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MTA Winter Weather Travel Guide
Snow Flake


When cold or inclement weather is in the forecast, MTA services are subject
to change as conditions demand. Use this guide to plan your trip on our subways,
buses, paratransit, commuter rail, bridges and tunnels.

Our goal is to keep you informed. Remember that ‘Service Status’ for all MTA
services is always available at mta.info 24/7. You can also tune into your local traffic
and transit news broadcasts for updates, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

MTA Service Snow Flake Weather Condition Possible Service Impacts
NYC Subways
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  • Temperatures of 10ºF or less, or
  • Freezing rain and/or ice, or
  • Forecast of 5" or more of snow.
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  • Planned Service Changes may be cancelled.
  • Service on the B subwayW subway may end early.
  • Express service may run local on these lines:
    A subway E subway D subway F subway N subway Q subway 2 subway 3 subway 4 subway 5 subway 6 subway
  • Service on the 7 subway may be reduced, with last/first stop to/from Flushing being Times Sq-42 St and shuttle trains providing service to/from 34 St-Hudson Yards.
  • Snow accumulation of 8" or more
  • Freezing conditions
Arrow Service on some or all routes may be temporarily reduced or suspended to clear tracks and avoid stranding trains.
NYC Buses
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Snow accumulation of 6" with a
forecast of up to 10".
Arrow Some or all of these as road conditions warrant:
• Route cancellations • Longer headways
• Skipped stops

Forecast of 10" or more of snow. Arrow Bus service may be temporarily reduced or suspended as road conditions warrant.

Long Island Rail Road
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Snow accumulation reaches 10" or more. Arrow Service on some or all routes may be temporarily reduced or suspended to clear tracks and avoid stranding trains.
Metro-North Railroad
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Forecast of 10" or more of snow. Arrow Service on some or all routes may be temporarily reduced or suspended to clear tracks and avoid stranding trains.
Staten Island Railway
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  • Freezing rain and/or ice, or
  • Snow accumulation of 6" or more.
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  • Express service may be suspended.
  • Delays and service suspensions may occur.
Snow accumulation of 8" or more. Arrow Service may be temporarily reduced or suspended to clear tracks and avoid stranding trains.
Paratransit
Access-A-Ride

Freezing rain and/or ice. Arrow Paratransit service may be temporarily reduced or suspended.
Snow accumulation of 3" to 5". Arrow
  • Call out to customers for their confirmation or cancellation of planned trips.
  • Feeder service and conditional eligibility will not be enforced under these conditions.
Forecast of snow 6" or more. Arrow
  • Service may be temporarily reduced or suspended. Priority is given for medically necessary trips if the safety of all involved is not at risk.
  • Cancel all hearings and assessments.
  • Reservations accepted up to 24 hours in advance, instead of 48.
Bridges and Tunnels
Snow accumulation of 8" to 10". Arrow Reduced speed on ramps, roadways and in toll plazas.
Snow accumulation of 10" or more. Arrow Reduced roadway capacity or lane closures.
Combined snow/ice storm. Arrow Bridges will be subject to reduced speed and may be closed intermittently.
About these service changes Your safety  
While forecasted temperatures and snow accumulations guide our preparations, the actual intensity of the storm, road conditions, and our ability to clear tracks will dictate the level of service we can safely provide and/or restore. We urge all of our customers to take extra care when traveling. Stay clear of the platform edges, use handrails, and walk carefully when entering or exiting stations and boarding or leaving trains and buses. Please allow extra time for travel during storms.
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