While the MTA assesses the damage, it has found that none of the buses or subway cars were affected, which means the damage is all on the lines. Some bus service will return at 5pm today and fares will be suspended for the time being. To find out which ones, keep an eye on MTA insider. Bloomberg said it could still be five days before subway returns, but MTA chief Joe Lhota said “if there are parts of the subway system we can get up, we’ll get them up.” He also said MTA will use buses to supplement down subway lines, and asked New Yorkers to “be creative with us.”
Subway arrival times have been accessible online for sometime, but this app nicely formats and maps the information.
Loud and ephemeral, the folding subway seat is far from beloved. Only tangentially related, check out this deck of subway-themed Pokemon cards.
Serious pro tip: MetroCard insurance is a thing, and it's free, and you should use it if you lose your (unlimited) card.