What To Expect For Your MTA Labor Day Commute

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If you’re looking to get out of town this Labor Day or simply getting uptown, here is your MTA holiday commute guide:

The MTA is providing extra service on Friday, Sept. 2, so you can get a head start on the long holiday weekend. All services will operate on a reduced schedule on Labor Day.

Long Island Rail Road:

If you’re planning an early getaway for the start of the Labor Day weekend, the Long Island Rail Road is adding early-afternoon service from Penn Station on Friday, Sept. 2. The LIRR will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule on Labor Day, Monday, September 5.

Metro-North Railroad:

Metro-North Railroad is providing 16 extra getaway trains on Friday, September  2, that will leave Grand Central Terminal in the early afternoon. Four extra trains will be on the Hudson Line, four on the Harlem Line and eight on the New Haven Line. For the return to the City from the holiday week, there will be three extra inbound trains on the New Haven Line from New Haven arriving in the late afternoon and evening. All trains are shown in current timetables.

New York City Subways and Buses in New York City and Nassau County:

The New York City Subway, as well as buses in New York City and Nassau County, will operate on a Sunday schedule on Labor Day, Monday, September  5. Because of the West Indian-American Day Carnival on Monday, Sept. 5, the 4 train will be making additional stops in Brooklyn, while certain subway stations will be temporarily closed and eight bus routes will be detoured around the carnival.

Staten Island Railway:

The Staten Island Railway is providing extra early afternoon express train service on Friday, September  2. Extra trains will be added beginning at 2:31 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 Labor Day, SIR will operate a Sunday schedule.

Bridges and Tunnels:

MTA Bridges and Tunnels will suspend all routine maintenance work at its seven bridges and two tunnels beginning noon on Friday, September  2, through the end of the morning rush on Tuesday, September  6, in order to help smooth travel for those hitting the road for the Labor Day weekend.


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