As a storm that could dump 15 inches of snow on New York City heads our way, New York City Transit has implemented its inclement winter weather plan as of the end of rush hour tonight. For straphangers, this means longer commutes and fewer trains as the agency will shut down some lines within the next 90 minutes and run others local for the duration of the storm.
For riders relying on the B, V and W trains, get thee to a subway. The last B trains will leave Brighton Beach and 145th St. tonight at 7:10 p.m. and 7:35 p.m. respectively. The last V trains will leave 2nd Ave. and 71-Continental Aves. at 9:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. respectively. The last W trains will leave Whitehall St. at 7:28 p.m. and Ditmars Boulevard at 7 p.m. Additionally, the 6 will run local in the Bronx.
For now, Transit offers up the following weather service changes. As snow drifts build up, more lines could see service scaled back or delayed.
- trains may run local for portions of their route.
- The will end service earlier than normal. Customers can take the instead.
- 42nd St. runs all night.
- Rockaway Park extends to Euclid Ave.
- service between Court Sq and 71-Continental Aves. will be suspended.
- All service in the Bronx may be local.
The MTA has published a special Winter Weather edition of their homepage and are urging travelers to check the web before heading underground. Their site will have real-time info on service delays and changes as the snow storm unfolds. The snow-fighting equipment is ready to go; now, all we need is some snow.