Winter Storm Travel Advisories
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Here is the latest transit information as of Wednesday evening.
The weather has cleared in New York City, and plows have been at work all night and this morning. But the snow is still affecting today's travel.
JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark Liberty airports are trying to resume normal operations, after more than 1,700 flights were canceled due to the snowstorm. A Port Authority spokesman says there are no significant delays for arriving or departing flights, but he advises travelers to check with their airlines to find out who is getting out first as the backlog eases.
Long Island Rail Road
The LIRR is planning to operate a normal evening rush hour schedule on all electric territory branches.
On the diesel branches, the LIRR intends to operate near normal PM peak service, though due to the effects of the storm, some cancellations will be necessary. Service remains suspended east of Speonk on the Montauk Branch. Service on the Ronkokoma branch has resumed, but is running with residual delays in both directions.
With the exception of some minor delays of up to 10 minutes, subway service should be operating normally.
Customers are advised to check mta.info for the latest details on subway delays and cancellations.
Bus service in New York City and on Long Island will operate at normal scheduled levels, but Access-A-Ride service has been cancelled except for trips of medical necessity (e.g., dialysis, radiation treatment or chemotherapy). Buses have been outfitted with chains, and snow removal equipment is ready to clear above-ground subway tracks.
MetroNorth is running on a Sunday schedule, which means fewer trains, more crowded cars and some delays. Service on the Danbury and Waterbury branches, after a temporary suspension. Both lines are running on a Sunday schedule. The MTA says service should be back to normal on Thursday.
Amtrak has temporarily suspended service between New York City and Boston due to fallen tree branches on the tracks north of Connecticut. The tree damaged the overhead power system near Sharon, Massachusetts, causing the suspension of both Acela Express and Northeast Regional train service. Service between New York and Washington D.C. is not affected.
NJ Transit said it's canceling its Access Link para-transit service in parts of Northern New Jersey, but expects to otherwise operate on a normal weekday schedule. There are 10 to 15 minute delays throughout the service. The agency says system-wide cross-honoring of tickets is also in effect.
PATH trains are running on a normal schedule.