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MTA service for the July 4 holiday


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The MTA will offer extra railroad service on Thursday, July 3 for the Fourth of July weekend. On Friday, July 4, subways, buses, the LIRR and the Staten Island Railway will operate on a Saturday schedule, and Metro-North Railroad will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule with extra trains added. More details are below, according to the transit agency.

Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad

The LIRR and Metro-North will provide additional early-afternoon service from Manhattan on Thursday, July 3, for customers planning an early getaway for the start of the Independence Day holiday. Seventeen extra trains will depart Grand Central Terminal between noon and 4 p.m., and eight extra trains will depart from Penn Station between 2 and 4 p.m.  Train service that normally operates to the Hamptons and Montauk only on Fridays, including The Cannonball, will run on Thursday, July 3, instead.

For more details from the Long Island Rail Road click here and Metro-North Railroad click here.

NYC Subway

On Friday, July 4, subways will operate on a Saturday schedule. There will be no R Subway Line Icon service below Canal St. Customers are encouraged to use the Bowling Green 4, 5 and Fulton St 2, 3, 4, 5 A, C stations. There will be increased subway service on the 5, A, C, F, N and S 42nd Street Shuttle prior to and following the Macy’s fireworks celebration, which will originate from three barges located between The Manhattan Bridge and Pier 9 (near Old Slip) from 9:25 p.m. to 9:55 p.m.

NYC Buses

Buses operated by MTA New York City Transit and the MTA Bus Company will operate on a Saturday schedule on Friday, July 4. There are many routes that either do not operate on Saturdays or do not run on part of the route at certain hours. Customers traveling on the Fourth of July should check Saturday schedules, lines and routes.  The following bus routes may be affected by delays and detours:  M5; M15 SBS; M20; B25 and B63.

Staten Island Railway

Staten Island Railway customers looking to get a head start on the Fourth of July holiday will be able to catch earlier afternoon express train service on Thursday, July 3 with MTA Staten Island Railway’s Early Departure Getaway schedule. 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. On the Fourth of July, SIR will operate on a Saturday schedule. Staten Island Railway is prepared to add additional service prior to and after the fireworks, as needed.

MTA Bridges and Tunnels

MTA Bridges and Tunnels will suspend all routine construction work at its seven bridges and two tunnels beginning 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, through Monday morning, July 7.

 

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MTA service changes for Presidents’ Day holiday


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On Monday, Feb. 17, the Presidents’ Day holiday, there will be the following MTA service changes, according to the transit agency.

Subways and buses

The city’s subways and buses will operate on a Saturday schedule with some service changes:

  • 4 trains are not running. Customer can use 5 service in Brooklyn and Manhattan and D service and shuttle buses in the Bronx.
  • The 5 train is extended to Utica Ave./New Lots Ave. replacing 4 service.
  • 7 weekend work is extended through Monday; 7 trains operate only between Times Square and Mets-Willets Point.
  • Weekend work is extended through Monday; A trains operate in two sections – 207 St. to Jay St.-MetroTech and Utica Ave. to Lefferts Blvd./Far Rockaway.  Shuttle buses between Jay S.t-MetroTech and Utica Ave.
  • Other weekend track work diversions will extend through Monday. Details will be posted here.

Long Island Rail Road

The LIRR will operate on a holiday schedule with one extra westbound morning on the Ronkonkoma Branch. The train will depart from Ronkonkoma at 7:10 a.m. and make all local stops to Hicksville, then stop at Jamaica and Woodside before arriving at Penn Station at 8:28 a.m.

Off peak fares will be in effect all day. Regularly scheduled eastbound and westbound trains will have added cars to accommodate additional passengers.

Metro-North Railroad

The Metro-North Railroad will operate on a Saturday schedule. Hudson Rail Link, the Newburgh-Beacon Ferry and the Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry, will not operate. The north end exits to Grand Central at 46th-48th streets will be closed.

Staten Island Railway

Staten Island Railway will operate on a Sunday schedule. There will be no early Get Away schedule for the Friday before the holiday weekend.

 

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Weekend subway service changes


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Construction work to upgrade and maintain stations, tracks and signal systems is affecting weekend service on many of the city’s subway lines. The MTA is advising customers to allow for extra travel time if they rely on any of these trains.

2

From 6:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17, 241st Street-bound 2 trains run express from 3rd Avenue-149th Street to East 180th Street due to rail replacement at Intervale Avenue and gauge replacement south of Jackson Avenue.

4

From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, November 16 to 10 p.m. Sunday, November 17, there are no 4 trains between Woodlawn and 161st Street-Yankee Stadium due to track panel installation at Burnside Avenue.  Customers may take the D train and free shuttle buses instead.

  • 4 service operates between Utica Avenue/New Lots Avenue and 161st Street-Yankee Stadium.
  • Transfer between 4 and D trains at 161st Street-Yankee Stadium.
  • For service to and from 167th Street, 170th Street, Mt. Eden Avenue, 176th Street, Burnside Avenue, 183rd Street, Fordham Road and Kingsbridge Road, use nearby D stations instead. Walk or take a crosstown bus between 4 and D stations.

Take free shuttle buses to and from Bedford Park Blvd, Mosholu Parkway and Woodlawn.  Free shuttle buses connect with Bedford Park Blvd D station.

4

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, November 16 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, 4 trains run local in both directions between Grand Central-42nd Street and Brooklyn Bridge due to signal work at 14th Street-Union Square.

5

From 7:15 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, November 16 and from 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, November 17, Dyre Avenue-bound 5 trains run express from 3rd Avenue-149th Street to East 180th Street due to signal work at 14th Street-Union Square.

5

From 5:45 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, November 16 and from 7:45 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sunday, November 17, 5 trains run every 20 minutes between Dyre Avenue and Bowling Green and 5 trains run local in both directions between Grand Central-42nd Street and Brooklyn Bridge due to signal work at 14th Street-Union Square.

6

At all times until May 2014, 6 trains skip Middletown Road and Castle Hill Avenue in both directions due to station renewal work.

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from 3rd Avenue-138th Street to Parkchester due to ADA upgrades at Hunts Point Avenue.

7

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 15 to 4 a.m. Monday, November 18, there is no 7 train service between Main Street and Willets Point due to rail and cable work north of Willets Point.  Free shuttle buses provide alternate service.

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, Brooklyn-bound A trains run express from 168th Street to 125th Street due to track tie renewal south of 168th Street.

C

From 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17, Brooklyn-bound C trains run express from 168th Street to 125th Street due to track tie renewal south of 168th Street.

E

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, there are no E trains between Jamaica Center and Van Wyck Blvd due to track maintenance between Jamaica-Van Wyck and Sutphin Blvd-Archer Avenue.  E service operates between World Trade Center and Van Wyck Blvd and via the F line to and from 179th Street F station.  Free shuttle buses operate between Jamaica Center and Union Turnpike, stopping at Sutphin Blvd-Archer Avenue, Jamaica-Van Wyck and Van Wyck Blvd.

E

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, Manhattan-bound E trains run express from Forest Hills-71st Avenue to Queens Plaza due to tunnel lighting rehabilitation from 36th Street to Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue.

F

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, November 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, Coney Island-bound F trains are rerouted via the M Line from Roosevelt Avenue to 47th-50th Sts due to station work at Lexington Avenue-63rd Street for the Second Avenue Subway Project.

F

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, Queens-bound F trains run express from Church Avenue to Smith-9th Sts due to work on the Church Avenue Interlocking.

G

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, Queens-bound G trains run express from Church Avenue to Smith-9th Sts due to work on the Church Avenue Interlocking.

J

From 12:45 a.m. Saturday, November 16 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, there are no J trains between Essex Street and Chambers Street due to escalator replacement south of Essex Street.  J service operates between Jamaica Center and Essex Street.  To travel to/from the Bowery, Canal Street and Chambers Street, customers may use the 6 at nearby stations.  F and M trains provide connecting service via Broadway-Lafayette Street and Delancey-Essex Sts.

L

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, November 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, there are no L trains between 8th Avenue and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs due to track tie renewal at 14th Street-Union Square, Bedford Avenue, Lorimer Street, Graham Avenue and Grand Street.  L service operates between Rockaway Parkway and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs.  Customers may use A, F, J and M trains and the M14 and free shuttle buses for alternate service.

  • M service is extended to the 57th Street F station during the daytime and evening hours.
  • Free shuttle buses operate in two sections:

1.)  Between Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs and Lorimer Street, stopping at DeKalb Avenue, Jefferson Street, Morgan Avenue, Montrose Avenue, Grand Street and Graham Avenue.  2.)  At Lorimer Street, Bedford Avenue, Marcy Avenue (J, M), Hewes Street (J, M), and Broadway (G).

In Manhattan, customers should use M14 buses for station along 14th Street.  The M14A serves the Delancey-Essex Sts station.

M

From 6 a.m., Saturday, November 16 to 12:50 a.m. Sunday, November 17 and from 8 a.m. to 11:45 p.m., Sunday, November 17, M service is extended to the 57th Street F station due to track tie renewal at 14th Street-Union Square, Bedford Avenue, Lorimer Street, Graham Avenue and Grand Street.

M

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, M trains skip Fresh Pond Road in both directions due to station renewal work.  Free loop shuttle buses provide connecting service between Fresh Pond Road and Forest Avenue stations.

N, R (Montague Tubes Closed)

At all times until October 2014, there are no N or R trains running between Court Street in Brooklyn and Whitehall Street in Manhattan.  Late night N and weekend R service are rerouted over the Manhattan Bridge.

  • No N or R trains in either direction at Jay Street-MetroTech, Court Street, Whitehall Street, Rector Street, Cortlandt Street and City Hall.
  • Late night R shuttle in Brooklyn is unaffected.

Q

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 16 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, there is no Q train service between 57th Street-7th Avenue and Church Avenue due to track work north of Prospect Park.   Q service operates between Stillwell Avenue and Church Avenue.  Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Church Avenue and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center, stopping at Parkside Avenue, Prospect Park and 7th Avenue.

  • To Manhattan, customers may take the D, F, or N from Stillwell Avenue.
  • To Coney Island, customers may take the D, F, and N at 34th Street-Herald Square or the D, N at Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center.
  • Between Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and 57th Street-7th Avenue, customers may take the N or R.

R

From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17, Manhattan-bound R trains run express from Forest Hills-71st Avenue to Queens Plaza due to tunnel lighting rehabilitation from 36th Street to Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue.

MTA Labor Day weekend service


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MTA railroads will provide extra service on Friday, August 30, and all MTA services will operate on reduced schedules on Labor Day, Monday September 2, according to the transit agency.

Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad

The LIRR and Metro-North will provide additional early-afternoon service from Manhattan on Friday, August 30. For more information on LIRR service click here and for more information on Metro-North service click here.

On Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 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, September 2.

Because of the J’Ouvert and West Indian-American Day Parades in Brooklyn, on Labor Day, 4 trains will make local stops in Brooklyn. Certain subway entrances in the parade area may be affected and buses in the area will be rerouted.

Staten Island Railway

Riders will be able to catch earlier afternoon express train service on Friday, August 30, with Staten Island Railway’s Early Departure Getaway schedule. This schedule means extra SIR trains will be added earlier in the afternoon beginning at 2:31 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 September 2.

MTA Bridges and Tunnels

MTA Bridges and Tunnels will suspend all routine maintenance work at its seven bridges and two tunnels beginning 1 p.m. Friday, August 30, through the end of the morning rush on Tuesday, September 3.

Temporary A train service suspension between Euclid Avenue and Howard Beach Wednesday


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There will be no A train service on Wednesday, July 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Euclid Avenue and Howard Beach because of emergency track work, according to the MTA.

Free shuttle buses will be available as alternatives.

Shuttle buses marked “Express” will operate in both directions nonstop between Euclid Avenue and Howard Beach.

Shuttle buses designated as Local will stop at all A  stations between Euclid Avenue and Lefferts Boulevard, then make stops at Aqueduct (Racino), Aqueduct-North Conduit Avenue and Howard Beach stations.

Customers heading to Rockaway Beach are advised to take:

  • the Q53 from the Woodside 7 subway station or from the Roosevelt Avenue E /F/M /R subway station
  • the Q52 Woodhaven M subway station
  • the Q35 from Flatbush Avenue 2/5 subway station

MTA July Fourth service


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There will be extra service on the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad and Staten Island Railway on Wednesday, July 3 to accommodate riders for the Fourth of July holiday. On Thursday, July 4, New York City subways and buses will operate on a Saturday schedule, and the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad and Staten Island Railway will operate on a Sunday schedule, according to the MTA.

NYC Subway

On Thursday, July 4, subways will operate on a Saturday schedule. There will be increased subway service on the 1, 3, A, C, E, L and 42nd Street Shuttle(S) prior to and following the Macy’s fireworks celebration, which will originate from four barges located on the Hudson River between 24th and 42nd Streets from 9:20 p.m. to 9:55 p.m.

NYC Buses

Buses operated by MTA New York City Transit and the MTA Bus Company will operate on a Saturday schedule on Thursday, July 4. There are many routes that either do not operate on Saturdays or do not run on part of the route at certain hours. Customers traveling on the Fourth of July should check Saturday schedules, lines and routes.

Long Island Rail Road & Metro-North Railroad

The LIRR and Metro-North will provide additional early-afternoon service from Manhattan on Wednesday, July 3, for customers planning an early getaway for the start of the Independence Day holiday. Twenty-three extra trains will depart Grand Central Terminal between noon and 4 p.m., and 8 extra trains will depart from Penn Station between 2 and 4 p.m. Train service that normally operates to the Hamptons and Montauk only on Fridays, including The Cannonball, will also on Wednesday, July 3.

See more details here:

Staten Island Railway

Staten Island Railway customers looking to get a head start on the Fourth of July holiday will be able to catch earlier afternoon express train service on Wednesday, July 3 with MTA Staten Island Railway’s Early Departure Getaway schedule. 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. On the Fourth of July, SIR will operate on a Sunday schedule. Staten Island Railway is prepared to add additional service prior to and after the fireworks, as needed.

MTA Bridges and Tunnels

To help smooth travel for drivers, MTA Bridges and Tunnels will suspend all routine construction work at its seven bridges and two tunnels beginning at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, through the July Fourth holiday.

 

MTA service changes for President’s Day holiday


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According to the MTA, the transit agency’s trains and buses will operate on special schedules in observance of Presidents’ Day on Monday.

Subways and Buses

On Monday, February 18, President’s Day, the MTA New York City subways and buses will operate on a Saturday schedule.

Planned Service changes for Monday, February 18:

The 5 train will operate only as a shuttle in the Bronx, between Dyre Avenue and East 180th Street

7 train weekend work is extended through Monday; 7 trains operate only between Flushing-Main Street and Queensboro Plaza.

Q service will be extended to Astoria due to the 7 shutdown. (From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, February 16, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, February 17, and from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, February 18, Q trains are extended to Ditmars Blvd. in order to augment service between Manhattan and Queens.)

Other weekend track work diversions will extend through Monday. Details will be posted at www.mta.info.

As a reminder, on a Saturday schedule, these subway changes are in place:

There is no express service on the 6 or 7

The B train does not operate; use the A, C, D or Q instead.

M trains operate only between Myrtle Avenue (Broadway), Brooklyn, and Metropolitan Avenue, Queens.

The Z train does not operate; use the J, which runs between Jamaica Center and Chambers Street.

To stay informed, refer to the Weekday and Weekend Service Change Directories posted in all subway stations, or visit the MTA website at www.mta.info and click on “Planned Service Changes” and/or “Current Service Status.”

Long Island Rail Road

On Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 18, the LIRR will operate on a holiday schedule with three extra westbound trains and three extra eastbound trains on the Port Washington Branch and one extra westbound train on the Ronkonkoma Branch. In addition, selected trains will make additional stops. Off-peak fares will be in effect all day. There will be no train service on the West Hempstead Branch and East of Ronkonkoma.

Extra Westbound Trains

Ronkonkoma Branch

Departs Ronkonkoma at 7:10 AM, making stops all stops to Hicksville (except Pinelawn), then Jamaica, Woodside and arrives Penn Station at 8:28 AM.

Port Washington Branch

Departs Port Washington at 7:10 AM, making all stops to Flushing Main St. (except Mets-Willets Point), then Woodside and arrives Penn Station at 7:55 AM.

Departs Port Washington at 8:10 AM, making all stops to Flushing Main St. (except Mets-Willets Point), then Woodside and arrives Penn Station at 8:55 AM.

Departs Port Washington at 9:10 AM, making all stops to Flushing Main St. (except Mets-Willets Point), then Woodside and arrives Penn Station at 9:55 AM.

Extra Eastbound Trains

Port Washington Branch

Departs Penn Station at 3:48 PM, making stops at Woodside, Flushing Main St., then all stops to Port Washington.

Departs Penn Station at 4:48 PM, making stops at Woodside, Flushing Main St., then all stops to Port Washington.

Departs Penn Station at 5:48 PM, making stops at Woodside, Flushing Main St., then all stops to Port Washington.

Eastbound Trains Making Added Stops

Ronkonkoma Branch

Departs Penn Station at 4:35 PM, making stops at Woodside, Jamaica, New Hyde Park, Mineola, Westbury, Hicksville, Bethpage, then all stops to Ronkonkoma (except Pinelawn).

Departs Penn Station at 5:35 PM, making stops at Woodside, Jamaica, New Hyde Park, Mineola, Westbury, Hicksville, Bethpage, then all stops to Ronkonkoma (except Pinelawn).

Departs Penn Station at 6:35 PM, making stops at Woodside, Jamaica, New Hyde Park, Mineola, Westbury, Hicksville and Bethpage, then all stops to Ronkonkoma (except Pinelawn).

Metro-North Railroad

On Presidents Day, Monday, February 18, Metro-North Railroad will operate on a Saturday schedule. Hudson Rail Link, the Newburgh-Beacon Ferry and the Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry, will not operate.

Staten Island Railway

On President’s Day, Monday, February 18, the Staten Island Railway will operate on a Sunday schedule. There will be no early Get Away schedule for the Friday before the holiday weekend.