It's day two of New York's partial subway-bus service system, and commuters will be happy to know that things seem to be running much smoother than yesterday. Early reports on Twitter said the lines were moving much faster at Barclays Center/Atlantic Avenue and Jay Street/MetroTech, with the trip to Manhattan taking only 30 minutes. On top of that, trains could be running between lower Manhattan and Brooklyn in the next few days, as two subway tunnels have been cleared. All they need is electricity, which ConEd says could be restored to Manhattan today.
Subways and connecting buses
The tunnels that have been cleared are for the 4/5 trains and the F train, and these could be back in operation just two hours after electricity is restored to the grid. As for transit today, a few more subway lines are in operation, including partial service on the M and the 7. The shuttle bus stops are the same (Barclays Center/Atlantic Avenue, Jay Street/MetroTech, and Hewes Street), and early reports say that the lines are moving quickly, and traffic is not as much of an issue as it was yesterday. You can find the updated subway map here.
Pretty much the same as yesterday, but reports from Twitter say that many express buses are practically empty and moving very quickly.
NY Waterway is operating the same Hudson River and East River Ferry Services as yesterday. The ferry is operating on two modified loops: a northern loop, making stops at North Williamsburg, Long Island City, and East 34th Street; and a southern loop, making stops at North Williamsburg, Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO, and Wall Street/Pier 11. Transfers are free in North Williamsburg, but tickets are regularly priced at $4 each ride. NY Waterway will also be operating its free bus service from East 34th Street on a limited schedule throughout the day. The last boats from Pier 11 will leave at 5:45 & 6:15 p.m., and the last ones from 34th Street will depart at 6:15 & 6:30 p.m.
NY Water Taxi has resumed service today between Red Hook and Pier 11/Wall Street. Later today, the company hopes to restore hop-on, hop-off service between Midtown and Brooklyn. The Staten Island Ferry is still suspended.
Bridges and Tunnels
Because of a gas shortage and the mandatory three-person limit for cars going into Manhattan, there seems to be less traffic this morning. But lines at operating gas stations are extremely long. The gas shortage has also depleted the number of cabs and car services that are in operation.
All bridges into Manhattan are open. The Hugh L. Carey Tunnel (aka Brooklyn Battery tunnel) the Queens Midtown tunnel, and Holland tunnel remain closed. The Lincoln tunnel is open.
· MTA.info [official]
· Cuomo: Two Subway Tunnels Cleared, Electricity Needed [WSJ]
· Long Waits, But Here Are NYC's Current Transportation Options [Curbed]