W Train To Return In November

Astoria/Ditmars Blvd-bound W departing the 36th Ave station. train line fans rejoice as your favorite Astoria line stepchild is returning to its oh so glorious roots when the MTA returns it to service on November 7th. The line will be returning back to the service hours & route it operated on prior to its cut […]

MTA Launches Phase 2 Of Track Sweeping

Just a short time ago the MTA announced the launch of Phase 2 of Operation Track Sweep. Here are the details via the official press release: The MTA today announced that it has begun Phase 2 of Operation Track Sweep, its multi-pronged plan to dramatically reduce the amount of trash on subway tracks, and in […]

MTA To Close Canarsie Tunnel For 18 Months

L train riders knew that one way or another their commute would be altered due to the closing of the Canarsie Tunnel. The main question was how extreme it would be as would the closure be spread out over a period of time while letting some service through or would it be done over a […]

Gov Cuomo Reveals Ambitious Subway Plan

Just a short time ago, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed his ambitious subway plan that includes redesigned subway cars & stations. Here is more via the official press release I received: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled the design features of 1,025 new and reimagined subway cars – including vital enhancements to the […]

MTA Awards 2 Prelim Engineering Contracts

Late yesterday, the MTA announced it has awarded 2 preliminary engineering contracts worth a total of $7.5M for the LIRR & NYC Subway stations in Willets Point. Here are more details courtesy of the official press release: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that it has awarded $7.5 million in contracts for preliminary engineering […]