kisco to GCT is combined with the 7:21 am from North White Plains, which will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 8:06 am train from Mt. Kisco to GCT is combined with the 7:51 am from Southeast, The 7:41 am from Mt. Kisco to GCT is combined with the 7:21 am from North White Plains, which will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 8:10 am train from Mt. Vernon West to GCT is combined with the 7:58 am from Crestwood, which will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 8:24 am train from Mt. Kisco to GCT is combined with the 8:07 am from Southeast, The 7:41 am from Mt. Kisco to GCT is combined with the 7:21 am from North White Plains, which will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 8:41 am train from Crestwood to GCT is combined with the 8:40 am from North White Plains, The 7:41 am from Mt. Kisco to GCT is combined with the 7:21 am from North White Plains, which will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 9:26 am train from Crestwood to GCT is combined with the 9:02 am from North White Plains, The 7:41 am from Mt. Kisco to GCT is combined with the 7:21 am from North White Plains, which will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 9:52 am train from Crestwood to GCT is combined with the 9:34 am from North White Plains, The 7:41 am from Mt. Kisco to GCT is combined with the 7:21 am from North White Plains, which will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

Outbound-PM PEAK:

The 4:48 pm train from GCT to Crestwood is combined with the 4:54 pm train to North White Plains, which will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 5:38 pm train from GCT to Crestwood is combined with the 5:40 pm train to North White Plains, which will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 5:49 pm train from GCT to Mt. Kisco is combined with the 5:44 pm train to Southeast, which will depart GCT at 5:49 pm and will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 5:58 pm train from GCT to Crestwood is combined with the 6:00 pm train to North White Plains, which will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 6:13 pm train from GCT to Mt. Kisco is combined with the 6:10 pm train to Brewster, which will depart GCT at 6:13 pm and will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 6:32 pm train from GCT to Mt. Kisco is combined with the 6:29 pm train to Southeast, which will depart GCT at 6:32 pm and will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 6:49 pm train from GCT to Mt. Vernon West is combined with the 6:38 pm train to North White Plains, which will depart GCT at 6:49 pm and will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 6:59 pm train from GCT to Mt. Kisco is combined with the 6:56 pm train to Southeast, which will depart GCT at 6:59 pm and will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 7:24 pm train from GCT to Mt. Kisco is combined with the 7:21 pm train to Southeast, which will depart GCT at 7:24 pm and will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

Inbound PM:

The 8:16 pm train from Mt. Kisco to GCT is cancelled. Passengers at Mt. Kisco, Chappaqua and Pleasantville may take the 8:09 pm train from Southeast, which stops at those stations 18 minutes later. Passengers at stations between North White Plains and Fordham may take the 8:06 pm train from North White Plains, which stops at those stations 27 minutes earlier, or the 9:06 pm train from North White Plains, which stops at those stations 33 minutes later.

New Haven Line

Inbound-AM PEAK:

The 7:04 AM from New Rochelle is combined with the 6:30 AM from Stamford, which will make all stops of both trains.

The 6:49 AM from South Norwalk is combined with the 6:32 from Bridgeport, which will make all stops of both trains.

The 7:29 AM from Harrison is combined with the 6:32 AM from Bridgeport, which will make all stops of both trains.

The 7:51 AM from New Rochelle is combined with the 7:29 AM from Greenwich, which will make all stops of both trains.

The 8:17 AM from New Rochelle is combined with the 7:40 AM from Stamford, which will make all stops of both trains.

The 8:14 AM from Mamaroneck is combined with the 6:40 AM from New Haven, which will make all stops of both trains.

The 8:34 AM from Mamaroneck is combined with the 8:02 AM from Stamford, which will make all stops of both trains.

The 8:52 AM from Mamaroneck is combined with the 8:29 AM from South Norwalk, which will make all stops of both trains.

The 9:26 AM from Mamaroneck is combined with the 8:57 AM from Stamford, which will make all stops of both trains.

The 9:53 AM from Mamaroneck is combined with the 9:25 AM from Stamford, which will make all stops of both trains.

The 10:23 AM from Mamaroneck is combined with the 10:12 AM from Stamford, which will make all stops of both trains.

Outbound-PM PEAK:

The 5:21 pm train from GCT to New Rochelle is combined with the 5:18 pm train to Harrison, which will depart GCT at 5:21 pm and will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 5:33 pm train from GCT to Harrison is combined with the 5:37 pm train to Stamford, which will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 5:34 pm train from GCT to South Norwalk is combined with the 5:28 pm train to Bridgeport, which will depart GCT at 5:34 pm and will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 5:55 pm train from GCT to South Norwalk is combined with the 5:46 pm train to New Haven, which will depart GCT at 5:55 pm and will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 5:57 pm train from GCT to Harrison is combined with the 6:02 pm train to New Rochelle, which will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 6:20 pm train from GCT to Harrison is combined with the 6:19 pm train to Stamford, which will depart GCT at 6:20 pm and will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 6:35 pm train from GCT to South Norwalk is combined with the 6:32 pm train to New Haven, which will depart GCT at 6:35 pm and will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 6:42 pm train from GCT to Harrison is combined with the 6:39 pm train to Stamford, which will depart GCT at 6:42 pm and will make all of the station stops of the two trains.

The 7:09 pm train from GCT to Harrison is combined with the 7:04 pm train to Stamford, which will depart GCT at 7:09 pm and will make all of the station stops of the two trains.
Inbound-PM

The 5:15 pm train from Harrison to GCT is cancelled. Passengers may take the 5:01 pm train from Stamford to GCT, which serves the same station stops 9 minutes later.

The 6:22 pm train from Harrison to GCT is cancelled. Passengers may take the 6:06 pm train from Stamford to GCT, which serves the same station stops 7 minutes later.

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