24 Hour Subway Service to Resume on May 17

Beginning on May 17, subways will begin running around-the-clock again.

It’ll be the first time in a year that trains will run overnight. The system was shut down at the start of the pandemic from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. and later reduced to 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. for cleaning.

“The MTA - subway trains have never been cleaner than they are now,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said.

The move to restart overnight subway service comes two days before capacity limits in the tri-state area are lifted.

“Now you'll have people working till four o'clock in the morning again, so the MTA will resume their 24 hour service on May 17th to coordinate with the economic and social economic activity increase,” Cuomo said.

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