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MTA & Coronavirus Hysteria

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I'm a few days late on this - ironically because I felt like trash, likely from something I caught in the petri dish that is the NYCT system...but anyway...

Coronavirus forces MTA to give the subway a thorough disinfectant cleaning

Basically all rolling stock is supposed to be disinfected every 72 hours and stations are supposed to be bleached every night until the panic passes. MNRR/LIRR are instituting similar measures as well. One of New York's confirmed cases commuted on MNRR to Midtown from New Rochelle.

Wash your hands, avoid corner seats. If you know what I mean by the latter, you know ;)
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https://new.mta.info/precautions-against-coronavirus

Updated March 25, 2020

We’re continuing to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, getting health-care workers, first responders, and other essential personnel where they need to go.

Starting Wednesday, March 25, subway lines will operate our MTA Essential Service Plan. This preserves our a.m. and p.m. peak service for essential workers while helping reduce density for our staff and riders.

If you can stay home, please do.



Subway service for Wednesday, March 25
Duplicative subway service: We will not run B, W, or Z service. Alternatives:

B: Use C, D, and Q service instead.
W: Use N and R service instead.
Z: Use J service instead.
L service: Read more about service alternatives during the L Project, included extended M service.

Staten Island Railway: The Staten Island Railway will run every 20 minutes during peak hours, making all local stops, and will run hourly during overnight hours, in order to match the scaled back ferry service.

Branch service that’s not operating
5 service between Nereid Av and E 180 St in the Bronx. Use 2 service instead.
5 service between Bowling Green and Brooklyn College-Flatbush Av. Use 4 and 2 service instead.
A service between Broad Channel and Rockaway Park. Use the S shuttle to connect with Far Rockaway A service.
E service between Jamaica-179 St and Union Turnpike. Use F service instead.
Suspended express service
There will be no express service on the 4, 5, and 6 lines in the Bronx.
D trains will make local stops in the Bronx and will run express in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
There is no 7 express service.
F trains will make all local stops in Manhattan and Brooklyn and will continue to run express in Queens.
N Express in Manhattan – N trains will make all local stops in Manhattan and will continue to run express in Brooklyn.
J trains will make all local stops.
Staten Island Railway will make all local stops.

Changes to how you ride
Subways
Starting Tuesday, March 24, you'll make MetroCard transactions at MetroCard Vending machines only. This will help limit person-to-person contact for our station agents. Reduced-fare cash transactions can still be made at the booth.
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Bring small bills so the station agent doesn't have to handle cash, otherwise the no cash thing is silly. Just a tip ;)
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At least seniors can still pay cash fares to station agents. I believe many seniors do not use MetroCard (or apply for a reduced fare card), and pay cash for each trip. Very common on NYCT buses.
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.

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The booths sell two trip half fare cards. Since a human being has to verify ID (lol - that's like pulling teeth sometimes) they can't get those at an MVM.
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https://new.mta.info/coronavirus/subway-and-bus-service

Service information for Thursday, April 2
2 and 3 trains will continue to bypass the 110th St Central Park North station at all times. Through this week, there will be additional service changes on the 2 and 3 lines overnight while we make urgent repairs.

B, C, W, and Z service is not running. Alternatives:

B: Use D and Q service instead.
C: Use A or E local service or D service instead.
W: Use N and R service instead.
Z: Use J service instead.
The 42 St Shuttle between Times Square and Grand Central will stop running after about 9:45 p.m. on Friday, April 3. Use 7 service instead.

L service: Read more about service alternatives during the L Project, included extended M service.

Branch service that’s not operating
5 service between Nereid Av and E 180 St in the Bronx. Use 2 service instead.
5 service between Bowling Green and Brooklyn College-Flatbush Av. Use 4 and 2 service instead.
A service between Broad Channel and Rockaway Park. Use the S shuttle to connect with Far Rockaway A service.
E service between Jamaica-179 St and Union Turnpike. Use F service instead.
Express service that’s running local
There will be no express service on the 4, 5, and 6 lines in the Bronx.
There is no 7 express service.
D trains will make local stops in the Bronx and will run express in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
F trains will make all local stops in Manhattan and Brooklyn and will continue to run express in Queens.
J trains will make all local stops.
N trains will make all local stops in Manhattan and will continue to run express in Brooklyn.
Staten Island Railway will make all local stops.

Staten Island Railway
Staten Island Railway service runs hourly.

Trains will leave St. George Terminal 6 minutes after the hour starting at 12:06 a.m.
Trains will leave Tottenville 1 minute after the hour starting at 12:01 a.m.
This will connect you with the further-reduced ferry schedule. Trains are scheduled to arrive at St. George Terminal about 15 minutes before the ferry leaves. Trains to Tottenville are scheduled to leave about 10 minutes after the ferry arrives.
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