Above-ground subway service will end at 2 p.m. on Monday as snow continues to accumulate across the city, transit officials said.
“If you are not home and you need to get home, you need to start making your way there now,” Interim Transit President Sarah Feinberg said during a briefing at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office in Manhattan.
“We will obviously reopen as soon as it’s safe to do so, but it’s a little unclear on when that will be,” Feinberg said.
“Underground service will continue to operate. If we have to, obviously, we can stop that as well, and we have every contingency plan in place. But for now we are not planning for that.”
The MTA’s commuter railroads, meanwhile, will make their last runs around mid-afternoon, officials said.
The last Metro-North trains for the day depart Grand Central at 3 p.m., an MTA rep said. Long Island Rail Road trains will make their final trips out of Penn Station between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.
The Port Authority’s PATH subway system between lower Manhattan and New Jersey will also close at 3 p.m. New Jersey Transit has suspended all train, bus and light rail service for the day.
Feinberg said MTA buses would continue to operate, but that some routes will likely be suspended as conditions deteriorate.
“We will be focused on restarting service as soon as we possibly can,” she said.
Subway trains will disembark passengers at the last available underground stop, then continue onwards to do snow removal on elevated tracks, Feinberg told reporters.
“The train will continue to sweep the snow off the tracks, which will help us continue to clear and recover from the storm,” she said. “It’ll get to the terminal, it’ll come back. It’ll start picking up customers again once it hits the underground stations.”