Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New York update: Limited subway and commuter rail service to return

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Flood waters at MTA New York City Transit South Ferry Station. Flood waters at MTA New York City Transit South Ferry Station. MTA flickr

Limited commuter and subway service will return to New York beginning Wednesday afternoon.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that beginning the afternoon of Oct. 31, both Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad will provide limited service on part of their respective networks. The governor also announced that beginning Thursday morning, Nov. 1, there will be limited Metropolitan Transit Authority subway service on several routes, supplemented by a bus shuttle between Downtown Brooklyn and Midtown. There will be no subway service between 34th St in Midtown and Downtown Brooklyn.

"While both limited rail and subway service is being restored on a line-by-line and branch-by-branch basis, the work to restore full service on the commuter rail and subway network is ongoing. Thousands of MTA workers are still out across the entire 5,000-square-mile MTA service region inspecting and repairing the damage caused by the massively destructive storm of historic proportions. Metro-North Railroad is working to regain electric power and clear debris from on the Hudson Line and east to New Haven on the New Haven Line. The Long Island Rail Road continues to remove debris and make repairs to its West Side Yard and clear flooding in two East River tunnels," the MTA said.

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