Category: Rail Service

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The “Summer of Hell” is upon us…

The so-called “Summer of Hell” in the New York City metro region begins Monday morning (7/10/17). Here’s some helpful resources to help plan your commute: NJ Commuters Action Network: http://njcommuters.org/ MTA Information: http://www.lirrsummerschedule.com/ NJT Information: http://njtransit-theupdate.com/ Amtrak Information: https://www.amtrak.com/NYPrenewal What is the “Summer of… Continue Reading “The “Summer of Hell” is upon us…”

Farewell to the Loops! “Newer” South Ferry Station Reopens!

Over the weekend, I began hearing some speculation that the New York City MTA was going to reopen the “newer” South Ferry subway station on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. If such an opening were to materialize, it would mean that the “newer” station would… Continue Reading “Farewell to the Loops! “Newer” South Ferry Station Reopens!”

Final Countdown for South Ferry Loop

The final countdown is on for the many transit fans in New York City to get photos and videos of the old South Ferry Loop subway station before it shuts down for good. While an official reopening date has yet to be announced by… Continue Reading “Final Countdown for South Ferry Loop”

Winter 2017 Service Change Roundup – PSTA, Votran, and HRT

It’s that time again; time to implement another round of service changes. This time, I was a tad late in posting the January, 2017 changes for Hampton Roads Transit and Volusia County Transit. So I decided to roll in those changes into one blog… Continue Reading “Winter 2017 Service Change Roundup – PSTA, Votran, and HRT”

Gasparilla 2017

Pirates, and Beads, and Transit…oh my! Yep, it’s that time again, for the annual Gasparilla Pirate Festival! The Parade of the Pirates brings in hundreds of revelers each year, and along with that…tons and tons of roadway closures. So here’s what you need to know… Continue Reading “Gasparilla 2017”

NYC Subway W-Train makes a comeback on 11/7/16

It’s a long time coming for the New York City Subway – the return of “W” service to Manhattan and Queens! Back in 2009, during the height of the recession – many transit agencies were forced to cut back service in order to trim… Continue Reading “NYC Subway W-Train makes a comeback on 11/7/16”

The Paris Metro MP 14 – First Glance

At the end of May, 2016, the RATP unveiled a video showing a rendition of the proposed MP 14 railcar traveling through a subway corridor. While I have to assume that the design is still in its early stages – leaving room for modifications… Continue Reading “The Paris Metro MP 14 – First Glance”

Gasparilla 2016

Pirates, and Beads, and Transit…oh my! Yep, it’s that time again, for the annual Gasparilla Pirate Festival! The Parade of the Pirates brings in hundreds of revelers each year, and along with that…tons and tons of roadway closures. So here’s what you need to know… Continue Reading “Gasparilla 2016”

Will the Tampa Bay Region FINALLY see commuter rail?

In a Tampa Bay Times article yesterday, it was revealed that CSX Transportation was finally letting up to the possibility of selling two key freight rail lines to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in the same manner that it did with another key… Continue Reading “Will the Tampa Bay Region FINALLY see commuter rail?”

New York City’s Line 7 Subway Extended!

For Travel Information, please visit MTA.info On Sunday, September 13, 2015, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York opened its 469th subway station on Manhattan’s West Side! The new 34th St/Hudson Yards station for the busy Line 7, which runs from Manhattan to Flushing, marks… Continue Reading “New York City’s Line 7 Subway Extended!”