Gallery: MTA Assessing Storm Damage to Transit System, Limited Bus Serv...

Shutting down the entire subway system is no small feat, and the process to restore service is extensive. From the MTA website: "Crews have a step-wise process that we follow, that starts with assessing tracks, then running test trains before it's finally safe to run passenger trains. Pump trains are operating in places where there's water on tracks. Employees are walking tracks throughout the underground portion of the system; employees will walk tracks and elevated structures when they are deemed safe." Above, the rail yards in Coney Island are flooded.

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