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    BOSTON (AP) — Commuter rail service in the Boston area will continue running late night trains on weekdays in a reversal from plans to end service at 9 p.m. Authorities at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority told their board on Monday that they would continue running trains until 11 p.m. to “support the objective of maintaining service for key workers and transit-critical populations,” the Boston Globe reported. Ridership on the trains is down 90% overall from before the coronavirus pandemic, with the greatest drop occurring during rush hours. But late-night ridership is currently around 18% of previous ridership, and the late trains support people coming and going to off-hour jobs, the newspaper reported. The new schedule is supposed to start in April, and the MBTA says it anticipates running trains every hour on each commuter rail line and pulling back on the frequency of service during rush hours. In December,...
    By Bay City News Service A bus bridge will shuttle passengers between BART’s Richmond and El Cerrito Del Norte stations during the Presidents Day holiday weekend while crews continue work on major track upgrades. The free AC Transit 72M route bus and dedicated shuttles are connecting the two stations on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, departing every 10 to 15 minutes. Riders who take the bus option should plan on an additional 15-20 minutes for their trips, BART officials said. Riders can avoid delays by going directly to El Cerrito del Norte instead of the Richmond station. On Sunday, BART is running a three-line service, with only the Richmond-Berryessa (Orange) line connecting at El Cerrito del Norte. On Monday, Presidents Day, BART trains are running on a Saturday schedule, starting service around 8 a.m. and running trains every 30 mins. Related Articles AC Transit offers free rides to Oakland...
    GENEVA (AP) — Authorities in Switzerland and Italy say they’ve reached a last-moment deal to keep trains running between the two countries, after concerns over coronavirus containment threatened to almost entirely curtail cross-border rail traffic. The Swiss railway operator said on Thursday — the day sharp cutbacks to traffic were to take effect — that longer-distance EuroCity trains would continue to operate but with lower-than-usual frequency. Regional services used mostly by commuters will require passengers to change trains. Italian authorities say normal regional service would resume by the weekend between the Swiss region of Ticino and Italy’s Lombardy, involving 171 connections. On Tuesday, the Swiss operator said nearly all cross-border traffic would be halted because it didn’t have the resources to enforce an Italian government decree requiring train operators to carry out temperature and document checks on passengers. As part of the new arrangement, Italian railway authorities will...
    UNION SQUARE, Manhattan (WABC) -- A woman was allegedly pushed onto the tracks in Union Square station in Manhattan.It happened before 9 a.m. Friday, just as an oncoming train was arriving.She is conscious, alert, and was taken to Bellevue Hospital. The victim has a non-life-threatening injury.One person was taken into custody at the scene when witnesses pointed him out to police.Police are still confirming details at this time.The victim's name has not yet been released.There are delays and major impacts to 4, 5, 6 train service. Northbound 4 trains are running on the local track from Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall to Grand Central-42 St.Northbound 5 trains are running on the 2 line from Nevins St to 149 St-Grand Concourse.
    A woman was allegedly pushed onto the tracks in Union Square station in Manhattan.It happened before 9 a.m. Friday.She is conscious, alert, and being taken to Bellevue Hospital.She has a non-life-threatening injury.One person was taken into custody at the scene.Police are still confirming details at this time.The victim's name has not yet been released.There are delays and major impacts to 4, 5, 6 train service. Northbound 4 trains are running on the local track from Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall to Grand Central-42 St.Northbound 5 trains are running on the 2 line from Nevins St to 149 St-Grand Concourse.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — CTA ‘L’ service has been disrupted in the Loop due to a medical emergency on the tracks at the Harold Washington Library-State/Van Buren stop. The station was closed following the incident, on which the Chicago Transit Authority did not provide further information. CHECK: CTA Alerts The CTA said Brown and Orange line trains are running as one route between Kimball and Midway on the Lake Street and Wabash Avenue sides of the Loop ‘L.’ Pink Line trains are running from 54th/Cermak to Polk only. There was no Loop ‘L’ service over Wells Street or Van Buren Street downtown. Also From CBS Chicago: 4-Year-Old Liam Barbarasa Found In Van In Irving Park After AMBER Alert Was Issued After Costly Renovations, Country Club Hills Couple Can’t Rent Home They Inherited While Licenses Are On Hold; ‘We’re Losing Hand Over Fist’ COVID In Illinois: How Is Dining In...
    NEW YORK (CBSNweYork) – There were major delays on NJ TRANSIT trains due to Amtrak signal problems Wednesday morning. Chopper2 was over the trains running in and out of Newark Penn Station. New York Penn Station service is operating with up to 60 -minute delays. Please check your line account for updates. https://t.co/QifHR1J7jB https://t.co/yBxYQ3aX3a — NJ TRANSIT (@NJTRANSIT) October 14, 2020 Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast and Raritan Valley lines were all running with 60 minute delays in both directions. The signal problems started at 6:42 a.m. and were resolved about an hour later. You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. Download here.
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY PHILLIP ENG There aren’t enough thanks I could give the LIRR workforce for all the efforts and strides they’ve collectively made over the past six months to keep our region safe, and to keep Long Island moving.  And that goes for you too — the public — for doing your part in helping us stop the spread. But as we see clusters of COVID-19 positive cases popping up in communities around the New York metropolitan area, it’s important that we stay vigilant. We must continue to protect one another.  It was with a heavy heart that I shared the news Friday with colleagues that a member of the LIRR family, Kyle Fulcher, succumbed to COVID-19 Oct. 1. Kyle joined the LIRR almost two decades ago, working first as an electrician,...
    Metro is proposing closing two hours early most weeknights, running trains less frequently during regular rush hours and requiring riders to start paying bus fares again as part of a plan to close a more than $200 million budget gap caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In budget documents set to be discussed Thursday by the Metro Board, the transit system said ridership has failed to bounce back from pandemic-related changes as initially expected, with most schools in the area providing virtual classes and many employees continuing to telework. “These factors have heavily suppressed revenue and ridership,” the budget documents state. Overall, ridership across bus and rail is still down about 88% compared to pre-pandemic levels. That’s even after Metro last month ramped up rail service back to pre-pandemic levels. In addition, more than $876 million in emergency funding provided by Congress in the CARES Act to replace lost revenue and...
    Andrew LiszewskiJust now•Filed to:Bullet TrainBullet TrainJapanEarthquakeN700STransportationSafetySavePhoto: Wikipedia (Other) Japan’s bullet trains are quite possibly the world’s most punctual form of transportation, and the safest way to hit speeds of over 200MPH without leaving the ground. The newest version, the N700s that’s now running on the country’s Shinkansen Line between Tokyo and Osaka, is also the first to feature a battery backup to keep it running in the event of a natural disaster. Given its size and proximity to the Pacific Ocean, Japan is regularly subjected to devastating natural disasters including earthquakes, typhoons, and tsunamis. Such occurrences are so common that the entire country factors disaster preparedness into its infrastructure, and that now includes its iconic bullet trains. The N700S Shinkansen (the “S” stands for Supreme) is the first major upgrade of the N700 series in 13 years, and mostly includes improvements designed to make travel more comfortable for passengers. Originally...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Good news for commuters, SEPTA is working to get service back to normal. That familiar screech of a SEPTA train braking is a welcome sound for riders. Download The New And Improved CBS Philly App! “It’s great! It’s fine, everyone is following policy so far,” rider Nekavah Patterson said. For the first time in months, SEPTA’s Regional Rail is now running hourly instead of every two hours, like they have been because of the pandemic. Today @SEPTAPHILLY begins running more trains as more businesses reopen. We’ll break down some of the changes for commuters on @CBSPhilly at noon https://t.co/i0zad3IGZO pic.twitter.com/vXfHUTlR1p — Matt Petrillo (@MattPetrillo) June 29, 2020 Some trains like Paoli/Thorndale are running every half hour. And more cleaning crews are working to disinfect seats and high touch surfaces more often. “Looks pretty clean. It’s good!” Patterson said. Still, ridership isn’t anywhere near what it...
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