MTA Labor Day weekend service

By Queens Courier Staff | |

Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin
Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin

MTA railroads will provide extra service on Friday, Aug. 29, and all MTA services will operate on reduced schedules on Labor Day, Monday Sept. 1, according to the transit agency.

Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad

The LIRR and Metro-North will provide 27 additional early-afternoon trains from Manhattan on Friday, Aug. 29. For more information on LIRR service click here and for more information on Metro-North service click here.

On Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1, Metro-North will operate on a Sunday schedule, and the LIRR will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule.

New York City Subways and Buses

MTA New York City Transit subways and buses and MTA Bus Company buses will operate on a Sunday schedule on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1.

Because of the J’Ouvert Parade on Monday, Sept. 1, from 2 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Brooklyn, the Church Av 2 station will be closed and bypassed from 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, to 4 a.m. Monday, Sept. 1. Buses in the area will be rerouted.

Because of the West Indian-American Day Parade on Monday, Sept. 1, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, certain subway entrances in the parade area may be affected and buses in the area will be rerouted.  The Eastern Pakwy- Brooklyn Museum 234 station will be closed and bypassed from 12 noon to 7 p.m. Monday, September 1. At the Crown Hts-Utica Av 34 station, certain staircases will be designated entrance/exit only.  4 trains will make local stops in Brooklyn.

Staten Island Railway

Staten Island Railway (SIR) customers will be able to catch earlier afternoon express train service on Friday, Aug. 29, with Staten Island Railway’s Early Departure Getaway schedule. This schedule means extra SIR trains will be added earlier in the afternoon beginning at 2:30 p.m. from the St. George Ferry Terminal. There will be one express train and one local train awaiting every boat until 7:50 p.m. SIR will operate on a Sunday Schedule on Labor Day, Monday Sept. 1.

MTA Bridges and Tunnels

MTA Bridges and Tunnels will suspend routine construction and maintenance work at its facilities beginning at 6 a.m. on Friday, Augu. 29, through the end of the morning rush on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Work will continue at the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge where a full-time lane closure is in effect.