NYC subways

Brakes put on Astoria-Ditmars subway noise
Brakes put on Astoria-Ditmars subway noise
West Angy Altamirano 12/02/2013 at 3:27PM

One local politician is putting a stop to train noise. Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. announced Monday that the MTA will be implementing a new technology on every train car on the N and Q subways lines which will help reduce the noise of the air brakes at the lines’ last stop at the Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/07/2013 at 6:57AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Overcast with a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 79. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Wednesday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 75. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 [...]

MTA to expand service, make improvements
MTA to expand service, make improvements
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 7/22/2013 at 4:33PM

Ridgewood subway riders can rejoice as the M line will be making stops to Manhattan on the weekends again. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the MTA will make improvements and expansions throughout the city to bus, subways and Long Island Rail Road service with state funding. “For the second year in a row, the [...]

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. [...]

Subway performers sought in train assault
Subway performers sought in train assault
Police Cristabelle Tumola 5/24/2013 at 6:49AM

Police are looking for a trio of subway dancers who allegedly assaulted a passenger aboard a train in Queens. The 28-year-old victim was on a Manhattan bound F train around 7:20 p.m. on May 7 when he got into a verbal argument with three men police describe as “dance show train performers.” As the train [...]

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 [...]

Survey shows improvement in subway platform conditions
Survey shows improvement in subway platform conditions
News Queens Courier Staff 3/08/2013 at 2:31PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY A majority of subway platform conditions have improved over the last year, according to the Straphangers Campaign’s second annual “State of the Stations Platforms” survey. These conditions include garbage bags on platforms, staircases in disrepair, exposed wiring, floor cracks and lighting. Again this year, the presence of garbage cans and the lack [...]

Third man struck at Queens subway station in a week
Third man struck at Queens subway station in a week
Police Cristabelle Tumola 2/25/2013 at 11:21AM

For the third time in less than a week, a straphanger was struck by a train at a Queens subway station after jumping onto the tracks. According to police, around 5:30 a.m. Monday, an unidentified 34-year-old man was hit by a train at a Woodside subway station located at Northern Boulevard and Broadway. He was [...]

MTA discusses platform doors, other possible safety measures
MTA discusses platform doors, other possible safety measures
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 1/29/2013 at 1:46PM

After a record-tying 55 deaths from subways striking straphangers in 2012, including two high-profile shoving incidents, the MTA is reviewing platform safety. “This is a troubling and dangerous trend with serious implications for the millions of commuters who ride the subway each day,” said Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. “With six fatalities so far in [...]