ALERT: NY Gov. Says Above-Ground Subway To Be Restored At 6PM

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that MTA above-ground subway and limited Metro-North service will be restored on Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. At this time, Staten Island Railway service has been fully restored and express subway service will begin Wednesday by 7 a.m. or earlier on all lines.

Metro-North will resume limited hourly service starting at 6 p.m. tonight until 11 p.m. on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines, although there will be no branch service. The Hudson branch will run to Croton-Harmon only; the Harlem line runs to North White Plains; and the New Haven line ends at Union Station tonight. Full service will resume Wednesday morning per the regular weekday schedule and all customers will be served within five minutes of their normal departure time.

The Long Island Rail Road continues to operate a normal schedule with scattered delays. New York City bus service will begin running normally on Wednesday at 5 a.m. and the Access-a-Ride paratransit service has already started taking reservations for tomorrow’s commute.

“As the severity of weather conditions decrease, we are restoring MTA above-ground subway and limited Metro North service so New Yorkers can resume their routines,” Governor Cuomo said. “The state is responding quickly to changing weather conditions, and we encourage New Yorkers to stay home where possible and continue exercising caution as we ride out the storm.”

The Governor also announced today a full travel ban on I-84 from the Pennsylvania border to the Connecticut border, as well as a tractor trailer ban on I-87 between Albany and the Canadian border, which went into effect at 1 p.m. Only emergency personnel, first responders, and other critical healthcare personnel will be permitted on the roadway. A temporary tractor trailer ban still remains in effect on I-81, I-84, I-86/Route 17, I-88 and on all of the New York State Thruway. The full travel ban for all of Broome County announced earlier today remains in effect. More information is available here.