MTA Covid updates

May 13, 2021

    MTA 24-hour subway service is returning on the morning of May 17

    Service details regarding the upcoming changes from MTA 

    Subways and buses

    • We’re running on a regular schedule. Subway service is still suspended from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. Monday, May 17, 24-hour subway service will resume.
    • Front-door boarding and fare collection has resumed on local buses.
    • Most station booths are not making any Reduced-Fare MetroCard transactions.


    • AAR fare collection has resumed. Customers and guests will be required to pay the full fare of $2.75, in exact change. (The fare for AAR Fair Fares customers is $1.35, also in exact change.) Personal care attendants still travel for free.
    • We are not scheduling shared rides. (You can still travel with a personal care attendant or guest.)

    Metro-North Railroad

    • Off-peak fares are in effect.

    Long Island Rail Road

    • Off-peak fares are in effect.

    Traveling safely

    What we’re doing

    • Continuing to deep-clean and disinfect stations and vehicles
    • Reminding riders about precautions to keep everyone safe, including floor decals and station announcements
    • Making hand sanitizer and masks available in stations

    See our 13-point plan.


    What you can do

    • Wear a mask. They’re required when you ride with us.
    • Social distance whenever possible.
    • Travel during less busy times if you can.
    • Use hand sanitizer, and wash your hands when you get to your destination.

    Read more on traveling safely.