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A No. 7 train arrives at the new 34th Street-Hudson Yards Station on Dec. 20, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller)

Straphangers Board Buses As MTA Works On ‘7’ Line All Weekend

The “7” subway line is suspended this weekend between Times Square in Manhattan and 74th Street-Broadway in Queens.

05/31/2014

Passengers stand on seats to avoid a rat in an A Train going into Brooklyn on Monday, April 7. (Credit: Jianis Ponnampadikkal Kader/YouTube)

Rat Terrorizes Straphangers As ‘A’ Subway Train Heads To Brooklyn

On Monday, a rat found its way onto an A Train heading from Manhattan to Brooklyn. A YouTube video showed passengers lifting up their legs and even standing up on the seats, and many of them screaming in horror.

04/08/2014

A conductor looks down the MTA's "Nostalgia" vintage subway train while standing between cars at the Queens Plaza station on Dec. 15, 2013.  (credit: Getty Images)

Holiday Nostalgia Train Rolls Through Parts Of NYC

New Yorkers can relive how people got around the city 50 years ago by taking the holiday nostalgia train.

12/15/2013

The subway on Nov. 1, 2012. (credit: Jesse Zanger/CBSNewYork.com)

Proposed ‘Wall Of Shame’ Could Help Subway Riders Identify Convicted Sex Offenders

On Monday Vallone will introduce a resolution to the City Council that will call for a ‘wall of shame'; pictures of convicted sex offenders would be posted in the stations where attacks have occurred, and in stations near the offenders’ homes.

03/09/2013

Doreen Winkler and Victor Samuel were honored Tuesday for saving a man from nearly being hit by a subway train, and risking their own lives in doing so. (Credit: CBS 2)

Subway Heroes Honored For Rescuing Man Seconds Before Train Would Have Hit

Two people were honored Tuesday who had nothing in common except a fateful moment, and a heroic heart.

12/18/2012

A Good Samaritan tussles with an iPhone thief in a turnstile. (Credit: NYPD)

Must Watch: Straphangers Nearly Nab iPhone Thief In Subway-Station Turnstile

They almost got him. NYPD surveillance video shows that straphangers got extremely close to nabbing an iPhone thief last month.

08/04/2012

FILE - Commuters wait on the platform as a train arrives in the 23rd Street subway station during the morning rush hour in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

MTA: Subway Crime Soars; NYPD Releases Stunning Statistics

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is reporting a major surge in New York City subway crime. The agency said pick pockets and other thieves are bumping up the crime rate by more than 20 percent this year compared to last.

04/25/2012

Police say surveillance video shows suspects chaining open an emergency exit inside a subway station on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 (credit: NYPD)

Police Looking For Suspects Accused Of Chaining Open Subway Doors For Free Rides

Occupy Wall Street announced on its website that “a team of activists” opened more than 20 stations in Brooklyn and Manhattan by taping MetroCard readers at turnstiles and propping open emergency exits.

03/31/2012

MTA's "Stay Alert" PSA (credit: MTA via CBS 2)

MTA Tells Riders To ‘Stay Alert’ In New Public Service Announcement

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is getting the word out to straphangers to stay alert and keep their cell phones and other electronic devices out of sight when riding the subway.

02/02/2012

A picture submitted to RatFreeSubways.com of a rat at Grand Central Station. (credit: RatFreeSubways.com)

Ride The Rails For Free With Best Rat Pic

We see them scurrying around the subway on the tracks and sometimes even on the trains. Rats have become almost a New York City icon, but now a new campaign is hoping your rat pics will help rid the subway of the furry creatures once and for all.

01/18/2012

FILE - Commuters wait on the platform as a train arrives in the 23rd Street subway station during the morning rush hour in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Straphangers Not Happy With Expected Weekend Subway Service Disruptions

The MTA is starting the weekend off with overnight service disruptions throughout the system, leaving straphangers traveling at odd hours, stuck.

01/06/2012

MTA / 7 Train (credit: AP)

MTA Planning Major Service Changes In 2012

Starting in 2012, the MTA plans to periodically shut down a subway line through most of Manhattan—and possibly all the way to Brooklyn—to conduct inspections, fix problems and replace equipment.

11/12/2011

(credit: DCPI)

Subway Slasher Has Bronx Straphangers Keeping Vigilant

Police have plastered train stations along the 4 line with a sketch of the suspect based on the victims’ descriptions.

09/22/2011

NYC Subway (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Subway Riders Contend With Increasing Train Delays

According to the latest MTA figures, straphangers are waiting longer for nearly every single train in the city, with the worst delays being found on the 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and N lines.

05/24/2011

The MTA plans to install flat-screen information monitors across the entire system. (Photo/Steve Sandberg)

Info Screens To Help Straphangers Navigate Subway

The MTA plans to eventually install flat-screen monitors throughout the entire subway system that would display service information.

10/05/2010

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