To help New Yorkers kick off a long Labor Day weekend, MTA railroads will provide extra service tomorrow, Friday, August 31. All MTA services will operate on special schedules on Labor Day, Monday, September 3. Details follow below.
Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad
Tomorrow, Friday, August 31, the LIRR will offer 11 extra afternoon trains from Penn Station and Jamaica, and Metro-North will offer 17 extra afternoon trains departing Grand Central Terminal.
For details, as well as info about railroad service on Labor Day, please see the attached press releases from Metro-North and the Long Island Rail Road.
New York City Subways and Buses
The New York City Subway and New York City buses will operate on a Sunday schedule on Labor Day, Monday, September 3. As a reminder, some subway lines do not run on weekends, and customers are advised to allow additional travel time due to weekend work. For more information on weekend service click here, and for a listing of pre-scheduled maintenance work by subway line, see The Weekender.
The MTA and NYPD are working closely to ensure safe pedestrian flow at the J’Ouvert Parade and the West-Indian Day Parade.
Because of the J’ouvert Parade on Monday, September 3, from 06:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Brooklyn, the Church Avenue station will be closed and trains will bypass in both directions from 12 midnight to 08:00 a.m. on Monday, September 3. As an alternative, use the nearby Beverly Rd or Winthrop St stations instead. Buses in the area will be rerouted. The following bus routes in the parade area may be subject to delays and reroutes: B12, B14, B17, B41, B43, B44, B44 SBS, B45, B46, B46 SBS, B48, B49, B67 and B69.
Because of the West Indian-American Day Parade on Monday, September 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m. along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, certain subway entrances in the parade area may be affected and buses in the parade area will be rerouted. The Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum station will be closed and bypassed from 12 noon to 07:00 p.m. Monday, September 3. As an alternative, customers are advised to use the nearby Grand Army Plaza or Franklin Avenue stations instead. At the Crown Hts-Utica Avenue station, certain staircases will be designated entrance/exit only. trains will make all local stops in Brooklyn. Buses that serve the area will be affected by reroutes, detours, and frozen zones. Customers should anticipate bus detours and delays on the following routes: B12, B14, B17, B41, B43, B44, B44 SBS, B45, B46, B46 SBS, B48, B49, B67 and B69.
In partnership with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the LaGuardia Link Q70 SBS will be operated free of charge this weekend from 12:01 a.m. Friday, August 31, through 11:59 p.m. Monday, September 3. This is due to our continuing efforts to encourage the use of transit to and from the airport, and reduce roadway congestion at the airport during the busy holiday travel periods.
Staten Island Railway
Staten Island Railway (SIR) customers looking to get a head start on their three-day weekend will be able to catch earlier afternoon express train service tomorrow, Friday, August 31, with Staten Island Railway’s Early Departure Getaway schedule. This schedule means extra SIR trains will be added earlier in the afternoon beginning at 02:30 p.m. from the St. George Ferry Terminal. There will be one express train and one local train awaiting every boat until 07:50 p.m. SIR will operate on a Sunday Schedule on Labor Day, Monday, September 3. The Early Departure Getaway service plan on SIR will also be available on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and the Friday before Christmas and New Year’s.
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MTA Bridges and Tunnels
MTA Bridges and Tunnels will suspend all lane closures related to routine maintenance and temporary construction work beginning at 01:00 p.m. on Friday, August 31, through the end of the morning rush on Tuesday, September 4, to accommodate motorists traveling for the Labor Day holiday weekend. Any extraordinary weather-critical work that must be accomplished over the holiday weekend would occur only during overnight hours when traffic is at its lightest.