MTA: Normal Morning Subway Service Thursday, May Reduce Bus Service

By Catherine Yang, Epoch Times
February 12, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority stated New York City Subways will operate on the normal weekday schedule Thursday, through the storm. The winter storm starting tonight is expected tbe a mixture of snow and rain.

Check back for Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad service plans for Thursday. 

Buses may have reduced service by 20 percent depending on weather conditions. If the storm worsens throughout the day tomorrow, additional LIRR and Metro-North service will be added in the afternoon for those departing work early. 

Over 1,000 subway workers will be on duty to clear snow and ice when the storm hits, starting with outdoor stations. MTA warns that not all 468 subway stations may be cleared by rush hour. Riders should take caution on stairs and platforms.

LIRR will run modified train cars treated with antifreeze. Metro-North trains have special third-rail shoes to keep them clear of snow and ice buildup. 

Subway trains will be stored underground as opposed to the 220 outdoor tracks overnight and during mid-day hours when not in use. 

MTA Bridges and Tunnels has 98 pieces of equipment to handle snow removal. Roadways ad ramps will be de-iced regularly, MTA stated.