- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 5, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will reduce rush-hour commuter rail and New York city bus service as a winter storm exits the Northeast, leaving behind ice and snow.

Metro-North will operate at 75 percent of its normal evening rush hour schedule on Wednesday on its Harlem, Hudson and New Haven rail lines.

Some local and express trains will be combined and will make additional stops. Consolidated trains will depart from Grand Central Terminal at the later of the two times to help passengers avoid missing trains.

New York City buses will run at 85 percent to 90 percent capacity and some detours, delays and suspensions are possible.

Spokesman Aaron Donovan says Metro-North officials worry that rain arriving in the region may turn to ice, posing a problem for rails, platforms and overhead electric lines.



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