24-hour subway service ends to disinfect trains and buses overnight


Caution tape is seen at a subway train on April 29, 2020 in New York City.

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New York City is suspending 24-hour subway service to disinfect subway cars and protect essential workers during the coronavirus crisis, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday.

“They can disinfect all trains and buses every night,” Cuomo said at a news briefing. “It can best be done by stopping train service from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. every night during the pandemic so they can actually perform this service.”

The Metropolitan Transit Authority, which

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