MTA Announces Service Details For Fourth Of July Weekend

Published on July 01, 2020, 12:44 pm
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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is operating on current weekday and Saturday schedules for the July 4 holiday weekend with subway and bus options for customers traveling to NYC-area beaches.

Details for each agency are below.

New York City Subway

On Friday, July 03, and Saturday, July 04, subways will operate on a Saturday schedule. Customers are reminded that some subway lines do not operate on Saturdays. 6-Diamond7-Diamond express service is suspended, use 67 local trains instead. b trains will not run, use the acd and/or q. Use j local service instead of jz skip-stop service. w trains will not run, use the nq or r.

Heading to the Beach

Beginning Friday, July 03, and continuing through Labor Day, Monday, September 07, Rockaway Park/Beach 116 Street s Shuttle service will be extended to Rockaway Blvd to facilitate beach traffic to the peninsula.

Customers can take any train to connect with the shuttle at Rockaway Boulevard. This seasonal service runs from approximately 09:00 a.m. to 09:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays during the summer, and will also be available on the July 04 and Labor Day holiday weekends.

Customers may also take the dnq trains to Coney Island and the q to Brighton Beach.

Please note: The f train is not operating to Coney Island or Brighton Beach this weekend. Shuttle bus service will not be available, however B68 buses run parallel to the f line along Coney Island Avenue and serve Brighton Beach and Coney Island.

New York City Buses

Buses operated by MTA New York City Transit and the MTA Bus Company will operate on a Saturday schedule on Friday, July 03 and Saturday, July 04. Many routes do not operate on Saturdays or do not run on part of the route at certain hours. Bus customers traveling on the Fourth of July should check Saturday schedules, lines and routes.

Heading to the Beach

There are many bus options to area beaches throughout New York City.

  • Bronx/Orchard Beach – Bx12 
  • Brooklyn/Brighton Beach – B1, B36 and B68 
  • Brooklyn/Coney Island – B36, B64, B68, B82 
  • Brooklyn/Manhattan Beach – B1 and B49 
  • Queens/Jacob Riis Park – Q22 and Q35 
  • Queens/Rockaway Beach – Q22, Q35, Q52 SBS and Q53 SBS 

Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad

Both the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad will run their current weekday schedules for Friday, July 03, and current Saturday schedules for Saturday, July 04. Off-peak fares remain in effect for both railroads and cash transactions will not be accepted onboard trains. Customers may use cash at ticket vending machines or use the MTA eTix app on their phones.

Visit here for more Long Island Rail Road service details. Visit here for more Metro-North Railroad service details.

Staten Island Railway

Staten Island Railway will operate on a Saturday schedule on both Friday, July 03, and Saturday, July 04.

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 Thursday, July 02, through Friday, July 03, and there will be no temporary closures on Saturday, July 04, to accommodate motorists traveling for the Fourth of July holiday. Closures will still be in effect on Thursday and Friday night from approximately 08:00 p.m. until approximately 06:00 a.m. the following morning. Times will vary by facility.

How to Travel Safely and get Update

The MTA reminds customers that masks are required when traveling throughout the system and helps stop the spread of the virus. The MTA is distributing 2 million single-use surgical masks and hand sanitizer at every station as well as to customers at station booths thanks to donations from the State of New York and City of New York. PPE vending machines have been deployed across 10 locations in the subway system. Customers should also practice social distancing where possible and will see yellow signs and floor markings in stations for assistance. Customers can always check service alerts by checking, signing up for MTA alerts, using the MYmta app or following us on Twitter @NYCTSubway, @NYCTBus, @LIRR, @MetroNorth and @MTA. 

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