With snow set to arrive — at some point? by this evening? eventually? — the MTA has announced that all weekend subway work is canceled. Barring any drifts that build up in the system’s at-grade sections, service will run as per the normal weekend schedule. There is however a catch: The 7 train to Manhattan remains suspended.
According to Transit, in order to protect trains and remove them from the Corona Yard, 7 service will operate between Main Street and Queensboro Plaza with a train shuttle connection to Vernon-Jackson Avenues. The 7 will not run into Manhattan beginning at around midnight and ending when trains can be safely returned to the Yard, but no earlier than late morning tomorrow. In the meantime, the 42nd St. Shuttle will run all night, and N service — but not the Q — will allow for connections from Manhattan to the 7 at Queensboro.
In other weather-related news, Metro-North has issued a series of service advisories, and the LIRR will halt service if snow piles start to reach 10 inches or more. The MTA, Gov. Cuomo and the mayor have all urged New Yorkers to travel out of the city earlier rather than later today.