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Details of NYC mass transit resumption plan

November 1, 2012 4:58:28 AM PDT
Two days after a paralyzing flood, officials announced plans Wednesday to open the undamaged parts of the massive subway and suburban rail systems that are so essential to life in New York City.

The city's transit headaches, though, are far from over.

With some subway tunnels and stations still filled with water and power still off in downtown Manhattan, big gaps remain in the nation's largest public transit system even after the subways started rolling again Thursday morning.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said there will be no subway service in Manhattan south of 34th Street, an area that includes the city's financial district and many tourist sites.

Commuters who would normally zoom beneath the East River in tunnels now flooded will have to disembark in Brooklyn or Queens and take shuttle buses across a handful of bridges, adding to the enormous stress already being placed on gridlocked Manhattan streets.

"We are going to need some patience and some tolerance," Cuomo said.

The Governor declared a Transportation Emergency on Wednesday night. That means that fares will be waived on commuter rails, buses and subways on Thursday and Friday in New York.

Below are the details for the plan to resume subway and related MTA services:

EFFECTIVE THURSDAY MORNING PRIOR TO 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.

3 trains are suspended.

4 trains will operate in two sections making all local stops:

  • Between Woodlawn (Bronx) and Grand Central-42nd Street
  • 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.

    7 trains are suspended.

    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
  • Between Jay Street/MetroTech and Lefferts Blvd.

    B and C service is suspended.

    D trains operate in two sections:

  • Between 205th Street (Bronx) and 34th Street-Herald Square making all local stops
  • In Brooklyn, between Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and Bay Parkway making express stops between Pacific Street and 36th Street

    E trains are suspended.

    F trains operate in two sections making all local stops:

  • Between 179th Street (Queens) and 34th Street-Herald Square
  • In Brooklyn, between Jay Street-MetroTech and Avenue X

    G trains are suspended.

    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.

    Q trains are suspended.

    R trains operate in Brooklyn between Jay Street-MetroTech and 95th Street making all local stops.

    Both the Franklin Avenue and Rockaway Park S shuttles are suspended.

    Click here for a map: http://www.mta.info/sites/default/files/pdf/HurricaneRecoveryMapOct312012.pdf

    SHUTTLE BUSES:

    EFFECTIVE TOMORROW PRIOR TO 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

    LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD:

    EFFECTIVE 2:00PM WEDNESDAY

    Brooklyn - (Jamaica-Brooklyn): Hourly service

    City Terminal ? (Jamaica - Penn Station): Resumed service

    Ronkonkoma Branch: Hourly service from Ronkonkoma to Penn Station for AM rush hour Thursday, Nov. 1.

    Port Washington Branch: Hourly service from Great Neck to Penn Station for AM rush hour Thursday, Nov. 1.

    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:

    EFFECTIVE 2:00PM WEDNESDAY

    Hudson Line: Suspended

    Upper Harlem Line: Suspended

    Lower Harlem Line: Restored with hourly service

    New Haven Line: Suspended

    New Canaan Branch: Suspended

    Danbury Branch: Suspended

    Waterbury Branch: Suspended

    West-of-Hudson:
    Pascack Valley: Suspended
    Port Jervis: Suspended

    BRIDGES AND TUNNELS

    Robert F. Kennedy Bridge: Open

    Henry Hudson Bridge: Open

    Throgs Neck Bridge: Open

    Bronx-Whitestone Bridge: Open

    Verrazano-Narrows Bridge: Open

    Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge: Open

    Cross Bay Veterans Memorial: Open northbound to Broad Chanel; Open southbound to Rockaways but subject to period closures for emergency equipment

    Hugh L. Carey Tunnel: Closed

    Queens Midtown Tunnel: Closed

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