As Temperatures Stay In Winter Zone, MTA Reminds You Of Winter Plan

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is doing something new this winter.

The agency is hanging up posters on subway platforms and commuter rail lines warning of service reductions and cancellations if wicked winter weather comes-a-calling.

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That includes conditions like 10 degrees or below, forecasts of more than five inches of snow, freezing rain, and ice.

Some commuters on Thursday moaned while others said this is prudent.

“I rely on them to get around, but if you have a bad snowstorm or hurricane or whatever you gotta expect that’s going to happen,” said one rail rider.

Eleven subway lines might have to run local only so trains can be stored on express tracks. Those trains would be the A, E, D, F, N, Q, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.

Six to 10 inches of snow could affect buses.

Ten to 13 inches would affect Long Island Rail Road trains.

The Metro-North Railroad can handle conditions up to a blizzard.

Do you have anything to say about the MTA’s plan? Sound off in the comments section below!

  • Wolf

    The NYC subway system did fine in all types of weather until after the late 80’s. Been going downhill ever since. Big executives get big paychecks, and I’ve yet to see a clean subway station or subway car. Sure, they have cleaning people. They spray some water on the floor with a machine and drink coffee all night. Get rid of te union. Fire the current bosses. Hire some real NYers who care and watch how fast the fares can be reduced and the service will improve.

  • Ellen

    Well it’s the northeast, December, and the winter is just a week old.

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