Subway suspension drags on for 3 lines as staff drifts back

Three New York City Subway lines are on week two of being suspended while the Metropolitan Transit Authority grapples with a staffing shortage due to the omicron surge.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority, which operates the U.S.’s largest transit system, said it is starting to see a decline in the number of workers who are out as they tested positive for Covid, but service adjustments remain necessary. The MTA has suspended the B, W and Z lines—which connect Manhattan with the outer boroughs.

Currently, 6.3% of the system’s 67,000-person workforce is out due to Covid, down from 11% during the week of Dec. 27, according to the MTA. A

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