MTA Responds To Winter Storm

Published on February 18, 2021, 10:56 pm
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MTA ridership was lighter than usual today as customers heeded the Authority’s advice to avoid traveling if possible due to the winter storm. For those who did need to use the system, the MTA took a range of measures to deliver safe service on its bridges, tunnels, buses, subways, and railroads, including de-icing in stations and on bridge and tunnel roadways.

A photographic gallery, featuring images of MTA personnel working to keep the system safe, is available here.

Current service impacts are as follows.

Bridges & Tunnels

MTA bridges and tunnels are open with a 35-MPH speed restriction, and all pedestrian walkways are closed.


Articulated buses are not running, and all standard 40-foot buses have tire chains on. 

A reduced schedule with 75% service is in effect. All scheduled trips are being provided on paratransit.


NYC Transit will move trains from outdoor yards to underground express tracks for storage after the PM rush, so all service will be local-only for several hours this evening. A normal morning rush with full express service is expected. Transit personnel are also actively inspecting and removing snow from debris-catching nets under elevated structures, to prevent snow from accumulating on them.

Realtime service related information is available throughout the evening on the MYmta app and on the following Twitter accounts: @LIRR, @MetroNorth, @NYCTSubway, and @NYCTbus.


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