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Redesigned New York City Subway Map to debut in June 2010

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Concurrent with the subway service revisions planned to take effect June 27, 2010, a new subway map edition will be released that does more than just reflect the changes in service. The new map will still closely resemble the current one, with the following significant design changes:

  • Subway lines shadowed (outlined in gray)
  • Service Guide removed
  • Accessible Stations list removed
  • Bus transfer bubbles compacted
  • Parks will be olive colored
  • Water will be a deeper blue
  • Manhattan will be 30% wider
  • Staten Island will be 50% smaller
  • Other boroughs enlarged
  • Most ferry routes removed

Compare the March 2010 The Map to the New The Map:

March 2010 NYC Subway "The Map"

Proposed new NYC Subway "The Map"

Take a look at many other versions of the NYC Subway Map by browsing my gallery of map scans at Railfanwindow.com.

Source: New York Times

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!!

34th Street Transitway Open House TODAY

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Announcement on MTA.info

MTA New York City Transit and the New York City Department of Transportation will be holding a Planning Open House on April 21st to give you an opportunity to:

* Learn about the 34 St Transitway project and proposed station locations

* View design plans for the corridor

* Give us your suggestions and comments

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Science, Industry & Business Library

188 Madison Av at 34 St

There will be no formal presentation. Please stop by at a time most convenient for you.

Next cars to be reefed: redbird, yellowbird, R-42

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Currently on the dead line at 207 Street Yard are a redbird, a yellow rider car, and some R-42 cars. These cars may soon be loaded onto the Barge of Death for a one-way trip to the reef.

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…

Photographer wins $30k from City of New York over arrest

Monday, February 15th, 2010

I know Robert and am very happy to see this result.

Second Ave. Sagas: Unlawful arrest for subway photography costs city $30K

myFox New York: Shutterbug Fights Bogus Ticket

Transit Museum Gallery Annex & Store at Grand Central gets makeover

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

The New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex & Store at Grand Central Terminal is being completely renovated, and thus is now closed. In March it will reopen, with “a brand new exhibit and beautiful new store with enhanced lighting, uncluttered retail displays to accommodate expanding product lines and a new floor plan designed to increase customer flow.”

See below for hi-res images and a rendering of the space before and after the renovation.

Current store with no products

Current store with products

Rendering of renovated store

Source: New York Transit Museum
Photo Credit: New York Transit Museum

MTA has released updated Service Reductions package

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

A PDF of the updated budget-shortfall related service reductions package can be found on this page: Board and Committee Materials or directly here: http://mta.info/mta/news/books/pdf/100125_1031_service2010-nyct.pdf.

C train is so bad, it has service alerts when it isn’t even running for the weekend!

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Service Alert Screenshot

According to the service alert above, the (C) isn’t running right now due to a police investigation. The problem is that the (C) isn’t running at all this weekend to begin with!

No C trains running – Take the A instead
Jan 9 – 11, 12:01 AM Sat to 5 AM Mon
Note: A trains run local between 168 St and Euclid Av
Free shuttle buses replace A trains between Jay St and Utica Av

(1) and (6) trains had big problems this morning

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

Service Alerts Screenshot

Things did not look good for the IRT No. 1 and 6 subway lines this morning. The (1) had signal problems at three different stations all at the same time!

  • 116th Street-Columbia University Station
  • 59th Street-Columbus Circle Station
  • Marble Hill-225th Street Station

While the (6) had a track problem at the Westchester Square Station.

The (1) problems were resolved one by one, with the last one cleared up at 1:41 PM. Unfortunately, at 4:01 PM, more signal problems cropped up along the (1), this time at the 125th Street Station. That issue was fixed over four hours later, at 8:39 PM, according to the service alerts emails.