Buses offered to homeless for shelter during nightly NYC subway closure

WION Web Team
New York City, New York, United States of America Published: May 09, 2020, 09:46 PM(IST)

NYC Subway Photograph:( Reuters )

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With the freezing temperatures and traces of snow, transit officials said they would provide a limited number of buses at end-of-line stations Saturday and Sunday to the homeless.

New York City is providing buses for homeless people to shelter them from cold weather this weekend during newly instituted overnight subway closure.

The subway system last week took the step of halting overnight service in order to clean train cars in order to curtail the spread of coronavirus. The subway system, whose more than 600 miles of track crisscross four of New York's five boroughs, will close between 1 am and 5 am beginning May 6 to allow crews to disinfect the cars each night. The city’s buses will also be cleaned every night.

With the freezing temperatures and traces of snow, transit officials said they would provide a limited number of buses at end-of-line stations Saturday and Sunday to the homeless.

According to the statement from the officials, the buses may serve as a place for individuals to escape the elements in the short term -- during this cold snap.

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