28 Sep 2012 04:38 PM EST
-by Trista McKenzie, Contributing Writer; Image: It’s a good day for the subway... (Image Source: MTA)
The U.N. General Assembly continues to cause traffic problems in Manhattan. Keep that in mind for your commute home—which luckily for many of us is the last big rush hour commute until Monday.
Luckily, all subway trains are running as scheduled this afternoon.
Most Long Island Railroad and Metro-North Railroad trains are also running normally, but the 3:06 train from Babylon due into Penn Station at 4:22 p.m. will instead stop in Jamaica because of equipment trouble. The following westbound train will accommodate passengers. On the Metro-North, as usual, buses will replace trains on the Port Jervis line between Port Jervis and Harriman from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through November 9.
Also as usual, the U.N. General Assembly is causing traffic in Manhattan, and many buses face delays—so try taking the subway if at all possible. Lane closures on 57th St. and 42nd St. between 5th Ave. and 1st Ave. along with various side street closures east of 2nd Ave. between 57th St. and 42nd St. are causing traffic at this time.
M20 and M33 buses are detoured due to construction on Chambers St.; B25 buses are detoured due to the DUMBO Arts Festival from 10 a.m. Friday, September 28, to 6 p.m. Sunday, September 30; and finally, Q2 and Q110 buses will discharge and pick up passengers during Belmont Park Racetrack’s open hours through October 28.
Brooklyn and Staten Island express buses will be running with delays due to the U.N. Assembly. M15, M15SBS, M50, M42, M34A and M34ASBS buses are detoured, as are QM7, QM8, QM11, QM24 and QM25 buses. M5 and M7 buses are also facing a temporary stop change and M66 buses have also been rerouted.
M96 and M22 buses are facing a temporary stop change due to construction. M9 buses are facing a construction detour.
Bx1, Bx2, Bx28, Bx30, Bx38, Bx39, Bx41, Bx55 and BxM11 buses are facing some stop changes. Bx12 SBS, Bx29 and Bx38 routes have been adjusted due to construction.
Q113 buses are also facing a route adjustment.
Finally, off property volume in Manhattan is causing traffic backup in the north Manhattan-bound tube of the Queens Midtown Tunnel, and operational activity on the Manhattan-bound toll plaza on the Robert F. Kennedy/Triboro Bridge has caused two toll lanes to be blocked. Delays are expected on both. All other bridges and tunnels are running smoothly.
For more information, visit the MTA.