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MTA runs extra trains into Manhattan for pope's visit

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Extra security put in place in New Haven for Pope's NYC visit (WFSB) Extra security put in place in New Haven for Pope's NYC visit (WFSB)
NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB/AP) -

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will run extra trains into New York City for Pope Francis' visit while bus service near papal events will experience delays and detours.

The MTA says street closings in Manhattan will force numerous bus lines to be rerouted between 3 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Saturday.

The subways will run normally but some entrances and stairways at Penn Station will be closed because of Friday's papal Mass at Madison Square Garden.

The Long Island Rail Road will operate eight extra westbound trains on Friday.

Extra trains will be on standby at Penn Station to carry customers back to Long Island after the Mass.

Metro-North will operate three extra trains into Manhattan on Friday. Three Manhattan-bound trains early Saturday morning will be canceled.

The pope's visit also means there will be extra police at train stations throughout the northeast. 

There will be extra security at the Union Avenue Train Station in New Haven Police Department on Thursday and Friday, according to police.

The police will be at train station to help with the "anticipated large volume of travelers." New Haven officers will "conduct high visibility patrols inside the train station." 

Riders can definitely expect to see more police looking for anything suspicious.

"It's a good thing. I think its warranted and we want to be safe," said Anthony Riccio, a Metro-North rider.

There will also be extra patrols from Amtrak and MTA police departments at the Union Avenue Train Station. 

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