The following is an updated list of the MTA's limited service plans for Wednesday, October 31 and Thursday, November 1.
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In a Wednesday night press conference, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he has declared a transportation emergency. Fares for commuter rails, subways and buses will be waived for Thursday and Friday.
View a map of all subway service available on Thursday.
Subway Service Effective Thursday, November 1, between midnight and the morning rush hour.
• 1 trains will operate local between 242nd Street (Bronx) and Times Square-42nd Street
• 2 trains will operate between 241st Street (Bronx) and Times Square-42nd Street, with express service between 96th Street and Times Square
• 4 trains will operate in two sections making all local stops between Woodlawn (Bronx) and Grand Central-42nd Street; and between Borough Hall and New Lots Avenue
• 5 trains will operate express in Brooklyn between Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and Flatbush Avenue.
• 6 trains will operate local between Pelham Bay Park and Grand Central-42nd Street
• 42nd Street Shuttle S trains will operate between Times Square and Grand Central.
• A trains will operate in two sections making all local stops between 168th Street (Manhattan) and 34th Street-Penn Station; and between Jay Street/MetroTech and Lefferts Blvd.
• D trains operate in two sections: Between 205th Street (Bronx) and 34th Street-Herald Square making all local stops; and in Brooklyn, between Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and Bay Parkway making express stops between Pacific Street and 36th Street
• F trains operate in two sections, making all local stops between 179th Street (Queens) and 34th Street-Herald Square; and between Jay Street-MetroTech and Avenue X in Brooklyn
• J trains operate between Jamaica Center and Hewes Street, making all local stops
• L trains operate between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Parkway, making all local stops
• M trains operate between Myrtle Avenue-Broadway and Metropolitan Avenue
• N trains operate between Ditmars Blvd. (Queens) and 34th Street-Herald Square making all local stops
• R trains operate in Brooklyn between Jay Street-MetroTech and 95th Street making all local stops
The following lines are suspended:
• 3 trains
• 7 trains
• B and C trains
• E trains
• G trains
• Q trains
• The Franklin Avenue and Rockaway Park S shuttles
Shuttle BusesEffective Thursday, November 1, between midnight and the morning rush hour.
• All shuttle buses will operate north on 3rd Avenue and south on Lexington Avenue:
1. Between Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and 57th Street-Lexington Avenue via the Manhattan Bridge
2. Between Jay Street-MetroTech and 57th Street-Lexington Avenue via the Manhattan Bridge
3. Between Hewes Street and 57th Street-Lexington Avenue via the Williamsburg Bridge
The MTA on Wednesday began running buses on the weekday-school closed schedule with reroutes to avoid debris, downed trees and other conditions from the storm.
The MTA will once again temporarily suspend bus service in areas of the city without power Thursday night. Service will resume Friday morning.
The MTA has re-routed southbound buses in part of Manhattan along Third Avenue. Stops along Third Avenue include:
- Delancey/Bowery n/b
- Spring/Bowery s/b
- 9 St/3 Ave both directions
- 14 St/3 Ave both directions
- 23 St/3 Ave both directions
- 33 St/3 Ave both directions (s/b stop replaces 33/Lex)
- 42 St/3 Ave both directions (s/b stop replaces 42/Lex)
- 54 St/3 Ave both directions (replaces 57/Lex)
There are some changes to service in areas battered by Sandy, including the Rockaways in Queens, Manhattan Beach and Sea Gate and Brooklyn, and along Father Capodanno Boulevard on Staten Island.
Express buses are using streets instead of flooded tunnels, which is creating a slowdown.
The administration of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says that the majority of New Jersey Transit bus service will resume Thursday.
Per a release from Christie's administration:
• Starting Thursday, Nov. 1, NJ TRANSIT will restore bus service on 68 bus routes in northern New Jersey and 18 bus routes in southern New Jersey, providing service over the entire routes with no detours or truncations. For a complete list, visit njtransit.com.
• Also Thursday, NJ TRANSIT will restore partial service on 58 bus routes in northern New Jersey and 17 routes in southern New Jersey that will operate with detours or truncations due to ongoing impacts from Hurricane Sandy. visit njtransit.com.
• Bus service on routes not listed remains suspended until further notice. Power outages in local communities have resulted in the loss of traffic control devices critical to safe operation in some areas. Downed tree limbs and power lines continue to make many roads impassable. Personnel are in the field reviewing and assessing these conditions in order to ensure that service is restored as soon as it becomes safe to do so.
Long Island Rail Road Effective Thursday, Nov. 1 at 5:00 a.m.
• City Terminal Zone: Hourly service is operating from Jamaica to Penn Station and to Atlantic Terminal. According to mta.info, westbound trains leave Jamaica at 45 minutes past the hour; eastbound trains leave Penn Station at 52 minutes past the hour and Atlantic Terminal at 50 minutes past the hour.
• Ronkonkoma Branch: Hourly service from Ronkonkoma to Penn Station will be restored for a.m. rush hour Thursday. According to mta.info, westbound trains will depart Ronkonkoma every 37 minutes past the hour, starting at 5:37 a.m. Thursday. Eastbound trains will depart Penn Station every 8 minutes past the hour, starting at 7:08 a.m. Thursday. Visit the MTA site for more info.
• Port Washington Branch: Hourly service from Great Neck to Penn Station will be restored for a.m. rush hour Thursday. According to mta.info, westbound trains will depart Great Neck every 45 minutes past the hour, starting at 5:45 a.m. Thursday. Eastbound trains will depart Penn Station every 14 minutes past the hour, starting at 5:14 a.m. Thursday. Visit the MTA site for schedules.
• Babylon Branch: Suspended
• Port Jefferson Branch: Suspended
• Montauk Branch: Suspended
• Hempstead Branch: Suspended
• Long Beach: Suspended
• Far Rockaway: Suspended
• Oyster Bay Branch: Suspended
• West Hempstead: Suspended
Metro-North RailroadEffective Thursday, Nov. 1
• Hudson Line: Suspended. Hudson and West-of-Hudson tickets will be honored on Harlem Line trains.
• Harlem Line: Service will be restored from Mount Kisco to Grand Central Terminal for a.m. rush hour Thursday. Visit the MTA site for more info.
• New Haven Line: Service will be restored from Stamford, Ct. to Grand Central Terminal for a.m. rush hour Thursday. Visit the MTA site for more info.
• New Canaan Branch: Suspended
• Danbury Branch: Suspended
• Waterbury Branch: Suspended
• Pascack Valley: Suspended
• Port Jervis: Suspended
Staten Island Ferry service remains suspended.
East River Ferry service resumed Thursday at 7 a.m.
Officials say the ferries will run on two modified routes: a northern loop, making stops at North Williamsburg, Long Island City, and East 34th Street, and a southern loop, making stops at North Williamsburg, Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO, and Wall Street/Pier 11. There will be free transfers at North Williamsburg, according to officials.
In addition, officials say NY Waterway will continue to operate its free bus service from East 34th Street on a limited schedule throughout the day.
According to officials, the ferries running on the northern loop will carry 149 passengers and arrive at each stop in 15-minute intervals, while the ferries on the southern loop will carry 399 passengers and arrive at each stop in 30-minute intervals.
The first ferries for both routes will leave from North Williamsburg at approximately 7 a.m., and the last ferries will leave from E 34th Street and Wall Street/Pier 11 at approximately 6 p.m.
NY Waterway resumed some ferry and bus service Wednesday that was scheduled to run between Port Imperial and Lincoln Harbor in Weehawken and between 14th Street in Hoboken and West 39th Street in Manhattan from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Other NY Waterway routes that were scheduled to run Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. included routes from Paulus Hook in Jersey City to the World Financial Center in Lower Manhattan and from Paulus Hook and Newport to West 39th Street.