MTA Exec: Overnight Service Won’t Be Back Until At Least Next Summer

The second night of overnight subway disinfecting and cleaning at Stillwell Terminal on Thu., May 7, 2020.

Photo: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit

A bummer 'til summer?

New York City Transit Interim President Sarah Feinberg told transit workers that overnight subway service won't be back until the summer at the earliest, according to NY1.

Feinberg's comments were part of the outlet's coverage of how the nightly 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. shutdown is affecting about 20,000 commuters, doubling some people's commute times after they were forced to switch from the subway to the bus. Given the many months until June 20, 2021, some advocates argue that the MTA should at the very least have learned enough from its cleaning regimen that it can do it in a smaller window than four hours.

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