New York’s 24/7 subway system will shutter nightly from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. to facilitate coronavirus cleaning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday in a historic move.
“You never had a challenge of disinfecting every train every 24 hours,” said Cuomo in an Albany press briefing, referring to the challenge he’d put earlier this week to the MTA. “It can best be done by stopping train service from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. every night.”
The “massive undertaking” is expected to impact 10,000 riders nightly, according to Cuomo, who said buses, vans and for-hire vehicles will be provided.
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