Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Joseph J. Lhota and MTA New York City Transit President (NYCT) Thomas F. Prendergast today visited the Bombardier Transportation manufacturing site in Plattsburgh, N.Y., which will produce 300 next-generation R-179 subway cars for NYC Transit in a $600 million order funded by the MTA Capital Program.
After the completion of a successful pilot at two Manhattan subway stations along the Lexington Avenue Line, MTA New York City Transit will be bringing Help Points to 102 stations as part of the current 2010-2014 Capital Program.
Maintenance on R32s will keep them on the rails until the new R179 cars are delivered.
MTA New York City Transit announced today the addition of 98 weekly round trips on the L Line. An additional sixteen round trips will be added each weekday, eleven round trips on Saturday, and seven round trips on Sunday.
MTA New York City Transit is bringing FASTRACK back to the Lexington Avenue Line. Beginning Monday, June 11, the 4, 5 and 6 lines will be shut down from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m., suspending all Lexington Avenue Line service between Grand Central-42nd Street and Atlantic Avenue in both directions for four consecutive week nights.
For four straight weeknights beginning Monday, January 9, a small army of MTA New York City Transit workers will perform more than 300 maintenance tasks in stations and tunnels along a segment of the Lexington Avenue 4, 5 and 6 Line stretching between Grand Central-42nd Street and Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. Service will be suspended in both directions between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.