Trains Traverse Congested Corridors Every Few Minutes
When the United Nations’ 77th session of the General Assembly opens on Monday, Sept. 19, to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges, it will host more world leaders than have been gathered in one place since 2019’s session, if not more than ever. New Yorkers know the best way to get around town is to ride the convenient, reliable and affordable New York City Subway. With 24-hour service and four-track trunk lines offering side-by-side local and express service, the subway is a marvel among world metro systems that even as it approaches its 118th birthday is still the fastest away round town – on a normal day.
Trains on the lines run every four minutes during the day and every two and a half minutes during rush hours, and take 18 minutes to travel between 59th Street and Wall Street.
Trains on the line run every four to five minutes during the day and every two minutes during rush hours, and take just nine minutes to travel between Times Square and Long Island City’s Vernon-Jackson Station.
Trains on the lines run every three to four minutes during the day and every two to three minutes during rush hour, and take just 18 minutes to travel between Forest Hills and Lexington Avenue.
Trains on the lines run every four to five minutes during the day and every three to four minutes during rush hour, and take just six minutes to travel between the Herald Square and Canal Street.
“Transit ridership is surging and on-time performance and other metrics remain at a high level,” said Janno Lieber, MTA Chair and CEO. “But traffic has rebounded even faster, and there’s never been a better time to escape the gridlock of the United Nations General Assembly session and get around by mass transit with the MTA.”
“As we say at the MTA, New York is a fast-paced town, but that pace doesn’t always hold up when traffic gets congested like it does during United Nations General Assembly meetings,” said Rich Davey, President of MTA New York City Transit. “The clear solution to avoid gridlock is to ride the subway, which will operate on regular weekday schedules systemwide and is easier to ride than ever by using OMNY to tap-and-go at the turnstiles.”
“When the going gets tough on New York City streets, give the subway a try,” said Demetrius Crichlow, Senior Vice President for Subways, MTA New York City Transit. “Everyone in New York City Transit’s Department of Subways will be working hard throughout the United Nations General Assembly to make sure everyone can get where they need to go as safely and quickly as possible.”
To accommodate gridlock management techniques put into place by the NYPD during the General Assembly session, a number of bus routes are expected to be delayed or rerouted.