As is the case for major holidays, the MTA Staten Island Railway will be offering its special Get-A-Way service for the upcoming July 4th holiday. Here are the complete details courtesy of a press release I received a short time ago:
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 Friday, 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 Sunday, 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 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.
On Monday, July 5th, Staten Island Railway will operate on a Sunday schedule.
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