NYC Transit Christmas 2017 Service Plan

Here is the MTA NYC Transit’s Christmas 2017 holiday service plan information:

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that trains and buses will operate on special schedules during the long Christmas weekend. 

Also for holiday travelers, as part of the Port Authority’s measures to alleviate roadway congestion at LaGuardia Airport during the peak holiday travel rush, MTA New York City Transit’s LaGuardia Link Q70 Select Bus Service will be fare-free on Thursday, December 22, and Friday, December 23. The LaGuardia Link provides non-stop service linking the main terminals of the airport (Terminals B, C and D) with New York City Subway at the Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av 7efmr station and the 61 St-Woodside 7 station-Long Island Rail Road stop in Woodside, Queens. 

Holiday service details follow for each MTA service, organized by day.

Friday, December 22


Staten Island Railway customers looking to get a head start on the Christmas holiday will be able to catch earlier afternoon express train service on Friday, December 22 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.  This early departure schedule will also be available on Friday, December 29, for customers getting a head start on their New Year’s Eve plans. 

Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24, and Christmas Day, Monday, December 25

The New York City Subway, New York City buses and Staten Island Railway will operate on a Sunday schedule on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. As a reminder, some subway lines do not run on weekends, and customers are advised to allow additional travel time due to weekend work.  For more information on weekend service and planned work, click here

Tuesday, December 26, Through Friday, December 29

As a reminder, Subway Action Plan maintenance work and repairs are scheduled in the 53rd Street Tunnel from 5 a.m. Tuesday to 8 a.m. on Sunday, December 31. During this critical work, e trains run on the f line between W 4 St and Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av in both directions. m service is suspended during this time. efm customers should allow for additional travel time. More information on these significant upgrades and travel alternatives can be found here.

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