MAY 2021:As Ammtrak celebrates 50 years of service, we take an in-depth look at the latest upgrade to their flagship high-speed service with the new Acela II sets currently under construction at Alstom’s plant in Hornell, N.Y. We check out East Broad Top’s revived Winter Spectacular event, check in on the busy Youngstown & Southern, and get an update on the Boston MBTA Green Line extension. All this and more in the May issue of Railpace Newsmagazine!
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the New York City Subway will resume 24 hour a day service beginning May 17. In April, MTA New York City Transit officials announced 2,009,025 trips were recorded on the subway on April 8, the first time that more than two million trips were taken on the subway since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City. The MTA will continue its unprecedented disinfection and cleaning effort. More than 75 percent of MTA customers agree the subway has never been cleaner. The resumption of 24-hour service will coincide with the Governor’s announcement lifting the 12 a.m. food and beverage service curfew for outdoor dining areas.