Saturday, August 16, 2003

Round Round Get Around, We Get Around...

via The New York Times:
Air travel and mass transit continue to be affected by the blackout. Commuters can contact their local bus or transit lines for updates on service.

New York City Transit
Most subway lines were restarted by 3:30 a.m. ET on Saturday. There will be regular bus service citywide. The information line for subways and city buses is 1-718-330-1234. Information will also be posted at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Web site, www.mta.info.

La Guardia and Kennedy Airports are running partly on emergency power, and delays are expected. Newark Airport is experiencing minor overcrowding. People should go to the airports only if they have a confirmed departure flight or if they are picking someone up.

Long Island Rail Road
Long Island Rail Road trains are expected to be running on a Saturday schedule. Long Island Rail Road riders should call 1-718-217-5477 or consult the M.T.A. Web site.

Metro-North trains are expected to run on a Saturday schedule as well. Riders in New York City should call 1-212-532-4900 for updates, and those outside the city should call 1-800-638-7646. The M.T.A. Web site will also contain service updates.

PATH trains are running on all stops from 33rd Street in Manhattan to Hoboken, Jersey City and Newark.

New Jersey Transit
New Jersey Transit expects to operate on a Saturday schedule for its bus and rail system. Riders should call 1-800-772-2222 for updates, or check the Web site, www.njtransit.com.

Amtrak trains will operate on a normal schedule. Amtrak riders can call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) for updates.

New York Waterway and New York Water Taxi will be running on normal weekend schedules, though extra ferries may be added if necessary.

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