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Saturday November 1, 2014

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Digital Ticketing Pilot Announced for Metro-North Railroad

Digital Ticketing Pilot Announced for Metro-North Railroad

The Metro-North Railroad announced this week that next month it will launch a mobile ticketing pilot program that lets passengers buy and view tickets on their iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry smartphones. According to Metro, participants in the trial (just railway employees) will be allowed to [Full Story…]

Wi-Fi Coming to Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road?

Wi-Fi Coming to Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road?

This week, Bethpage, LI based Cablevision submitted a proposal to the MTA to offer Wi-Fi on Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road commuter rail trains. This proposal is congruent with the company's current Wi-Fi development, as it has been expanding its Wi-Fi access in hotspots around the city [Full Story…]

MTA, Carriers Bringing Wi-Fi to Grand Central

MTA, Carriers Bringing Wi-Fi to Grand Central

The MTA has hired a team of carriers, including Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel, AT&T and T-Mobile, to bring Wi-Fi to Grand Central, the Park Avenue Tunnel, and the platform area. They will install the network for free, possibly getting advertising in front of Metro North riders in return, and [Full Story…]

Metro-North Expands Train Time Service

Metro-North Expands Train Time Service

The MTA has expanded its online Train Time Service for Metro-North, it now shows the status of trains arriving at 96 stations, as opposed to the 67 originally covered. Using the system, available here, a passenger can check the status of the 12 upcoming trains for any given Metro-North station [Full Story…]

MTA Exploring Wireless Options on Commuter Trains

MTA Exploring Wireless Options on Commuter Trains

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has invited developers to submit proposals for installing Internet service on Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road trains, including both services hubs in Manhattan, Pennsylvania Station and Grand Central Terminal.According to the Associated Press, [Full Story…]

Metro-North Moves Toward Cashless Ticketing

Metro-North Moves Toward Cashless Ticketing

The New York Times Metro-North has begun equipping its conductors with handheld devices that print tickets, store fare data, and that will ultimately accept credit cards.  The devices were formally unveiled on Wednesday at the railroad’s headquarters on Madison Avenue. Metro-North spent [Full Story…]