Be prepared to think of this exact image if you’re trying to take the A/C train this summer. Flickr image via MTA
We told you that this day would come, seriously we did, back in November. Today, we learned that the hilariously named Cranberry Tube (which connects Manhattan and Brooklyn via the A/C lines) will be shutting down for 40 non-consecutive weekends starting July 11. According to the Daily News, “there will be 12 weekend closures through November 14, diverting the trains to the F train tracks between the Jay Street-MetroTech and W. 4th Street stations.” So if you happen to be traveling on the two of three blue line trains any given weekend, you should check your transit app, so you don’t end up going through the East Village, when you actually want to go to Tribeca. (more…)
Hmmm… You know, maybe there are more problems than we thought. via Flickr user Julian Dunn
Coming on the heels of successfully getting the MTA to study the G train and come to the same conclusion (well, some of them) that New Yorkers could have already told them, the Riders Alliance announced in an email that the transit authority will study the C train to find out if it’s as bad as people make it out to be. Also the A train, but anyone who’s totally dependent on the C who sometimes watches two A trains speed by before on C comes doesn’t really see what people on the A train have to complain about. (more…)
Well, so much for our attempts to make you love this train. via Flickr user Mike Knell
We’ll say this much for Hurricane Sandy: it’s like the houseguest who not only is a terrible guest, but one who leaves terrible messes that you only find months, maybe even years later hidden around your apartment. For instance, even though the repairs on the R train‘s Montague tunnel are going well, the MTA dropped the bomb today that later this year tunnels connecting the A, C and F trains to Manhattan would be shut down on weekends. This will not help our pro-C train propaganda push, will it? (more…)
“That’s ‘R’ as in ‘free.'” Does that work? via Flickr user The All-Nite Images
New York is is getting ready to remember one year since Sandy came and fucked up all our shit. If you’re thinking of going to one of those candlelight vigils, we suggest a Coney Island or Sheepshead Bay one, because that way you can ride the R train there for free. Seriously, check out this tweet from the MTA.
Good news for A riders in Rockaways and Howard Beach and R riders in Brooklyn: Fares suspended all day Tuesday for Sandy anniversary.