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.

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.

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.

Attempted Rush Hour Robbery At UWS 72nd Street Subway Station; Suspect Pepper Sprayed By Police

Crazy scene at the 72nd Street 1/2/3 subway station yesterday morning as an attempted robbery unfolded during the morning rush hour commute. The incident apparently ended with the suspect getting pepper sprayed by police on the platform.

UWS Subway Closings: Major Changes On 1/2/3 Lines This Week Due To MTA FASTRACK Program

In February it was the B/D/F/M, and in March it was the A/C/E. The MTA’s FASTRACK maintenance program continues this week on the 1/2/3 trains, which service the heart of the Upper West Side. If you rely on those trains, be aware there are major service changes over the next four nights from 10:00 pm [...]

UPDATE: UWS Subway Death Initially Reported As A Suicide Is Officially Recorded As An Accident

Posted yesterday that one of the two people hit by a subway on the Upper West Side on Wednesday was ruled as a suicide. That has now been reclassified as “an accident.”

Update On Yesterday’s Upper West Side Subway Accidents: One Suicide, One Fall

Following-up on yesterday’s post about two separate incidents of individuals being struck by an uptown train at the 72nd Street 1/2/3 station. One was a suicide by a 62-year-old man, while the other was a 33-year-old male who fell on the tracks and may have been drunk, disoriented, or unstable. He is listed in stable [...]