Update, 9:20 p.m. Sunday, August 28:
Governor Andrew Cuomo and MTA Chairman Jay Walder tonight announced that the MTA will begin restoration of subway service at 6:00 a.m. on Monday.
This is full service, with a few limited exceptions below:
- 3 trains will operate between 137th Street/City College and New Lots Avenue; substitute bus service will be provided between Harlem 148th Street and 135th Street connecting with the 2 train
- C trains suspended; A trains will make all local stops from 207th St. to Lefferts Blvd.
- No service in the Rockaways
- 6 trains runs local in the Bronx
- 7 trains run local
- S Franklin Avenue shuttle suspended
- N trains terminate at Kings Highway. Shuttle bus service between Kings Highway and Stillwell Terminal.
Service will be less frequent than normal, and riders should
expect longer waits and more crowded trains.
The Staten Island Railway will resume normal service at midnight tonight.
-- Carly Baldwin
Update, 4 p.m. Sunday, August 28:
As of 4:30 p.m. the MTA will begin restoring limited bus service in New York City, MTA Chairman Jay Walder announced just moments ago.
Restoration will begin in Manhattan and the Bronx, followed by Queens and Brooklyn, however the MTA is unable to restore buses in Staten Island at this time. The Staten Island Ferry
out of St. George began running at 3 p.m. today.
However, it will take eight hours to get all the trains, buses and rail
service back on track, so expect delays. The subway service will not be running in time for Monday's commute, said officials.
"It's fair to say you're going to have a tough commute," said Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
No fares will be charged for MTA bus service provided today.
PATH service will be up and running by 4 a.m. Monday, so those in New Jersey can rely on the PATH to get them to work Monday morning.
But Metro-North and LIRR will not be running.
-- Carly Baldwin
The MTA shut down at noon today and don’t expect the subway back in service for Monday's commute.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said New Yorkers should prepare as though mass transit will not be back until well in the day Monday, adding that he expected Monday morning’s commute to be “hell.”
"Getting the system up and running will be challenging, depending on the extent of the storm damage," said Gov. Andrew Cuomo, speaking at the Lexington Avenue Armory just moments ago. "But that's chapter two, let's get through chapter one," he added, referring to the heavy rain and high winds expected tonight.
If storm surge hits and brings salt water into the subway tunnels, Bloomberg explained, that water would have to be pumped out, then fresh water would need to be brought in the flush the system clean.