MTA Issues Update On Tropical Storm Isaias

Published on August 04, 2020, 11:19 pm
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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) continues to respond to Tropical Storm Isaias – deploying more than 11,000 personnel throughout the service region to deliver service, repair damage and clear debris. Service restorations are underway across subways, buses, the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North. Crews will continue to work throughout the night to restore full service as soon as possible.

“Our crews have worked non-stop to repair damage and restore service throughout the region,” said MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick Foye. “I am so grateful for their hard work to get our customers moving again.”

On the subways, where most outdoor lines were temporarily suspended earlier in the day, all lines have been restored, with the exception of the Brighton line, which is partially restored.

Staten Island Railway service has resumed. While crews continue working to restore full service, all trains will arrive and depart from the Tottenville-bound platforms.

On the Long Island Rail Road, crews have restored service on the Long Beach and Far Rockaway branches. On Metro-North Railroad, crews have restored service on the Hudson line. Additionally, the Harlem Line has been restored with limited outbound service only from Grand Central Terminal to North White Plains for the remainder of the service day, August 04, 2020. All other lines on the commuter railroads remain suspended at this time.

NYC Transit currently has 9,448 employees out throughout the system delivering service and assessing and repairing storm damage. Long Island Rail Road has 1,000 employees, Metro-North Railroad has 400 employees, and Bridges and Tunnels has 180 employees removing debris and making needed repairs.

Customers are encouraged to monitor, the MYmta app, and MTA agencies on Twitter for the latest service information. Customers may also sign up for text and email alerts at   


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