When July 4th comes around, some things are a given. Some include BBQ’s, fireworks, parties, & early getaway service on the Staten Island Railway. Here are the complete details for the SIR’s early getaway service courtesy of a press release sent to me earlier today:
Staten Island customers looking to get a head start on their Independence Day holiday weekend celebration will be able to catch earlier afternoon express train service on Thursday, July 2nd with Staten Island Railway’s Early Departure “Get-a-Way” schedule. The “Get-a-Way” schedule means extra SIR trains will be added earlier in the afternoon beginning at 2:30 p.m. from the St. George Ferry Terminal.
On Friday, July 3rd, SIR will run a Saturday schedule with extended 30-minute service from St. George until midnight. On Saturday, July 4th, SIR will operate a Sunday schedule. For baseball fans, there will be a special train providing service to the Ballpark Station for Staten Island Yankees home games. Games begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 4th with additional games scheduled on Sunday, July 5th at 4 p.m. and Monday, July 6th at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, July 4th, Staten Island Ferry service will be suspended from approximately 8 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. because of the harbor closure for the Macy’s Fireworks display. Staten Island Railway is prepared to add additional service both before and after the fireworks, as needed. The last boat from both terminals will leave at 7:30 p.m. The next boat from both terminals will be at approximately 10:00 p.m. SIR riders that require service to/from Manhattan during the harbor closure are advised to transfer at Grasmere Station for the S53 bus to/from Brooklyn and transfer to the R train.