NYC's subway back on track for commute after Irene

By KAREN MATTHEWS | August 29, 2011 | 6:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City subway service is back on track for the morning rush.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says limited service resumed at 5:40 a.m. Monday.

It says service remains suspended on Metro-North Railroad because of heavy damage from Tropical Storm Irene. Metro-North serves regions north of New York City, from Westchester County to southern Connecticut.

The MTA's decision Saturday to halt all subways, buses and commuter trains in preparation for the storm had threatened to disrupt the start of the work week for millions of New Yorkers.

It was the first time a natural disaster ever shut the system down.