In a post-Covid NYC, some things still haven’t fully returned back to their pre-pandemic state of normality, and the MTA subway service is one of those things. However, as the city picks back up and becomes more crowded, MTA officials are working to better serve NYC straphangers.
The MTA announced yesterday, Tuesday, December 19, NYC subway service adjustments that will be implemented in 2023 to better fulfill post-Covid travel trends.
The new subway service adjustments include increased scheduled trips on weekends and a modified Monday and Friday scheduled service, where ridership recovery has shown to be the slowest.
The changes are expected to go into effect in June 2023 and include the following:
- Scheduled trips added to G, J, and M lines on weekends
- Weekday A and C express/local rush hour service (Manhattan-bound A express service will commence one trip earlier during the early morning rush and one rush hour C trip will be shifted earlier in the morning)
- Strategic reductions to scheduled trips on Mondays and Fridays on the 1, 6, 7, E, F, L, and Q lines
This announcement comes shortly after MTA officials announced that structural fixes to the Williamsburg Bridge will negatively impact the J and M lines causing disruptions between 2023 and 2024. Hopefully the disruptions won’t be too much of a headache with these 2023 service adjustments.