Tag: Delays (Transportation)

Transit Strike Slows Paris to a Crawl, in a Warning to Macron

PARIS — Parisians thronged the sidewalks, took to bikes and scooters or canceled their morning commutes altogether Friday, faced with the biggest public transportation strike in nearly 13 years — a warning shot at President Emmanuel Macron’s government over its ambitious pension overhaul plan. Ten out of 14 metro lines were shut, iron gates were […]

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The Subway Is No Longer a Daily Disaster. But Can It Be Great Again?

It was only two years ago that New York City’s subway fell into such a dire crisis that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo took the extraordinary step of declaring a state of emergency, pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into the system and hiring one of the world’s most respected transit leaders. The subway has rebounded […]

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Hurricane Dorian’s Impact on New York

Weather: Rain and thunderstorms are possible in the afternoon. Otherwise, partly sunny and breezy, with a high that could reach 90. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Sept. 30 (Rosh Hashana). ImageCreditUli Seit for The New York Times Should New Yorkers prepare for Hurricane Dorian’s ascent up the Eastern Seaboard? Yes, if they own a boat […]

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Tehran Orders Crackdown as Wealthy Use Ambulances to Beat Traffic

When the phone rang at a private ambulance center in Tehran, a famous Iranian soccer player was on the line. The operator recognized him instantly and expressed sympathy for the presumed medical emergency in his family. The soccer star laughed and said nobody was sick. He was requesting a reservation for an ambulance for a […]

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George Washington Bridge Closes for Investigation of Suspicious Package

Both levels of the George Washington Bridge were temporarily closed to traffic on Thursday night after a suspicious package was discovered on the span connecting New York and New Jersey, the authorities said. The New York Police Department’s bomb squad removed an empty cylinder from the New Jersey side of the upper level, the authorities […]

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Art, Exercise or a Nap? All Could Be Yours During a Long Layover

You’ve been in this situation before: After arriving at Chicago O’Hare, or Dallas/Fort Worth, or Boston Logan, your connecting flight is delayed by several hours. Or maybe you have a long layover, and want to make better use of your down time. Sure, you could window shop at Hudson News, or nurse a venti soy […]

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What You Need to Know About the Hong Kong Airport Cancellations

Hong Kong International Airport on Monday abruptly grounded all departing flights and kept 70 flights from arriving after thousands of protesters filled the airport, stranding air passengers at one of the world’s most important transportation hubs. A statement on the airport’s website said that operations “have been seriously disrupted, all flights have been canceled,” and […]

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Protest at Hong Kong Airport Forces More Than 100 Flight Cancellations

HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s airport canceled more than 100 flights on Monday afternoon after thousands of demonstrators flooded the transportation hub, one of the world’s busiest, in a show of anger over the police’s response to protests the night before. The cancellation of well over 100 flights, including many departing after 6 p.m. was […]

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Hong Kong Protests: Spreading Clashes Paralyze City

Here’s what you need to know: ImageRiot police officers fired tear gas on Monday in an attempt to disperse protesters in Wong Tai Sin, a working-class residential neighborhood in Hong Kong.CreditLam Yik Fei for The New York Times Tear gas engulfed districts as protesters besieged police stations. Riot police officers fired many volleys of tear […]

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He Has 17 Transit Arrests. Now It’s a Subway ‘Surfing’ Charge.

For several days in May, New York City commuters were transfixed with the story of a subway saboteur who would sneak onto the back of trains and pull the brakes, wreaking havoc on the beleaguered transit system and their morning commutes. The police eventually arrested and charged Isaiah Thompson, 23, in connection with the incidents, […]

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Hong Kong Protests: Leader Says City is in ‘Crisis’ as Strike Grounds Flights

Here’s what you need to know: ImageCarrie Lam, Hong Kong’s chief executive, said protesters were creating a “very dangerous situation.”CreditJerome Favre/EPA, via Shutterstock City’s leader warns protesters against challenging Beijing. The embattled chief executive of Hong Kong warned that the antigovernment protests that have roiled the city for two months sought to challenge Beijing’s authority […]

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On a Trip Around the World, and the Plane Just Left Without Me

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N.J. Transit Canceled More Than 60 Trains (and That Was Just in the Last Week)

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] New Jersey Transit, the country’s third-busiest commuter railroad and an essential link to New York City, is not running out of excuses for failing to run its trains. It’s recycling them. Last week, the railroad canceled more than 60 […]

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Commuting Delays and Cancellations: Is the ‘Summer of Hell’ Back?

Weather: A possibility of showers during the morning commute, then partly sunny skies. Expect a high around 80. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Aug. 11. ImageCreditJeenah Moon for The New York Times A fire near Trenton last week caused delays at Pennsylvania Station in Midtown Manhattan that were “so crazy the National Guard was needed […]

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How Subway Delays and the Homeless Crisis Are Intertwined

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] After years of decline, New York’s subway is showing signs of improvement, with the percentage of trains running on time creeping upward. But at least one area is getting worse: disruptions involving homeless people. Trains were delayed 659 times […]

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Hope for the Subways

Two years ago, as New York commuters raged about the jam-packed, trash-strewn, untrustworthy subway trains, Gov. Andrew Cuomo stepped up and declared a state of emergency for the system. Now things are at last edging away from that transit abyss. In April, 79.8 percent of trains running during the week pulled into their appointed stations […]

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On Everest, Traffic Isn’t Just Inconvenient. It Can Be Deadly.

The reward for climbers who ascend Mount Everest is a view like none other, an expansive vista of the Himalayas from the highest point on the planet. On Wednesday, those who made it to the top saw something else: Hundreds of other climbers. The final leg of their journey to the summit was a traffic […]

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