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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 9:40 AM

Just received and good for you who live and/or work in NYCityL

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 9:44 AM

Did not bother to edit; since the purpose is both obvious and worthwhile.  Use the URL, and you will find the survey intelligent and constructive.

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Posted by narig01 on Thursday, March 25, 2021 8:31 PM

Miningman

Dave, one way to fix this problem is for you to first send it to your own email, a Gmail account works best. Gmail will automatically size it correctly and even tell you so. Then just copy and paste from your Gmail and it appears correct size on the Forum. 

 

Miningman. You have clued me into how to read these entries that get their right side cut off.  Copy it and post to notepad on my tablet (I use a Kindle Fire from Amazon)

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, May 3, 2021 10:42 PM

Following your advice:

 

 Governor Cuomo Announces New York City Subway Will Resume 24 Hour Service Beginning May 17

New York City Transit Currently Closed from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. Daily for Disinfection; Subway Ridership Surpassed 2 Million Passengers Per Day in April 

MTA Continues its Historic Disinfection and Cleaning Effort; More Than 75% of MTA Customers Agree the Subways Have Never Been Cleaner 

Mask Use Remains Mandatory in the MTA System

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York City Subway will resume 24 hour a day service beginning May 17. In April, MTA New York City Transit officials announced 2,009,025 trips were recorded on the subway on April 8, the first time that more than two million trips were taken on the subway since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City. The MTA will continue its unprecedented disinfection and cleaning effort. More than 75 percent of MTA customers agree the subway has never been cleaner. The resumption of 24-hour service will coincide with the Governor's announcement lifting the 12 a.m. food and beverage service curfew for outdoor dining areas.

"COVID-19 is on the decline in New York City and across New York State, and as we shift our focus to rebuilding our economy, helping businesses and putting people back to work, it's time to bring the Subway back to full capacity," Governor Cuomo said. "We reduced Subway service more than a year ago to disinfect our trains and combat the rising tide of COVID cases, and we're going to restore 24-hour service as New York gets back on the right track. This expansion will help working people, businesses and families get back to normal as the city reopens and reimagines itself for a new future."

Beginning May 6, 2020, New York City Transit closed for disinfection from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. The MTA provided free alternative transportation options to essential workers during the overnight hours that included a significant expansion of bus service across the city and for-hire vehicles as necessary.

MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick Foye said, "At this critical moment for New York's recovery, Gov. Cuomo and the MTA recognize the time is now right to safely restore overnight service on the subways. The city's economic revival hinges on a strong mass transit system - and a vital part of that is round-the-clock service. The MTA stands ready to power New York through this crucial next stage, as it has throughout the pandemic, prioritizing safety above all. Our rigorous disinfecting protocols remain in place, and we expect to see continued high mask usage thanks to the systemwide mask mandate."

Sarah Feinberg, Interim President of New York City Transit, said, "Overnight workers like waitresses, bartenders and more depend on Transit to get around in the late-night hours. We've been moving them for the last year by bus and I'm thrilled that we can once again provide them with safe and efficient overnight SUBWAY service as well, as more COVID restrictions on businesses are lifted. We take our duty to keep riders safe seriously - which is why our mask mandate and disinfecting regimen will continue, and we will keep pressing the City to provide the police and mental health resources needed to accommodate returning customers. New Yorkers - including our heroic workforce - deserve nothing less."

On February 15, Governor Cuomo announced that the MTA would partially restore overnight service on the New York City subway, pending continued positive trends in New York's COVID indicators. Effective Monday, February 22, the MTA extended late-night subway service by two hours, moving to a 2 a.m. - 4 a.m. closure daily.

The MTA has undertaken unprecedented cleaning and disinfecting protocols in the year since the pandemic began - and leveraged innovative technology - to ensure the system is as safe as possible for its customers. The MTA continues to work with FEMA for reimbursement on eligible COVID-related costs. The Authority has also rolled out robust public education campaigns and issued millions of masks to its customers. Mask compliance in the system remains high, with more than 97 percent of customers wearing a mask when riding mass transit. These COVID-related measures will remain in effect for the foreseeable future. The MTA also unveiled updates to the subway map that allow riders to find the nearest vaccination site throughout the city.

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, May 3, 2021 10:51 PM

Not perfect, but better and usable.

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Posted by daveklepper on Friday, May 7, 2021 4:16 AM

 

New York City’s Second Avenue Subway project resumes
 
Federal stimulus payments to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) provide funds toward the completion of the Second Avenue Subway in East Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, extending the Q line to 125th Street. The pandemic almost ended work on the project.  But now MTA’s budget has available more emergency federal funds, and the Second Avenue Subway project is revived. If President Biden’s infrastructure bill is passed by Congress more funds will be available.  

The MTA is purchesing land for the work, including more than a dozen privately owned properties. Most of these buildings are largely vacant. New York City’s eminent domain law will be used. This gives governments the right to take properties for redevelopment for public use. This extension will use a 10-block-long, 1970s-constructed tunnel from 110th to 120th street. The goal was start of service by 2027, but now a later completion is expected.

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, September 13, 2021 11:18 AM

MTA Announces Security Cameras Installed at All 472 Subway Stations 

 

Camera Installation Accelerated Over Past Year to Bring Completion Ahead of Schedule  

Thousands of Cameras Enhance Security  

Camera Installations Help Deliver a 20.6% Decline in Major Felonies in 2021 and 28.6% Increase in Arrests  

NYC Transit Now Has Ability to Identify Suspicious Packages Across Segments of the Subway System in Real Time 


The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that security cameras have been installed at all 472 subway stations. Cameras were deployed Sept. 11 at the 472nd Station, Broadway station on the g line. Thousands of cameras have now been deployed systemwide. 

The initiative to expand security camera coverage was accelerated last year by Interim President of New York City Transit Sarah Feinberg, who identified a new class of cameras that could be deployed more quickly and at much lower cost than traditional cameras. As a result, 200 stations of the 472 in the system have gained security camera coverage within the past year.  

Feinberg accelerated the pre-existing camera installation program to ensure that all subway stations have cameras by the end of summer 2021.  

“Thanks to our incredible workforce who continue to deliver for our customers and credit to Sarah Feinberg who from the top of New York City Transit got this program accelerated,” said Craig Cipriano, Acting President of MTA New York City Transit. “We have delivered on Sarah’s commitment to accelerate the camera roll-out as we look to restore confidence in the system. We recognize safety and security are top concerns for our customers, as they return to our system, and this is a significant tool in our effort to enhance rider safety.” 

“We at the MTA, together with the NYPD, are driven to deliver a safer and more high-level quality of life experience in the subway system and these cameras are a big part of that,” said MTA Chief Safety Officer Patrick Warren. “If you are a criminal who preys on those who use our system, you will have your image captured and be put on the express track to justice. The image will be delivered to the police, and the police will use it to find you. The NYPD has been aggressively investigating every crime in the subway, which is why crime is way down this year.” 

Security cameras used in the subway system come in two forms: Those that broadcast in real time to the subway’s security center, and those that record locally and provide material that can be retrieved quickly and used in the investigation of crimes. Similar to the NYPD’s post-9/11 Lower Manhattan Security Initiative, some of the live cameras give New York City Transit the ability to spot suspicious packages and other activities that require response.   

The latest statistics provided by the NYPD show a decline in major felonies of 20.6% in 2021 through August 31 and a 28.6% increase in arrests over the same time period.  

The MTA will continue to expand the placement of cameras throughout the system, with a goal of optimizing coverage of stations.  

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, September 13, 2021 11:26 AM

MTA Launches Welcome Back Campaign at Event Marking Opening of Brand New 42 Street Shuttle

Authority Unveils Major Improvements Including Signature New 42 Street Shuttle Connector as Customers Begin to Return to System in Larger Numbers 

Shuttle Riders Will be Greeted by a Mosaic Installation Created by Artist Nick Cave 

MTA Officials Also Announce Launch of ‘Welcome Back New York’ Campaign Aimed at Bolstering Ridership, Touting Benefits of Mass Transit, and Providing Financial Incentives to Return

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today celebrated the completion of the new 42 St Shuttle that connects Times Square and Grant Central Terminal. The work is the centerpiece of the broader 42 St Connection Project, a series of major improvements to  the highly-trafficked corridor. Despite the pandemic, the work was completed on time and on budget. It also includes a striking mosaic installation from world renowned artist Nick Cave.  

Authority officials also used the opening of the new Shuttle service to formally launch a new ‘Welcome Back New York’ campaign that touts the benefits of mass transit as New Yorkers begin to return to work and school in the aftermath of the pandemic. The campaign includes a range of specific initiatives to entice riders to come back to the system, including the extension of discounted fares during off-peak hours until the end of the year and a new goal of doubling the number of New York City residents engaged in the City’s Fair Fares program that provides discounted MetroCards to customers in need of financial assistance. 

“This project had been talked about for literally decades and now we’ve finally gotten it done,” said MTA Acting Chairman and CEO Janno Lieber. The new, fully ADA-accessible Shuttle is easier to navigate, with straightened tracks and a single, wider platform that will allow us to run longer trains during peak hours and speed up boarding times. This is a huge win for our customers as they continue to return to the system.” 

“I’ve been at the MTA for over thirty years and rebuilding the Shuttle has been a topic of discussion that entire time. It’s amazing to finally see it get the renovation New Yorkers deserve, especially at this critical moment for the system and our region,” said New York City Transit Interim President Craig Cipriano. “I’m hopeful that in the months and years ahead, daily use of the new Shuttle will eventually tick back up the roughly 80,000 customers who rode it on a typical day before the pandemic.”  

“By many accounts, New York City is now the most congested city in America,” said MTA Chief Customer Officer Sarah Meyer. “That’s why we’re launching a campaign to encourage more people to take public transit. It’s a faster, safer, cheaper and greener way to get around town.  For $2.75, you can experience everything that makes New York great.  Ditch your cars and ride the subway or bus as you return to the city.” 

“I can tell you from personal experience that navigating the shuttle transfer before this modernization was incredibly challenging,” said MTA Chief Accessibility Officer Quemuel Arroyo. “The improvements we’re celebrating today are transformative and more accessibility upgrades are forthcoming. We’re taking a phased approach to improving accessibility at 42nd Street that includes accessibility at both ends of the 42 St Connector – bringing us another step closer to making 100 key stations accessible.” 

The transformative 42 St Connection Project brings straightened tracks and expanded platform space, allowing more room for customers and ensuring that shuttle access is fully accessible in compliance with ADA standards. The consolidated platform will make it easier to identify and board the next available train as quickly as possible, and simplified and extended tracks allows the Authority to run longer cars. This, in turn, increases customer capacity by 20% during peak times. Prior to the pandemic, the 42 St Shuttle carried some 80,000 customers daily, including upwards of 10,000 per hour during morning and evening rush periods. The project also includes free underground connection to the 42 St Bryant Park Station, wider stairwells on the Grand Central mezzanine, a new street-to-mezzanine elevator at the Times Square Station, and new electrical, communications, signal and fire safety systems. 

The 42 St Shuttle Connection Project also features the first and largest section of a striking mosaic installation by artist Nick Cave. Commissioned by the MTA’s award-winning public arts program, MTA Arts & Design, ‘Every One’ is one piece of the larger Each One, Every One, Equal All mosaic and runs the length of the new walking transfer between the Shuttle at Times Square and Bryant Park.  ‘Every One’ is an expansive installation on the North and East walls of the 42 St Connector. It runs 360 linear feet and covers over 3,200 square feet. The artwork includes more than two dozen of Cave’s iconic Soundsuits, brought to life in a companion video piece of the same name. ‘Every One’ will be displayed on eleven OUTFRONT live digital screens centrally displayed in the 42 St Connector. On each quarter hour, a short digital work will be shown. The video depicts the Soundsuits, many of which can be seen in the surrounding mosaic, fully activated by the movement of dancers. 

The “Welcome Back New York” campaign extolls the virtues of riding mass transit for those returning to the system after the worst days of the pandemic. Informative and at times irreverent messages will appear throughout stations, on media outlets, and on billboards throughout the region. It will also highlight the wide ranging benefits of mass transit compared to the available alternatives. As part of the campaign, the MTA also announced an extension of an extant policy that placed discounts on off-peak fares for customers on both the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad. 

The Authority will also offer businesses a sales program in which companies may purchase MetroCards in bulk to help the City’s efforts at encouraging customers to return to the system and discounts to combat climate change by encouraging mass transit use. Off-peak fares on the LIRR and on Metro-North will be in effect until December 31, 2021. Commuter rail customers using single-ride trips and ten-trip tickets can benefit from savings up to nearly 40% of the normal price depending on distance traveled. In addition, for eleven fall weekends, Sept. 11 – Nov. 21, monthly ticket holders will enjoy Autumn Weekends, which entitles up to four people to ride along for only $1.00 per person. There is also Friends and Family Wednesdays, when monthly ticket holders may bring an extra person to ride for only $1.00, between Sept. 15 and Oct. 27. These incentives are specifically targeted at attracting customers with new telework schedules. 

A poignant video entitled “Opening Doors” accompanied the rollout of the new campaign. It celebrates New York’s reopening and the transit system that moves the region.

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, September 19, 2021 7:02 AM

A 1949 John Kneiling-arranged tour of the 207th Street Shops.   Does this belong here or on the Classic Trains Forum?

All passenger equipment in the photos are R-1-9 cars, except the interior is either R-10 or rebuilt sample 1575.

 

 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 5:18 AM

dave how about the rebuilt times square shuttle ?  Longer trains but just 2 tracks.

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 10:08 AM

Two trains, each with three men, conductor and a motorman at each end, for quick reversal at both stations, six people, same number as three trains with two people each, and new platform arrangement speeding loading and unloading.  Faster operaton, so rush-hour sevice will be better.  Same number of trips each way per hour, but done with two four-car trains instead of three three-car trains.

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Posted by daveklepper on Friday, September 24, 2021 8:12 AM

Errors:   Six-car trains,ly one wide island plantform in use, side-pkatform for historical preservation only, no conductor, on operator each end.

Go to:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuKln8N5auw

And for an international rapid-tranist door-chime experience:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fi0m8ei_B4&t=11s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Friday, September 24, 2021 8:41 AM

Another error uncovered:  The photo on the posting of the John Kneiling-orfganized 207th Street Shop visit, with my High-School classmate Mark Steele, is not either an R10 interior or that of 1575, but of another R-1-9, temporarily modified with a different interior, and later, after the photo, returned to standard configuration or scrapped.

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, September 24, 2021 9:19 AM

daveklepper
not either an R10 interior or that of 1575, but of another R-1-9, temporarily modified with a different interior...

You might want to tell 'the rest of the story'.  IIRC that was the 'test mule' for the production R10 interior, and hence made as much like what would go into the R10s as possible.

The way I dimly remember this story was that the 'test mule' was scrapped after the interior design was 'proofed' -- I remember thinking that I'd have kept it running with its 'modernized' interior...

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, September 24, 2021 9:28 AM

daveklepper
And for an international rapid-tranist door-chime experience:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fi0m8ei_B4&t=11s

Do I not remember NYC subway cars with an alarm-bell 'brrrrring' as the doors ran closed?

They should have included early Amfleet.  I don't remember now whether it was the closing-doors or the doors-remaining-open alarm, but it was exactly the sound, perhaps exactly the circuit, that you hear at McDonald's when the fries are ready.

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Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, September 25, 2021 1:21 PM

 

The car in the photo was modified with several different arrangements, with small differences even left and right.  A friend says it was an R-4, but doesn’t know the number.  1575 appeared in 1947, completely rebuilt with an interior identical to the R-10s that were delivered in 1948-1949.  It still exist, and is used on fan-trips, Nostalgia-Specials, and display at the Transit Museum.

 

The visit must have been in 1947, not 1949, since there are no R-10s in the yard.

 

I was 15+ at the time.  If anyone really wishes to know what a skinny little kid I was when those photos were taken (and many others on this website), just ask for the appropriate photo at

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, September 26, 2021 1:35 AM

Here is an R-10 interior photo, from the R-10 delivery thread.

Compare with the previous photo.

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Posted by daveklepper on Friday, October 1, 2021 6:32 AM

Statement from MTA Chief Safety and Security Officer Patrick Warren on Arrest of Karon Agurs With loaded gun and More Than 300 Rounds of Ammunition at Brooklyn Bridge Subway Station September 30, 2021

“This kind of smart and alert patrolling by the NYPD is a key reason why we wanted more officers in the subway system and why crime has dropped dramatically since the spring. This arrest makes our customers and transit workers safer.

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 7:08 AM

Regarding the photo of the car with the experimental interior, a friend writes:

This car is the only one of those mockups that was never in a completed state that could be put in service; it was just a work in progress, a place to try a variety of internal fittings.   The 484, 744 and 1575 and were all serviceable,  I don.t know how long the 744 was in regular service before it was returned to its original lighting, but the 484 and 1575 served for a normal life, and are still in service in the vintage train operations.

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Posted by daveklepper on Friday, October 8, 2021 7:18 AM

ICYMI: New York City Adopts Zoning Rules to Advance Transit Accessibility

Elevate Transit: Zoning for Accessibility Will Expand Zoning Tools to Deliver Transit Station Accessibility Improvements

Initiative Incentivizes Private Developers to Incorporate Station Accessibility Projects or Build Improvements at Nearby MTA Stations While Saving Taxpayer Dollars

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio, the New York City Council, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced the approval of Elevate Transit: Zoning for Accessibility, a collaboration between the MTA, City Council, the Department of City Planning (DCP) and the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) to boost New York City’s push to make its transit system fully accessible. The initiative will allow the MTA to leverage planned private development to achieve a fully accessible transit system faster, while saving taxpayer dollars as the MTA faces financial challenges caused by the ongoing pandemic.

Zoning for Accessibility incentivizes private developers to design their buildings to incorporate public station accessibility projects or build the improvements at nearby MTA stations. It creates a new set of tools – and strengthens existing ones – that build off the MTA’s commitment of over $5 billion of funding for 77 accessible subway, Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad and Staten Island Railway station projects within New York City in the 2020-2024 MTA Capital Plan.

“Building a recovery for all of us means making public transportation accessible to everyone who rides it – especially seniors, young families, and New Yorkers with mobility disabilities,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “I’m proud to work across government to drive greater investment in these accessibility improvements, and I look forward to collaborating on more creative ideas to make our city fairer and more equitable.”

"Elevate Transit: Zoning for Accessibility is an important step in advancing a fair and equitable recovery for all New Yorkers. These zoning levers add another tool in our toolkit to meet our accessibility goals and better serve people with mobility disabilities, senior citizens, and transit riders as a whole," said Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Vicki Been. “We thank the City Council, the MTA, and all the city agencies involved for their collaboration and leadership to make this creative idea a reality."

“Everyone deserves access to our transit system but unfortunately only a third of New York City’s train stations are easily accessible for people with disabilities. We can do better, which is why in my 2019 State of the City address, I outlined a plan for developers to help build new elevators and take other measures to make more subways and train stations ADA compliant. This is a game-changer for millions of New Yorkers, including seniors, disabled people, parents of young children, and anyone who has a harder time getting around. I’m proud of the Council’s role in helping bring together the Department of City Planning and the MTA to advance this proposal. This success shows the Council’s effectiveness in convening solutions to complex citywide problems and I hope it’s something we do more in the future,” said Speaker Corey

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Posted by BEAUSABRE on Friday, October 8, 2021 11:02 AM
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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, October 11, 2021 6:44 AM

 

October 10, 2021
ADVISORY: MTA To Participate In Air Sampling Study With U.S. Department of Homeland Security, NYC Agencies, MIT
Select subway stations throughout the system will be included among testing sites as part of a study by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, various New York City agencies, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Lincoln Laboratories that takes air samples later this month across the city, at both above and below ground locations. 

The testing will take place on five separate days between Oct. 18 and 29 as part of a broader federal initiative aimed at yielding actionable data for emergency preparedness authorities. During the course of testing, customers using the system may see staff performing test and sampling operations. The study will track movement of non-toxic material and the results from these tests will be used to learn more about the relationship between airflow in street level and underground environments. 

The testing is part of the federal Urban Threat Dispersion program and follows earlier testing in New York (2016), Washington and Boston. This study poses no health risks to the public, using materials that have repeatedly been used in prior outdoor and indoor airflow tests.

Customers may see signage identifying specific locations involved in the study as they travel around New York City.

WHEN:
Five separate days between Oct. 18 and Oct. 29. 

WHERE:
Approximately 120 locations including above-ground areas and underground stations operated by multiple transit agencies

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, January 6, 2022 1:53 AM

ICYMI: Governor Hochul Announces Plans to Move Forward With Major New Expansion of Transit Service in Brooklyn and Queens: The Interborough Express

 
Governor Directs MTA to Begin Environmental Review Process for Transformative New Transit Line  

Would Serve More than 100,000 New Yorkers and Connect to Up to 17 Subway Lines and the Long Island Rail Road, Expanding Access to Jobs and Supporting Economic Development  
    
Travel Time End-to-End Expected to be Less Than 40 Minutes   
   
Governor Kathy Hochul today announced plans to move forward with the Interborough Express as part of her 2022 State of the State. Governor Hochul is directing the MTA to immediately begin the environmental review process for this transformative project, the first step in building this major infrastructure investment that would connect communities in Brooklyn and Queens to as many as 17 subway lines and the Long Island Rail Road.  
   
"It's time to invest in the bold, cutting-edge infrastructure projects that will make a real difference in the lives of everyday New Yorkers," Governor Hochul said. "New Yorkers deserve reliable public transit that connects them from work to home and everywhere in between. The Interborough Express would be a transformational addition to Brooklyn and Queens, cutting down on travel time and helping neighborhoods and communities become cleaner, greener and more equitable."  
   
"This project would smartly repurpose existing infrastructure to add mass transit and create access to jobs, education, and opportunity for so many residents of Queens and Brooklyn," said MTA Acting Chair and CEO Janno Lieber. "I applaud Governor Hochul's leadership, and we are enthusiastic to work with her, and Federal and State partners to advance the Interborough concept."  
   
Governor Hochul will direct the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to begin the environmental review process for the Interborough Express. This historic project would use the existing right of way of the Bay Ridge Branch, which is a freight rail line that runs through Brooklyn and Queens, connecting the ethnically and economically diverse neighborhoods of: Sunset Park, Borough Park, Kensington, Midwood, Flatbush, Flatlands, New Lots, Brownsville, East New York, Bushwick, Ridgewood, Middle Village, Maspeth, Elmhurst and Jackson Heights with several new stations in communities not currently served by rail transit.   
 
If adopted, this new service would improve transit and job access to underserved communities along this corridor that is currently home to about 900,000 residents and 260,000 jobs, and with growth expected by at least 41,000 people and 15,000 jobs in the next 25 years. For many residents along this corridor, crossing from neighborhood to neighborhood is slow and tedious because existing subway lines are oriented towards Manhattan, even as many new work opportunities, schools, and services are located in the outer boroughs. The project would provide critical mobility, creating better links for travel to and from Manhattan as well as key connections among neighborhoods, across boroughs, and opening up new opportunities for reverse commuting into Nassau and Suffolk Counties.      
   
Each day, more than 100,000 commuters make daily trips within or across Brooklyn and Queens, often relying on buses that get caught in traffic along a tangled and crowded street network. Results from this historic and necessary step could lead to a new service that would provide end-to-end travel time of less than 40 minutes, although most trips would be along shorter segments of the line. This would provide significant time savings for interborough Brooklyn and Queens trips compared with existing transit options.  
   
In addition to transit service, the existing Bay Ridge Branch corridor can service cross harbor rail freight and would dramatically reduce truck congestion regionally and expand goods movement facilities, thereby fortifying supply chains still struggling to recover from the pandemic. Transportation planners believe that cross harbor rail freight and passenger service on the Interborough Express can work together in concert, which could be a game-changer for the region. To that end Governor Hochul is also directing the Port Authority to complete environmental review for the Cross Harbor Rail Freight Tunnel.
 
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Posted by daveklepper on Friday, January 7, 2022 1:33 AM

 

 
January 06, 2022
ICYMI: Governor Hochul and MTA Announce Second Avenue Subway Phase 2 Moves Forward
Grant Request for Phase 2 of Subway Extension to 125th Street Moves to Engineering Stage
 Extension Will Include Three New Subway Stations, at 106th St, 116th St and 125th St, with Connection to Metro-North
 
Governor Kathy Hochul and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority today announced that the Second Avenue Subway expansion project that would extend the Second Avenue line to 125th St in East Harlem has moved to the Engineering phase of the project timeline. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed by President Biden in November provided $23 billion in new grant opportunities for transit expansion, a historic level of funding that doubled the amount of grants available for major projects like Phase 2 of the Second Avenue Subway (SAS2).
The MTA submitted a request to the U.S. Department of Transportation to allow Phase 2 of the expansion to move forward and remain eligible for funding. Phase 2 will include the construction of three new subway stations, at 106th St, 116th St, and 125th St in East Harlem. The Federal Transit Administration has advanced SAS2 into the Engineering phase of the grant process, bringing the project one step closer to reality and allowing preliminary work to move forward.
“Earlier this afternoon I spoke with Secretary Buttigieg who shared the exciting news that the U.S. Department of Transportation is making a huge step forward on Phase 2 of the Second Avenue Subway expansion, which will unlock incredible potential for the people of East Harlem in expanding transit equity and economic opportunity,” Governor Hochul said. “This moves us into the home stretch towards full funding and the start of construction on this incredibly important project. Last month I toured the site of the extension with MTA leadership and elected officials seeing firsthand the sheer grandeur of this exciting project. We made a clear commitment then to the people of East Harlem that we would keep this project moving swiftly, and now we see the first element of making that vision a true reality for so many New Yorkers. I want to thank Secretary Buttigieg, our Congressional leadership, and the MTA for their tireless advocacy for this project, and I can’t wait to get the trains running.”
Approximately 70 percent of East Harlem residents use public transportation to get to work, much higher than the citywide average of 55 percent. The expansion of Second Avenue Subway would help advance the Biden Administration's and New York State's goal for transportation equity and would improve the local community's access to jobs, health care, and other services, while reducing congestion, both on the streets and on the Lexington Avenue subway line and improving air quality.
MTA Acting Chair and CEO Janno Lieber said, “The East Harlem community has been waiting for the Second Avenue Subway for decades. Phase 2 will serve an area with one of the largest concentrations of affordable housing in the country where 70 percent of residents rely on public transportation to get to work. The new line extension will build on the success of Phase 1 and bring the total Second Avenue Subway ridership to 300,000, which is equivalent to the entire Philadelphia rail system. A big thank you to the FTA for moving the project to the next stage. My team is ready to go.”
Phase 1 of the project extended the Q line from 63rd St to 96th St and was New York City's biggest expansion of the subway system in 50 years. Service opened on January 1, 2017, with additional stations at 72nd St and 86th St. Since its completion, the Second Avenue Subway has carried more than 130 million passengers and carried more than 200,000 passengers on a pre-pandemic day. A tunnel segment that will be used for Phase 2 was built in the 1970s from 110th St to 120th St along Second Avenue.   
Fast Facts to Know
·This phase of the project will extend train service from 96th St north to 125th St, approximately 1.5 miles.
·There will be new stations at 106th St and 116th St on Second Ave and 125th St at Park Ave.
·Phase 2 will provide direct passenger connections to the Lexington Avenue (4/5/6) subway line at 125th St and an entrance at Park Ave to allow convenient transfers to the Metro-North Railroad 125 St Station.
·Each station will have above-ground ancillary buildings that house ventilation mechanical, and electrical equipment. These will include space for possible ground-floor retail.
·Expansion will serve an additional 100,000 daily riders.
·Will provide three new ADA accessible stations - raising the bar for customer comfort and convenience.
·Increased multimodal transit connectivity at the 125th St station - with connections to the 4/5/6, Metro-North trains and the M60 Select Bus Service to LaGuardia Airport, allowing convenient transfers to other subway and commuter rail lines, facilitating smoother, faster transportation across the city and region.
U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer said, “The Second Avenue Subway Phase II project advancing into project engineering is great news for the people of East Harlem and all of New York City. Long envisioned – but unfortunately too long delayed – the project is now full-speed ahead. I was pleased to secure the historic $23 billion in grant funding for mass transit capital projects in the Bipartisan Infrastructure & Jobs law, and will fight to ensure this critical project gets its fair share.”
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said, “This federal investment would make a real difference in the lives of East Harlem residents, and I’m very pleased that Phase 2 of the Second Avenue Subway project has moved forward in the grant process. The expansion of the Second Avenue Subway line would ease commute times, reduce congestion, create local jobs, and connect the community more seamlessly with the rest of the city. I’m proud to have worked to pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that provided the funding to make projects like this possible and I’ll keep fighting for resources for New York’s straphangers.”
Representative Jerrold Nadler said, “This is fantastic news for New York City Subway riders. The extension of the 2nd Avenue subway line to 125th Street in East Harlem will serve communities that so desperately need expanded subway service and will alleviate crowding and congestion on the Lexington Ave line. I am thrilled that this project is moving forward and I am especially proud to have supported the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that has made this phase of the extension possible. I want to thank Governor Hochul for her partnership on this project and I look forward to continuing to work with her to improve New York City’s infrastructure”
Representative Carolyn Maloney said, “I am thrilled that Secretary Buttigieg and the FTA are prioritizing 2nd Avenue Subway expansion by shepherding the project into the engineering phase and bringing it one step closer to federal funding approval. Bringing the Q Train to 125th Street will be a game changer for our City as we rebuild from the COVID-19 crisis, and it will help reduce transit deserts by connecting East Harlem to midtown, lower Manhattan, and Brooklyn. It will reduce the dangerously overcrowded Lexington Avenue line while also committing to the City’s century-old promise to our people to create another east side line. I was proud to lead the fight to build Phase 1, and I thank Governor Hochul, Secretary Buttigieg, Congressmember Espaillat, and MTA CEO and Acting Chair Janno Lieber for their continued partnership in completing this vital project.”
Representative Adriano Espaillat said, “As New York City continues to rebuild while working towards economic recovery and addressing the inequalities faced by communities of color that were exacerbated during the pandemic, investing in transit equity improvements is critical and today’s announcement to begin the Second Avenue Subway extension will have resounding effects throughout New York State and particularly in New York City. Successfully expanding services and reliable transportation to this region will support the livelihood of over 100,000 East Harlem residents who currently experience barriers to job opportunities, educational advancement, and access to hospitals and medical care due to lack of public transportation – and will ultimately reshape the fabric of our neighborhoods along the way.”
 
 
 
 
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January 06, 2022
ICYMI: Governor Hochul and MTA Announce Second Avenue Subway Phase 2 Moves Forward
Grant Request for Phase 2 of Subway Extension to 125th Street Moves to Engineering Stage
 Extension Will Include Three New Subway Stations, at 106th St, 116th St and 125th St, with Connection to Metro-North
 
Governor Kathy Hochul and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority today announced that the Second Avenue Subway expansion project that would extend the Second Avenue line to 125th St in East Harlem has moved to the Engineering phase of the project timeline. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed by President Biden in November provided $23 billion in new grant opportunities for transit expansion, a historic level of funding that doubled the amount of grants available for major projects like Phase 2 of the Second Avenue Subway (SAS2).
The MTA submitted a request to the U.S. Department of Transportation to allow Phase 2 of the expansion to move forward and remain eligible for funding. Phase 2 will include the construction of three new subway stations, at 106th St, 116th St, and 125th St in East Harlem. The Federal Transit Administration has advanced SAS2 into the Engineering phase of the grant process, bringing the project one step closer to reality and allowing preliminary work to move forward.
“Earlier this afternoon I spoke with Secretary Buttigieg who shared the exciting news that the U.S. Department of Transportation is making a huge step forward on Phase 2 of the Second Avenue Subway expansion, which will unlock incredible potential for the people of East Harlem in expanding transit equity and economic opportunity,” Governor Hochul said. “This moves us into the home stretch towards full funding and the start of construction on this incredibly important project. Last month I toured the site of the extension with MTA leadership and elected officials seeing firsthand the sheer grandeur of this exciting project. We made a clear commitment then to the people of East Harlem that we would keep this project moving swiftly, and now we see the first element of making that vision a true reality for so many New Yorkers. I want to thank Secretary Buttigieg, our Congressional leadership, and the MTA for their tireless advocacy for this project, and I can’t wait to get the trains running.”
Approximately 70 percent of East Harlem residents use public transportation to get to work, much higher than the citywide average of 55 percent. The expansion of Second Avenue Subway would help advance the Biden Administration's and New York State's goal for transportation equity and would improve the local community's access to jobs, health care, and other services, while reducing congestion, both on the streets and on the Lexington Avenue subway line and improving air quality.
MTA Acting Chair and CEO Janno Lieber said, “The East Harlem community has been waiting for the Second Avenue Subway for decades. Phase 2 will serve an area with one of the largest concentrations of affordable housing in the country where 70 percent of residents rely on public transportation to get to work. The new line extension will build on the success of Phase 1 and bring the total Second Avenue Subway ridership to 300,000, which is equivalent to the entire Philadelphia rail system. A big thank you to the FTA for moving the project to the next stage. My team is ready to go.”
Phase 1 of the project extended the Q line from 63rd St to 96th St and was New York City's biggest expansion of the subway system in 50 years. Service opened on January 1, 2017, with additional stations at 72nd St and 86th St. Since its completion, the Second Avenue Subway has carried more than 130 million passengers and carried more than 200,000 passengers on a pre-pandemic day. A tunnel segment that will be used for Phase 2 was built in the 1970s from 110th St to 120th St along Second Avenue.   
Fast Facts to Know
·This phase of the project will extend train service from 96th St north to 125th St, approximately 1.5 miles.
·There will be new stations at 106th St and 116th St on Second Ave and 125th St at Park Ave.
·Phase 2 will provide direct passenger connections to the Lexington Avenue (4/5/6) subway line at 125th St and an entrance at Park Ave to allow convenient transfers to the Metro-North Railroad 125 St Station.
·Each station will have above-ground ancillary buildings that house ventilation mechanical, and electrical equipment. These will include space for possible ground-floor retail.
·Expansion will serve an additional 100,000 daily riders.
·Will provide three new ADA accessible stations - raising the bar for customer comfort and convenience.
·Increased multimodal transit connectivity at the 125th St station - with connections to the 4/5/6, Metro-North trains and the M60 Select Bus Service to LaGuardia Airport, allowing convenient transfers to other subway and commuter rail lines, facilitating smoother, faster transportation across the city and region.
U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer said, “The Second Avenue Subway Phase II project advancing into project engineering is great news for the people of East Harlem and all of New York City. Long envisioned – but unfortunately too long delayed – the project is now full-speed ahead. I was pleased to secure the historic $23 billion in grant funding for mass transit capital projects in the Bipartisan Infrastructure & Jobs law, and will fight to ensure this critical project gets its fair share.”
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said, “This federal investment would make a real difference in the lives of East Harlem residents, and I’m very pleased that Phase 2 of the Second Avenue Subway project has moved forward in the grant process. The expansion of the Second Avenue Subway line would ease commute times, reduce congestion, create local jobs, and connect the community more seamlessly with the rest of the city. I’m proud to have worked to pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that provided the funding to make projects like this possible and I’ll keep fighting for resources for New York’s straphangers.”
Representative Jerrold Nadler said, “This is fantastic news for New York City Subway riders. The extension of the 2nd Avenue subway line to 125th Street in East Harlem will serve communities that so desperately need expanded subway service and will alleviate crowding and congestion on the Lexington Ave line. I am thrilled that this project is moving forward and I am especially proud to have supported the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that has made this phase of the extension possible. I want to thank Governor Hochul for her partnership on this project and I look forward to continuing to work with her to improve New York City’s infrastructure”
Representative Carolyn Maloney said, “I am thrilled that Secretary Buttigieg and the FTA are prioritizing 2nd Avenue Subway expansion by shepherding the project into the engineering phase and bringing it one step closer to federal funding approval. Bringing the Q Train to 125th Street will be a game changer for our City as we rebuild from the COVID-19 crisis, and it will help reduce transit deserts by connecting East Harlem to midtown, lower Manhattan, and Brooklyn. It will reduce the dangerously overcrowded Lexington Avenue line while also committing to the City’s century-old promise to our people to create another east side line. I was proud to lead the fight to build Phase 1, and I thank Governor Hochul, Secretary Buttigieg, Congressmember Espaillat, and MTA CEO and Acting Chair Janno Lieber for their continued partnership in completing this vital project.”
Representative Adriano Espaillat said, “As New York City continues to rebuild while working towards economic recovery and addressing the inequalities faced by communities of color that were exacerbated during the pandemic, investing in transit equity improvements is critical and today’s announcement to begin the Second Avenue Subway extension will have resounding effects throughout New York State and particularly in New York City. Successfully expanding services and reliable transportation to this region will support the livelihood of over 100,000 East Harlem residents who currently experience barriers to job opportunities, educational advancement, and access to hospitals and medical care due to lack of public transportation – and will ultimately reshape the fabric of our neighborhoods along the way.”
 
 
 
 
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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 4:34 AM

Both Automatic Train Protection and Automatic Train Operation allow easier installationn of "Countdown Clocks" in the New York City rapid-transit stations to informj passengers how soon the next train is expected.

Apparently, the A and B Divisions use different technology.

B Division:

The grey hump objects typically installed in pairs between the running
rails contain RFID materiel that are energized by railcar CBTC
equipment to identify that precise location of track using STA track
survey marker, or other physical location ID, and is transmitted from
the train to central CBTC equipment that in tern controls train
movement.
 
 
Station train arrival countdown clocks.
 
 
 
On B division lines, including IRT #7 Flushing, station count down
clocks display estimated train arrival times based on RTO train
schedule and tracking tool, ITRAC. Station count down clock
information is displayed based on the train interval posted in ITRAC,
coupled with a Blue Tooth transmitter (BEACON) located in the
operating cab of unitized rail cars, and MoW C Division work equipment
(Diesels, Track geometry, etc).
 
 
 
UHF BEACON Blue Tooth receivers are located at each end of a subway or
elevated station to detect the UHF signal from any equipped railcar.
BEACON Blue Tooth transmitters are always On  so that if one
transmitter should fail, the following BEACON Blue Tooth transmitters
will ID the train since all car numbers in a train intervals are
inventoried by ITAC.
 
 
 
Train intervals typically will not be displayed at a down stream
station until the Terminal Dispatcher has “Clock’s Out” a train in
ITRAC as it is leaving the terminal station. The station train arrival
display will be blank with no train arrival information if a down
stream station is less than the estimated arrival time from an
originating terminal where the train interval has not left the
terminal station. Example, 86th Street 4th Avenue Brooklyn shows a
blank display if the next train at the 95th Street terminal has not
begun to leave the terminal station.
 
 
 
At terminal locations, the train arrival display will show an inbound
train arrival time, and an estimated outbound train departure time
based on schedule (ITRAC). The estimated outbound time is not
propagated to down stream station locations.
 
 
 
Beacon Train arrival displays at underground station were installed
using TA labor, and managed by my CPM Construction Management office.
Clock displays at above ground station were installed under contract
to Transit Wireless, LTD.
 
A Division
 
A Division train arrival countdown clocks are tracked by ATS track
signal circuits. I am not familiar with how ATS ties in with the ITRAC
tool.  (Comment by Dave:  I believe the future will see the A Division changed to the same system as the B Divfision.)1
 
 
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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 9:51 AM

Excerpted from additional material sent by Bill in pdf form.  I will process some more to post.  Not from a trade pubication, but from the manufacturer that is the Prime Contractor for the NY City system signal modernization & automation,  New York Technologies.  Primarily forv the use ofv its own staff and the Transit Authority employees working on the project.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 1:47 AM

Anyone who wants the pdf can email me at dedaveklepper1@gmail.com

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, February 9, 2023 2:43 AM
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February 07, 2023
 

MTA Unveils First Dedicated Customer Service Centers in the New York City Transit System

 
Customer Service Centers Now Open at Three Subway Stations

Station Agents Currently in Training for Out-of-Booth Customer Service Role

Locations Will Assist in the Transition to OMNY for One Million Reduced-Fare Customers

See Photos Of Today's News Conference and the Customer Service Center

See Video Of Today's News Conference


Today, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) opened its first-ever dedicated Customer Service Center in the subway system at the Coney Island-Stillwell Av d.pngf.pngn.pngq.png station, which includes an agent window with OMNY functionality, digital monitors displaying service status updates, MetroCard vending machines, and online kiosks for customers to access MTA websites. Coney Island-Stillwell Av is one of three Customer Service Centers opening today along with Atlantic Av-Barclays Center 2.png3.png4.png5.pngb.pngd.pngn.pngq.pngr.png and 161 St-Yankee Stadium 4.pngb.pngd.png. Twelve additional Customer Service Centers in all five boroughs will be opening over the course of 2023.

“It drove me crazy when I found out that many transactions could only be done at the Stone Street facility next to MTA HQ in Lower Manhattan,” said MTA Chair and CEO Janno Lieber.“That may be convenient for MTA staff, but it’s not for our customers. We are determined to bring service closer to riders in every borough and opening the first 15 Customer Service Centers is a big step in that direction.”

“Bringing service to the stations that riders use every day is a physical demonstration of the North Star commitment at New York City Transit to the customer experience,” said NYC Transit President Richard Davey. “Modern, welcoming, and accessible Customer Service Centers will bring real benefits to riders, especially as we continue to transition to OMNY.”

“The grand opening of Customer Service Centers is a win for the millions of daily riders who rely on the subway to get around,” said MTA Acting Chief Customer Officer Shanifah Rieara. “Along with bringing station agents out of the booth, these centers will make transit more convenient and accessible for customers, especially as we encourage riders to tap and go with OMNY. We believe in bringing customer service into the communities riders live and work in, by the end of the year, customers will be able to access these services at 15 stations in all five boroughs.”

“Customer Service Centers are a game changer for the more than one million Reduced-Fare customers across New York City,” said MTA Chief Accessibility Officer Quemuel Arroyo. “As Reduced-Fare riders continue to make the switch to tap-and-go convenience with OMNY, these centers will bring many of the vital, in-person services previously available at 3 Stone St and Mobile Sales Vans to more neighborhoods where customers live in and travel to.”

The MTA and Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100 announced the Customer Service Centers in December. The Customer Service Center model builds on the announcement from the Authority and the TWU of the enhanced station agent role, with station agents supporting customer needs outside of the booth.

Customer Service Centers will be staffed by station agents as part of the enhanced role and located within the physical premises of subway stations, either through new build-out spaces or repurposed station booths. These centers will provide services historically provided exclusively at 3 Stone Street in Lower Manhattan. The centers will be comprised of repurposed booths and new retail outlets and feature enhanced accessibility, OMNY technology, and a dedicated, more welcoming visual presentation for customers through new lighting, branded wrapping, and canopies.

Station agents working at Customer Service Centers will be able to assist customers with switching to OMNY including Reduced-Fare customers, and soon, will provide applications for the Reduced-Fare program. Additionally, Customer Service Centers will provide information about how to submit complaints, receive updates and information on travel delays, and act as a resource to assist with wayfinding through the transit system. Agents at the centers will receive dedicated training on OMNY equipment as well as dedicated customer service functions that will be provided at these locations, which will be staffed by station agents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Following the first three Customer Service Centers opening in February, additional centers will open in 2023 at the following stations:
  • St. George: SIR
  • 34 St–Penn Station: 1.png2.png3.png
  • Flushing--Main St: 7.png
  • Fulton St: 2.png3.png4.png5.pnga.pngc.pngj.pngz.png
  • Myrtle–Wyckoff Avs: l.pngm.png
  • 74 St–Jackson Heights–Roosevelt Av: 7.pnge.pngf.pngm.pngr.png
  • E 180 St: 2.png5.png
  • 125 St: 4.png5.png6.png
  • Fordham Rd: 4.png 
  • Times Square–42 St: 1.png2.png3.png7.pngn.pngq.pngr.pngw.pngs.png
  • Sutphin Blvd–Archer Av–JFK Airport: e.pngj.pngz.png
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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, April 2, 2023 2:08 AM

Moderator:   Please remove all MY postings on Broadway Lion's New York Subway threqad.   I'm askingv this because the last posting (mine) has no edit button.

March 30, 2023
 
Hundreds of Yankees Fans Join New York City Transit
President on Nostalgia Train Ride to Yankee Stadium for Opening Day
 
New York Transit Museum Ran Annual IRT Lo-V Nostalgia
Train and Train of Many Colors from Grand Central to
Yankee Stadium 
For First Time Ever, Long Islanders Can Take Train to Grand
 
Central, Connecting with Direct Service to Yankee Stadium via Metro-North or the Subway 
Metro-North Yankee Clippers Return, Offering Direct Service to Yankee Stadium on Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines; All Hudson Line Trains Make Additional Stop at Yankee Stadium During Game Days 
Subways, Buses, and Paratransit Provide Convenient Service to All Yankee Home Games 
Hundreds of New York Yankees fans joined New York City Transit President Richard Davey on the New York Transit Museum’s 1917 IRT Lo-V Nostalgia train for the Yankees home opener. Fans boarded the train at Grand Central for an express train unlike any other to Yankee Stadium. The train ride followed a news conference where Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) leaders reminded Yankees fans that the fastest way to Yankee Stadium is via public transportation.  
With the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) terminal at Grand Central, Yankees fans anywhere in the MTA region, from Montauk to New Haven, have easy transit access to Yankee Stadium, for the first time ever. 
“We welcome back baseball fans with plenty of service to get them to the stadium in time for first pitch,” said Metro-North Railroad President and LIRR Interim President Catherine Rinaldi. “This year the commuter railroads offer service to Yankee Stadium from New Haven to Ronkonkoma, with LIRR service now at Grand Central where customers can connect to a Metro-North gameday shuttle or a Hudson Line train. For Hudson Valley and Connecticut customers, the return of the Yankee Clippers offers one-seat rides to the stadium. Leave the driving to us this season.” 
“If Yankee Stadium is not the most mass transit friendly ballpark in the league, it is certainly the most diverse,” said New York City Transit President Richard Davey. “Two subway lines, five bus routes and an Access-A-Ride stop right at the front of the stadium—and that’s just New York City Transit. Yankees fans, and those visiting, have nothing but options and we will be here to get you to and from the game.” 
“There is nothing like baseball season in the Bronx, and with so many options available mass transit is a no brainer way to the game,” said MTA Acting Chief Customer Officer Shanifah Rieara. “No matter where you are in the MTA region, if you can catch a bus or train, there is a quick way to the ballgame. The only thing a customer has to do is see which of the many ways works best for them.” 
The MTA will be providing the following service options to get to all New York Yankees home games. 
Take LIRR to Grand Central 
The opening of Grand Central Madison makes it easier than ever for Yankees fans on Long Island to get to the game.  
Prior to the terminal’s opening, a Yankees fan coming in from Long Island would have taken a longer subway ride from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr, or transferred twice on the subway, or left Penn Station and walked to Herald Square to connect to a   train. 
Now, a LIRR customer can take a one-seat ride into Grand Central and finish their trip either on a Metro-North shuttle or the   train. Either option can take a customer to the stadium in less than 30 minutes from Grand Central. 
Metro-North's Yankee Clippers    
Metro-North Railroad announced the return of its “Yankee Clipper” trains as part of the new train schedules that took effect Sunday, March 26. The Yankee Clippers are special game-day trains which provide one-seat rides from theHarlem and New Haven lines to Yankees-E 153 St station for all evening and weekend home games.  
In addition to the Yankee Clipper trains, Metro-North will operate shuttle trains for all evening and weekend games between Grand Central Terminal, Harlem-125th Street and Yankees-E 153 St stations for fans departing from Manhattan or who are transferring at Harlem-125th station from additional Harlem and New Haven line trains.  Also, Metro-North will operate shuttle trains after weekday day games from Yankees-E 153rd Street to Harlem-125th Street and Grand Central. 
Many Hudson Line trains stop at Yankees-E 153 St station normally, and many express trains to and from Croton-Harmon and Poughkeepsie make a stop at the stadium on game days. For afternoon games customers can take any Hudson Line train to the game and will be accommodated by shuttle service following the game. 
New York City Subway  
The subway’s 161 St-Yankee Stadium station, with service on the   and    lines, is right in front of the stadium at the corner of 161 St and River Av.   trains stop at 161 St-Yankee Stadium during rush hours only, while   and   trains currently stop at 161 St-Yankee Stadium at all times.  
Starting Friday, April 28,   trains will resume peak-direction rush hour express service in the Bronx, however, Bronx-bound rush hour   trains will continue to stop at 161 St-Yankee Stadium on game days. 
New York City Buses 
The Bx6, Bx6 SBS, and Bx13 stop near the stadium at E. 161 St and River Av. In addition, the Bx1 and Bx2 both stop at E. 161 St and the Grand Concourse, a three-block walk east to the stadium. 
Customers can use the real-time bus arrival tracking feature on the MYmta app before boarding. 
Access-A-Ride 
Access-A-Ride has a designated stop in front of Yankee Stadium. To book a trip to the stadium, customers can call (877)-337-2017 or (718)-393-4999 and press prompt #2. 
New York Transit Museum’s Nostalgia Train is Back 
The New York Transit Museum offered fans a once-in-a-season way
to show off their pinstripe pride and ride to Yankee Stadium in style,
aboard a 1917 IRT Lo-V train and the Train of Many Colors. 
For one day only, the IRT Lo-V Nostalgia Train and Train of Many Colors
ran from Grand Central to Yankee Stadium. The IRT Lo-V Nostalgia Train
left the uptown train platforms of 42 St-Grand Central at approximately
11:00 a.m., and traveled non-stop on the Lexington Avenue Line, arriving
at 161 St-Yankee Stadium in about 25 minutes. The Train of Many Colors
arrived after to carry more riders to the stadium. 
The ride to the Bronx took fans to the stadium gates with plenty of time
before the first pitch at 1:05 p.m. 
Originally operated by the Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) system,
The IRT Lo-V began service in 1917. The vintage train cars and hundreds
of other similar cars served subway customers a few years before
the first pitch was thrown at the original Yankee Stadium. With rattan seats,
ceiling fans and drop sash windows, the train hearkens back to an earlier
age of subway travel and provides a photogenic counterpoint to the new
home of the New York Yankees. 
The Train of Many Colors includes a selection of cars manufactured in
the 1960s: the R-33, R-33WF and R-36 cars.   With “Tartar Red” and

“Gunn Red” redbirds, Kale Green "Green Machines", blue-and-silver

"Platinum Mist" and the striking two-tone robin's egg blue and cream

“Bluebird” paint schemes, the train represents several different eras

in New York City subway history

Low-V Lexington Avenue Express approaching 161St. Yankee Stadium Station from the north.   2nd photo shows thec Po9lo Grounds Shuttle remnasnt of the 9th Av. El., with a two-car train of composdites.  Its elevated structore is on 162nd Street.  The playiong field is noe the location of tghe new YHankee Stasdikum, and I weou,ld be under the south stands in  thner casmera;s location today. vphotos are from the Autumn 1947.
   

 

 Turning around, the old Yasnkee Stadium, wsith an ec-Manhattan 161st St. Crosstown streetcar.  A year earlier, it would have been a convertable, and a year later a bus.
Hope to post a many-colors train photo soon.

 

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Posted by Overmod on Sunday, April 2, 2023 10:42 AM

Mr. Klepper:

With great respect intended: you have to stop quoting long chunks of copyrighted press releases verbatim... especially with formatting that makes it impossible to see the full pasted version on some devices.

Any of these can easily be provided as a simple URL to the original release, even if that means you have to go to the MTA or whatever Web site, when someone e-mails you cut-and-pasted text, and find 'their' version of it online.

If you then want to emphasize any specific information or points, do it quickly in your own words as a paraphrase; if you then want to provide pictures to which you have rights, they won't be lost at the bottom of a wall of text.

I might add, speaking for myself, that I dislike intensely the kind of press release that is largely or wholly self-praise or a long round of fulsome thanks to all the 'preferred stakeholders' that the releasing agency wants to schmooze.  Nearly everything I have read with the word 'Hochul' in it -- not to be partisan -- falls ringingly in this category, and I would prefer the two or three sentences of meaningful content simply be extracted and quoted or paraphrased.

I repeat that, in principle, moderating or shafowbanning a member of the forums otherwise in good standing -- let alone someone of long standing who is one of the pillars of the forum community -- is reprehensible and cowardly (it is many other things, but I'm trying to respect the principle of BNBR).  You, if not we, are clearly entitled to a full explanation why you've been moderated, and should be equally clearly be given any terms and requirements to be taken off mandatory moderation (which is the only way you can get the 'edit button' realtime privilege back).

Unfortunately, I doubt that the current implementation of moderation on what remains of the Kalmbach forums will be willing to make edits for you if you were to list and post them; even more unfortunately I do not think they will respect anything phrased as a demand or threat.

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