LIRR Christmas 2016 Service Info

Here is the Christmas 2016 service info for the MTA Long Island Rail Road:

MTA Long Island Rail Road is adding 13 trains to its regular eastbound afternoon schedule from Penn Station on Friday, December 23, to accommodate the large number of customers leaving work early to get a head start on their holiday weekend. The additional service from Penn Station will be provided between 12:43 p.m. and 3:41 p.m. on the Ronkonkoma, Babylon, Port Jefferson, Port Washington and Far Rockaway branches. The added trains are as follow:

Ronkonkoma Branch (2 Extra Trains)

12:42 p.m. stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville, then local stops to Ronkonkoma

1:49 p.m. stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville, then local stops to Ronkonkoma

Babylon Branch (6 Extra Trains)

1:28 p.m. traveling express to Rockville Centre, then local to Babylon

1:56 p.m. stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre, then local to Babylon

2:19 p.m. traveling express to Rockville Centre, then local to Babylon

2:32 p.m. traveling express to Lynbrook, then local to Babylon

3:00 p.m. stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre, then local to Babylon

3:31 p.m. traveling express to Rockville Centre, then local to Babylon

Port Jefferson Branch (3 Extra Trains)

2:08 p.m. stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, then local to Huntington

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

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

Port Washington Branch (1 Extra Train)

3:40 p.m. stopping Woodside, Flushing‐Main St., then all stops to Great Neck

Far Rockaway Branch (1 Extra Train)

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

Saturday & Sunday, December 24‐25

On Saturday, December 24, and Sunday, December 25, the LIRR will operate on a regular weekend/holiday schedule.

Reminder: Extra Holiday Service on Weekends through New Year’s Day

As noted in timetables, the LIRR is running four extra westbound trains and six extra eastbound trains on weekends during the holiday season through New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1. The trains are on the Babylon, Long Beach and Port Jefferson branches.

Discounted Family Fare (Off Peak & PM Peak Only)

The holidays are a great time of year to take advantage of the LIRR’s Family Fare. Up to four children (ages 5‐11) can ride one‐way for $1 each when accompanied by a fare‐paying adult (18 years or older) on any Off‐Peak or PM Peak train. Additional children pay the LIRR’s Child Fare, which is 50% off the regular adult peak fare. Children under age 5 always ride the LIRR for free.

Reminder: New Timetables Now in Effect

New LIRR timetables took effect on December 12 and will be in use through March 5. Please pick up a copy of the new timetable for your branch or see http://web.mta.info/lirr/Timetable/

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Metro-North Christmas 2016 Service Info

Here is the Christmas 2016 service plan info for the MTA Metro-North Railroad:

On Friday, December 23, Metro‐North will be on a regular weekday schedule with 18 additional early getaway trains departing Grand Central Terminal between 12:58 p.m. and 4:10 p.m. There will be a normal a.m. peak, but a reduced p.m. peak after 5 p.m., with some train combinations and cancellations. All changes are in the October 2 public timetables.

In addition to regular West of Hudson service, Metro‐North will provide two early getaway
trains:

• On the Port Jervis Line, a train departs Hoboken at 2:41 p.m. (Penn Station‐NY at 2:29 p.m., arriving at Secaucus at 2:38 p.m.). The 6:15 p.m. from Hoboken (6:03 p.m. from Penn Station‐NY) will not operate.

• On the Pascack Valley Line, an extra train will depart Hoboken at 2:58 p.m. (Penn Station‐NY at 2:51 p.m., arriving Secaucus at 3:01 p.m. The 7:20 p.m. from Hoboken (7:13 p.m. from Penn Station‐NY) will not operate.

Saturday, December 24, and Sunday, December 25

On Saturday, December 24, Metro‐North’s East of Hudson service will operate a regular Saturday schedule. The railroad’s East of Hudson lines will operate on a regular Sunday schedule on Sunday, December 25. A regular weekend schedule will operate on the West of Hudson lines on both days.

Monday, December 26

Metro‐North will operate a Saturday schedule with additional Shoppers’ Specials trains on the Hudson and New Haven Lines. The West of Hudson lines will operate on a weekend schedule.

Tuesday‐Friday, December 27‐30

Metro‐North will provide a weekday schedule with additional trains to Grand Central Terminal on all East of Hudson lines during our heaviest travel times (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). With lighter ridership during the peak periods this week, some morning rush hour trains are canceled or combined to free up trains and crews for these additional trains. In addition, 18 extra Getaway trains will operate on Friday, December 30, between 12:58 p.m. and 4:10 p.m., and some trains after 5 p.m. will be combined or canceled as shown on the October 2 timetables.

The West of Hudson lines will operate on a regular weekday schedule.

For More Information

Train departure times, destinations, real‐time status and track assignments are available via the Metro‐North Train Time app and website. The app is available via the Apple Store for iOS devices or Google Play Store for Android.

Holiday timetables for the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines are available at Grand Central Terminal and outlying stations, or online at:

http://web.mta.info/mnr/html/planning/schedules/schedules.htm

Holiday timetables for the Port Jervis and Pascack Valley lines are online at:

http://web.mta.info/mnr/html/planning/schedules/linkwest.html

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SI Railway Christmas 2016 Service Info

Here is the Christmas 2016 service plan information for the MTA Staten Island Railway:

Friday December 23:

Staten Island Railway customers looking to get a head start on the Christmas holiday will be able to catch earlier afternoon express train service with the 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.

Monday, December 26

The Staten Island Railway will operate on a Sunday schedule.

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NYC Transit Thanksgiving 2016 Service Plan

Here is the Thanksgiving 2016 service plan for MTA NYC Transit:

New York City Subways

New York City subways will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day. The closest subway stations to the start of the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade are the 1 Train Subway at 79 Street and the C Train Subway at 81 Street. There will be additional service on the S Train Subway 42 Street Shuttle as well as increased early morning service on the 1 Train Subway line.

New York City Buses

Buses operated by MTA New York City Transit and the MTA Bus Company will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day. There are many routes that either do not operate on Sundays or do not run on part of the route at certain hours. Customers traveling on Thanksgiving Day should check Sunday schedules, lines and routes.

Customers travelling on Thanksgiving Day are advised to expect delays on all bus routes in Manhattan, especially those operating in Midtown, in and around the parade area. Due to street closures, crosstown traffic between 85 Street and 24 Street between Madison Av and 8 Av will be diverted. The following bus routes will be impacted by the parade: M4, M5, M7, M10, M20, M31, M34/34A SBS, M42, M50, M57, M66, M72, M79, M104, BxM2 Q32, QM2, QM4, QM5, QM6, and X1. Details will be provided at www.mta.info under “Service Status.” On Black Friday, November 27, service will operate on a weekday schedule with some exceptions listed at http://www.mta.info

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LIRR Thanksgiving 2016 Service Plan

Here is the Thanksgiving 2016 service plan for the MTA Long Island Rail Road:

Off-Peak Fares in Effect Thursday thru Sunday

As a holiday bonus, the LIRR will offer tickets at off-peak prices over the four-day weekend Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24 through Sunday, November 27. Additionally, the Railroad’s Family Fare Discount will be in effect all four days. That means kids ages 5-11 (limit of 4 children) can ride one-way for $1 when accompanied by a fare paying parent or guardian. However, those tickets must be purchased before you board the train. Weekly and monthly ticket holders pay just for the kids and, as always, children under 5 ride free.

Thanksgiving Weekend (Nov. 23-Nov. 27) Service Highlights

Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 23

Eastbound – 12 Extra Trains Departing from Penn Station

Babylon Branch

The 2:19 p.m. train express to Rockville Centre, then all stops to Babylon.

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

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

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

Port Jefferson Branch

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

The 2:29 p.m. train stopping at Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Jamaica, New Hyde Park, then all stops to Huntington.

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

Ronkonkoma Branch

12:42 p.m. train stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville, then all stops to Ronkonkoma (except Pinelawn).

1:49 p.m. train Woodside, Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville, then all stops to Ronkonkoma (except Pinelawn).

Port Washington Branch

The 3:40 p.m. train stopping at Woodside, Flushing/Main St., then all stops to Great Neck.

Far Rockaway Branch

The 3:48 p.m. express train to Locust Manor, then all stops to Far Rockaway.

Montauk Branch

The 4:06 p.m. train express to Westhampton, then stopping at Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton and Montauk.

In the interest of safety, alcohol will not be allowed on LIRR trains, stations or platforms from 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 23, through 5 a.m., Thursday, November 24. MTA Police will enforce this restriction.

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24

On Thanksgiving Day, the LIRR is running on a weekend/holiday schedule supplemented by with 17 extra trains timed perfectly for those attending the Thanksgiving Day Parade or otherwise visiting the city. There will be 6 extra westbound trains in the morning and 11 extra eastbound trains in the afternoon. Coach cars will be added to select trains as the demand requires to accommodate holiday travelers.

Westbound – 6 Extra Trains Heading into Penn Station

Babylon Branch

The 6:49 a.m. train from Babylon, making all stops to Rockville Center, then Jamaica, and Penn Station.

The 7:21 a.m. train from Babylon, making all stops to Rockville Centre, then Jamaica and Penn Station.

Ronkonkoma Branch

The 6:10 a.m. train from Ronkonkoma, making all stops to Hicksville, then Jamaica, Woodside and Penn Station.

The 7:18 a.m. train from Ronkonkoma, making all stops to Hicksville, then Jamaica, Woodside and Penn Station.

Huntington/Port Jefferson Branch

The 6:01 a.m. train from Port Jefferson making all stops to Huntington, then stopping at Jamaica and Penn Station.

Montauk Branch

The 6:28 a.m. train from Speonk, making all stops to Babylon, Jamaica and Penn Station.

Eastbound – 11 Extra Trains Departing from Penn Station

Babylon Branch

The 11:39 a.m., 12:09 p.m., 12:39 p.m. and 1:09 p.m. trains from Penn Station stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre, then all local stops to Babylon.

Huntington Branch

The 11:59 p.m. from Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica, New Hyde Park and all stops to Huntington.

Port Jefferson Branch

The 12:06 p.m. train from Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville, then all stops to Port Jefferson

Montauk Branch

The 12:15 p.m. train from Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica, Freeport, then all stops to Speonk

Ronkonkoma Branch

The 11:35 a.m. train from Penn Station, stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, Hicksville Bethpage Farmingdale then all stops to Ronkonkoma except Pinelawn.

The 12:32 p.m. train from Penn Station, stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, New Hyde Park, Mineola, Hicksville, Bethpage, Farmingdale, then all stops to Ronkonkoma except Pinelawn.

The 1:03 p.m. train from Penn Station, stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, New Hyde Park, then all stops to Farmingdale.

The 1:32 p.m. train from Penn Station, stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, Hicksville, Bethpage, Farmingdale, then all stops to Ronkonkoma, except Pinelawn.

Black Friday, November 25

LIRR trains will operate on a normal weekday schedule on Friday, November 25 with off-peak fares in effect the entire day.

Extra Holiday Weekend Train Service

Saturday, November 26 & Sunday, November 27

Beginning this weekend, the LIRR is offering extra train service on weekends through the entire holiday season for your shopping, dining, sightseeing and entertainment pleasure. The LIRR is add four morning westbound trains and six afternoon eastbound trains to its regular weekend schedule on Saturday, November 26, and Sunday, November 27 and the weekends of December 3-4, December 10-11, December 17-18, December 25-26 and December 31 – January 1. The extra weekend trains are as follows:

Long Beach Branch

Westbound

The 8:55 a.m., 9:55 a.m., 10:55 a.m. and 11:55 a.m. trains from Long Beach making all local stops to Jamaica then express to Penn Station.

Eastbound

The 4:09 p.m., 5:09 p.m., 6:09 p.m. and 7:09 p.m. trains from Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica and making all local stops to Long Beach.

Babylon Branch

Eastbound

The 1:14 a.m. from Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre and then all stops to Babylon

Port Jefferson Branch

Eastbound

The 2:46 a.m. from Penn Station stopping at Jamaica, New Hyde Park, then all stops to Huntington.

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