Students were told to dress warmly as they trickled back to chilly classrooms Monday, and many trains and buses were rolling again, but a week after Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the region, the return to work and school was still a challenge as the New York City area struggled to recover. Long lines at bus stops, impossibly packed trains, and padlocked platforms attested to the difficulties of the first weekday commute with a public transit system still hobbled.
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