WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Close to regularly-scheduled service will resume Thursday on the Metro-North Harlem Line between Mount Kisco and Grand Central Terminal and on the New Haven Line between Stamford and Grand Central. This is expected to provide service for about half the customers usually served on a weekday.
Governor Andrew Cuomo Wednesday night declared a transportation emergency for the storm-affected region and announced that fares on all mass-transit, including Metro-North, buses and NYC subways, as well as the LIRR, will be suspended for Thursday November 1 and Friday November 2.
MTA Chairman and CEO Joseph Lhota urged commuters to be patient and understanding as repairs are made to the system, "We want to get people back to work, but are asking customers for patience and understanding as they confront crowding and long lines and crowding on mass transit."
Hudson Line service will remain suspended due to the extensive storm damage. Hudson and West-of-Hudson tickets will be onored on all Harlem Line trains.