- The MTA announced major service changes to the subways in the Times Square area.
- Re-routings and delays affected subway service in other parts of the city.
- Subway service not running through Times Square or Port Authority wasn’t affected by the service changes.
- The system continued to operate as authorities investigated a reported pipe-bombing.
On Monday morning, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority alerted New York City subway riders to major delays and service changes as authorities investigated a reported pipe-bomb explosion at Port Authority.
According to the MTA:
- The 1-2-3 subway lines are bypassing the Times-Sq.-42nd St. station in both directions.
- The N-Q-R-W subway lines are bypassing Times-Sq.-42nd St. station in both directions.
- The 7 trains are bypassing Times-Sq.-42nd St. station in both directions.
- The A and E subway lines are bypassing 42 St/Port Authority-Bus Terminal in both directions.
- The S 42nd St. shuttle service has been suspended in both directions.
- Throughout the rest of the subway systems, there were delays and re-routings.
Apart from delays and service changes, the system was operating with normal service on lines not affected by the investigation at Port Authority, the city’s major transit hur near the bustling Times Square area.
With the streets closed in Midtown Manhattan, buses were experiencing major delays. According to the MTA, “the M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M7, M11, M12, M20, M31, M34-SBS, M34A-SBS, M42, M50, M55, and M57 buses are running with delays in both directions because of traffic conditions between 5 Ave. and 12 Ave. between 34 St. and 57 St.”
New Jersey Transit announced that as of 10 a.m. ET, Port Authority had re-opened to inbound and outbound buses, but with delays.
- REUTERS/Edward Tobin