Tag: Subways

Fearing ‘Spy Trains,’ Congress May Ban a Chinese Maker of Subway Cars

CHICAGO — America’s next fight with China is unfolding at a glistening new factory in Chicago, which stands empty except for the shells of two subway cars and space for future business that is unlikely to come. A Chinese state-owned company called CRRC Corporation, the world’s largest train maker, completed the $100 million facility this […]

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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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Hong Kong Police Use Water Cannon for First Time Since Protests Began

HONG KONG — The Hong Kong police on Sunday used water cannon trucks for the first time since protests began and fired rounds of tear gas at protesters who threw bricks, bringing nearly two weeks of restraint crashing to a halt with a weekend of violent clashes. The confrontations in the Tsuen Wan area followed […]

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Man Sought in Connection With Rice Cooker Scare Is in Custody, Police Say

The man who appeared in a widely circulated surveillance photo and was sought in connection with the rice cookers bomb scare in Lower Manhattan on Friday was taken into custody on Saturday, officials said. The man, who was not identified by the police, was taken into custody, Terence A. Monahan, the New York Police Department’s […]

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Pressure Cookers Left at N.Y. Subway Station Disrupt Morning Commute

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Two pressure cookers left at a subway station in Lower Manhattan on Friday morning caused a major scare and significantly disrupted the commute as the police investigated. The police were also investigating a third suspicious package found on the […]

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9 Cities Where Public Transit Offers Eye-Popping Views

Many tourists ride the free Staten Island Ferry just to see the skyline and the Statue of Liberty, but New York isn’t the only place where public transportation provides outstanding vistas. In many major cities across the world, sublime views can be had for as little as a one-way commuter fare. And you’ll get the […]

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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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So Long, Swiping. The ‘Tap-and-Go’ Subway Is Here.

It can often feel like New York City’s subway is stuck in the Stone Age compared with systems in other cities across the world. Trains built in the 1960s still run on the subway tracks and parts of the signal system date back to before World War II. But perhaps one of the greatest symbols […]

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Should Macy’s Build a Giant Tower in One of N.Y.’s Most Congested Neighborhoods?

Edward Assile started working for his family’s textile supply company near Macy’s landmark Herald Square store in the 1980s, when the Manhattan neighborhood was part of the garment district. Fabric shops surrounded the store and the sight of workers hurriedly pushing racks of clothing up and down the streets was common. Macy’s still stands, but […]

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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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Your Subway Service Is Disrupted. Now You’ll Know Exactly How.

Weather: Sunny, with a high in the low 70s. The clouds move in at night, and temperatures dip into the low 60s. Alternate-side parking: Suspended today, Wednesday and Thursday for Eid al-Fitr. ImageCreditJohn Taggart for The New York Times In New York City, few phrases are as common, or confusing, as “service change,” “planned work” […]

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