NEW YORK, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that the city's subway will begin limited service on Thursday.
There will be no subway service on Thursday below 42nd street in Manhattan.
Cuomo also said that limited commuter rail service on the Long Island Rail Road and the Metro-North railroad will resume at 2 p.m. Wednesday
Many tunnels that carry trains were flooded by the superstorm Sandy, which represents the worst natural disaster in the transit system's 108-year history.
Meanwhile, Cuomo called for patience and tolerance because of the current traffic conditions.
Though bus service in New York has already been restored, traffic was slow because of heavy traffic and passengers could be seen queuing up in long lines.
The governor also said: "We are working hard on power restoration."
Hurricane Sandy has left almost a quarter of New York City homes without power as the hurricane strength downed power lines, causing power outages and fires in the affected areas in the past few days.