Daily News from New York, New York on September 17, 2001 · 32
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Daily News from New York, New York · 32

New York, New York
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Monday, September 17, 2001
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Subways 'radically changed BY PETE DONOHUE All HEWS STAFF WRITER Transit officials rewrote the subway map yesterday to get throngs of workers back to lower Manhattan this morning for the first time since the World Trade Center disaster. But with some subway lines out of service, others radically changed and most stations closed downtown, the commute will be anything but easy. "We are trying to maximize the number of people we can carry into Manhattan, but the subway map has changed radically," Transit Authority spokesman Al O'Leary said. The Transit Authority will have hundreds of workers and volunteers at stations to help guide commuters, O'Leary said. With the New York Stock Exchange, the Mercantile Exchange and other business in the Wall Street area ready to reopen, commuters will be forced to negotiate downtown through four subway stations south of Chambers St: the 6 train's Brooklyn Bridge station, the 4 and 5 lines' Fulton St and Bowling Green stops, the A train's Fulton StTB roadway-Nassau station and the J train's Broad St. stop. One bright spot was the restoration yesterday of the 2 and 3 lines, which were knocked out last week between Manhattan and Brooklyn after tunnels on the lines were flooded in lower Manhattan. The 4 and 5 lines, also down last week, have also been restored, though both are skipping stops downtown. With N and R trains unable to run underneath Ground Zero for fears that rumbling could cause more problems aboveground service on that line has been halted, with the W, Q, M and J trains picking up the slack. But service is still out on the 19 line between Chambers St and South Ferry. The World Trade Center station on the E line is closed and the NR line between Canal St and Whitehall St is likely to be out of service for weeks during the rescue and cleanup efforts, TA President Lawrence Reuter said. Four stations Chambers St on the 23 and AC lines, Park Place on the 23 and Wall St on the 45 will be bypassed until further notice, he said. Reuter urged riders to be patient and employers to do their part. "The business community can help by staggering the work hours of employees, which will reduce demand on the mass transit system during work hours," he said. After a confusing week of route changes, interruptions and delays, some nervous subway riders tried out their commutes a day early. Not all the test runs were successful. Mary Rose Saliba, 50, a city office worker, took a J train to Chambers St, but the station's exit gates were blocked and she couldn't get out, so she turned around and took a downtown J to Fulton St "It's going to be confusing for people having to go to work tomorrow," Saliba said. L r. . - -XT kiv -fVl ; i : I ''fir . ' -. " n I- rr., ; f I " ' ) , . ' - I I ! ' 1-0 t (1 J ' ' f ' s ,---,- s ' - - - ; " . - - MARC A. HERMANN Wall St. subway station, shown full of dust as it's evacuated during the Trade Center disaster Tues- day, remains closed. Thousands returning to work in lower Manhattan today will have to walk farther. Canal St Canal St M Gr'd st. ' i-f franklin St ihamber. St If ---Q-ZJ-- Chambers St 1 g " "iTTjui - '3' " 1 Vftrt ajClty Sff Chambers St. ""watT ' ','vr VV'-vV Seklyn Bridge ""- , g0" ' V WORLD TJL l fif V TRADE rvVfrl f ; SOUTH . W J"' CENTEr St . 99 f sWeet Clark St . t Q I Fuf0fst-.A SPonT aO " , ' CotlandtBt wafl. S KSf " ft RtorSt BrlSt 0 - 33 wwfehSist. ,, - STATEK ISLAND " '!.: X . FBBa PERRY TERMINAL 'an . - v 1 Service suspended. 4 Stations closed indefinitely. STATIONS OPEN SOUTH OF CANAL ST. 4 & 5: Fulton St. and Bowling Green 9 6: Brooklyn Bridge A: Fulton SLBroadway-Nassau J: Broad St. B, D, F, G, L, 6, 7, Grand Central Shuttle FOR UPDATES Service changes frequently. For the latest, go to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Web site (www.rnta.nyc.ny.us). SERVICE CHANGES 1: No service south of 14th St. 9: No service. 2 & 3: Skip Park Place. 4 & 5: Skip Wall St. C: No service. E: Replaces C in Brooklyn to Euclid Ave. Skips Chambers St. and World Trade . Center station. J: Replaces R in -Brooklyn. Extended from Broad St. in Manhattan to 95th -St., Brooklyn. M: Replaces N In Brooklyn. Extended from Chambers St. to Coney Island. Q: Replaces R In Queens. Extended from 57th St. in Manhattan to Forest Hills, Queens. W: Extended to replace N In Queens to Astoria. DAILY NEWS

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