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New York City Subway to Return to 24-Hour Service

New York City’s subway will return to 24-hour service on May 17 to coincide with the lifting of a 12 a.m. curfew on outdoor drinking and dining

5/3/2021 9:30:00 PM

New York City’s subway will return to 24-hour service on May 17 to coincide with the lifting of a 12 a.m. curfew on outdoor drinking and dining

New York City’s subway will return to 24-hour service on May 17 after a year of nightly shutdowns to clean stations and trains during the Covid-19 pandemic.

May 3, 2021 1:42 pm ETNew York City’s subway will return to 24-hour service on May 17 after a year of nightly shutdowns to clean stations and trains during, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.State transit officials said the shutdowns, between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. ET beginning last May,

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and to direct people who are homeless to social services. At the time, average weekday ridership had declined by more than 90% to fewer than 500,000 riders.In February this year, as weekday ridership on the system reached about 1.8 million riders, transportation officials

reduced the closuresto between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m.Since then, millions of people have been vaccinated, Covid-19 positivity rates have fallen substantially and leaders in the region have begun relaxing pandemic restrictions on businesses and events.Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, speaking at a news conference, said 24-hour service will be needed beginning May 17 to coincide with New York state lifting a 12 a.m. curfew on outdoor drinking and dining in New York City. headtopics.com

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