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Grand Central Terminal Forced To Close; Blizzard Makes A Mess For Mass Transit

Transit agencies across the Tri-State area are responding to the powerful winter storm which is causing disruptions.

02/08/2013

Grand Central Terminal (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

One Day Until Grand Central Terminal’s 100th Birthday

The celebration will include remarks from Caroline Kennedy, whose mother Jacqueline is credited with saving Grand Central from the wrecking ball. A centennial fanfare will also be performed by the West Point Brass Ensemble.

01/31/2013

Metro-North Railroad New Haven Line departure board at Grand Central Terminal (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

New Haven Line Leads In Metro-North Ridership Increase

The railroad had 83 million riders last year and the New Haven Line scored 38.8 million rides alone. That was a 1.5 percent increase over 2011.

01/29/2013

LIRR Train (credit: purist_andrew/Flickr)

LIRR Expands Schedules For Weekend, New Year’s

The Long Island Rail Road has announced plans to provide extra trains during the New Year’s holiday period, with 14 trains on Saturday and Sunday.

12/29/2012

Metro-North Railroad New Haven Line M-8 Rail Car (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

New Haven Line Fare Hike Takes Effect January 1

Fares will go up 5.04 percent on Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line, effective January 1. But there is a way to save money.

12/26/2012

Sandy floods the tracks at NJ TRANSIT's Hoboken Terminal (credit: NJT)

NJ TRANSIT: Still Months For Electric Trains Out Of Hoboken

It will take two to three more months for NJ TRANSIT to make interim repairs to the substation that powers the Hoboken Terminal and its electric trains running on overhead wires.

12/13/2012

Flooding from Sandy at NJ TRANSIT's Meadows Maintenance Complex Car Shop (credit: NJT)

NJ TRANSIT Sandy Cost: Nearly $400 Million For Repairs, Replacements

NJT came under fire for leaving trains in rail yards prone to flooding and, in total, 62 locomotives and 261 rail cars were damaged.

12/06/2012

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Freight Train Derails, Spills Chemicals Into Creek In Southern New Jersey

Several tanker cars derailed in the accident around 7 a.m. on a rail bridge in Paulsboro and toppled into Mantua Creek.

11/30/2012

NJ TRANSIT Bay Head Comet III rail cars next to debris left by Sandy (credit: NJT)

NJ TRANSIT Could Begin Testing Gladstone Branch On Friday

In the month since superstorm Sandy, NJ TRANSIT has restored at least some service to all of its train lines, except the Gladstone Branch. But that could change soon.

11/29/2012

NJ TRANSIT Commuters At Penn Station Nov. 5, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Transit Watchdog Group Calls For ‘Refocus On Maintenance’ By NJ TRANSIT

Senator Frank Lautenberg has announced he plans to hold a hearing at some point to look into why the train fleet suffered tens of millions of dollars worth of damage during the storm.

11/21/2012

Traffic on Route 1 in New Jersey - Nov. 21, 2012 (credit: NJDOT)

Millions Set To Hit The Roads, Skies For Thanksgiving Holiday

AAA forecasts that 43.6 million people will traveler for Thanksgiving nationwide — an uptick of less than one percent over last year with more than 90 percent getting to their destinations by car.

11/21/2012

NJ TRANSIT Sandy Damage - Meadows Maintenance Complex - Car Shop

Experts, Riders Wonder Why NJ TRANSIT Stored Trains In Flood-Prone Areas

Logic seems to suggest moving belongings to higher ground if the water is rising, but as Superstorm Sandy approached, NJ TRANSIT stored hundreds of train cards in rail yards near sea level.

11/19/2012

NJ TRANSIT Bus (file/credit: Evan Bindelglass/CBSNewYork)

NJ TRANSIT Resumes Northern, Central, Southern Bus Service

There is some good news for New Jerseyans who have been suffering since superstorm Sandy hit the state. NJ TRANSIT has resumed service on many bus routes.

11/01/2012

Bay Head Comet III's with debris (credit: NJ TRANSIT)

Nearly All NJ TRANSIT Service Still Suspended; Agency Releases Sandy Damage Photos

For those of you hoping to get around or out of New Jersey via public transportation, you’ll have to keep waiting. Superstorm Sandy has taken out nearly all of NJ TRANSIT.

10/31/2012

Metro-North Railroad train at Grand Central Terminal (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Metro-North On The Lookout For New Workers

The job market is tight, but one local commuter railroad is looking to bring in new workers.

10/10/2012

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