For the first time since Sandy hit New York, subways are starting to run again on Thursday Nov. 1. Though some subway lines are working, many of them are still shut for service especially in hard hit areas of lower Manhattan, reported The Associated Press.
Sandy hit the mid Atlantic and Northeast Sunday, leaving New York and New Jersey cleaning up the aftermath of floods and power outages and mass transit shut down. The AP reported that nearly 20,000 have been stranded in Hoboken due to flooding and the New Jersey coastline was hit hard leaving many homes and businesses damaged.
Most of downtown Manhattan is still without power but with the help of busses and now partial subway operations New Yorkers are having an easier time getting around sans cabs. DNAinfo.com reported that limited service began at 6 a.m. but much of the city is still lacking in transportation.
DNAinfo.com reported that 14 of 23 subway lines were in operation.
"In Manhattan, they included all stops south of 34th Street on the west side, and 42nd on the east," reported DNAinfo.com
DNAinfo.com reported the The MTA said restored service includes:
"1 trains will run locally between 242nd Street and Times Square.
2 trains will run from 241st Street to Times Square. Express service will run between 96th Street and Times Square.
4 trains will run locally in two sections, between Woodlawn and Grand Central and between Borough Hall and New Lots Avenue.
5 trains will run express between Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue.
6 trains will run locally between Pelham Bay Park and Grand Central.
The 42nd Street shuttle train will run between Times Square and Grand Central.
A trains will run locally in two sections: Between 168th Street and Penn Station, and between Jay Street-MetroTech and Lefferts Blvd.
D trains will run in two sections: locally between 205th Street and Herald Square, and between Atlantic Avenue and Bay Parkway with express stops between Pacific Street and 36th Street.
F trains will run locally in two sections: between 179th Street and Herald Square, and between Jay Street-MetroTech and Avenue X.
J trains will run locally between Jamaica Center and Hewes Street.
L trains will run locally between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Parkway.
M trains will run locally between Myrtle Avenue-Broadway and Metropolitan Avenue.
N trains will run locally between Ditmars Blvd. and Herald Square.
R trains will run locally between Jay Street-MetroTech and 95th Street.
The 3, 7, B, C, E, G, Q and the Franklin Avenue and Rockaway Parkway shuttle trains remain out.
Shuttle buses will run:
Between Barclays Center and 57th Street-Lexington Avenue via the Manhattan Bridge
Between Jay Street-MetroTech and 57th Street-Lexington Avenue via the Manhattan Bridge
Between Hewes Street and 57th Street-Lexington Avenue via the Williamsburg Bridge. Buses are heading up Third Avenue in Manhattan, making stops at Delancey and Bowery, 14th Street, 23rd Street, 34th Street, 42nd Street and 54th Street.
Long Island Rail Road service was partly restored at 2 p.m.
Service between Brooklyn and Jamaica was running hourly.
Service between Jamaica and Penn Station was anticipated to resume Wednesday night.
The Ronkonkoma Branch was expected to resume hourly service Thursday.
The Port Washington Branch was expected to resume hourly service Thursday.
All fees have been waived."