Transit Tracker | Status of Regional Transportation Systems

Sunday, October 28, 2012

As crews work to restore service in our area, check here latest information on the status of the area's transportation systems.

Map of subway service.

Bus maps:

Bronx bus routes
Brooklyn bus routes
Manhattan bus routes
Queens bus routes
Staten Island bus routes

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Comments [70]

david from NY

Please sign this petition for bringing back shuttle bus service on the L and G to the city.

Nov. 07 2012 11:34 AM
carolita from Inwood, NY

Hey, time to update this map! You gave me a fright! A train is running all the way up to 207 now! You've still got it only going to 168.

Nov. 06 2012 09:09 AM
tedm from brooklyn

It's kind of crazy how some communities are more equal than others. Like Rebecca from Northern Manhattan, multiple stops along my line are not being served either and there is no information from the MTA, media, or local government. Right now the closest trains are about over a mile away. I know that's so much better than the folks who rely on the G/L trains but it's hard not to get cranky.

Nov. 05 2012 04:42 PM
Kate from Greenpoint

The G has been suspended because the tunnel that takes the train under the Newtown Creek flooded. It seems likely that this will be the last tunnel to be pumped out. Given this, the MTA should provide more frequent bus service, or even better, shuttle service, for the G line. There is a petition on the site in support of this:

Nov. 05 2012 04:27 PM

i paid $104 monthly pass and I have not been able to take the train for over a week because there are no G trains and no subway shuttle bus!! I live in Clinton Hill and work in Williamsburg and Greenpoint. G train is my lifeline and I can say that i'm not the only one needing the G!! They are COMPLETELY ignoring the G line, there NO PARALLEL SUBWAY LINES, and NO SHUTTLE BUS??

Nov. 05 2012 10:06 AM
Rebecca from Northern Manhattan

I have yet to hear any discussion on WNYC (admittedly I am far from being an around-the-clock listener - job makes it impossible) of the fact that the A train is not running north of 168th. My simple trip between Hudson Heights and Harlem has doubled in length because of this; I shudder to think what people with longer commutes are going through. The MTA website says nothing about a projected date for restoration of service, and I have gotten conflicting stories from MTA personnel about the cause of the problem. Does anyone know what's going on?

Nov. 05 2012 09:38 AM
Alyssa from Willuamsburg

I live in wburg, work in Lic. I rely on the G for commuting and the L to get to the city for appts, etc. it is unacceptable that Bloomberg and the mta have not provided my area w shuttle buses. The morning commute has been unbearable during the past week!!

I have commuted via the G rain for over 7 years snd seen rider ship increase before my very eyes!! I don't know chat it takes to get the govt to pay attention to us.

Nov. 05 2012 08:37 AM
ROBert McKeever from Bklyn

How did the G get flooded? There are no stations low enough to let water in

Nov. 05 2012 08:26 AM
Marie from Brooklyn

Any word on progress on A or C trains crossing the East River? I thought I'd heard a rumor that A train would start sometime today, but I can't find updated info. Thanks.

Nov. 05 2012 06:54 AM
ldenise from Williamsburg

Suggestion to MTA: Provide express buses in Williamsburg and other Brooklyn/Queens/SI/NYC areas where you do not. Relying on the L train to get to work in Manhattan has often been a crap shoot.

Nov. 05 2012 06:45 AM
Dave from Brooklyn

Has there been any status report on the L train? Nothing I've read mentions it specifically.

Nov. 05 2012 06:41 AM
L. J. Furman from Staten Island, NY

Staten Island Rail update Sun. 11/4/12. Trains are running from Tottenville to St. George, timed with the Ferry.

Nov. 04 2012 06:44 PM
NB from Washington Heights

Why isn't the A train running above 168th Street? It makes no sense!

Nov. 03 2012 01:48 PM
George Kaler

So now that the power is back on in lower Manhattan, why can't they run the 1-2-3 trains to Chambers Street instead of 34th Street? It seems they are running the 4-5-6 trains below 34th Street,

Nov. 03 2012 10:55 AM
L. J. Furman from Staten Island, NY

I just learned that Staten Island Rail will resume limited operations by Monday, perhaps as early as later today. And I can hear the trains from my father's house, 1 km from Great Kills station. The St. George train terminal was flooded - 5 feet of water. All the electronics are gone. Service will resume to Tomkinsville or Stapleton with bus service from there to St. George.
If we rebuild the terminal we should build a flood storage tank in old train yard and train terminus at street level. To paraphrase Gov. Cuomo, "we need to rebuild infrastructure to be resilient to these 'Hundred Year storms' which come every year."
L. J. Furman
LJF97 on Twitter &

Nov. 03 2012 10:33 AM
Elizabeth Zimmer from Chelsea

Will the 3-person rule be in effect on Sunday? I need to drive from midtown to BAM for a sunday matinee. Will I be able to do that with 2 people? OR: what can you tell me about the shuttle bus running to Brooklyn? Will that be running on Sunday?

Nov. 03 2012 08:54 AM
Larry from Staten Island

When will Staten Island Rail resume operations?

Nov. 03 2012 08:23 AM
Sainted_Mother from Red Hook - Downtown, Brooklyn

I have it on very good authority that the 4-5 trains may be back in service this evening, and the F train on Saturday or Sunday.

They ran the service that was easiest to run, depending on a whole lot of variables (Why no G? The Greenpoint tube was flooded). I will post again from home, with a link as to photo damage of NYCT property ... unless WNYC picked it up from my FB page (I cannot post / see FB where I am now ... who am I? I work with / for the actual service planners.)

Nov. 02 2012 07:02 PM
tedm from brooklyn

Might the reporters know why the B/Q trains are still suspended? They go over East River Bridges and terminate at Coney Island exactly like the F/N/R/D, etc. but for some reason they're not running at all. Did something more awful happen to the Brighton Line tracks? Any info would be appreciated.

Nov. 02 2012 05:59 PM

Does anyone know the status of the M15 bus? I assume it's running with delays, but will they stop running in Lower Manhattan after dark?

Nov. 02 2012 01:37 PM
T Caroll from Cold SpringNY

Anyone have an update on the Metro North HUDSON LINE between Croton and Grand Central? I know it is operating, but what are wait times like?

Nov. 02 2012 01:34 PM
heidi from Forest Hills

I need information about LIRR to Hicksville. My epileptic dog needs meds that are waiting at Costco in Westbury. I have very little gas in my car and thought to take the train to a stop where a friend could pick me up. I don't know the LIRR - never use it - and can't tell from the LIRR website if trains are stopping in Forest Hills and going to Hicksville.

Nov. 02 2012 09:16 AM
tgb417 from New Brunswick, NJ

Looks like NEC line of NJTransit will be operating this morning all the way to NYC Penn Station. :-)

Nov. 02 2012 07:17 AM

For Lisa - X38 bus goes east on 23rd St to FDR, then Battery Tunnel to Brooklyn. But Battery Tunnel is closed - so you have to find out the new route. Look in Brooklyn Bus Map.

Nov. 01 2012 08:32 PM
Art Vandelay

How about some info about Staten Island?
No info on the Staten Island bridges or the Staten Island Railway?

Nov. 01 2012 07:47 PM
Dan from Manhattan

What is status of Red and Tan service to Rockland County, NEw YOrk? I call the dispatcher's office and no one answers. THeir email alert service has never workd for me. I have sgiged up for it multiple times, but never get any information from them. THeir Web site is useless for providing emergency information. What is going on with that company?

Nov. 01 2012 03:20 PM

Does anyone know the X38 bus routes in midtown?

Nov. 01 2012 01:41 PM
mandalins4 from Brooklyn

I've heard there are no buses downtown after dark. But what about the shuttle buses to Brooklyn? Does anyone know when they stop running for the day?

Nov. 01 2012 12:27 PM
Michael Antonoff from Forest Hills

Wednesday I had to turn back home after splitting a cab stuck in traffic on the streets in Queens to the 59th Street Bridge. And that was after waiting 45 mins for an Express Bus or a local bus that actually stopped and had room for passengers.
Today, Thursday, I arrived at the LIRR platform in Forest Hills at about 8 am expecting to wait a half hour for a packed train. Instead, about a minute later an empty train pulled in and took me and two other passengers in the first car to Penn Station in 14 minutes. We even sailed past the station at Woodside where lots of people were waiting. Go figure.

Nov. 01 2012 09:09 AM
RLHW from Carroll Gardens | Brooklyn

Watching the F train since 6:00 AM from our window in Carroll Gardens - it has been running back and forth regularly with what looks like very few passengers.

Nov. 01 2012 07:00 AM
iv from cobble hill

thank you for this -- best place for information!

Oct. 31 2012 10:56 PM
Ed Townes from Bklyn

Instead of living 60 years in the past, when you are an "arm" of the City Government, how 'bout a little "arms length" reporting.

1) Quit rubber-stamping municipal websites, when a quick look at those would show that they're worthless ... under current conditions.
2) Quit parroting what the MTA says about service ... and report things like "If it took 3 hours to get to work when about 10% of the workforce made the effort, expect at least that long a trip tomorrow (Thursday), now that most employers are 'expecting' staff to be at their desks."
3) Lay off some of the high-tech stuff long enough to do what a good newspaper STILL DOES - provide some typical routes and options.

For example. "If you live in Park Slope and work in midtown, you should ..."

What is "transportation nation" if it can't be helpful in connection with transportation at a time when New York's usually stellar system is in tatters?!

Oct. 31 2012 09:25 PM
Nissy from Upper east side

Does anyone know if the parking rules are suspended again in manhattan tomorrow? Thanks

Oct. 31 2012 09:12 PM
Terry W. from Bergenfield, NJ

Just read email from NJ Transit.
All the busses will be back starting tomorrow.
Many have full service, full route, some are truncated routes.
Also a description as to why no rail service yet.

Oct. 31 2012 08:56 PM

Took a 3+ hour bus ride from Briarwood, Queens into Manhattan this morning! It was long, but I made it. Now I'm hoping to make it home.

Oct. 31 2012 05:32 PM
june from Brooklyn

Does anyone know how early the subways and shuttle buses will be open tomorrow (Thursday)? Thanks WNYC and everyone!

Oct. 31 2012 03:59 PM
Bobtown from South Slope

Here is a link to more information on "Bus Bridges"/buses running over the bridges beginning tomorrow (Thursday, 11-1) between Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Oct. 31 2012 03:13 PM
Geralyn from Weehawken

Does anyone know if commercial parking rules are suspended as well? Like in midtown?

Oct. 31 2012 02:17 PM
Sara from Sunset Park

Can someone explain what a bus bridge is?

Oct. 31 2012 02:13 PM
Susan from Astoria, NY

Thanks for doing this, WNYC. Much more helpful than the official MTA site.

Oct. 31 2012 02:03 PM
Chris from Brooklyn

From what I have read on the MTA bus maps, there are buses that go between Brooklyn and Manhattan. (BM 1, 2, 3, 4. And X 27, 28, 37, 38.) However, all go through the Battery Tunnel. The MTA says these buses are still running, so they must be rerouted. Any idea about how the routing is working?

Oct. 31 2012 12:16 PM
Ann Mellow from Brooklyn NY

Yes, if anyone knows how the Brooklyn-Manhattan express buses are being re-routed given that the Battery Tuinnel is closed, that would be really great! Specifically the BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4.

Oct. 31 2012 12:07 PM
LM from BK from Brooklyn

How does one get over any of the bridges from Brooklyn to Manhattan? I am trying to plan my route to work tomorrow but can't find any info about buses running over the bridges. The maps posted only show bus lines running through tunnels and we all know that's not happening.

Oct. 31 2012 09:28 AM
Dawn from CT

I have a ticket to Wicked on Thursday. Live in northern CT. Is my only hope to get there to drive myself? Are the streets even open enough to let me get to the theater? Would plan on driving back after the show - again, is that even possible?

Oct. 31 2012 08:38 AM

I don't think this is going to go well at all and prematurely offering half-assed operation of buses will be a big problem for the MTA. They should have taken another day to put together routes and central drop/transfer points that people will understand. Someone is going to get fired for failing to plan ahead.

Oct. 31 2012 02:41 AM
Nancy from Brooklyn

@Sandra in Bay Ridge: The bus from Bay Ridge to Manhattan (the X27) normally uses the Brooklyn-Battery tunnel. Unless the MTA reroutes it over a bridge, it won't be running until the tunnel can be used again.

Oct. 30 2012 11:21 PM
Alex from NY, NY

Why no info on ferries from NJ into city? Would be helpful.

Oct. 30 2012 09:32 PM
lu from Greenpoint, Brooklyn

It's 9pm on Tuesday, I plan on going to work tomorrow in Manhattan. I live in Brooklyn. I find it sad, confusing, infuriating that there's no indication of how to do that on a bus tomorrow. Right now, the bus lines that are running from Brooklyn don't include any that go over the 3 Brooklyn East River bridges. Maybe they'll have some running tomorrow, but i find it disconcerting that the MTA provides no information on that. Sigh.

Oct. 30 2012 09:26 PM
Jonathan Epner from Spuyten Duyvil, Bronx

Anyone see a spot for info on express buses? These are run by the MTA Bus Co. and NOT NYC Transit, so I cant assume that they will be running.

MTA's website as of 9pm Tuesday is useless, no information except a long story about how bad things are.

Oct. 30 2012 09:16 PM

You can still find maps of all normal bus routes here:

Oct. 30 2012 09:15 PM
Michael Serritella from Greenpoint, BK

Should note that the map that I posted is of currently restored bus lines as of 8:00pm on 10/30/2012

Oct. 30 2012 09:08 PM
Michael Serritella from Greenpoint, BK

Just uploaded a Brooklyn Bus map on twitter.



Oct. 30 2012 08:57 PM

There is a listing of buses that are running at The New York Times's Web site. Look for the Update link.

Oct. 30 2012 08:41 PM
Liz from Brooklyn NY

Link to cached maps of the bus routes for anyone looking for them:

Oct. 30 2012 08:41 PM
Kelly from Bay Ridge

There is no way to see bus schedules or maps at the MTA website, how are we supposed to figure out what but to take?

Oct. 30 2012 08:33 PM
Liz from Brooklyn NY

Bus Route Maps:

I've found Brooklyn and the Bronx so far on mappery but not manhattan or queens yet.

Links below:

Oct. 30 2012 08:14 PM
Sainted_Mother from Red Hook, Brooklyn

Where is the site for John Hockenberry's show? I just found out we both live in Red Hook, and I wanted to say, Hi, Neighbor. But I click on his name and it does _nothing_. I can say things about Transit, since I work for them.

Oct. 30 2012 08:10 PM
Sainted_Mother from Red Hook, Brooklyn

Sandra, go to, look at bus map. There are buses that go down 4th avenue ... I don't know them by heart, but I do know they're there.

Oct. 30 2012 08:08 PM
sandra from Brooklyn

I live in Bay Ridge-my subway line is the R. Have no idea what buses to take into the city or even if they're working. Any info on this?

Oct. 30 2012 07:47 PM

Going to be near impossible to get into work on the UES from Staten Island tomorrow...

Oct. 30 2012 07:06 PM
Cranky Gerd from Brooklyn

The Q60 is the ONLY BUS that goes over a bridge into Manhattan from Brooklyn or Queens. So we'll all be piling onto this already packed bus tomorrow. On a Sunday schedule. I can only imagine how slow that's going to be, but at least I won't have to pay for a slow car service or taxi...

Oct. 30 2012 07:01 PM
SRAstoria from Astoria

It would be great if you could also post an updated bus map of the city - I've been trying to access any MTA related websites and so far have had no success...not sure how to head into Manhattan tomorrow unless I can catch a cab or figure out which bus lines may take me...

Oct. 30 2012 05:00 PM
JWS from Carroll Gardens BK

I'd love to try to get to work tomorrow. I live in Brooklyn and work on the UES. I am trying to get info about what bus routes I can take and the MTA website for bus routes/schedules is currently down. Is anyone talking about when the MTA will be able to get that back up and running OR if the city is creating alternative bus routes that more closely follow some of the subway stops????

Oct. 30 2012 04:50 PM

What about the east river bridges?

Oct. 30 2012 04:12 PM
David from Borough Park, Brooklyn

Lincoln Tunnel never closed. It was open through the entire storm and is still open.

Oct. 30 2012 03:05 PM
hmi from Brooklyn.

The single most (depressing) thing I've found today is the extreme difficulty of finding out what roads are open or closed, here and in the suburbs. What ought to be straightforward, centralized, easily available information is non-existent, nor are there any indications as to where one might go to find out such things. Instead, I find hundreds of Twitter feeds full of irrelevancies and web sites with no updates. Even here, the list of bridges and tunnels doesn't mention the Lincoln Tunnel. So much for the magical, all-knowing internet.

Oct. 30 2012 01:11 PM
Chris from Astoria

Lincoln Tunnel not listed on B&T page. I have heard that may be open. True?

Oct. 30 2012 01:10 PM
Meisha H. from 106th Street and Manhattan

Given that the subways will take days to be up and running again, is there any news on safe bike routes to take? ie, is the esplanade along the Hudson River open and safe?

Oct. 30 2012 12:50 PM

there is no announcements on business clossings today. can we have that as well.

Oct. 30 2012 10:26 AM
Ruth Curtis from 110 St/Amsterdam ,Manhattan

When this over please look into the robocalls about volunteering for the storm shelters. When u get a robocall asking u to volunteer it gives s response number but it only functions to take a yes or no. If you respond with yes your next call assigns u to a shelter but then you get a time to report-mine was midnight Fri to Sat for 12 hours which I could not do so I called the number provided - the message box is always full and then the robovoice says we will switch you to the attendant but when switched the robovoice says no attendant assigned. So I got and am still getting robocalls with times to report. I walked over to shelter Sat. -2 managers otherwise no one there. They had no vol, list. I left. The robcalls are not effective.

Oct. 30 2012 09:29 AM

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