MTA blames F train derailment on small rail defects that went unfixed


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of MTA

An F train went careening off its rails last May, injuring 32 and causing massive subway delays, because of several defects in the tracks that went unreported and unrepaired for at least a year after they were first discovered by an automated inspection, according to a report released Friday by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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MTA to begin weekend bus trial expanding service along Vernon Boulevard


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Starting this weekend, residents and visitors will have faster and better access to the western Queens waterfront.

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MTA to continue 7 train suspensions despite LIC’s pleas


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After listening to numerous complaints recent No. 7 train suspensions have caused, the MTA has told Long Island City – we’re sorry but the work must go on.

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MTA town hall to address 7 train shutdowns


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A town hall meeting for locals to decry the last three weekends of No. 7 train suspensions is scheduled for March 27 to go over the details of the service disruption, expected to last for 19 more weekends.

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LIC community voices outrage against upcoming No. 7 train suspensions


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Long Island City residents and business owners are telling the MTA enough is enough. The No. 7 train will soon be going through another round of suspensions causing it to not run in parts of western Queens and Manhattan for more than a dozen weekends this year, starting in the end of February, according to a notice from the MTA.

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No. 7 train service suspensions scheduled for 22 weekends in 2014


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Another year, another round of No. 7 train suspensions. The subway line will not run in parts of western Queens and Manhattan for over a dozen weekends this year, starting in the end of February, according to a notice from the MTA.

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Five Astoria subway stations get system announcing train arrival time


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Benjamin Fang

BENJAMIN FANG  Listen up riders. The MTA installed an automated system that tells straphangers when the next train will arrive in five Astoria stations. The announcement systems were added at the 39th Avenue, 36th Avenue, Broadway, 30th Avenue and Astoria Boulevard stations along the N and Q lines. “I am pleased the MTA listened to our community and […]

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PEOPLE MAKING A BUZZ


By Queens Courier Staff

SCHOOL VISITS City Councilmember Dan Halloran speaks before the play, "The Jungle Book," was put on by students at P.S. 169 in Bayside on recently. The play was organized through the OST Program, which Halloran saved through funding in this year’s budget, and sponsored by the Samuel Field YMCA. Organizers presented an award to Halloran […]

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