2011-06-24 / Community

MTA Service Schedule For Busy July 4 Weekend

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will offer enhanced railroad service on Friday, July 1, to allow customers to get an early head start on the long Fourth of July weekend.

On Monday, July 4, the 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. More details are below.

Long Island Rail Road and Metro- North Railroad

On Friday, July 1, the LIRR and Metro-North will provide additional early afternoon service from New York City for customers who want to get a head start on the long weekend.

On July 4, Metro-North will operate on a Sunday schedule with extra service on the New Haven and Harlem Lines, and the LIRR will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule.

The LIRR’s additional afternoon Montauk Branch westbound trains from Montauk and the Hamptons that normally operate on Sundays will operate instead on Monday, July 4.

The regular Monday-only return train from Montauk and the Hamptons will run instead on Tuesday, July 5.

New York City Subway

On July 4, the New York City Subway will operate on a Saturday schedule with increased service following the Macy’s fireworks celebration.

The fireworks display will originate from six barges located on the Hudson River between 20th and 55th Streets from 9:20 to 9:50 p.m. After the fireworks, there will be increased subway service on the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E, L and 42nd Street S Shuttle.

As a reminder, on Saturdays, B and Z trains do not operate. The M train runs between Middle Village-Metropolitan Avenue and Myrtle Avenue.

The Q terminates at 57th Street in Manhattan and the J terminates at Chambers Street in Manhattan.

Buses in New York City and Nassau County.

On Monday, July 4, buses operated by New York City Transit, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bus Company and Metropolitan Transpor-tation Authority Long Island Bus will operate on a Saturday schedule.

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 4th of July should check Saturday schedules, lines and routes.

Staten Island Railway

On July 4, the SIR will operate on a Sunday schedule. Macy’s fireworks display will be held in the Hudson River between 9:20 and 9:50 p.m. The Staten Island Ferry will be suspended beginning at 8 p.m. The last boat from both terminals is at 7:30 p.m. Both sides resume service at 10 p.m.

MTA Bridges and Tunnels

To help smooth travel for those who will be hitting the road, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bridges and Tunnels will suspend all routine maintenance work at its seven bridges and two tunnels beginning at 12 noon on July 1, through the end of the morning rush on Tuesday, July 5.

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