NYC Transit Updates

August 12, 2020

    MTA Updates:

    Need a mask? Just ask!

    The MTA is providing all riders with masks (Visit one of the staffed station booths for a free surgical mask) Or locate one of the many PPE vending machines in stations where you can buy items like KN95s, and kits with masks, gloves, and wipes.

    The pilot program consists of 12 machines at these 10 locations:
    😷14th St-Union Square
    😷34th St-Herald Square (two machines)
    😷34th St-Penn Station
    😷34th St-Penn Station
    😷42nd St-Port Authority Bus Terminal
    😷42nd St-Times Square (two machines)
    😷59th St-Columbus Circle
    😷74th St-Roosevelt Av
    😷Atlantic Av-Barclays Cente
    😷Lexington Av em

    💳 🆕 OMNY: A New Way to Pay

    OMNY is the MTA’s new fare payment system. This system is now available in more locations including the Bronx.

    With OMNY, you can use your own contactless card or smart device to make fare payments and enter the system. OMNY will combine fare payments and mobile ticketing across subways, buses, and commuter rail.

    Registering for an OMNY account gives you access to a secure, personalized dashboard. Using the account dashboard, you can:

    • View your trips and charges
    • Manage your payment methods
    • Ask OMNY customer service representatives questionsFind out more HERE

    📣 MTA Phase 4 Subway and Bus Updates:

    • There is no subway service from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. while the MTA disinfects trains and stations. The Staten Island Railway will continue running during this time.
    • Regular weekday and weekend subway service on most lines.
    • Regular weekday school-closed bus service on most routes.
    • Restored service on express buses.
    • MTA will be running an enhanced bus service between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. to help get essential workers where they need to go. If bus service is not an option, essential workers can use MTA’s Essential Connector program
    • See options for overnight travel


    • MTA is no longer making cash transactions at station booths. Use a MetroCard Vending Machine instead.
    • The 42 St Shuttle is not running. Use 7 service instead.
      🗺️ Updated subway COVID-19 Map HERE

    Beginning August 11 MTA will be doing extensive work on the 4/5/6 for the next 21 days.

    Due to ongoing track and road maintenance please make sure to always check MTA Subway and Bus updates in the app before planning your trip! 


    🎫 Aug. 10- 14, Regular Weekday Service on the Hudson and New Haven Lines, Substitute Busing on the Harlem Line between Goldens Bridge and Southeast. 

    For the week of Aug. 10-14, Metro-North will run a regular weekday schedule on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines. Due to downed power lines and signal damage, Harlem line service will be as follows:


    On the Harlem Line, weekday train service will be in effect between Goldens Bridge and Grand Central Terminal.

    Due to multiple downed power lines north of Goldens Bridge, substitute busing will be provided between Goldens Bridge and Southeast:

    Train schedules between GCT and Goldens Bridge are unchanged; southbound buses will board 10-20 minutes earlier between Southeast and Purdy’s than the normally scheduled train time. Customers should anticipate a lengthier trip on northbound bus service.

    Due to power and signal outages, until further notice, there is no service between Southeast and Wassaic.

    Please see the Harlem schedule here

    The on board charge for fares will be waived where Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) do not have power. Customers traveling from stations north of Goldens Bridge can drive to Goldens Bridge or North White Plains, and use their permits to park at the LAZ parking facilities.


    On the New Haven line, due to continued work on damaged infrastructure after Tropical Storm Isaias, delays are possible. Please allow for extra travel time.

    Customers will use bridge plates to board trains at some stations. Please for your safety, do not stand on the bridge plates before the train arrives, and wait for the train to make a complete stop before boarding bridge plates.

    Long Island Rail Road

    11-13: Buses Substitute for Trains Between Babylon and Patchogue/Speonk

    From Tuesday-Thursday, August 4-6 and August 11-13, 2020, buses will substitute for some morning and midday trains between Babylon and Speonk as a track-testing program to ensure rail safety is performed. Please plan for up to 30 minutes of additional travel time. Westbound customers: Buses will depart up to 30 minutes earlier than normal train times.

    See service details for the Long Island Rail


    🚐 Access-A-Ride is not scheduling shared rides. (You can still travel with a personal care attendant or guest.) Don’t forget to wear your face covering. You’ll be helping protect yourself, your family, and other New Yorkers.

    Have a great weekend, 

    The Moovit Team