NYC Suspends 24Hrs Subway System for Disinfectant purpose

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city’s public transit system needed to be cleaned and disinfected due to COVID-19. Cuomo said, “They can disinfect all trains and buses every nights,” and “It can best be done by stopping train service from 1 am to 5 am every night.”

Cuomo added that the city’s public transit system will still provide buses and “dollar vans” at no cost to essential workers during those hours.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) runs the city’s public transit system, but this operation will be operated by the State, City, and the NYPD.

The subway system of the MTA operates 24 hour daily service. Some natural disasters halted its operation before.

Normally MTA cleans the subway cars every 72 hours, but it is to change to every single day from now on.

Cuomo added that NYPD and homeless outreach workers will cooperate to clear people out of the subway at 1 a.m.

Cuomo said disinfected cleaning will be done to interiors of the buses, subway cars and all of its subway area as well. Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, New York saw more than 164,000 cases, and some of the MTA workers have been infected by COVID-19 and died.

The MTA will disinfect the Metro North Line(MNL) and Long Island Rail Road(LIRR) too. These lines can be done without disruption to service, Cuomo added.

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