2011-12-23 / Community

MTA Holiday Travel For Christmas Weekend

The Long Island Rail Road, Metro- North Railroad and Staten Island Railway are offering extra, early-afternoon service on Friday, December 23, for those customers looking for an early start to the Christmas holiday weekend. On Monday, December 26, New York City subways and buses will operate on a Sunday schedule, the LIRR will operate on a regular weekday schedule, and Metro-North will operate on a Saturday schedule.

New York City Subways and Buses

New York City subways and buses will operate on a regular weekday schedule on Friday, December 23. They will operate on a Sunday schedule on Monday, December 26.

MTA Long Island Rail Road

On Friday, December 23, the LIRR will provide 14 extra trains in the early afternoon for those customers looking to get an early start to the holiday weekend. On Monday, December 26, the LIRR will operate a regular weekday schedule.

MTA Metro-North Railroad

On Friday, December 23, Metro-North will provide 20 extra trains in the early afternoon for those customers looking to get an early start to the holiday weekend. On Monday, December 26, Metro- North will operate on a Saturday schedule. Shoppers Specials will operate.

MTA Staten Island Railway

Staten Island customers looking to get a head start on their holiday celebrations will be able to catch earlier afternoon express train service on Friday, December 23, with Staten Island Railway’s Early Departure Get Away schedule. This schedule means 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 Monday, December 26, SIR will operate on a weekend schedule.

MTA Bridges and Tunnels

To ease travel for holiday travelers, routine maintenance and temporary construction work at all MTA Bridges and Tunnels crossings will be suspended beginning Noon on Friday, December 23, until after the morning rush hour on Tuesday, December 27.

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