Tuesday Morning Service Update

Earlier this evening, the MTA sent out information on the plans for Tuesday morning service:

MTA crews are continuing round-the-clock work to restore service throughout the system as soon as possible in a manner that is safe for our customers, employees and equipment after the blizzard that dumped almost two feet of snow throughout the MTA’s service territory. Nonetheless, impacts on service will continue into tomorrow, and MTA customers should look to MTA.info before they leave for the latest specific information, and should allow extra travel time.

– The New York City Subway is operating with outages affecting a number of lines that are elevated or in open cuts, particularly in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and the Rockaways in Queens. New York City Transit expects to restore service to all portions of the subway system for tomorrow morning’s rush hour except for the Q train, the A line between Euclid Av. and the Rockaways, the N line in Brooklyn, and the L line from Myrtle Av. to Canarsie. Customers should go to MTA.info for the latest service updates.

– Buses in New York City and Nassau County: Crews are working first to clear stuck buses, and the number of buses that are stuck is being reduced. Second, we are evaluating roadway conditions on a route-by-route basis to determine whether conditions permit us to run service. Third, we are restoring bus service where possible. The MTA is working with the NYC Department of Sanitation to prioritize snow clearance on bus routes. MTA Bridges and Tunnels is also lending snow-clearing trucks to assist clearing bus routes.

– The Long Island Rail Road is resuming very limited service tonight from Penn Station to stations on four of its largest branches, Port Washington, Huntington, Ronkonkoma and Babylon. The Railroad expects to run limited service on those four branches for Tuesday’s AM Peak and continuing throughout the day as hundreds of LIRR employees continue to work around the clock to clear snow and ice from tracks, switches and the third rail. The LIRR also expects to be able to gradually resume very limited service on other branches throughout the day.

– Metro-North Railroad continues to run limited service on all of its lines, with schedules available at this link: http://bit.ly/fTvUNT For tomorrow, Metro-North expects to run a full Saturday schedule.

– Limited service on the Staten Island Railway has been restored as of 6:15 p.m. Monday.

– MTA Bridges and Tunnels advises motorists on bridges that winds are gusting up to 40 miles per hour. In many cases, MTA Bridges and Tunnels has issued Phase I wind restrictions, in which motorists are notified at the bridge to reduce speeds.

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