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Amidst slush, Transit scales back service

by Benjamin Kabak

With a heavy and wet snow blanketing the New York City area, the MTA has implemented its inclement weather service schedule. For information on commuter rail and bus service changes, head on over to the authority’s website. For those of you relying on the subways to get around the city tonight, check out the inclement weather service plan. The B, V and W trains will end service earlier than normal. Most express trains will run local for all or part of their routes, and the Queens-bound G trains will terminate at Court Sq. It’s messy and slippery out there. So be careful on the way home tonight.

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NYGabriel February 25, 2010 - 6:38 pm

Can someone explain to me how reducing service early helps when the weather is bad?

Benjamin Kabak February 25, 2010 - 9:27 pm

After the rush, service levels are generally the same, but some trains can’t run express because the express tracks are used as underground storage. The MTA prefers to keep as many trains as possible covered during bad weather.

Scott E February 25, 2010 - 7:47 pm

I kept hearing on the radio that the 7 train was out-of-service from Times Square to Queensboro from about 4:40 until 6:00 or so. By the time I was able to get to a computer, it had resumed. Anyone know what went wrong?

Benjamin Kabak February 25, 2010 - 9:26 pm

The report was just a “track condition.” Not sure of the details beyond that.

nycpat February 26, 2010 - 11:17 am

Arcing 3rd rail.

Eric February 25, 2010 - 9:43 pm

I’m not sure of the exact details, but it had something to with a power surge at Grand Central.


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