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Transportation Update: Subways, Bridges, Buses, Trains

October 31, 2012

Commuters wait in long lines for a bus or cabs on 6th Avenue in lower Manhattan after the subway service was suspended due to flooding from Hurricane Sandy October 31, 2012. (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TRANSPORT)

Can you go to work? If so, how will you get there? Can you take the train, bus, ferry, bridge? NBC New York has current information on transportation in the boroughs. Here is some of it.

Subway News:

From NBC New York: The MTA will resume limited subway service Thursday as crews continue working to pump water out of flooded stations and tunnels throughout the city, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

Buses will supplement subway service between downtown Brooklyn and Manhattan. There will be no subway service between 34th Street in Manhattan and downtown Brooklyn due to power outages. Limited Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road service resumed Wednesday afternoon.

For a full list of subway, commuter rail, bridge and bus availability and alternative options, visit their site here.

Go here for a map of which subway lines will be operating

Here is the update regarding various modes of transportation from NBC New York

  • LIRR service was resuming Wednesday, starting with hourly train service between Jamaica and Atlantic Terminal. Visit www.mta.info for the latest.
  • Metro-North on Wednesday was restoring limited service on its Harlem Line between North White Plains and Grand Central Terminal. Visit www.mta.info for the latest.
  • Very limited subway service was to resume Thursday, with buses supplementing service between Brooklyn and Manhattan. There will still be no subway service below 34th Street in Manhattan because of power outages there. Visit www.mta.info for the latest.
  • Three of the seven flooded East River subway tunnels have been pumped.
  • Limited bus service resumed Tuesday, with fares waived. Yellow cabs will be able to pick up multiple passengers and livery cabs will be up to pick up curbside fares, Bloomberg said.  Riders in both instances should negotiate fares with the driver ahead of time, the mayor said.
  • The East River Ferry will resume on a modified schedule beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday. Ferry stops in Greenpoint and South Williamsburg remain closed until further notice. Check nywaterway.com for more information.
  • The Staten Island Ferry remained closed.
  • Cars entering Manhattan on East River bridges must have at least three passengers as a way to reduce congestion.
  • Bellevue Hospital was being evacuated Wednesday after officials say equipment was too heavily damaged by flooding.
  • New York City schools are closed for the rest of the week.
  • The New York Stock Exchange resumed trading on Wednesday after two days of halted business.
  • The East River bridges reopened just before 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, along with the George Washington, Goethals, and Bayonne bridges and the Outerbridge Crossing.
  • The Verrazano, RFK, Throgs Neck, Whitestone and Marine Parkway bridges have also opened.
  • The Lincoln Tunnel is open but the Holland Tunnel, Queens Midtown Tunnel and the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel are closed until further notice.
  • For the first time in its 39 years, New York City’s Halloween parade was canceled.
  • City parks are closed. They were being inspected and could open by the weekend, the mayor said.
  • PATH Train service remains suspended indefinitely, the Port Authority said.
  • Bloomberg said the NYC Marathon will go on as planned Sunday.
  • More than 100 trees at the New York Botanical Garden were destroyed, the garden said in a statement. Hundreds more trees were damaged, along with fences and other structures.
  • The Brooklyn Botanic Garden lost about 20 trees of various types, but the garden’s beloved cherry trees were not harmed, according to spokeswoman Kate Blumm.