A Train Derailment Service Update #3

Here is the latest service update:

Due to a train derailment at 125 St the following service changes are in effect:

A Subway trains are running local in Brooklyn and Manhattan between Canal St and 168 St in both directions.

Some northbound A Subway trains are running express from Canal St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.

There is free shuttle bus service operating between 59 St-Columbus Circle and 145 St in both directions.

B Subway trains are running on the Q Subway line from Brighton Beach and 96 St in both directions.

C Subway train service is suspended between Euclid Av and 168 St in both directions.

D Subway trains are running local in Manhattan between 59 St-Columbus Circle and 145 St in both directions.

B Subway and M Subway train service has resumed with extensive delays.

Expect delays in A SubwayB SubwayC SubwayD SubwayE SubwayF Subway and M Subway train service.

Allow additional travel time.

 

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A Train Derailment Service Update #2

The latest service update:

Due to a derailment at 125 St the following service changes are in effect:

There is no A Subway train service between 59 St-Columbus Circle and 168 St in both directions.

There is shuttle A Subway train service between 168 St and Inwood-207 St in both directions.

A Subway trains are running local in Brooklyn and between Canal St and 59 St in both directions.

Some northbound A Subway trains are running express from Canal St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.

There is free shuttle bus service operating between 59 St-Columbus Circle and 145 St in both directions.

B Subway trains are running on the Q Subway line from Brighton Beach and 96 St in both directions.

C Subway train service is suspended between Euclid Av and 168 St in both directions.

There is no D Subway train service between 59 St-Columbus Circle and 161 St-Yankee Stadium in both directions.

There is shuttle D Subway train service between 161 St-Yankee Stadium and Norwood-205 St in both directions.

B Subway and M Subway train service has resumed with extensive delays.

Expect delays in A Subway, B Subway, C Subway, D Subway, E Subway, F Subway and M Subway train service.

As an alternative take the 1 Subway train at 168 St and 59 St-Columbus Circle. Expect heavy ridership and crowding.

Allow additional travel time.

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A Train Derailment Service Update

Here is the latest service update revolving around the earlier derailment:

Due to a derailment at 125 St the following service changes are in effect:

There is no A Subway train service between 59 St-Columbus Circle and 168 St in both directions.

There is shuttle A Subway train service between 168 St and Inwood-207 St in both directions.

A Subway trains are running local in Brooklyn and between Canal St and 59 St in both directions.

There is free shuttle bus service operating between 59 St-Columbus Circle and 145 St in both directions.

B Subway train service is suspended between Brighton Beach and 145 St in both directions.

C Subway train service is suspended between Euclid Av and 168 St in both directions.

There is no D Subway train service between 59 St-Columbus Circle and 161 St-Yankee Stadium in both directions.

There is shuttle D Subway train service between 161 St-Yankee Stadium and Norwood-205 St in both directions.

Some northbound F Subway trains are running on the G Subway line from Bergen St to Court Sq then via E Subway line to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av.

Some Forest Hills bound M Subway trains are terminating at Essex St.

Expect delays in A Subway, B Subway, C Subway, D Subway, E Subway, F Subway and M Subway train service.

Allow additional travel time.

 

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A Train Derailment Near 125th Street

When riders boarded a Queens-bound A Train train this morning, they assumed it would just be another regular commute to their destination. Unfortunately that was not the case after a minor derailment this morning just outside the 125th Street station that caused as of press time 34 injuries. Andrew Siff & Jennifer Millman of NBC New York have more:

 A subway derailment and power outage near the 125th Street station in Manhattan has suspended service on multiple train lines, stranding terrified riders in darkened, smoke-filled cars for two hours in some cases.

At least 34 people had injuries including smoke inhalation, though all were expected to be OK, fire officials said. About half of the victims were taken to hospitals while others were checked out at the scene.

MTA Chairman Joe Lhota said at a news briefing shortly before noon Tuesday that the brakes on the A train somehow went into emergency mode, propelling the first two cars of the train into a concrete wall. Sparks erupted, fueled by garbage and other debris along the subway tracks, which caused the smoke condition, Lhota said.

The derailed train was evacuated, along with two other trains — one ahead of it and one behind it. The train derailed very close to the 125th Street station, Lhota said, and some riders were able to get off on the platform. Other panicked straphangers looked for alternate means of escape.

Click here for the complete report.

For starters I am glad to hear that no fatalities or serious injuries occurred because of the derailment. For those that are dealing with minor injuries, I wish you a speedy recovery.

This incident will definitely cause a nightmare commute for the rest of the day & perhaps the next couple of days depending on the damage. As of press time these are the service changes happening due to the derailment:

There is no A Subway train service between 59 St-Columbus Circle and 168 St in both directions.

There is shuttle A Subway train service between 168 St and Inwood-207 St in both directions.

A Subway trains are running local in Brooklyn and between Canal St and 59 St in both directions.

There is free shuttle bus service operating between 59 St-Columbus Circle and 145 St in both directions.

B Subway train service is suspended between Brighton Beach and 145 St in both directions.

C Subway train service is suspended between Euclid Av and 168 St in both directions.

There is no D Subway train service between 59 St-Columbus Circle and 161 St-Yankee Stadium in both directions.

There is shuttle D Subway train service between 161 St-Yankee Stadium and Norwood-205 St in both directions.

Some northbound F Subway trains are running on the G Subway line from Bergen St to Court Sq then via E Subway line to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av.

Some Forest Hills bound M Subway trains are terminating at Essex St.

Expect delays in A Subway, B Subway, C Subway, D Subway, E Subway, F Subway and M Subway train service.

Allow additional travel time.

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MTA Announces LIRR Fare Reduction Plan

With the LIRR Summer Of Hell set to begin soon, the MTA has announced a fare reduction plan. The plan which will feature discounts averaging 25% for those commuting to certain terminals such as Atlantic Terminal & Hunterspoint Avenue. Here are more details via the official press release I received:

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today responded to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s call for a discount for Long Island Rail Road riders as a result of Amtrak’s summer service cuts at Penn Station. The Long Island Rail Road will offer on average, a 25% fare reduction for all passengers traveling to Hunterspoint Avenue and Atlantic Terminal during Amtrak’s repair work. The discounts apply to all passengers traveling to Atlantic Terminal and Hunterspoint Avenue – including those on trains diverted to these stations from Penn Station. All LIRR riders will be given a free transfer during the morning rush to New York City subways at Atlantic Terminal and Hunterspoint Avenue which have direct and easy connections to multiple subway lines. The reductions – which are based on the distance passengers are traveling – will be in effect from July 10th to the completion of Amtrak repair work.

The discount will apply to monthly, weekly and daily tickets. Starting today, Tuesday, June 20, the discounted monthly tickets will be available via ticket windows, ticket vending machines and mail and ride. Discounted tickets will be available via MTA eTix starting on July 1.

“Governor Cuomo has asked us to provide greater value to our customers while Amtrak conducts repairs this summer. In response we’re adding to the mitigation measures we’ve already announced by providing a discount that will give customers who travel to key transportation hubs an average discount of 25%,” said MTA Interim Director Ronnie Hakim. “We believe that this move will mitigate the inconvenience that our customers may experience, and have the added benefit of drawing customers away from Penn Station while Amtrak performs repair work.”

The discount will also be available to customers traveling to Long Island City, Nostrand Avenue and East New York.

The discounted fares are in addition to the previously released transportation plan that restores rush-hour commuter capacity to and from Manhattan, and alleviates anticipated delays and disruptions for LIRR commuters (link: http://nymta.civicconnect.com/LIRR-PennStation).

Free Subways Transfers During Morning Rush

As previously announced, LIRR ticket holders who take trains to Atlantic Terminal, Jamaica, and Hunterspoint Avenue will also be able to transfer to the subway for free during the morning rush hours.

At Atlantic Terminal riders will be able to use the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q & R.

At Hunterspoint Avenue riders will be able to use the 7.

At Jamaica riders will be able to use the E, J & Z.

Customer Outreach

The MTA is alerting customers to the discount through a wide range of platforms, including e-mails alerts; twitter messages; Facebook posts; electronic signs located in outlying stations; electronic message boards located in key terminals, including Penn Station, Jamaica Station and Atlantic Terminal; messaging on the Train Time app. In addition ticket clerks will alert customers to the discount at ticket windows.

Mail and Ride customers will receive an email letting them know that they can return unused mail and ride tickets for a full credit by simply placing the unused tickets in the return envelope, and placing it in Mail and Ride drop box at Penn Station, Atlantic Terminal or Jamaica Station. They can then purchase a discounted ticket to Atlantic Terminal or Hunterspoint Avenue at a ticket window or a ticket vending machine.

I wish the agency posted a list of actual prices as I am very curious to see what these discounts actually are. I also feel they made a big mistake in not providing discounts across the board for all riders as the planned work will be an issue for riders throughout the entire system.

While the MTA is in a tough situation due to Amtrak, they should be doing even more to appease LIRR riders who have routinely been bent over & punished with inadequate service while paying more at the same time!

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