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Published on : Saturday, November 23, 2013
Trains and buses operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will operate on special schedules on Wednesday, November 27, through Sunday, December 1, to accommodate the unique travel demands of Thanksgiving weekend. During the same time period, MTA Bridges and Tunnels will suspend maintenance at its nine crossings to facilitate increased travel.
Details for each of the MTA’s services follow.
New York City Subways and Buses
New York City subways and buses will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day. The closest subway stations to the start of the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade are the 1 Subway Line Icon at 79th Street and the C Subway Line Icon at 81st Street. There will be additional service on the 42nd Street Shuttle S Subway Line Icon as well as increased early morning service on the 1 Subway Line Icon line. A number of bus routes will be impacted by the parade, and details will be provided under “Service Status.” On Black Friday, November 29, service will operate on a weekday schedule with some exceptions listed.
Long Island Rail Road
The Long Island Rail Road is ready with additional train service and off-peak pricing to help holiday travelers. The extra trains start rolling on Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 27, with extra afternoon eastbound trains to handle the expected getaway day rush home. On Thanksgiving Day, there are extra trains to get you to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and extra trains to get you home when the festivities are over. Black Friday, November 29, will feature a regular weekday schedule with off-peak fares. And There will be extra trains on Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1 as well, making travel to and from New York City, a snap for shopping, dining and entertainment.