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MTA, Amtrak restore service after Hurricane Ida

Today marks the first work day of full NYCT service following Hurricane Ida.
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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced that New York City Transit (NYCT) is offering full subway service on all lines today after the flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida that occurred Sept. 1.

About 32 hours after the rain, crews had restored subway service on all lines but a segment in the Bronx, New York. The underground segment south of Whitlock Avenue and had been flooded with water mixed with a clay-like substance that required extensive cleaning and extra work on signal equipment, according to a news release.

Today marks the first work day of full NYCT service following the storm.

MTA Long Island Rail Road restored service on most branches on Sept. 2. MTA Metro-North Railroad, serving a region particularly hard hit by the rain, restored service on the Harlem Line and New Haven Line on Sept. 3, and the Danbury and New Canaan Branches on Sept. 4.

Metro-North's Hudson Line service resumed for the morning commute today. Trains will operate every half hour in each direction during main commute times and hourly at other times to all stations from Croton-Harmon south. Poughkeepsie service will be hourly at all times.

Meanwhile, Amtrak is restoring all scheduled service between New York City and Albany, New York. Tracks along the Hudson River were temporarily closed due to damage from the remnants of the hurricane.

This service resumption includes Empire Service and Maple Leaf trains sponsored by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT); Ethan Allen Express supported by NYSDOT with the Vermont Agency of Transportation; and Amtrak Trains 48 and 49, the Lake Shore Limited to and from Chicago.

Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

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