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Published on : Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will offer extra railroad service on Friday, July 1, to allow customers to get a head start a long Fourth of July weekend. OnMonday, July 4, subways, buses and Metro-North will operate on a Saturday schedule. The Long Island Rail Road and the Staten Island Railway will operate on a Sunday schedule.
Long Island Rail Road & Metro-North Railroad
The LIRR and Metro-North will provide additional early-afternoon service from Manhattan on Friday, July 1, for customers planning an early getaway for the start of the Independence Day holiday. Between noon and 4 p.m., 17 extra trains will depart Grand Central Terminal and 10 extra trains will depart from Penn Station. And the LIRR is offering plenty of extra train service to the East End over the extended Independence Day Weekend, including new Fire Island Ferry connections on top of the railroad’s already enhanced summer Montauk Branch schedule.