All Lines But One and All Shuttles Had Been Restored Within 32 Hours of Storm
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that the New York City Subway will offer full service on all lines on Tuesday, Sept. 7, completing the recovery from the record-shattering rains unleashed by the aftermath of Hurricane Ida on Wednesday evening, Sept. 1.
Approximately 32 hours after the rain, crews had restored subway service on all lines but a segment of the in the Bronx. The underground segment south of Whitlock Av and had been flooded with water mixed with a clay-like substance that required extensive cleaning and extra work on signal equipment.
Buses continued to provide service during the storm and in its immediate aftermath. While weather-related detours were established as a result of localized conditions, there was never any systemic suspensions of bus service associated with the rains caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.
“When the going gets tough, MTA operations and maintenance personnel respond to the call to operate trains safely and to work around the clock to restore service,” said Craig Cipriano, Acting President of MTA New York City Transit. “I extend my thanks to all of our heroic workers who worked tirelessly to bring service back. We wouldn’t have had service restored so quickly without their dedication.”
Crews worked throughout the holiday weekend and restored full service on the line by 11:31 p.m. on Sunday night.
Tuesday, Sept. 7, marks the first work day of full New York City Transit service following the storm.
The Long Island Rail Road restored service on most branches on Thursday, Sept. 2. Metro-North Railroad, serving a region particularly hard hit by the rain, restored service on the Harlem Line and New Haven Line on Friday, Sept. 3, the Danbury and New Canaan Branches on Saturday, Sept. 4, and has already announced the restoration of Hudson Line service for tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 7.