January 21, 2014
MTA Says Subways, Buses and Commuter Rail Lines Will Run Modified Service Schedules on Wednesday, January 22
Straphangers & Commuters Should Allow for Extra Travel Time or Stay Home If Possible
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced tonight that it expects to run modified service Wednesday, January 22, as the region digs out from today’s heavy snowfall amid sub-freezing temperatures and strong winds. Service patterns will differ across the MTA network based on how the operating agencies were affected by the storm, which ranged from light snow in the lower Hudson Valley to large bands and heavy drifts on Long Island.
The New York City subway system expects to run close to normal service Wednesday, with express service restored during the morning rush hour as trains that were stored on express tracks begin to move.
New York City buses will run at 80% to 90% of normal levels, depending on customer demand. All articulated buses and most standard buses will have chains on their tires. Service is subject to change based on street conditions.
The Long Island Rail Road will operate on a Weekend Schedule, which provides approximately 60% to 65% of the trains available on a regular weekday. Metro-North Railroad will operate 80% to 85% of its normal weekday service with some trains will be combined and some delays possible based on the condition of track and power systems, the number of train cars available and the availability of crews.
Customers should be extremely careful on all station platforms and staircases, and should plan for extra travel time. The most up-to-date information on MTA service status is always available at www.mta.info. For immediate notice of service changes, customers can sign up for email or test alerts at www.mymtaalerts.com. For weekend service changes, visit www.mta.info/weekender.