Mass Transit Ramping Back Up After Blizzard - NBC New York

Mass Transit Ramping Back Up After Blizzard



    Mass Transit Ramping Back Up After Blizzard
    A man waits for a D train at the snow-covered 25th Avenue stop in Brooklyn on Saturday. (AP Photo/David Boe)

    Despite the historic blizzard that pummeled New York City with what is likely to be the second-most snow to ever hit the five boroughs, the metropolis' mass transit networks are already starting to run again.

    The lion's share of the city's subway got moving normally again at 9 a.m. Sunday, with the exception of above-ground portions of the A, Q, N and L trains in Brooklyn and Queens, the Franklin Avenue shuttle in Brooklyn and the Staten Island Railroad.

    Yesterday, as snow piled on the city, the MTA stopped running trains over tracks that were exposed to the elements and curtailed service on underground lines. 

    Two of the region's three major commuter rails should be restoring service Sunday, as well.

    Metro-North said trains will begin running at noon, and full service in and out of Grand Central Terminal should be up and running by 3 p.m. 

    Likewise, NJ Transit trains will start chugging along at that time, Gov. Christie said. The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and NJ Transit bus service will also resume at noon.

    Service on the Long Island Rail Road, which has been inundated with snow, remained suspended. It's not clear when service will be restored, but the MTA says it hopes to have trains running in time for Monday morning's commute.

    Updates on MTA service can bee seen here

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