Metro-North

Queens resident killed in Metro-North train derailment
Queens resident killed in Metro-North train derailment
Police Cristabelle Tumola 12/01/2013 at 9:28PM

Updated Monday, December 2, 4:36 p.m. A Queens woman was one of four people who died Sunday morning when a Metro-North passenger train derailed in the Bronx. A seven-car train, coming from Poughkeepsie and heading to Grand Central Terminal, jumped the tracks near the Spuyten Duyvil station around 7:20 a.m., according to the National Transportation Safety Board [...]

MTA service for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend
MTA service for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend
News Queens Courier Staff 11/26/2013 at 3:19PM

From Wednesday, November 27, through Sunday, December 1 the MTA will operate on special schedules because of Thanksgiving weekend travel demands, according to the transit agency. New York City Subways and Buses New York City subways and buses will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day. The closest subway stations to the start of [...]

MTA Memorial Day weekend service
MTA Memorial Day weekend service
News Queens Courier Staff 5/23/2013 at 4:36PM

The MTA will make the following service changes for the Memorial Day holiday weekend: NYC Subways and Buses MTA subways and buses will operate on Sunday schedule on Memorial Day.  Subway customers are reminded to use the A, C, D or Q instead of the D, and the J instead of the Z. Some subway [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/01/2013 at 7:58AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Mostly cloudy. High of 46. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Friday night: Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 32. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Sixth Annual Panorama Challenge NYC Team Trivia Game At the Queens Museum of Art, participate in the world’s [...]

MTA fare hikes begin this week
MTA fare hikes begin this week
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 2/27/2013 at 11:44AM

MTA fare hikes that will increase MetroCard prices across the board will take effect on Sunday, March 3. In addition to raising the base fare from $2.25 to $2.50, monthly, weekly and express bus rides will also go up, and the MetroCard discount will change from 7 percent off with every $10 purchased to 5 [...]

MTA service changes for President’s Day holiday
News Queens Courier Staff 2/17/2013 at 3:22PM

According to the MTA, the transit agency’s trains and buses will operate on special schedules in observance of Presidents’ Day on Monday. Subways and Buses On Monday, February 18, President’s Day, the MTA New York City subways and buses will operate on a Saturday schedule. Planned Service changes for Monday, February 18: The 5 train [...]

Storm disrupts local transit, airport travel
Storm disrupts local transit, airport travel
News Queens Courier Staff 2/08/2013 at 12:18PM

In anticipation of Friday’s blizzard, the MTA has added extra trains to the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and Metro-North, and has cancelled weekend subway work. But as the weather conditions deteriorate, the MTA may need to cancel or make changes to service. Check the MTA website for any updates throughout the storm. LIRR The [...]

LIRR tickets to go digital
LIRR tickets to go digital
News Queens Courier Staff 2/01/2013 at 2:40PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY There’s an app for everything, even taking the train. The MTA recently announced that it’s seeking a company to help develop digital tickets for passengers to use when boarding the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North trains. According to the transit agency, the issue for proposals was sent out on January 22 [...]

MTA head Joe Lhota resigns to explore mayoral run
MTA head Joe Lhota resigns to explore mayoral run
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 12/19/2012 at 1:16PM

Following the MTA board’s approval of his fare hike proposal, CEO and Chairman Joe Lhota announced that he will resign, effective December 31, to consider running for New York City mayor in 2013. At the announcement, Lhota said that he would make “no further comment” on his mayoral candidacy until early January, when he will [...]

Fare, toll hikes approved by MTA
Fare, toll hikes approved by MTA
Central Billy Rennison 12/19/2012 at 11:41AM

New Yorkers will once again be paying more to ride public transportation beginning next year. The MTA board passed all of Chair Joe Lhota’s recommendations at their monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 19 bumping fares and tolls across all MTA services. The base fare on Metrocards will rise a quarter to $2.50, seven-day passes will go [...]