UPDATE, 11 p.m:
Editor's Note: The following announcement was sent by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo tonight declared a transportation emergency for the storm affected region. In addition, the Governor, joined by MTA Chairman and CEO Joseph Lhota, announced that fares on all mass transit, including buses, subways, Metro North and Long Island railroads and Access-A-Ride, will be suspended for Thursday, November 1 and Friday, November 2. In addition announced that the MTA has restored limited Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) service between Jamaica and Penn Station tonight and Metro-North Railroad will restore additional service from Grand Central Terminal to Stamford and Mount Kisco on Thursday.
“The gridlock we experienced today shows that the New York metropolitan region is in a transportation emergency,” Governor Cuomo said.
New York City buses ran normal service all day, Metro-North and LIRR ran limited service in the afternoon, and the New York City subway will begin offering limited service at 6 a.m. Thursday.
“We want to get people back to work, but we are asking our customers for patience and understanding as they confront crowding and long lines as we repair our system,” said MTA Chairman and CEO Joseph J. Lhota. “Be flexible about your travel times. We have come a long way in a short time to repair the damage from the most devastating event to strike our transportation system.”
An announcement from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA):
Starting Thursday, Nov. 1, close to regularly scheduled service will be provided on the Harlem Line between Mount Kisco and Grand Central Terminal and on the New Haven Line between Stamford and Grand Central Terminal.
Parking will be limited. Bridgeplates may be used at some New Haven Line stations. Customers should use caution getting on and off trains.
Hudson Line service will remain suspended due to extensive storm damage.
Service on the Port Jervis and Pascack Valley Lines, which are operated by NJ TRANSIT, remains suspended. NJT continues to work toward service restoration. See www.njtransit.com for updates.
Hudson and West-of-Hudson tickets will be honored on Harlem Line trains.
All MNR customers should hold onto their October monthly & weekly tickets; they will remain valid through Monday, Nov. 5.
Read the MTA's latest message in full here.