Coronavirus Updates: What to Know About MTA Service

    Subway service

    Duplicative subway service: B, W, or Z service will not run on Tuesday, March 24.


    B: Use C, D, and Q service instead.
    W: Use N and R service instead.
    Z: Use J service instead.

    Staten Island Railway: Staten Island Railway will run every 20 minutes during peak hours, making all local stops, and will run hourly during overnight hours, in order to match the scaled back ferry service.

    Branch service that’s not operating:

    • 5 service between Nereid Av and E 180 St in the Bronx. Use 2 service instead.
    • 5 service between Bowling Green and Brooklyn College-Flatbush Av. Use 4 and 2 service instead.
    • A service between Broad Channel and Rockaway Park. Use the S shuttle to connect with Far Rockaway A service.
    • E service between Jamaica-179 St and Union Turnpike. Use F service instead.

    Suspended express service:

    • There will be no express service on the 4, 5, and 6 lines in the Bronx.
    • D trains will make local stops in the Bronx and will run express in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
    • F trains will make all local stops in Manhattan and Brooklyn and will continue to run express in Queens.
    • N Express in Manhattan – N trains will make all local stops in Manhattan and will continue to run express in Brooklyn.
    • J trains will make all local stops.

    Staten Island Railway will make all local stops.

    Railroad service

    • The Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad are operating normal weekday service.

    West of Hudson service is operating on a weekend schedule until further notice. See schedules.

    Changes to how you ride:
    Starting Tuesday, March 24, you’ll make MetroCard transactions at MetroCard Vending machines only. This will help limit person-to-person contact for our station agents. Reduced-fare cash transactions can still be made at the booth.


    The MTA has initiated a new rear-door boarding policy to keep riders and operators at a safe distance.

    Board local and SBS buses through the back door. Riders with mobility impairments and all express bus riders can board through the front door.

    LIRR and Metro-North

    You cannot pay with cash on trains or at ticket windows. You can still use cash at ticket vending machines.


    MTA is no longer scheduling shared rides. You can still travel with a personal care attendant or guest.

    To stay updated on the latest MTA Coronavirus updates, click here.

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