For residents of the city provided 61 bus route instead of using the subway, which was closed for disinfection.
In New York, on Wednesday night, for the first time in its history, the metro closed for several hours to disinfect, NY1 reported.
Trains stopped running from 01:00 to 05:00.
Instead of the metro, 61 bus routes were organized for passengers. First of all, routes were sent to sections adjacent to medical centers for the transport of about 11 thousand people who use the metro at night.
Such measures will take effect, possibly for several months.
“We have provided for the possibility of a flexible response to the situation. If we see that somewhere it is necessary to increase the frequency of buses, we can do it,” said the acting Head of the Transport Department Sana Feinberg.
The New York subway, which received the first passengers at ground stations in 1868, and at underground stations in 1904, is considered one of the largest in the world. The total length of the tracks is about 1,370 km, and the number of railcars exceeds 6,400. About 5.6 million people use the metro on weekdays; during the pandemic period, passenger traffic decreased by 90%.