New York will resume limited commuter rail service on Wednesday and some subway service on Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced.
During a televised news conference, Cuomo said the commuter rail service, including the Long Island Railroad and Metro North, which links the city to the northern suburbs, is scheduled to resume at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Limited subway service in Brooklyn and parts of Manhattan will resume at 2 p.m. on Thursday, he said. It will be supplemented by what he called a “bus bridge,” the use of buses to carry passengers.
The transit lines have been shut since Sandy’s rains and winds pummeled New York earlier this week. The storm brought fierce flooding to parts of the subway system, which is more than a century old.