As a reminder, here is important service info for those planning to ride the buses or subways today. The service matches what was in place for Christmas Eve:
MTA New York City Transit and MTA Bus announced that on New Year’s Eve, Friday, December 31, buses and subways will run on a Saturday schedule. Customers who are traveling by bus or subway on New Year’s Eve should check Saturday schedules, lines and routes.
On subways, this means that certain routes like the No. 5 to Nereid Avenue, Nos. 6 and 7 express trains, the rush hour Rockaway Park A, the entire B, the 179th Street E, the M in Manhattan and Queens, the Q in Astoria and the Z skip-stop will not be running on Friday.
On buses, there are many routes that either do not operate on Saturdays, or do not run on part of the route or at certain hours. Some routes which formerly operated on Saturday no longer do, including the B2, B24, B69, Bx20, Bx34, Bx55, M8, M21, M50, Q31, Q76, S54, S76, X27 and X28.
NYC Transit is the best way for revelers to get to Times Square on New Year’s Eve to ring in the New Year and travel home afterwards. We recommend that customers purchase their MetroCards in advance. Following the festivities, trains on subway lines in and around Times Square will run every 8-12 minutes until approximately 3 a.m.
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, No. 1, N and R trains will begin bypassing the 50th Street and 49th Street stations from as early as 7:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Customers are advised to use stations at 57th Street and 59th Street and walk to Times Square. Also, the 42nd Street-Grand Central (S) shuttle will operate all night.
We do not recommend revelers using buses to get to Times Square due to numerous closed streets; regular overnight bus service will be restored in the area when the streets reopen.
On New Year’s Day, Saturday, January 1, subways will run on a Saturday schedule and buses will operate on a Sunday schedule.
xoxo Transit Blogger