NYC Transit New Year’s Eve 2017 Service Info

Here is the New Year’s Eve holiday service plan for MTA NYC Transit:

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) trains and buses will operate on special schedules during the New Year’s holiday weekend, with lots of extra service to help customers enjoy the three-day weekend and celebrate the New Year.

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 through Tuesday, January 2. 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.

Additional details follow, organized by day.

New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31

The MTA is the best way for revelers to get to Times Square on New Year’s Eve, and to travel home afterwards. We strongly recommend that customers purchase their MetroCards or train tickets in advance.

New York City subways and buses and the Staten Island Railway will operate on a Sunday schedule. As a reminder, due to scheduled Subway Action Plan maintenance and repair work occurring in the 53 St Tube until late morning, Sunday, December 31,  line riders are advised to allow additional travel time. More information on these significant upgrades and travel alternatives can be found here.


Customers heading to Times Square for the celebration should avoid using the 42 St-Times Square subway complex, since they may not be allowed to exit onto the street.  In addition, the northbound platform at 50 St  and both north and southbound platforms at 49 St  will be closed from 7 p.m. until shortly after midnight. Riders are urged to exit at stations at 50 St or 57 St and walk to Times Square. Additional service will be provided in the  lines. Station entrances in the Times Square area are subject to closure based on instructions from the NYPD.

Buses are not recommended for traveling to Times Square because of the numerous street closures in the area. The following bus routes may be subject to reroutes: M5, M7, M20, M42, M50, M104 and X1. Regular overnight bus service will resume as streets reopen after midnight.

New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1

Following the celebration, subway trains on lines in and around Times Square will run every 8 to 12 minutes until approximately 3 a.m. The 42nd Street shuttle  will operate all night.


For the remainder of the day, New York City subways and buses and the Staten Island Railway will operate on a Sunday schedule.

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