Posts Tagged ‘subway’

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…

Graffiti vandal loses leg in subway tunnel

Monday, February 15th, 2010

These people do not belong in subway tunnels, and they should not be vandalizing public property. Let what happened to this kid be a lesson to others like him.

Boy’s Leg Is Severed in Tunnel on N Line

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

MARTA’s Yellow Line – some say a poor choice of name

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Some in the Asian community in Atlanta do not like the name of the subway line though their community – the Yellow Line. All the MARTA subway lines were renamed last year to reflect colors instead of compass directions.

Article 1: MARTA ‘yellow line’ to Doraville angers some in Asian community

Article 2: Mixed reaction on MARTA’s ‘yellow line’ rebranding

I think I’ll just have to go down there myself to form my opinion 🙂

MARTA Subway Map

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.

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.

Rockettes to ride subway to promote Metrocard deal for Radio City Christmas Spectacular tickets

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

They’re doing it again! Just like last year, the world famous Radio City Rockettes will be riding the nostalgia train tomorrow to promote the current MetroCard Deal, which saves you $10 off of tickets to select performances of the Christmas Spectacular.

If you’re in the area, I encourage you to come join the Rockettes on this ride of the 1930’s Era IND Nostalgia Train (also known as the R-1/9 type cars, or “Arnines”). You’ll be able to meet the Rockettes, have your picture taken with them, and experience what it was like to ride the subway in the 1930’s! I took this ride last year and I can tell you it is a lot of fun.

The event begins at 10:00 AM at World Trade Center station on the (E) line, but the train might not actually leave the station until a little while later. Once it leaves, with you and the Rockettes onboard, it will run up to the 47th-50th Sts-Rockefeller Center station, making stops along the way.

Here are some photos I took of last year’s event:

Source of information about tomorrow’s event: NYCT Media Advisory

Ride the subway to the Yankees World Series Champions Ticker Tape Parade

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

MTA New York City Transit has provided some good advice on how to best travel to the ticker tape parade celebrating the New York Yankees victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2009 baseball World Series:

Although the Lexington Avenue line serves the Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall, Fulton Street-Broadway/Nassau, Wall Street, and Bowling Green stations, Yankees’ fans should be aware that the 4 5 6 lines are usually crowded during normal weekday rush hour along the corridor.

Instead, fans are encouraged to use the 1 line or the R or W lines to Rector Street, or the E to World Trade Center. Fans should also consider taking the 2 or 3 lines to Chambers Street or Wall Street, and the J to the Broad Street station.

Crowding conditions at the City Hall R and W station, Park Place 2 and 3 station and nearby 4 5 6 Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall station may force trains to bypass those stations during the parade and ceremony at City Hall. All lines affected will be monitored by supervision to ensure smooth operation.

Read the entire press release for this November 6, 2009 event, here. I’ve also provided an image of the Special Event poster for the parade, as well as an image of the revised World Series poster from earlier in the week:

MTA NYC Transit - Service Advisories - Yankees 2009 Ticker Tape Parade

MTA NYC Transit - Service Advisories - games 6 and 7 of world series poster

In addition, both Metro-North and the Long Island Rail Road will be running extra trains to bring fans to and from the parade. Click the preceding links for the train schedules.

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.