Service Diversions 12-27-14

I have just updated the Service Diversions through all of next week.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

I would like to take this time & wish all of my readers a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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NYC Transit Christmas 2014 Service Plan

Here is the Christmas 2014 service plan for NYC Transit:

Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24:

The New York City Subway will operate on a regular weekday schedule.

New York City buses will operate on weekday schedules with minor timing changes, except for Staten Island, where limited stop routes S81, S84, S86, S90, S91, S92, S94, S96 and S98 will not operate. Weekday local service will operate along those routes. Limited stop routes S89 and S93 will operate on weekday schedules with minor timing changes. All Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens “X” express routes will operate on weekday schedules with minor timing changes.

Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25:

New York City subways and buses will operate on a Sunday schedule.

Friday, December 26:

The New York City Subway will operate on a regular weekday schedule.

New York City buses will operate on weekday schedules with minor timing changes, except for Staten Island, where limited stop routes S81, S84, S86, S90, S91, S92, S94, S96 and S98 will not operate. Weekday local service will operate along those routes. Limited stop routes S89 and S93 will operate on weekday schedules with minor timing changes. All Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens “X” express routes will operate on weekday schedules with minor timing changes.

Monday-Tuesday, December 29-30:

The New York City Subway will operate on a regular weekday schedule.

New York City buses will operate on weekday schedules with minor timing changes, except for Staten Island, where limited stop routes S81, S84, S86, S90, S91, S92, S94, S96 and S98 will not operate. Weekday local service will operate along those routes. Limited stop routes S89 and S93 will operate on weekday schedules with minor timing changes. All Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens “X” express routes will operate on weekday schedules with minor timing changes.

New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, 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.

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 1 and both north and southbound platforms at 49 St NQR will be closed from 7 p.m. until shortly after midnight. Riders are urged to exit at stations at 50 St, 57 St or 59 St- Columbus Circle instead and walk to Times Square. Additional service will be provided in the , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , & lines.

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, and M104. Regular overnight bus service will resume as streets reopen after midnight. Following the celebration, trains on lines in and around Times Square will run every 8 to 12 minutes until approximately 3 a.m. The 42nd Street shuttle S will operate all night.

New York City buses will operate on weekday schedules with minor timing changes, except for Staten Island, where limited stop routes S81, S84, S86, S90, S91, S92, S94, S96 and S98 will not operate. Weekday local service will operate along those routes. Limited stop routes S89 and S93 will operate on weekday schedules with minor timing changes. All Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens “X” express routes will operate on weekday schedules with minor timing changes.

New Year’s Day, Thursday, January 1:

New York City Subways and buses will operate on a Sunday schedule, with longer waits on some bus routes. Customers using bus routes in Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island should use MTA Bus Time to track real-time bus positions and gauge arrival times.

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LIRR Christmas 2014 Service Plan

Here is the Christmas 2014 holiday service plan for the Long Island Rail Road:

MTA Long Island Rail Road is adding 13 trains to its eastbound afternoon schedule from Penn Station on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24, to accommodate the large number of customers leaving work early to begin their Christmas holiday. The additional service from Penn Station will be provided between 12:46 p.m. and 3:48 p.m. on the Ronkonkoma, Babylon, Port Jefferson and Far Rockaway branches.
The added trains are as follow:

Ronkonkoma Branch (2 Extra Trains):

12:46 p.m. from Penn Station stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville and local stops to Ronkonkoma

1:46 p.m. from Penn Station stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville and local stops to Ronkonkoma

Babylon Branch (6 Extra Trains):

1:28 p.m. from Penn Station traveling express to Rockville Centre and then local to Babylon

1:53 p.m. from Penn Station stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre, then traveling local to Babylon.

2:19 p.m. from Penn Station traveling express to Rockville Centre and then local to Babylon

2:32 p.m. from Penn Station traveling express to Lynbrook and then local to Babylon

3 p.m. from Penn Station stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre and traveling local to Babylon

3:31 p.m. from Penn Station traveling express to Rockville Centre and then local to Babylon

Port Jefferson Branch (To Hicksville and Huntington) 3 Extra Trains:

2:08 p.m. from Penn Station stopping at Jamaica, Mineola and local to Huntington

2:29 p.m. from Penn Station stopping at Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Jamaica, New Hyde Park and then local to Huntington

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

Port Washington Branch (1 Extra Train):

3:40 p.m. from Penn Station stopping Woodside, Flushing-Main St. and then making all stops to Great Neck

Far Rockaway Branch (1 Extra Train):

3:48 p.m. from Penn Station stopping at Locust Manor, Laurelton, Rosedale, Valley Stream and then all stops to Far Rockaway

Christmas Day Service:

On Christmas Day, December 25, the LIRR will operate on a holiday schedule.

Reminder: Extra Holiday Service on Weekends through January 3-4.

The LIRR is running four extra westbound trains and six extra eastbound trains on weekends during the holiday season. The remaining weekends are December 27-28 and January 3-4.

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Metro North Christmas 2014 Service Plan

Here is the Christmas 2014 holiday service plan info for the Metro-North Railroad:

Whether you’re looking to visit family, sightsee or do some last-minute shopping, MTA Metro-North Railroad wants to help you celebrate the holidays with trains and schedules to suit your needs.

Please note that drinking alcohol on Metro-North trains and at our stations is banned from noon New Year’s Eve until noon New Year’s Day. Those traveling home “early morning” (after midnight) on New Year’s Eve are advised to purchase train tickets in advance. Tickets will be collected prior to boarding trains at Grand Central Terminal.

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Christmas Getaway: Wednesday, December 24:

Normal AM Peak schedule, special afternoon getaway schedule with reduced PM Peak schedule after 5:00 p.m.

Christmas Day: Thursday, December 25:

Special holiday schedule to operate, with hourly service on most line segments, and regular weekend service on branch lines.

Day After Christmas: Friday, December 26:

To reflect the unique ridership patterns on the day after Christmas, Metro-North will run an enhanced Saturday schedule with extra trains in the regular AM and PM Peak periods, and also for the large volume of shoppers making returns and using gift cards.

Pinstripe Bowl on Saturday, December 27 at Yankee Stadium:

Boston College vs. Penn State college football game at 4:30 p.m.

Shuttle service will be provided between Grand Central, Harlem-125th Street and Yankees-East 153rd Street stations.

Monday-Tuesday, December 29-30:

A weekday schedule, with slightly reduced AM Peak service and additional inbound service operated in late morning.

New Year’s Eve: Wednesday, December 31:

A modified weekday schedule with reduced AM and PM Peak service, extra evening inbound service and extra outbound service after midnight.

New Year’s Day: Thursday, January 1, 2015:

Special holiday schedule, to operate with hourly service on most line segments, with extra outer New Haven Line service, and regular weekend service on branch lines.

Day After New Year’s: Friday, January 2, 2015:

Due to customary light ridership when January 2nd falls on a Friday, Metro-North will run an enhanced Saturday schedule with extra trains in the regular AM and PM Peak periods.

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