SUNSET PARK/FLATBUSH – This past Sunday was like any other day for MTA train conductor Benjamin Schaeffer, that is, until he had to evacuate the entire train because somebody poured gasoline on the floor of one of the cars. NBC News interviewed Schaeffer [https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Subway-Conductor-Evacuates-Train-After-Gasoline-is-Poured-497736421.
> [https://bklyner.s3.amazonaws.com/bklyner/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Screen-Shot-2018-07-30-at-6.47.02-PM.png] There was one tiny tweet yesterday morning. Apparently the MTA is moving ahead with a year-long project in Sunset Park– replacing structural steel columns and tunnel lighting, repairing steel beams and deteriorated concrete, water infiltration remedy,
The MTA is finally taking the wrecking ball to the long-forgotten, post-apocalyptic [/post-apocalyptic-n-line-get-repairs-screwing-commute/] N line. The transportation company recently awarded a 48-month contract to renew nine stations along the Sea Beach line from 8th Avenue to 86th Street, according to transit authorities. Initially, officials predicted that construction would begin [/post-apocalyptic-n-line-get-repairs-screwing-commute/
Photo via Leeds TIDAL/Flickr [https://www.flickr.com/photos/30296430@N03/4479562041/in/photolist-9BDTFJ-4L2Rub-9BDT3u-9BDSnq-9BAVVX-6er1KA-csCYQ-4xnGX8-7PR6Da-7PQVJi-GtuWd-4peCr3/] The end of the week is near, and with it comes a slew of holidays including Good Friday, Passover and Easter. The means a few small changes to get around the city by mass transit,
Could there possibly be one more service change this week? Details via MTA.info [http://travel.mtanyct.info/serviceadvisory/Default.aspx]: > Coney Island-bound Q trains run express from Prospect Park to Kings Highway Days, 9:45am-3pm, Wednesday to Friday until March 14 > Trains stop at Church Av and Newkirk Plaza.
Photo by Arthur BorkoIt’s a rare sight indeed, but construction workers at the Avenue V subway overpass were photographed working earlier today. The work at Avenue V is part of the rehabilitation projects at the Gravesend Neck Road and Avenue U train stations [/neck-rd-avenue-u-station-changes/] that started almost exactly one