The approaching nor’easter that is poised to deal a potentially paralyzing blow to the Tri-State Area has local transit authorities making some changes and preparing their customers for the worst-case scenarios.
The increase, which will take effect on March 1, will not impact everyone on the Pascack Valley, Bergen and Main Lines. Fares are only going up for those traveling to the northernmost station and for those on the Port Jervis Line.
A winter weather advisory is in effect for parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut until 4 p.m.
A Metro North train slammed into a car on the Danbury line Sunday afternoon, killing one person in the car and leaving the others wounded.
It might be the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s final offer, a fare hike plan for bus and subway riders that spares frequent users and slaps the biggest hikes on those who don’t take mass transit very much.
Conservative blogger Pamela Geller has purchased more ad space at New York City subway stops and Metro North stations displaying anti-Islam messages.
Metro-North spokesperson Marjorie Anders said crews had a lot of work to do on the New Canaan Branch to ready it for service.
The Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven Lines will operate with regularly scheduled service on Monday, including the Wassaic Branch on the Harlem Line and the Waterbury and Danbury Branches on the New Haven Line.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday when limited subway, Metro North, and LIRR service will resume.
The New York City subway system “has never faced a disaster as devastating” as the damage that was caused by Superstorm Sandy, Metropolitan Transportation Authority chairman Joseph Lhota said Tuesday.
All subways, Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road service was suspended Sunday and it will remain that way until further notice. Bus service was also suspended.
An additional 69 trains have been added to the commuter rail service for East of Hudson lines. The service changes took effect Sunday.
A new fall train schedule begins on Sunday with 45 additional New Haven Line trains each week, including 30 new weekend trains. There will also be increased service for customers traveling to Greenwich and Stamford during the weekday.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority told 1010 WINS that, despite a college student’s petition to open a train stop in Queens, it won’t be happening anytime soon.
An MTA spokesman said most of the ads have been taken down, saying that they had run their course. But opponents of the ads said the damage has already been done.
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