The MTA just issued a press release via e-mail to announce additional service on the Staten Island Railway for the Thanksgiving Day Holiday. Here are the complete details:
MTA Staten Island Railway (SIR) officials today announced their “Get-A-Way” service plan for the upcoming Thanksgiving Day holiday.
On Wednesday, November 26, SIR customers can take advantage of the early departure service to begin their four-day Thanksgiving weekend. Express train service will begin at 2:31 p.m. out of St. George Terminal, and there will be one express train and one local train awaiting every boat until 7:50 p.m. This amounts to twice as much regular service, two hours ahead of schedule. Customers using the express trains will have a faster ride home, while local train riders should have a more comfortable ride on less crowded trains.
On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27th, SIR trains will run on a weekend schedule, while on Friday, November 28th, trains will run on a regular weekday schedule.
According to John Gaul, Chief Officer of SIR, “This Get-A-Way service plan has proven to be extremely popular among our customers, and we will continue to find innovative ways to improve service.” The “Get-A-Way” service plan on SIR is also available on the Friday before Memorial Day weekend, the day before July 4th, the Friday before Labor Day, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve.
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