Eerie photos show empty subway stations in NYC amid coronavirus panic

The new coronavirus brought the unthinkable: a lonely New York City commute.

Dramatic photos shot by a Post photographer show a nearly empty Times Square subway station Tuesday afternoon as straphangers apparently heeded sometimes contradictory advice from officials to avoid crowded trains while insisting it is still safe to ride the rails.

The striking images captured unlikely scenes of nearly empty platforms and mezzanines practically devoid of life at 2 p.m.

“Data suggests a limited decline in ridership for now,” said MTA spokesman Tim Minton in a statement.

New Yorkers took to Twitter to comment on the light crowds on typically packed subway trains.

 

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