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Fares suspended on Sandy anniversary for A train riders in Rockaways, Howard Beach
Fares suspended on Sandy anniversary for A train riders in Rockaways, Howard Beach
South Cristabelle Tumola 10/25/2013 at 1:09PM

Governor Cuomo announced Friday that A train riders in the Rockaways and Howard Beach will ride for free all day on the anniversary of Sandy this Tuesday. R train riders in Brooklyn also won’t need to pay October 29. “These free rides are a thank you to the MTA riders in the Rockaways in Queens and those [...]

Resorts World Casino operators want to buy Aqueduct Racetrack subway station naming rights
Resorts World Casino operators want to buy Aqueduct Racetrack subway station naming rights
South Maggie Hayes 10/15/2013 at 12:01PM

Resorts World Casino is looking to stake a claim on its subway stop. The Aqueduct Racetrack station was recently established as a year-round stop on the A-line after a $15 million upgrade. Now, casino operators want to buy the station’s naming rights. A Resorts World spokesperson said the group has had “some very preliminary conversations [...]

Resorts World Casino welcomes full-time subway stop
Resorts World Casino welcomes full-time subway stop
South Maggie Hayes 8/13/2013 at 3:51PM

This “one-of-a-kind destination” now has one-of-a-kind ease of access. Resorts World Casino celebrated the grand opening of the $15 million subway station at the Aqueduct Racetrack, complete with a walkway to the casino. “By plane, train or automobile, the excitement of Resorts World Casino is now accessible to all,” said Edward Farrell, president of Resorts [...]

Suspect arrested for trying to rape woman at Howard Beach subway station
Suspect arrested for trying to rape woman at Howard Beach subway station
Police Cristabelle Tumola 8/02/2013 at 4:36PM

A Brooklyn man has been arrested for the attempted rape of a woman at the Howard Beach-JFK Airport subway station after he allegedly stalked the victim during her commute. The 42-year-old victim first encountered the suspect, Melvin Adams, 37, when she boarded the subway at the Beach 90th Street stop around 2 a.m. Thursday, said cops. He sat [...]

Temporary A train service suspension between Euclid Avenue and Howard Beach Wednesday
News Queens Courier Staff 7/16/2013 at 3:22PM

There will be no A train service on Wednesday, July 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Euclid Avenue and Howard Beach because of emergency track work, according to the MTA. Free shuttle buses will be available as alternatives. Shuttle buses marked “Express” will operate in both directions nonstop between Euclid Avenue and Howard Beach. [...]

Rockaway Ferry service extended for at least six more weeks
News Cristabelle Tumola 5/29/2013 at 11:25AM

Though the A train is returning to the Rockaways tomorrow, the ferry is still going to continue, at least until July. Rockaway Ferry weekday service between the peninsula and Manhattan has been extended for the next six weeks, with the possibility of continuing through Labor Day weekend, city officials announced Tuesday. The ferry will also [...]

MTA plans upgrade to Lefferts Boulevard A train station
MTA plans upgrade to Lefferts Boulevard A train station
South Terence M. Cullen 5/06/2013 at 3:22PM

It could be a big lift for subway riders. MTA officials are planning a partial revamp of the Lefferts Boulevard A train station, including the installation of an elevator. The nearly 100-year-old station does not have any handicap accessibility at present. Along with the elevator, the MTA’s plans include new stairs and a new roof [...]

MTA cuts shuttle service to Sandy-ravaged Rockaways
MTA cuts shuttle service to Sandy-ravaged Rockaways
South Terence M. Cullen 4/24/2013 at 9:11AM

Local and citywide leaders say the MTA is throwing the Rockaways under the bus. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio joined with Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder and Councilmember Donovan Richards in Far Rockaway on Friday, April 19 to decry the decreased shuttle bus service to the Sandy-affected peninsula. A train service to the Rockaways last ran on [...]

Rockaway Beach line restoration gets federal support
Rockaway Beach line restoration gets federal support
South Terence M. Cullen 3/26/2013 at 3:19PM

Proposed revival of the Rockaway Beach LIRR Line has gotten some federal backing. Congressmembers Hakeem Jeffries and Gregory Meeks are all-aboard for restoring the 50-year-defunct line in a new form, which would effectively link Rego Park to Ozone Park via mass transit. Together with Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder, they have sent a letter to U.S. Transportation [...]

New hours for free Rockaways “H” train
New hours for free Rockaways “H” train
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/20/2013 at 12:17PM

Beginning tomorrow, the free “H” subway shuttle, which started running in the Rockaway Peninsula  after Sandy damaged the “A” line’s connection to area, will have new hours. The “H”  line, from Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue to Beach 90th Street, will operate from 4:55 a.m. to 9:25 p.m., Monday to Friday, and from 4 a.m. to midnight on weekends. [...]