Happy Independence Day 2018!!!

I would like to take this moment and wish each and everyone of my readers a Happy 4th of July aka Independence Day! May you all have a safe & wonderful time no matter what you have planned.

I will be back to posting regularly soon, I promise!

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NYC Transit July 4th 2018 Service Plan Info

Here is the MTA NYC Transit service plan info for the upcoming July 4th holiday:

New York City Subway:

On Wednesday, July 4, the New York City subway will operate on a Saturday schedule. There will be no 67 express service. b trains will not run, customers are encouraged to use the acd and/or q instead.

There will be increased subway service on the 47acfn and s 42nd Street Shuttle prior to and following the Macy’s fireworks celebration, which will originate from five barges on the East River between 23rd and 41st Streets from 9:25 p.m. to 9:50 p.m.

There will also be firework shows around 9:45 p.m. in Coney Island, Brooklyn and around 9:25 p.m. at Exchange Place, Jersey City on July 4.  In the event that crowds grow in Battery Park and Battery Park City as a result of this show, n service will operate via the Montague tunnel to provide additional service at the Whitehall St and Rector St stations.

New York City Buses:

Buses operated by MTA New York City Transit and the MTA Bus Company will operate on a Saturday schedule on Wednesday, July 4.  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:  M9; M14 A/D; M15 local, M15 SBS; M23 SBS; M34 SBS; M42; M50; M101; M102; M103; B24; B32; B43; B62; Q24; Q32; Q59; Q60; Q102; Q103.

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LIRR July 4th 2018 Service Plan Info

Here is the MTA Long Island Rail Road service plan for the upcoming July 4th holiday:

The Long Island Rail Road is helping customers get a head start celebrating the Fourth of July by adding eight extra trains from Penn Station on Tuesday, July 3. Information about the extra trains will be available in timetables and the LIRR Train Time App, MTA.info website and on station departure boards. The extra early-afternoon trains will depart Penn Station starting at 2:22 p.m. and includes four extra trains on the Babylon Branch, one extra train on the Far Rockaway Branch, and three on the Port Jefferson Branch.
Train-specific details are below.

Babylon Branch:

2:22 p.m. express to Rockville Centre, then all stops to Babylon

2:32 p.m. express to Lynbrook, then all stops to Babylon

3:00 p.m. stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre, all stops to Babylon

3:31 p.m. express to Rockville Centre, then all stops to Babylon

Far Rockaway Branch:

3:48 p.m. stopping at Locust Manor, then making all stops to Far Rockaway

Port Jefferson Branch:

2:08 p.m. stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, then making all stops to Huntington

2:26 p.m. stopping at Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Jamaica, New Hyde Park, then making all stops to Huntington

3:24 p.m. stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, Westbury and Hicksville

Additional Montauk Branch Service on Tuesday, July 3:

The following trains that normally run on summer Fridays, including the Cannonball, will also operate on Tuesday, July 3.

For Connections to Fire Island Ferries: 8:08 a.m. from Jamaica, stopping at Babylon, Bay Shore, Sayville and Patchogue. Customers can reach this train by boarding the 7:39 a.m. Ronkonkoma Branch train from Penn Station or the 7:41 a.m. Far Rockaway Branch train from Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn.

For Connections to Fire Island Ferries: 10:54 a.m. from Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica and Babylon for a connecting train that stops at Bay Shore, Sayville and Patchogue. Customers can also reach this train by taking the 10:35 a.m. Far Rockaway Branch train from Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn, and changing at Jamaica.

1:49 p.m. from Hunterspoint Avenue, stopping at Jamaica, then running express to Westhampton before making all stops to Montauk. Customers can reach this train by taking the 1:42 p.m. train from Penn Station, or the 1:35 p.m. Far Rockaway Branch train from Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn, and changing at Jamaica.

The Cannonball: The 4:06 p.m. departure from Penn Station will run express to Westhampton, then stop at Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton and Montauk only.

7:23 p.m. from Jamaica, running express to Patchogue, then Mastic-Shirley, then Westhampton and all further stops to Montauk. Customers can reach this train by boarding the 6:56 p.m. Huntington-bound train from Penn Station, the 6:59 p.m. Far Rockaway Branch train from Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn, or the 6:41 p.m. Oyster Bay Branch train from Hunterspoint Avenue, and changing at Jamaica.

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Metro North July 4th 2018 Service Plan Info

Here is the MTA Metro-North Railroad service plan info for the upcoming July 4th holiday:

Declare your independence from traffic and tolls this July 4th holiday and take Metro-North to celebrate our nation’s birthday. Metro North Railroad will have lots of extra service on Tuesday, July 3 to help customers looking to get a jump start on the holiday. On Wednesday, July 4, Metro-North will operate on a Sunday schedule.

On Tuesday, July 3, there are 17 extra “getaway” departures from Grand Central Terminal between 1 p.m. and 4:11 p.m.

Service details for Tuesday, July 3 are below:

Hudson Line

Five extra “getaway” trains will depart from Grand Central at:

• 1:38 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Peekskill, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie.

• 2:38 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Peekskill, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie.

• 3:11 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then all stops between Tarrytown and Croton-Harmon.

• 3:45 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Peekskill, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie.

• 4:11 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Peekskill, Beacon, New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie.

The following Hudson Line trains usually departing Grand Central will not operate:

• The 5:29 p.m. to Poughkeepsie will not operate.

• The 5:57 p.m. to Croton-Harmon will not operate.

• The 6:12 p.m. to Poughkeepsie will not operate.

Hudson Line Connecting Services:

The Hudson Rail Link will begin a peak level of buses at Spuyten Duyvil starting with the 2:20 p.m. train from Grand Central and at Riverdale starting with the 3:21 p.m. train from Grand Central.

The Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry will have an early ferry trip that will meet the 3:11 p.m. train from Grand Central, which arrives in Ossining at 3:56 p.m. Since the 5:57 p.m. train will not operate, a 6:00 p.m. train from Grand Central, which arrives in Ossining at 6:53 p.m., will be met by the ferry. To accommodate this trip, the ferry will not meet the regular 6:22 p.m. train from Grand Central.

The Newburgh-Beacon Ferry will have three early trips meeting the 2:43 p.m., 3:18 p.m. and 3:48 p.m. trains from Grand Central.

Harlem Line

Nine extra “getaway” trains will depart from Grand Central at:

• 2:15 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then all stations between Scarsdale and North White Plains.

• 3:13 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then White Plains and North White Plains only.

• 3:34 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, White Plains, North White Plains, then all stations between Goldens Bridge through Southeast.

The following Harlem Line trains usually departing Grand Central will not operate:

• The 5:27 p.m. to Southeast.

• The 5:38 p.m. to Crestwood.

• The 5:58 p.m. to Crestwood.

• The 7:03 p.m. to North White Plains.

• The 7:28 p.m. to North White Plains.

New Haven Line

Nine extra “getaway” trains will depart from Grand Central at:

• 12:58 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.

• 2:01 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.

• 2:28 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport, and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.

• 2:31 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, New Rochelle, Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Harrison.

• 2:56 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Stamford then all stations between Noroton Heights and South Norwalk.

• 2:59 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, New Rochelle, Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Harrison.

• 3:26 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, then all stations between New Rochelle and Harrison.

• 3:29 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Westport and all stations between Fairfield and New Haven.

• 4:00 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street, Stamford and all stations between Bridgeport and New Haven.

The following New Haven Line trains from Grand Central will not operate or are combined:

5:18 p.m. to Harrison and the 5:21 p.m. to New Rochelle are combined, departing Grand Central at 5:21 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street and all stations between Mount Vernon East and Harrison.

• 5:41 p.m. to New Haven will not operate.

• 5:57 p.m. to Harrison and 6:02 p.m. to New Rochelle are combined, departing Grand Central at 6:02 p.m., making all stops between Mount Vernon East and Harrison.

• 6:07 p.m. to New Haven and the 6:13 p.m. to Bridgeport are combined, departing Grand Central at 6:13 p.m., stopping at Harlem-125th Street and all stations between South Norwalk and New Haven.

• 6:49 p.m. to New Haven will not operate

• 7:09 p.m. to Harrison will not operate

Metro-North will offer extended July 4 getaway service for West of Hudson customers.

Port Jervis Line

The regularly scheduled departure from Hoboken at 2:41 p.m., stopping at Secaucus Junction, and all stops between Suffern and Middletown/Town of Wallkill, will be extended to stop at Otisville and Port Jervis. Customers from Manhattan wishing to connect to this train should be on the 2:29 p.m. departure from New York-Penn Station to connect at Secaucus Junction. To
accommodate this service, the 6:15 p.m. departure from Hoboken to Port Jervis will not operate.

Pascack Valley Line

The regularly scheduled Pascack Valley Friday-only train will depart Hoboken at 2:58 p.m., with a connection departing New York-Penn Station at 2:51 p.m., making stops at select stations in New Jersey, and Pearl River, Nanuet and Spring Valley.

Wednesday July 4

On Wednesday, July 4, Metro-North will operate a Sunday schedule with one additional train on the New Haven Line to get you home from the annual Macy’s Fireworks. The train departs Grand Central Terminal at 11:14 p.m., and Harlem-125th Street at 11:23 p.m., making stops at Westport, Fairfield, Fairfield-Metro, Bridgeport, Stratford, Milford, West Haven, and New Haven.

Metro-North also provides service to Rye on the New Haven Line, with shuttle buses to Rye Playland where Westchester County puts on its own spectacular fireworks extravaganza over the Long Island Sound.

West of Hudson service will also operate on a weekend schedule with an extra inbound train from Port Jervis.

The Hudson Line connecting services–the Hudson Rail Link, the Haverstraw-Ossining ferry and the Newburgh-Beacon ferry–will not operate on Wednesday, July 4.

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SI Railway July 4th 2018 Service Plan Info

Here is the MTA Staten Island Railway service plan for the upcoming July 4th holiday:

Staten Island Railway (SIR) customers looking to get a head start on the Fourth of July holiday will be able to catch earlier afternoon express train service on Friday, June 29, with SIR’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.

The Early Departure Getaway service plan will also be available on Tuesday, July 3, with one express train and one local train awaiting every boat until 7:50 p.m. On Wednesday, July 4, SIR will operate on a Sunday schedule. Staten Island Railway is prepared to add additional service prior to and after the fireworks, as needed.

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