Sandy Update: Bronx 5 service returns and a new mapBy
A brief Friday late-morning update: The MTA announced that 5 service between E. 180th St. and Dyre Avenue has returned. At this point, outside of some express trains, the Bronx is enjoying a full slate of subway service. The MTA has also issued an update on the special Recovery Map. You can grab the PDF right here. Additionally, Staten Island Ferry service will be resuming from St. George at noon, with boats leaving every 30 minutes after that.
There’s still no word on the resumption of service between Brooklyn and Manhattan. The ball, however, is in Con Edison’s court, and the Governor has said as much. According to Thomas Kaplan of The Times, Andrew Cuomo said that by Sunday, “you’ll start to see the majority of the system restored.” He explained further at a late-morning press conference that the MTA is ready to power up the Joralemon St. tunnel, and once the power in Manhattan is back on, the trains can run. “If Downtown Manhattan is repowered,” hes said, “that would be a big step forward for the train system.” I can’t wait.