With Presidents’ Day soon approaching, the MTA issued press releases to announce service plans for the holiday. Here is the overall press release which I received yesterday:
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) trains and buses will operate on special schedules in observance of Presidents’ Day on Monday.
New York City Subway:
Subways will run on a Saturday schedule. No. 5 trains will run between Dyre Avenue and Bowling Green and will not run to Nereid Avenue.
The Nos. 6 and 7 express trains, the rush hour Rockaway Park A, the entire B, the 179th Street E and skip-stop Z lines will not be running.
J trains will operate between Jamaica Center and Chambers Street. M trains will operate between Myrtle Avenue-Broadway and Metropolitan Avenue. Q trains will run between 57th Street-7th Avenue and Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue.
Buses in New York City and Nassau County:
Buses operated by New York City Transit, the MTA Bus Company and Long Island Bus will operate on Saturday schedules. There are many routes that either do not operate on Saturdays, or do not run on part of the route or at certain hours.
Customers traveling on Presidents’ Day should check Saturday schedules, lines and routes by using the Trip Planner function on mta.info or calling New York City Transit’s Travel Information hotline at (718) 330-1234 between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., daily.
Long Island Rail Road:
The Long Island Rail Road will operate on a holiday schedule with extra trains added on the Ronkonkoma and Port Washington Branches.
In total, there will be nine extra trains, four westbound and five eastbound. Since the LIRR will be operating on a holiday schedule, there will be no train service on the West Hempstead Branch and East of Ronkonkoma.
Metro-North will operate on a Saturday schedule.
Staten Island Railway:
The Staten Island Railway will operate on a Sunday schedule. Customers looking to get a head start on the long weekend will be able to catch earlier afternoon express train service on Friday, February 18 with SIR’s Early Departure Get Away schedule.
I will post more specific LIRR info in its very own entry above this one.
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