NYC Transit New Year’s Eve 2018 Service Info

Here is MTA NYC Transit’s service plan information for New Year’s Eve as well as New Year’s Day:

New Year’s Eve, Monday, December 31

The New York City Subwaywill operate on a regular weekday schedule. Some New York City buses will operate on a reduced weekday schedule. All local, express, limited-stop, and Select Bus Service will run with minor adjustments in departure times.

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 noon until shortly after midnight. Riders are urged to exit from stations at 50 St, or 57 St and walk to Times Square. Details on how to get to/from Times Square are available here. Additional subway service will be provided on the                  lines. Station entrances in the Times Square area are subject to closure based on instructions from the New York Police Department.

Buses are not recommended for traveling to Times Square because of the numerous street closures in the area. Buses travelling throughout Midtown, including Staten Island express buses, will be affected. The following bus routes will be the most severely impacted and subject to reroutes: M5, M7, M10, M20, M31, M42, M50, M57, and M104. Regular overnight bus service will resume as streets reopen after midnight.

As a reminder to  and  customers, the 53 Street Tunnel signal upgrades and maintenance work will be completed by 5 a.m. on December 31. These infrastructure upgrades had been scheduled during this holiday week of lower ridership to limit any customer inconvenience. Regularly scheduled service – with New Year’s Eve service enhancements – will be in place well before the nighttime festivities begin on New Year’s Eve.

New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1

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

New York City subways & buses will operate on a Sunday schedule.  As a reminder, some subway lines do not run on weekends, and there are many bus routes that either do not operate on a Sunday or do not run on part of the route at certain hours. More details on subway and bus service are available here. For up-to-date travel information for both subways and buses, customers should check our website at for Current Service Status, or use TripPlanner+. Subway and bus customers are encouraged to download the MYmta smartphone app to track real-time bus positions and get subway and bus arrival times.

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