UWS Commuting News: 1 Train Service To South Ferry Restored

There’s welcome news today for anyone commuting between the Upper West Side and southern Manhattan: Five months after Superstorm Sandy, 1 train service to South Ferry has been restored.

Teenager Celebrating 18th Birthday Struck & Killed By Subway At Upper West Side 79th Street Station

Sad story to start the day… A teenager celebrating his 18th birthday was struck and killed by an uptown 2 train last night while attempting to cross the tracks at the 79th Street subway station.

UWS TECH: New MTA App Shows Real-Time Subway Arrival Times For 1/2/3 (and 4/5/6/S) Trains

Want to know when the next 1, 2, or 3 train is coming? There’s now an app for that — MTA Subway Time. The recently released app lists real-time subway arrivals times for the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and S lines. I’ve been testing it on the Upper West Side 1/2/3 lines for [...]

UWS Subway Closings: Limited 1/2/3 Overnight Service This Week Due To MTA FASTRACK

The MTA’s FASTRACK maintenance program returns this week. This time it’s affecting the 1/2/3 lines — the primary subway artery of the Upper West Side. As a result, there are major service changes over the next four nights from 10:00 pm – 5:00 am.

UPDATE: Blind Jazz Musician Pulled To Safety After Falling On Subway Tracks At 66th Street Station

Posted on Wednesday about a blind man who had fallen on the tracks of the 1 train at 66th Street. Thankfully, it appears as though both he and his dog are OK.

Upper West Side Subway Stations Slated To Get Cellular Service (And Wi-Fi?) By End Of 2012

Posted last October that Upper West Side subway stations were slated to receive cell phone service “within the year.” Looks like that target was accurate, as UWS stations between 59th and 96th Streets will begin to go live starting next month, with the roll-out expected to be completed by December.

Blind Man Hit By 1 Train At 66th Street

UPDATE 9/8: Man and dog are doing fine A “visually impaired” man walking with his service dog was “clipped” by a northbound 1 train this morning at the 66th Street subway station.

Annual Straphangers Campaign “State Of The Subway” Report Ranks C Train As Worst In NYC

The Straphangers Campaign released their their annual “State Of The Subway” report today and it’s official: The C train still sucks. The line was ranked as the worst in NYC for the fourth year in a row.

MTA Worker Burned At 72nd Street 1/2/3 Station Last Night, Snarling UWS Subway Service For Hours

Received multiple reports from readers last night about lots of police activity at the 72nd Street 1/2/3 station, resulting in huge delays for people trying to make their way home. An MTA worker suffered serious electrical burns while working on a signal box, temporarily halting all service between 42nd & 96th Streets and trapping five [...]

UWS Subway Closings: Limited 1/2/3 Overnight Service This Week Due To MTA FASTRACK

After a month’s hiatus, the MTA’s FASTRACK maintenance program returns this week. This time it’s affecting the 1/2/3 lines — the primary subway artery of the Upper West Side. As a result, there are major service changes over the next four nights from 10:00 pm – 5:00 am.