New York City Subway

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First planned shutdown of NY subway in 115 years
Empty New York City subway
Empty New York City subway Credit: Pendect/Ashley Winkler

New York City deliberately shuts down its subway system for the first time in its 115-year history. For the foreseeable future, the system will close overnight between 1 am and 5 am so a crew of cleaners can deep-clean and disinfect the trains and stations to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

New York cleans all 472 subway stations and plans on doing it every night until Corona is contained

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced that all buses, trains and stations are being disinfected and cleaned. They plan on doing so every three days, with the stations even cleaned every day. Currently the MTA has around 2,000 subway cars, nearly 2000 buses and 472 stations. The measure follows a second person in New York being positively tested for the coronavirus.