Transit, roadway, and ferry service is being restored following Hurricane Sandy
*Information revised as of December 4, 2012
Recovery in the wake of Hurricane Sandy includes ongoing repairs to city-wide traffic and transit access and service. LowerManhattan.info has compiled the latest updates for road, rail and water transportation.
Subways and Buses
Visit www.mta.info for current transit and tunnel information.
Rail Service in Lower Manhattan: R train service is suspended between Whitehall Street and Jay Street-MetroTech, until late December 2012.
1 train service is suspended between Rector Street and South Ferry, until further notice.
Staten Island Railroad service is limited to Monday through Friday only, until further notice. Only local service in the AM rush hours. During PM weekday rush hours, trains run a modified express/local service from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Click here for additional details and updates.
Click here for more New York City Transit (NYCT) information and schedules; and click here to view a current NYC subway service map (in PDF format).
Bus Service in Lower Manhattan: NYCT posts regular schedule and service updates at its website, here.
PATH Service: PATH service resumed November 26th, operating weekdays between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. from Newark-Penn Station to World Trade Center, and Journal Square to 33rd Street. On weekends, PATH trains will run from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. between Newark and 33rd St. only. Service at the PATH station in Hoboken remains suspended because of destroyed switching equipment, with repairs expected to continue for several weeks. Click here to visit the Port Authority PATH website.
Staten Island Bus Service: The city has expanded bus service for the X23 and X24 lines in Staten Island to meet rising demands as a result of the storm. Atlantic Express will operate one additional bus on the X23 route and one additional bus on the X24 route. Each additional bus will make four trips, for a total of eight additional trips per day. The city Economic Development Corporation worked with Atlantic Express Bus to begin operating temporary additional express bus service.
Detailed traffic advisories are posted on the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) website, including notices about bridge, tunnel and street closures, as well as holiday gridlock-alert day alerts.
Hugh L. Carey Tunnel: The Carey Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel reopened November 19th to traffic in both directions around theclock. However, trucks are still barred from usingthe tunnel until further notice.
Holland Tunnel: The tunnel is open for normal traffic operations in both directions. Autos, buses and two- and three-axle trucks are allowed; however, no tractor trailers are allowed.
Battery Park Underpass: The Battery Park Underpass, connecting West Street (Route 9A) to the FDR Drive is open to westbound bus traffic during afternoon rush hour, from 3 to 7 p.m. It is open to eastbound vehicles 24 hours a day.
Staten Island Ferry Service: Temporary ferry service has been established between Manhattan and Staten Island. The city DOT, in cooperation with New York Water Taxi, is operating ferries daily during morning and evening rush hours, between Wall Street-Pier 11, Midtown's East 35th Street pier, and Fresh Kills Staten Island. One-way fare is $2.00. For details and ferry schedules, visit the city DOT website here.
Rockaway Ferry Service: Seastreak ferry service is now running between Manhattan and the Rockaways. Ferries travel between Pier 11 in Lower Manhattan, Beach 108th Street, and Beach Channel Drive. Free transfer is allowed for ferries traveling between Pier 11 and East 34th Street in Midtown. One-way fare is $2.00. Visit the city EDC website for schedules and other details.
Free parking is available for those in the Rockaways taking the new ferry service to Manhattan. The parking lot is across Beach Channel Drive from the new Rockaway ferry landing.