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Another Set Of Frustrated Subway Riders Walked From Stalled 3 Train

Another Set Of Frustrated Subway Riders Walked From Stalled 3 Trainvideo

The Franklin Avenue station (Wikipedia) The Daily News confirmed that a set of passengers from a stalled subway in Brooklyn jumped off the train and walked along the tracks to the platform. MTA spokeswoman Beth DeFalco...

Who's In Charge Of The MTA? Governor Cuomo Cannot Say

Who's In Charge Of The MTA? Governor Cuomo Cannot Say

Is anyone driving this train? Who knows! (Governor Cuomo's Office) "Who's in charge?" the Governor asked in recent comments about the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. "Who knows! Maybe the county executive, maybe the president, maybe the governor,...

Cuomo, Who Controls The MTA, After Denying He Controls It And Asking To Control It: 'Who Knows' Who Controls The MTA

Cuomo, Who Controls The MTA, After Denying He Controls It And Asking To Control It: 'Who Knows' Who Controls The MTA

Governor Cuomo answering questions at the end of the legislative session on Thursday. (Governor's Flickr) Governor Andrew Cuomo doubled down Thursday on his request to "control" the MTA Board, which by all accounts he already controls...

The Great Escape (From Stalled F Train): Watch Commuters' Desperate, Dangerous Walk On Subway Tracks

The Great Escape (From Stalled F Train): Watch Commuters' Desperate, Dangerous Walk On Subway Tracksvideo

Photograph by ericskiff / Flickr Signal problems made Tuesday morning extremely difficult for subway riders trying to get to work during rush hour. This level of subway meltdown has become increasingly common, and it seems that...

Watch Out Subway Cats: Joe Lhota Is Running The MTA Again

Watch Out Subway Cats: Joe Lhota Is Running The MTA Again

MTA CEO Joe Lhota shows off some H train gear in 2012, after Hurricane Sandy (MTA) Joe Lhota, who headed the MTA before resigning in 2013 to run for mayor against Bill de Blasio, is coming...

Amtrak Says It Won't Pay For LIRR's Emergency Penn Station Plan. It's Unclear Who Will.

Amtrak Says It Won't Pay For LIRR's Emergency Penn Station Plan. It's Unclear Who Will.

Workers near the site of planned emergency Penn Station track repairs last month. (Sai Mokhtari / Gothamist) Amtrak does not want to front the bill for at least eight weeks of Long Island Railroad schedule changes,...

MTA To Victims: SORRY

MTA To Victims: SORRY

Jen Chung / Gothamist On Tuesday, the MTA took to Twitter—the watercooler of ever-frustrated straphangers—to apologize for being bad. Following a morning rush hour shutdown on the B and D lines, and additional delays on the...

Cuomo, Who Controls The MTA, Asks To Control It After Denying He Controls It

Cuomo, Who Controls The MTA, Asks To Control It After Denying He Controls It

(Governor's Flickr) Governor Andrew Cuomo likes to champion large-scale infrastructure overhauls—Penn Station, JFK Airport, the Second Avenue Subway expansion. He also likes bells and whistles—WiFi on a bus, lights on a bridge, photos in a car....

MTA Reveals Details Of Summer LIRR Discounts For (Some) Riders

MTA Reveals Details Of Summer LIRR Discounts For (Some) Riders

(Scott Lynch / Gothamist) The MTA provided a bit more clarity Tuesday on a newly-promised fare reduction policy for Long Island Railroad riders condemned to suffer through the impending summer of emergency-repair hell at Penn Station....

The MTA Outdid Itself Once Again This Morning

The MTA Outdid Itself Once Again This Morning

(John Del Signore/Gothamist) It's Tuesday morning in New York City, one of the most modern urban metropolises on earth, though you wouldn't know it from our busted old raggedly syphilitic mass transit system. Once again this...

MTA May Offer Reduced Fares For Some LIRR Riders During Penn Station's Summer of Hell

MTA May Offer Reduced Fares For Some LIRR Riders During Penn Station's Summer of Hell

(Getty) Long Island Railroad customers expected to suffer during this summer's impending Penn Station Commute Of Doom will get at least a small concession over the next few months—the MTA announced today it will likely grant...

This 'New Yorker' Cartoon Will Inform You On The Future Plans Of Your Subway Line

This 'New Yorker' Cartoon Will Inform You On The Future Plans Of Your Subway Line

A cartoon by Ellis Rosen. #TNYcartoons A post shared by The New Yorker Cartoons (@newyorkercartoons) on Jun 19, 2017 at 7:58am PDT New Yorker cartoonist Ellis Rosen has created a wonderful illustration to pair up with...

Surprise! Only Two Subway Lines Are Meeting On Time Performance Standards

Surprise! Only Two Subway Lines Are Meeting On Time Performance Standards

Once maligned, the latest MTA data shows the G train is Actually Good. (via Flickr user thebrooklyndodger) I hope you're sitting down, because I have shocking news for all of you. MTA data shows that the...

Penn Station Debuts Futuristic New Concourse Through Farley Post Office gallery

Penn Station Debuts Futuristic New Concourse Through Farley Post Office

In the not too distant future, you're going to be spending a lot of time in Penn Station when you have to catch a train there, because even with all of the construction meant to fix the...

Video: Gushing Subway Waterfall Causes 6 Train Delays

Video: Gushing Subway Waterfall Causes 6 Train Delays

(via Flickr user psq) It's a day that ends in "-y" which means that it's time to see how the subway is broken today. Massive delays on the 1, 2, 3? Eh, too routine. On the...

Report: MTA Is Years Behind On Desperately Needed Signal Repairs

Report: MTA Is Years Behind On Desperately Needed Signal Repairs

The result of a signal system at Dekalb losing power (Courtesy Patrick Corbett) The MTA's plan to fix its crumbling signal system, one of the biggest factors in NYC's deepening transit crisis, is years behind schedule...

MTA Reveals What Lies In Wait For LIRR Customers During Penn Station Summer Of Hell

MTA Reveals What Lies In Wait For LIRR Customers During Penn Station Summer Of Hell

More fun is in store! (Getty Images) Interim MTA Chair Ronnie Hakim did her best to alleviate Long Island Railroad riders' anxieties on Monday, detailing planned LIRR service changes for the "summer of hell" while Amtrak...

Neuropsychologist Says Nightmare Subway Commutes Could Lead To PTSD

Neuropsychologist Says Nightmare Subway Commutes Could Lead To PTSD

The C train during a Friday rush hour. (Jen Chung / Gothamist) My blood pressure has started spiking at the sound of the phrase "We Are Being Delayed Because Of Train Traffic Ahead Of Us," and...

Frustrated Commuters File Lawsuit Against MTA, LIRR, NYC Transit

Frustrated Commuters File Lawsuit Against MTA, LIRR, NYC Transitgallery

As the start of six weeks of track work in Penn Station that Andrew Cuomo has warned will be a "summer of hell" gets closer, a pair of commuters already burned by the station's many delays have...

Officials Confirm Man Fatally Struck And Killed By Train At Queens Village Was An LIRR Worker

Officials Confirm Man Fatally Struck And Killed By Train At Queens Village Was An LIRR Worker

The Queens Village LIRR stop. (via Wikipedia user DanTD) The man who was fatally struck by a Long Island Railroad train at the Queens Village stop Saturday was an LIRR employee, an MTA official has confirmed....

De Blasio: I'll Stand Up For Straphangers, Having Been One In the '90s

De Blasio: I'll Stand Up For Straphangers, Having Been One In the '90s

(Mayor's Flickr) Mounting concerns about the subway's general state of disrepair came to a head on Monday when rush hour riders found themselves packed shoulder to shoulder in a stalled F train for close to an...

The Top 20 Subway Fears New Yorkers Face Every Dayvideo

The Top 20 Subway Fears New Yorkers Face Every Day

(Scott Lynch/Gothamist) New Yorker fears are different than the fears of residents living in other cities, and the fears brought on by the subway system are some of the realest. Once you're in a subway car...

Subway Delays After Screaming Woman Sparks 'Mass Stampede' At UWS Station

Subway Delays After Screaming Woman Sparks 'Mass Stampede' At UWS Station

(Screengrab via) Pandemonium broke out on a B train on the Upper West Side shortly after 8:30 this morning after someone caused a panic, straphangers said. An FDNY spokesperson confirmed that an "emotionally disturbed person" [EDP]...

Video Shows Desperate Subway Riders Trapped In Dark, Steamy F Train: 'There Was No Air'

Video Shows Desperate Subway Riders Trapped In Dark, Steamy F Train: 'There Was No Air'video

A rush hour F train commute turned into an urban nightmare last night when mechanical issues left Brooklyn-bound passengers trapped in the dark without air conditioning for over 40 minutes. In one video taken from the platform at Broadway-Lafayette, straphangers can be seen attempting to free themselves from a steamy car. If you are even mildly claustrophobic and rely on public transit, maybe skip this one.

Monday Morning F Train Graced With Magical Subway Waterfallvideo

Monday Morning F Train Graced With Magical Subway Waterfall

The F train had some issues this morning, which is like saying the beach had some sand or the Borowitz report was irritating. Unamused commuter Stella Kim emailed Gothamist to note that it took her roughly thirty...

Unofficial Subway Posters Welcome All Aboard The 'Pride Train' This Month

Unofficial Subway Posters Welcome All Aboard The 'Pride Train' This Month

Seen on the 34th-Penn Station ACE platform Sunday. (John Del Signore / Gothamist) Thomas Shim said he and his collaborators were inspired to pepper the subway with guerrilla Pride Month posters when President Donald Trump declined...

College Student Stages Mock Graduation On Subway As Delays Put Actual Commencement Out Of Reachvideo

College Student Stages Mock Graduation On Subway As Delays Put Actual Commencement Out Of Reach

Each of the delays of New York City's public transit system spawns untold legions of human consequences—school tardy marks, missed court dates, botched romantic dinners, daycare pickup complications, and on and on. Yesterday morning, on an...

Widespread LIRR Delays After Third Rail Problem Strands Trains In East River Tunnel

Widespread LIRR Delays After Third Rail Problem Strands Trains In East River Tunnel

(Alicia / Flickr) The LIRR is giving Tuesday morning commuters a taste of the Mondays, with widespread delays reported on trains bound for Penn Station. The problem this time has to do a third rail power...

A Dramatic Plan To Rebuild Penn Station & Restore Its Lost Grandeur

A Dramatic Plan To Rebuild Penn Station & Restore Its Lost Grandeur

A rendering of what Penn Station would look like under the Rebuild Plan. (Provided by Rebuild Penn Station) As a metaphor for Penn Station's present and future, the sewage shower is tough to beat. It began...

MTA Taking On 'Crushing' Debt For Expansion Projects As Current Infrastructure Struggles

MTA Taking On 'Crushing' Debt For Expansion Projects As Current Infrastructure Struggles

(Jen Chung / Gothamist) Days after Governor Andrew Cuomo pledged to find additional funding for the MTA in order to improve subway service, the MTA Board on Wednesday approved a capital plan amendment that calls for...

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