Starting with rush hour this morning, the Metro North was operating the following service segments:
Close to regularly scheduled service on the Hudson Line between Croton-Harmon and Grand Central Terminal See Hudson Line Schedule.
- Close to regularly scheduled service on the Harlem Line between Southeast and Grand Central Terminal See Harlem Line Schedule.
- Close to regularly scheduled service on the New Haven Line between New Haven and Grand Central Terminal. See New Haven Line Schedule.
As of 11 a.m., according to the MTA, the Harlem, Hudson and New Haven lines are now running on or close to schedule.
Delays of between 10 to 25 minutes were reported common due to slippery rails earlier Friday morning.
Three More Subway Lines Open
NYC Transit has restored subway service on three additional lines, providing riders with additional travel options as work to restore the subway to full strength continues. This morning 5 service began operating between E. 180th St and Dyre Ave in the North Bronx. The train is operating from 34th St-Herald Square to Jamaica Center/Parsons-Archer. Additionally, Flushing Line trains are running between Main Street and 74th St/Broadway, where customers can transfer to Queens Boulevard and local trains for service into Manhattan via 63rd Street. In both cases, this is limited capacity service, with ten minute intervals between trains.
Read The MTA’s full message below:
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that enhanced service will be available on Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad and the NYC Subway for Friday morning's rush hour, providing commuters with additional travel options as the current transportation state of emergency continues. All commuter rail, bus and subway service is fare free until midnight. Access-A-Ride service is also fare free and operating regular service, both advanced reservation and subscription will be delivered, with the exception of areas in Zone A, including the Rockaways, City Island, Lower Manhattan and Staten Island.
Metro-North is operating close to regularly scheduled service on the Hudson Line between Croton-Harmon and Grand Central Terminal and close to regularly scheduled service on the Harlem Line between Southeast and Grand Central Terminal. On the New Haven Line close to regularly scheduled service is being provided between New Haven and Grand Central Terminal.The added service made possible by continued progress by Metro-North crews to clear tracks of debris, inspect critical infrastructure and repair damaged components.
The LIRR is providing hourly service on its four busiest branches, the Port Washington Branch, the Port Jefferson Branch from Huntington to Penn Station, the Ronkonkoma Branch and the Babylon Branch. A check of the map will show LIRR service is now available on the North Shore in Nassau and Suffolk, down the center of Long Island through to Ronkonkoma and and along the South Shore through to Babylon. The recovery work by LIRR crews, while taking place throughout the LIRR system, focused on returning service to the LIRR’s four largest branches – Port Washington, Ronkonkoma, Babylon and Huntington.
The 5 Shuttle began operating this morning between E. 180th St and Dyre Ave in the Bronx, joining the roster of available limited subway service. M service is running from 34th St/Herald Square to Jamaica Center/Parsons-Archer, marking yet another step on the road to recovery in the wake of “Superstorm” Sandy. “As we have said from the beginning, we will bring service back on a gradual basis as we are able to do so. The subway system will be a shifting landscape for some time to come,” said MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota. “But we are making steady progress toward some level of normalcy.”
Additionally, partial 7 train service is in operation, running between Main Street and 74th-Broadway, where customers can transfer to Queens Boulevard F and M trains for the trip into Manhattan. The additional subway service will take some of the strain off the MTA bus network, which was the first service to be restored, but has been slowed by street conditions and heavy use. Until full service is restored to all subway lines, customers should expect delays and crowding on trains. If possible, customers should stagger their travel times.
More work needs to be done to restore normal rail and subway service, work that will take several weeks in some areas to fully complete. Downed trees and wires are still being removed from tracks of both the Long Island and Metro-North Railroad. Crews must repair washed out sections of track, and pump water out of several under river subway tunnels and at both the Hugh L. Carey and Queens-Midtown tunnels. We are working around the clock, and appreciate your patience.