New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has asked the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to be prepared to stop all service due to Hurricane Sandy, including on the Metro-North railroad line. However, no decision to end subway, bus and railroad service has been made yet.
According to the MTA, a decision on suspending service will not be made until Sunday, when the weather is supposed to start to show the impact of the storm. The MTA is now just making preparations for a possible suspension. The MTA says that if the service is suspended, Metro-North Railroad and the Long Island Railroad would suspend service at 7 p.m. on Sunday and some lines may be curtailed over a period of several hours leading up to that time. So no people who rely on Metro North or on New York City buses or subway service should assume that it will be available after 7 p.m. tomorrow.