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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MTA Bus Gets Stuck In Sinkhole

Talk about your commute giving you that sinking feeling, a MTA bus on the B49 line got stuck in a sinkhole in Brooklyn after a water main break occurred due to the deep freeze conditions.

Here is more via a report from ABC 7 Eyewitness News:

An MTA bus was briefly stuck in a sinkhole caused by an eight inch water main break undermining an intersection in Brooklyn.

The water main break created a sinkhole about six feet in diameter at Oriental Boulevard and West End Avenue in the Manhattan Beach section.

The B49 bus was pulled out of the sinkhole in the overnight hours. The driver and two passengers were on board at the time.

Approximately 30 homes and four businesses within the vicinity are temporarily without water service.

West End Avenue and Oriental Boulevard are closed through the area.

Thankfully no injuries occurred due to the sinkhole. I would not be surprised to see more sinkholes pop up throughout the region as the temperatures continue to be so dangerously low.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018

I want to take this time & wish every single Transit Blogger reader a Happy New Year. The continued support means the world to me even though I have not posted as much as I did in the past. Look for that to change in 2018 as I get back to what made this site so successful over the years which I owe to each & every one of you!

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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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