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NY MTA: Schedule for Service Restorations By Midday, Real Time Bus Info Available

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 08:42 AM

Grand Central Station Wednesday Morning: Photo: Adam Lisberg/MTA

The MTA says it will provide a schedule for service restorations by midday today.

(Check our Transit Tracker regularly for any updates)

In a statement, MTA Chairman and CEO Joseph J. Lhota said he'd be able to discuss a timetable for service restorations by "midday" Wednesday.

Real time locations for all buses in Staten Island and the Bronx, and others in Brooklyn and Manhattan are available now, here .

Current bus information is here.

“The extent of Hurricane Sandy's devastation became clear today, and its impact on the MTA system is severe. The New York City subway’s South Ferry station was flooded up to the ceiling. The Long Island Rail Road confronted 11 electrical substations in a row with no power. Metro-North Railroad crews found a boat across their tracks in Ossining. Each tube of the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel is filled with 43 million gallons of water.

“These are just a few of the many unprecedented challenges the MTA is facing as it tries to restore service. Our employees have been assessing the damage all day and will continue to work through the night. In many places, they have been able to begin the process of recovery by pumping water and clearing tracks. New York City buses went back on the road for limited service, and will be almost at normal strength by morning.

“Still, our dedicated employees are beginning to make progress. By midday, we will be able to discuss a timetable for service restorations.”

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Comments [8]

Kathy

No trains in Long Island City(Court House Sq) as on 7Am 11/1/12. By the way we never lost power(lights) so why no tains?

Nov. 01 2012 07:14 AM
Zyggy

I was wondering what happens if a customer has a 30 day unlimited pass and the subway is closed...now giving free fares....do we get any money back on the days the subway is unavailable?

Oct. 31 2012 10:55 PM
myrla

i understand that the weather could cost the bues to be delay but i waitrd fro the 11bx bues to dy from white plains rd from 12 pm to 2pm come on that is a very long time not good

Oct. 31 2012 10:26 PM
Ms Mitchell

What bus would take me from downtown Brooklyn to Madison Square Garden

Oct. 31 2012 08:29 PM
Marvin Ghelberg

Is there anyway to know if buses are will be stopping at train stations not being serviced?

Oct. 31 2012 03:34 PM
Sophia

Metro-North/LIRR running on limited scheduled - will this be a holiday/weekend schedule?

Please advise.......

Oct. 31 2012 02:42 PM
Chris

We just spoke with some MTA workers on Broadway and Isham Street. They have started pumping out the 207th Street Station on the A Train. At Isham Street the water was up to the platform; at 207th Street the water was up to the turnstiles.

We won't be getting subway service back any time soon.

Oct. 31 2012 11:42 AM
mike v

all buses are running

Oct. 31 2012 11:07 AM

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