Service cancellations on several rail lines out of New York City’s Grand Central Terminal prompted some major travel delays on Tuesday evening as thunderstorms moved through the area.
The Metro-North Railroad suspended service on its Harlem, Hudson, and New Haven lines. Images on social media showed hordes of travelers staring at phones, searching for other transportation.
Local reports indicated surge-pricing for alternatives like Uber had increased dramatically as public transit service ground to a halt.
Some transit service cancellations out of New York City’s Grand Central Terminal set off some major travel delays on Tuesday evening.
The Metro-North Railroad suspended service on tis Harlem, Hudson, and New Haven lines, advising customers to find alternative travel accommodations. The agency said there were multiple downed trees on the New Haven line, and that trains en route will remain at stations until further notice.
Local reports indicated surge pricing for alternatives like Uber had increased dramatically as transit service ground to a halt.
Here’s the scene from Grand Central Terminal:
WATCH: New York City’s iconic Grand Central Station is packed with stranded commuters as severe weather moves in and forces the halt of trains that ferry commuters north of the country’s most populous city. https://t.co/BJvGmvSOKW – @MarcSantia4NY pic.twitter.com/LJoollpRhv
— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 15, 2018
#grandcentral #MetroNorth service suspended because of storm #transit @PIXweather @PIX11News pic.twitter.com/kx8XdHKd0I
— Greg Mocker (@gregmocker) May 15, 2018
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