Archive for the ‘service alert’ Category

BREAKING NEWS: Crane Drops Load At World Trade Center Construction Site, Injuring Construction Worker, says CBS NY

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Crane Drops Load At World Trade Center Construction Site, Injuring Construction Worker, reports CBS New York.

And as a result of this incident, NYCT is reporting that the 1 train is suspended between Chambers St and South Ferry. service alert for suspended (1)

Edit: as per NotifyNYC — Notification issued 2/16/12 at 11:10 AM. 1 train service has been restored between Chambers Street and South Ferry (MN). Expect residual delays and continued emergency service activity near the World Trade Center.

Railfanning the Sunday Suspension on A Line Between Euclid Avenue and Lefferts Blvd. – Emergency G.O.

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Yesterday (Sunday), there was an emergency General Order (G.O.) on the (A) subway line that shut down service between Euclid Avenue and Howard Beach-JFK Airport. Not being one to pass up a good emergency, I loaded my son into the turbo wagon and picked up a friend along the way and drove down to the Euclid Av subway station. I found a parking spot less than a half-block from the shuttle bus loading area. We took the shuttle bus to Howard Beach – it was a pleasantly nice and quick ride. Once at Howard beach, we partook in a jaunt on AirTrain over to Federal Circle and Jamaica and back. My son loved AirTrain – it was his first ride ever on it. The shuttle bus ride back to Euclid was not so great – the bus was very full and the people boarding at the Casino could barely fit. Seems like the dispatching could have been better.  Overall it was a nice ground level tour of parts of Brooklyn and Queens that I don’t often see.

Here are some photos of the shuttle bus loading area taken after we got back to Euclid.

Busted Broadway Bridge Breaks 1 Train Service

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Posted: 12/30/2011 3:24PM

Due to mechanical problems on the Harlem River Bridge, there is no  train service in both directions from the 215th Street Station to the 242nd Street-Van Cortlandt Park Station.

As an alternative, customers are advised to take Bx7 or Bx9 bus making nearby station stops.

Please allow additional travel time.


This has been going on for almost an hour now. They keep sounding the horn as if the bridge is going to be lifted but then nothing happens. I saw a tug boat so it seems as if it may be trying to get under the bridge. Maybe the bridge broke?

And by the way, if the 1 train can’t cross the bridge, neither can the Bx7! And neither can people who take the Bx9 to 225th Street! When the bridge is in this state, trains, vehicles, and pedestrians are all prohibited from crossing the bridge! And Broadway is probably all backed up in both directions! So the suggested alternative is practically useless!

The Subway Weekender

Friday, September 16th, 2011

The amazing 1972 Massimo Vignelli diagrammatic map is back! Read all about it in this press release.

Or just take The Weekender for a spin right now!

West Side IRT was out of commission last night

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

The West Side IRT lines (1/2/3) through midtown Manhattan were suspended and/or rerouted for a while yesterday, apparently due to signal problems in the area of the 42 St-Times Square station. This likely caused higher loads along parallel subway routes and generally delayed and annoyed a lot of people.

Screenshot of the service notice

Water condition at 21 St – Van Alst station causes G train delays

Friday, August 20th, 2010

The following MTA NYCT Subway service alert was posted this morning for the G train because of a “water condition” at  the 21 St – Van Alst station:

Misery for the G

Water? At 21 St – Van Alst? YA THINK?!!?

These photos are from four years ago. So I hope they get right on that…

Broken Escalators at PATH World Trade Center Station

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Apparently there was only one working up escalator this morning at PATH’s World Trade Center station. This, folks, sure looks like Pedestrian Level of Service F (LOS F).

Photo by: Remy

Metro-North New Haven Line DERAILMENT this morning

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

a derailed Metro-North train is seen causing a big mess

A Metro-North/CDOT electric M.U. set derailed near the Stamford Yard this morning blocking some tracks and slowing the departure of trains from the yard. As a result service is delayed and conditions on-board are reported to be quite crowded.

Photo is from 1010 WINS. Story via MNCR, SubChat, and 1010 WINS.

Photos of Weeks Marine Crane 552 under Broadway Bridge

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Weeks Marine Crane 552 in the Harlem River Ship Canal today

As I reported earlier today, the Weeks Marine crane 552 departed the 207 St subway yard after serving there for about nine years. The crane loaded all the reef-ready subway cars onto the Barge of Death. It also loaded the scrap trucks onto another barge for delivery to a scrap dealer. Here are some photos of the crane being pushed by Weeks tug Elizabeth through the canal and towards the Hudson River at around 1:20 PM today.

Photos taken by my wife. Thanks!!

The Barge of Death has returned to 207 St Yard

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

After an absence of several months (due to the fact that the reefing program was temporarily suspended), the Barge of Death is now back at 207th Street Yard. I can see the top of the backhoe that is on top of the barge and used to push the subway cars into the water when out at sea. And the tug Virginia just came back under the raised Broadway Bridge to head back to the Hudson River.

So it looks like there may be another barge going out in the not too distant future…