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Good news for L train riders: the MTA plans to add 33 round trips on Saturdays and 22 on Sundays to the 8th Avenue-Canarsie line, hopefully making traveling through Brooklyn on the weekends a little easier. Three weeknight trips will be added as well. Of course, the L isn’t the only crowded train, even if […]

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Straphangers Campaign released its annual study of subway delays today, and found that the F Train was the worst offender of all in 2013. The MTA issued 326 alerts for “controllable” issues on the Queens-to-Coney Island line — eight percent of its total alerts in for the year. The 4 Train was next, with 298 […]

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We’ve seen photos of Second Avenue Subway construction before, as well as the havoc it wreaks above ground. Now, here’s a video tour of the enormous public works project from Gizmodo. When the line is completely finished — in many, many years — it will run from 125th Street to the southern tip of Manhattan. […]

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The future is living above the Woodside Long Island Railroad station in a “heterogeneous and highly linked set of living environments” as an “alternative to current urban renewal based modes of densification through an exploration of symbiotic re-purposing of air rights above transportation existing corridors.” At least, according to the architects of AMLGM, it is. […]

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If you used your credit card to buy a MetroCard at 59th Street-Columbus Circle recently, you might want to check your bank statement. An anonymous rider spotted a credit card skimmer — a device that captures and records card information — mounted to a vending machine on the north side of the downtown 1 train […]

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New York has rats. There’s no escaping this. Sometimes they even ride the subway, which is disgusting, but a thing that has happened many, many times before. But for straphangers on Monday, an errant rodent on an A train was treated as if an otherworldly event was unfolding, like the unleashing of the Kraken. In […]

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The D Train! D for dirt! The transit advocacy group Straphangers Campaign released the results of its 14th annual “Subway Schmutz” survey today, and found that the Bronx-to-Coney-Island line has more grime than any other train. According to the survey, just 17 percent of D Train cars are clean. The next-nastiest line was the A, with […]

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If you felt like December was a worse-than-average month for getting to work on time on the subway, you were right: according to MTA statistics, there were 36,485 delays that month — 80 percent higher than in December 2012. The entirety of last year was bad, in fact, with 28 percent more delays than the […]

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On Chicago public radio in November, James Murphy said he’s been working for fourteen years on an idea that would make NYC subway stations musical. Now, Wall Street Journal has a clip of the former LCD Soundsystem frontman discussing the project further and previewing what it might sound like. In Murphy’s vision, each turnstile  would produce […]

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After an announcement this week that it will begin kicking out homeless people who take shelter on subway trains, the MTA would like to clarify that no, it is not a heartless monster. NYPD officers and transit workers won’t force homeless people above ground, MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz said Friday, but offer them alternatives, like a bed in […]

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