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PHOTOS: New York battens down the hatches as Sandy approaches

The Metropolitan Transport Authority has locked up the train network ahead of Sandy’s landfall this evening.

THE IMMINENT ARRIVAL of Hurricane Sandy to the New York-New Jersey area of the United States – and the mandatory evacuation orders for some of the coastal areas of those states – means the transport system is all but abandoned.

All municipal train and bus services have been abandoned, in order to encourage people to get out of the way of the oncoming storm, which is likely to hit New Jersey state in the coming hours.

Here are some photographs of New York’s eerily quiet transport system, and early signs of some of the damage that might be expected.

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Read: ‘Don’t be stupid. Get out.’ – Mass shut down as Sandy approaches US

More: Irish citizens advised not to travel to eastern US until Sandy passes

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