Posts Tagged ‘station’

1950s Photos from NYC Metro Area

Monday, February 27th, 2012

I came across a collection of photos from the 1950s that shows railroad scenes in New York City and the surrounding areas. Many of these photos are very interesting.

Here is a link to the entire album: Larry Green 1950’s Retrospect

Here are two thumbnails that directly link to those photos’ pages.

CNJ FM Trainmaster at Elizabeth

NYCTA work train at the Myrtle Av station of today’s J M Z lines

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.

mta.info 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.

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

(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.

Cortlandt St BMT subway station uptown side to reopen Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

MTA New York City Transit has announced that the uptown side of the Cortlandt Street BMT subway station will reopen at 3PM on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 (see poster).

Cortlandt St Station reopens uptown side

That is, if isn’t open already (see screen shot below) :

Cortlandt St Station to reopen monday error

Oops, someone goofed! Don’t worry, it happens all the time on mta.info.

Oh, for the record, this station was closed for WAY too long.

Need a proctology clinic? Check your Metrocard.

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009
Metrocard: Proctology Clinic - Say No to Surgery

Metrocard: Proctology Clinic - Say No to Surgery!

I couldn’t believe that I had found a real Metrocard when I picked it up off a reader in a midtown subway station this evening. But it seems to be legit. A proctology clinic advertising on a Metrocard.

A google search reveals that billboards of a similar design have appeared recently around New York City. Except that the billboards use a peach where the Metrocard shows an apple. So there’s a line – a peach/butt crosses it, but proctology itself does not. Good to know.

Vintage Lo-V subway cars running to Yankee Stadium for World Series

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

MTA New York City Transit will be running a set of 1917 Lo-V subway cars to Yankee Stadium this Wednesday evening in honor of the Yankees being in the World Series. For both the ALDS and ALCS this year, the Lo-V cars ran along the (4) subway line from Grand Central-42 St to 161 St-Yankee Stadium.

Debris on the tracks at 191 Street Station causes (1) line delays

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009
191 Street Station on the (1)

191 Street Station on the (1)

I received an MTA Text Message Alert about this while I was on a Bx20 heading for the 207 St terminal of the (A) train. Looks like I made the right choice this morning! [I usually take the (1) train through 191 St.]

(1) line Service Alert at MTA.info

(1) line Service Alert at MTA.info

NYCT releases photos of 181 Street station work on official service changes twitter account

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Photo of 181 St station on Twitpic

The shock here is not that NYCT uses twitter – they’ve been using it for a long time – but rather that they are actually releasing photos of the interior of the station, from right after the ceiling collapse to current views of the repair efforts. Check these out before someone at NYCT or the MTA catches wind of this and makes the photos disappear!

Link: http://twitpic.com/photos/NYCTSubwayScoop

Work progressing to build protective shield over platform and... on Twitpic

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