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Railroad Was Fully Operational on Sunday Following Blizzard

Metro-North will run its normal weekday schedule Monday morning. There may be canceled and combined trains throughout the system as Metro-North continues to clear tracks, switches and yards of snow and ice from this weekend's storm. Customers should continue to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys as snow removal work continues.

LIRR Operates Most Branches for Monday

Seven of the LIRR’s 12 branches, representing the majority of LIRR service, will be fully operational by 5 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 25. Those seven branches are Port Washington, Oyster Bay, Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma, Huntington, Babylon and Greenport. Partial service will also be offered on the Montauk branch as far as Speonk.

All Service Restored on LIRR for Tuesday

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will operate almost all mass transit services in time for the Monday morning rush hour, after much of the MTA network was suspended during this weekend’s blizzard. This includes restoring service for nearly 80 percent of MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) customers, as well as restoring service on the Metro-North Railroad and outdoor subway lines in New York City.

MTA to Suspend Bus Service at Noon

Because of the winter storm, an orderly shutdown of all local, limited and express bus service is planned to begin at noon. Please adjust your travel plans accordingly.

Fast and Reliable Bus Connection Will Operate Every 8-10 Minutes

MTA Bus Company is adding service to meet rising customer demand for the Q70 Limited bus that links LaGuardia Airport with regional transit hubs in Woodside and Jackson Heights. Starting in Spring 2016, the Q70 Limited will increase service around the clock, carrying travelers and airport workers between LaGuardia, the Long Island Rail Road and the EFMR and 7 subway trains.

Personnel at the Ready to Take On Upcoming Snow

Extra managerial staff will be activated and the Command Center will be operating their weather desks throughout the snow event. These include: Operations Section Post: Desk will be staffed by a uniformed supervisor to handle weather related operational issues and to keep a detailed record of all storm activities; Logistics Section Post: Desk will be staffed by a member of the Maintenance Division to track snow removal equipment, assist with storm tracking and to analyze and redeploy resources as conditions necessitate.

Personnel at the Ready for Upcoming Snow

Snow-fighting equipment is winterized, tested and positioned strategically throughout both railroads to start operation as soon as snow accumulations begin. Protective heat circuits are verified to be operational, air brake lines are purged of any moisture to prevent them from freezing, and electric trains are fitted with special third rail shoes to prevent snow from accumulating. Metro-North Railroad covers exposed couplers to keep snow out, treats exposed shoes with de-icer, and sprays door panels with an anti-freeze agent.

Personnel Keeps Service Running

Snow-fighting equipment is winterized, tested and positioned strategically throughout both railroads to start operation as soon as snow accumulations begin. Protective heat circuits are verified to be operational, air brake lines are purged of any moisture to prevent them from freezing, and electric trains are fitted with special third rail shoes to prevent snow from accumulating. Metro-North Railroad covers exposed couplers to keep snow out, treats exposed shoes with de-icer, and sprays door panels with an anti-freeze agent.

Bus Service Suspended Until Further Notice

With a wintry blast that may dump as much as 12 inches of snow in parts of the metropolitan region, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is hard at work to ensure safe, reliable service this weekend. MTA New York City Transit is once again preparing. Personnel will be ready to drop salt and clear platforms and stairs of snow but customers are urged to use extreme caution while navigating the system, especially on outdoor platforms and stairs.

Personnel at the Ready for All Agencies

With a wintry blast that may dump as much as 12 inches of snow in parts of the metropolitan region, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is hard at work to ensure safe, reliable service this weekend. MTA New York City Transit, Metro-North Railroad, Long Island Rail Road, and MTA Bridges and Tunnels are once again preparing. Personnel will be ready to drop salt and clear platforms and stairs of snow but customers are urged to use extreme caution while navigating the system, especially on outdoor platforms and stairs.

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