Earlier today, MTA NYC Transit sent out a brief press release on service information for New Year’s:
MTA New York City Transit is the best way for revelers to get to Times Square on New Year’s Eve and to travel home afterwards. As usual, we recommend that customers purchase their MetroCards in advance.
Customers heading to Times Square for the celebration should avoid using the Times Square-42nd Street complex, since they may not be allowed to exit onto the street. In addition, the northbound platform at 50th Street 1 and both north and southbound platforms at 49th Street RN will be closed from 7 p.m. until after midnight. Riders are urged to exit at stations at 57th or 59th Streets instead and walk to Times Square.
Buses are not recommended for traveling to Times Square because of the numerous street closures in the area. 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.
On Sunday, New Year’s Day, subways and buses will operate on a Sunday schedule with longer waits on some bus routes. The following day, Monday, January 2, subways will run on a Saturday schedule and MTA and NYC Transit buses will operate on a Sunday schedule.
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