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Tropical Storm Elsa: Potential MTA Service Changes

Here's how Tropical Storm Elsa may impact subway, bus, Metro-North, and Long Island Rail Road service.
Updated July 9, 2021 8:50 a.m.

We are currently tracking the progress of Tropical Storm Elsa. The storm is expected to bring heavy rain and tropical storm-force winds to parts of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut beginning Thursday evening and continuing through Friday afternoon. 

There are no planned changes to service on New York City subways and buses, Metro-North Railroad, or Long Island Rail Road trains. Check the service status of any line before you head out for the most up-to-date information.

For real-time service updates and information, customers may use the following options:  

Service changes that may affect your trip

Subways and buses

The tropical storm may impact service along some subway lines. Check the status of your line below before heading out. 

The storm may impact bus service throughout the city. Please allow additional travel time and be safe when boarding and exiting your bus.

Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road

Today's storms may be impacting service on some Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road lines, and may cause delays or canceled trains. Check the status of your train below. 

Bridges and Tunnels

  • The pedestrian walkways on the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge and the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will close at 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 8.
  • A ban on empty tractor-trailers and tandem trucks will be implemented on MTA's bridges on beginning at midnight. It is expected to remain in place until noon on Friday, July 9.