It is that time of year where different facets of the MTA offer special service plans for the Christmas holiday. First up is the Staten Island Railroad which once again will be running its “Get-Away” service plan. Here are the complete details via a press release I received:
Staten Island customers looking to get a head start on their holiday celebrations will be able to catch earlier afternoon express train service on Thursday, December 23 with Staten Island Railway’s Early Departure Get Away schedule. This schedule means 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. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, SIR will operate on a Weekend schedule.
The Get Away service plan on SIR is also available on the Thursday (December 30) before New Year’s Eve, the Friday before President’s Day weekend, the Friday before the Memorial Day weekend, the day before Independence Day, the Friday before Labor Day weekend, and the day before Thanksgiving.
xoxo Transit Blogger