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MTA to Increase Service for Travel Out of NYC for the Holiday Weekend

 MTA will offer additional service to get out of the city on Metro-North, Long Island Rail Road and Staten Island Railway for July 4. City subways and trains will also have altered service.
MTA will offer additional service to get out of the city on Metro-North, Long Island Rail Road and Staten Island Railway for July 4. City subways and trains will also have altered service.
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NEW YORK CITY — The MTA will increase service in and out of the city this holiday weekend to accommodate people traveling for the Fourth of July.

On Monday, July 4, all subways, buses and Metro-North trains will operate on a Saturday schedule. The Long Island Rail Road and the Staten Island Railway will operate on a Sunday schedule.

Click on the service to skip down to more information about changes to the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad, New York City Subway, New York City Buses, Staten Island Railway and MTA Bridges and Tunnels.

Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad

Additional trains will run from Manhattan on the LIRR and Metro-North in the early-afternoon on Friday, July 1. Between noon and 4 p.m., 17 extra trains will depart Grand Central Terminal and 10 extra trains will depart from Penn Station.

The LIRR will also offer extra train service to the East End over the extended Independence Day Weekend, including new Fire Island Ferry connections in addition to the enhanced summer Montauk Branch schedule.

For line-specific additions to Long Island Rail Road, click here.

For line-specific additions to Metro-North, click here.

New York City Subway

On Monday, July 4, subways will operate on a Saturday schedule, which means:

• There will be no 5 train service in Brooklyn, and no 6 or 7 express service.
• There will be no B train service. Customers can use the A, C, D, and/or Q instead.
• M trains will not run between Delancey-Essex Streets and 71 Ave.
• Q service will be suspended between 57 Street-7 Ave and Ditmars Blvd
• Z service will be suspended. Take the J train instead.

Some subway lines will have increased service for the holiday weekend, albeit briefly. Before and after the Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks celebration, there will be increased subway service on the 4, 7, A, C, F and S 42nd Street Shuttle.

The fireworks will be set off from five barges on the East River — four between 23rd and 37th Streets and one south of the Brooklyn Bridge Park — from 9:20 to 9:45 p.m.

New York City Buses

On Monday, July 4, buses operated by MTA New York City Transit and the MTA Bus Company will run 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 Fourth of July should check Saturday schedules, lines and routes.

The following bus routes may be affected by delays and detours:  M5; M8; M9; M14 A/D; M15 SBS; M20; M21; M22; M 23; M31; M34 SBS; M42; M50; M57; M103; B6; B24; B25; B32; B38; B41; B52; B61; B62; B63; B67; B69; B103; Q32; Q59; Q60; Q101; Q103.

Staten Island Railway

Staten Island Railway will offer earlier afternoon express train service on Friday, July 1 with MTA Staten Island Railway’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. There will be one express train and one local train awaiting every boat until 7:50 p.m.

On the Fourth of July, SIR will operate on a Sunday schedule. Staten Island Railway is prepared to add additional service prior to and after the fireworks, as needed.

MTA Bridges and Tunnels

MTA Bridges and Tunnels will suspend all lane closures related to routine maintenance and temporary construction work beginning 6 a.m. on Friday, July 1, through the end of the morning rush on Tuesday, July 5, to accommodate increased traffic for the holiday weekend.

Any extraordinary weather-critical work that must be accomplished over the holiday weekend would occur only during overnight hours when traffic is at its lightest.