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

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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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New York Gov. Cuomo says NYC subway system is disgusting and deteriorating, orders cleaning plan

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) speaks during a press Conference at the State Capitol.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that he’s ordering New York City’s subway authority to develop a cleaning plan for all trains after reports that the subway system has deteriorated, trains are filled with homeless people and crime has proliferated. 

Cuomo said he saw pictures in The Daily News of train cars that were filthy and disgusting and had homeless people living on them with all of their belongings. He added that some crimes have increased despite a 90%

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