With a major storm preparing to hit our region, every department of the MTA is putting storm plans into action. New York City Transit issued a press release within the last hour with details on subway service changes during the storm:
Due to the forecast of a brutal winter storm beginning this evening, some MTA New York City subway lines will not operate normally or according to the printed schedule. To help inform customers, MTA New York City Transit has created an informative poster to alert riders of what to expect.
Heavy snow, ice and freezing rain require that out-of-service trains be stored in subway tunnels rather than be left sitting in outside yards. This insures that trains will be ready for tomorrow morning’s rush hour service and that car interiors will maintain a comfortable temperature.
Of course, we will try to maintain as much train service as possible, but during instances of severe winter weather, the following changes will most likely be in effect:
• A, E, D, F, N, Q, 2, 3, 4, 5 trains may run local for portions of their route.
• The B, V, W will end service earlier than normal; customers can take the D/Q/F or N instead.
• 42nd St. S shuttle runs all night.
• Rockaway Park S shuttle extends to Euclid Av
• G service between Court Sq and 71-Continental Aves. will be suspended.
• All 6 service in the Bronx may be local
These service adjustments are explained on NYC Transit’s Cold Weather service posters, which are installed in subway stations and cars throughout the system.
In addition, all scheduled over-night maintenance, repair and upgrade projects have been cancelled, as have any changes to normal subway service. Of course, subway customers should allow for additional travel times whenever there is inclement weather. Service Status alerts are posted on the MTA home page at www.mta.info.
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