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NYC Subway Suspension Drags On for 3 Lines as Staff Drifts Back

  • MTA chief says things heading in the ‘right direction’
  • 6.3% of the transit system’s workforce is out due to Covid
A commuter in the Second Avenue subway station in New York.

A commuter in the Second Avenue subway station in New York.

Photographer: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

Three New York City Subway lines are on week two of being suspended while the Metropolitan Transit Authority grapples with a staffing shortage due to the omicron surge. 

The Metropolitan Transit Authority, which operates the U.S.’s largest transit system, said it is starting to see a decline in the number of workers who are out as they tested positive for Covid, but service adjustments remain necessary. The MTA has suspended the B, W and Z lines -- which connect Manhattan with the outer boroughs.