Discussion relating to the past and present operations of the NYC Subway, PATH, and Staten Island Railway (SIRT).

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  by lirr42
 
The MTA announced Saturday morning that full service has been restored on the (4)(5)(6) Lexington Ave Line between the Bronx and Brooklyn and on the (7) Flushing Line between Queens and Manhattan.

Service will operate as follows:
(4) service will operate between Woodlawn and New Lots Ave operating as an express in Manhattan only.
(5) service will operate between Eastchester/Dyre Ave and Flatbush as an express in Manhattan only.
(6) service will operate between Pelham Bay and Brooklyn Bridge as a local
(7) Flushing Line service will operate full local service between Main St – Flushing and 42nd St – Times Square.
  by lirr42
 
The MTA announced Saturday Morning that the Staten Island Railway (SIR) will operate limited hourly service between St. George and Tottenville.
  by Jeff Smith
 
^to add to LIRR42, and I appreciate your updates, some more from the website: http://www.mta.info/

Governor Cuomo Announces Subway Service RestorationsThis morning Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that full service has been restored on the Lexington Ave between the Bronx and Brooklyn and on the Flushing Line between Queens and Manhattan. Both corridors had been operating only limited service due to flooding in underwater tubes and in the case of the Lexington Ave Line, power problems affecting Midtown and Lower Manhattan. In addition, Governor Cuomo announced that limited service will resume on the Staten Island Railway.

“This is a major step forward in the resumption of regular subway service in New York City,” Governor Cuomo said. “Once again, subway customers have a direct link between Brooklyn and Manhattan, giving them a fast and reliable way to get to their jobs, their schools and their homes.”

The restoration of Lexington Ave Line service between Manhattan and Brooklyn was made possible by Con Edison’s continued work to restore power to darkened sections of Lower Manhattan and work by NYC Transit crews to pump out the flooded Joralemon St Tube that was filled with thousands of gallons of water, courtesy of Hurricane Sandy. Once the waster was removed, crews still had to inspect and repair equipment before trains could run again.

“We have worked closely with Con Edison to bring back the subways as soon as possible without jeopardizing the progress they have made in restoring Manhattan’s electric grid,” said MTA Chairman and CEO Joseph J. Lhota. “Our dedicated workers are continuing to pump water, test signals and bring back more of the subway network that 5.5 million customers depend on each day.”

Similarly, water had to be pumped out of the Steinway Tube between Long Island City and Grand Central before Flushing Line service could be resumed. Transit Workers are continuing to pump waster out of other underwater tubes affecting several lines. Crews are also inspecting components, making repairs and testing equipment in an attempt to restore as much service as soon as possible.
  by mikey cruz
 
Bachshophoss: in this situation locking the trip arms down and flagging woulda been the better route, a few hours locking them down compared to a few days without service. Now if it's only a day of disruption then it's not really worth it. I'm really surprised they didn't run the 7 above ground at least to QBP.
  by JackRussell
 
Here's current status on some of the others that are not yet open. Here are snippets (trying to avoid excessive quoting):

http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2012/11 ... ce-stands/
Mr. Lhota said A service under the river should be restarted by Monday morning.
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The 2 and 3 could begin running through the Clark Street tube to Brooklyn by Sunday, the MTA said.
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The Q train could resume service as soon as Saturday night, Mr. Lhota said, along the Brighton Line through Brooklyn and up the Broadway line through Manhattan.
And more here:

http://observer.com/2012/11/subways-bac ... next-week/
Service will be back to 84 percent by Monday, covering most of Lower Manhattan with many lines fully restored. In addition to the 4/5/6 and 7-train resuming full service this morning, the B/D/F/M lines will all be back later today. The Q-train will be back, as well, from Astoria all the way to storm-ravaged Coney Island. The 2/3 will resume full service between Brooklyn and the Bronx tonight or tomorrow. Thanks to the resumption of subway service, the MTA will stop running the bus bridge that has been bringing Brooklynites into Manhattan Saturday afternoon.

By Monday, the E-train will resume service from Jamaica to the World Trade Center and the N train will run from Astoria to 59th Street in Sunset Park though service beyond there will not be back. The A-train will also resume service downtown, from 168th Street in Harlem to Lefferts Boulevard/Ozone Park in Queens. The 1-train will be running to Rector Street but not South Ferry, where photos of flooding have been a sensation on the Internet. “We should be back to close to full service in time for the commute Monday morning,” Mr. Lhota said.
  by EuroStar
 
I am guessing here, but it seems that the MTA took out all the electronics from the Joralemon Street tunnel before the storm. This is probably why they were able to re-establish service in that tunnel first. Did they take the electronics out of any of the other tunnels or was only this tunnel expected to flood?
  by EuroStar
 
According to the twitter feed the MTA has restored the Q from Astoria to Kings Highway and the J to Essex Street, but they have experienced unforeseen issues with the Rutgers Tunnel at W4 Street.
  by lirr42
 
Mr. Eurostar, the MTA website says that (J) service has been restored over the Williamsburg Bridge to Essex Street, but it has nothing on (Q) service.
  by lirr42
 
lirr42 wrote:Mr. Eurostar, the MTA website says that (J) service has been restored over the Williamsburg Bridge to Essex Street, but it has nothing on (Q) service.
Not 60 secoends after I post that @NYCTSubwayScoop tweet's: "#ServAdv: #J terminating at Hewes St due to ongoing switch trouble at Essex St " :-(
  by lirr42
 
In a press conference, Cuomo said that NYCT is planning on trucking subway cars out to Far Rockakway and run trains between Far Rockaway and Rockaway Park via the Hammels Wye. Then people can transfer for bus service to "the mainland".

(he didn't say all of that, I inferred some of it)
  by EuroStar
 
lirr42 wrote:Mr. Eurostar, the MTA website says that (J) service has been restored over the Williamsburg Bridge to Essex Street, but it has nothing on (Q) service.
You are right. The MTA had for about 20 minutes yesterday uploaded a map showing both the J and the Q, then that map disappeared and the one showing only the J could be found in its place. Sorry for the misinformation.
  by M&Eman
 
lirr42 wrote:In a press conference, Cuomo said that NYCT is planning on trucking subway cars out to Far Rockakway and run trains between Far Rockaway and Rockaway Park via the Hammels Wye. Then people can transfer for bus service to "the mainland".

(he didn't say all of that, I inferred some of it)
It also allows Rockaway residents to connect to the Far Rockaway branch of the LIRR and go "around the horn" to Brooklyn. I hope some sort of cross-honoring is put into effect for Rockaway residents to not have to pay LIRR fares.
  by lirr42
 
EuroStar wrote:
lirr42 wrote:Mr. Eurostar, the MTA website says that (J) service has been restored over the Williamsburg Bridge to Essex Street, but it has nothing on (Q) service.
You are right. The MTA had for about 20 minutes yesterday uploaded a map showing both the J and the Q, then that map disappeared and the one showing only the J could be found in its place. Sorry for the misinformation.
Don't worry, if you look at the current version of the map at 14th street it has the Q darkened, so there was some sort of plan for that at some point.

And I wound't put all that much stock in these maps, this morning's map had the Franklin Av Shuttle showing as operating, but this latest revision has it OOS.
  by lirr42
 
M&Eman wrote:
lirr42 wrote:In a press conference, Cuomo said that NYCT is planning on trucking subway cars out to Far Rockakway and run trains between Far Rockaway and Rockaway Park via the Hammels Wye. Then people can transfer for bus service to "the mainland".

(he didn't say all of that, I inferred some of it)
It also allows Rockaway residents to connect to the Far Rockaway branch of the LIRR and go "around the horn" to Brooklyn. I hope some sort of cross-honoring is put into effect for Rockaway residents to not have to pay LIRR fares.
While it would be nice, I don't see that happening. People could connect to a shuttle bus to the A train in Queens and get to Brooklyn and Queens perhaps just as fast. It doesn't look like the LIRR is going to be up to speed relativity soon, so I doubt they want to shove even more riders onto the crowded limited-service trains.
  by lirr42
 
Update Sunday afternoon:

(F) operates from 179th Street [Queens], down 6th Avenue, to Avenue X [Bklyn], running local
(D) operates from Norwood 205 St [Bx], down 6th Avenue to Bay Parkway [Bklyn]. Local in the Bronx and north of 42nd Street, Express south and in Brooklyn.
(Q) operates local in Brooklyn only from Atlantic Av-Barclays Center to Kings Highway.
(1) extended south to 14th Street, running local
(2) runs from 241 St-Wakefield [Bronx] to Faltbush Av/Bklyn College [Bklyn], local in Bronx and Brooklyn, express in Manhattan south of 96 St.
(3) operates 148 St-Lenox Terminal [Manhattan] to New Lots Avenue [Bklyn], running local in Brooklyn, express in Manhattan.
(M) operates from Jamaica Center [Queens], down 6th Avenue, over Williamsburg Bridge, then to Metropolitan Avenue. Operating local.
(S) Franklin Avenue Shuttle restored.

(B)(C)(E)(G)(H)(Z) remains suspended.
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