MTA Announces Extra Service for Fourth of July Holiday Weekend

Published on : Thursday, June 29, 2017

MTA RailThe Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will offer extra railroad service on Friday, June 30 and Monday, July 3, to help customers to travel during the long Fourth of July weekend. On the Fourth of July, the MTA’s railroads, subways and buses will operate on weekend schedules with extra service as noted below.



More details are below.

Get Away With the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad and Staten Island Railway

The LIRR and Metro-North will provide additional early-afternoon service from Manhattan on Friday, June 30, for customers planning an early getaway for the start of the Independence Day holiday. The LIRR will operate the same extra service on Monday, July 3.


Staten Island Railway (SIR) customers looking to get a head start on the Fourth of July holiday will be able to catch earlier afternoon express train service on Friday, June 30, with SIR’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.



The Early Departure Getaway service plan will also be available on Monday, July 3, with one express train and one local train awaiting every boat until 7:50 p.m. On Tuesday, July 4, SIR will operate on a Sunday schedule. Staten Island Railway is prepared to add additional service prior to and after the fireworks, as needed.



New York City Subway July Fourth Service

On Tuesday, July 4, subways will operate on a Saturday schedule, with some extra service. There will be no 6 Subway7 Subway express service. 2 Subway3 Subway trains will not run in Brooklyn. 5 Subway service will be extended to Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College, and 4 Subway service will extend to New Lots Av, replacing the 3 Subway. B Subway trains will not run; customers are encouraged to use the A SubwayC SubwayD Subway and/or Q Subway instead.



There will be increased subway service on the 7 SubwayA SubwayC SubwayF SubwayN Subway and 42nd Street S Subway Shuttle prior to and following the Macy’s fireworks celebration, which will originate from five barges on the East River between 24th and 41st Streets from 9:20 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.



There will be a firework’s show at Liberty State Park at dusk on July 4. In the event of crowding conditions in Battery Park and Battery Park City as a result of this show, N Subway service will operate via the Montague R Subway Tunnel to provide additional service at the South Ferry 1 Subway and Rector St R Subway stations.



New York City Buses July Fourth Service

Buses operated by MTA New York City Transit and the MTA Bus Company will operate on a Saturday schedule on Tuesday, July 4. Many routes do not operate on Saturdays or do not run on part of the route at certain hours. Customers traveling on the July 4 should check Saturday schedules, lines and routes. The following bus routes may be affected by delays and detours: M9; M14A/D; M15 SBS; M23 SBS; M34 SBS; M42; M50; M57; M101; M102; M103; B24; B32; B43; B62; Q24; Q32; Q59; Q60; Q102 and Q103.


Source:- MTA Rail


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