Here’s how to get around NYC this New Year’s

December 28, 2018

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On the last weekend of 2018, the MTA will be running decent subway service. You may have to wait a while for a 4 or 5 train, and several trains are being rerouted via other lines. Read details about your line below to avoid confusion. Minor service disruptions on New Year’s Day and expanded service on LIRR and Metro-North should have most travelers starting 2019 with minimal frustration.

Also, this Sunday will be the last opportunity to ride on vintage subway trains from the 1930s. You can catch one on Sunday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., they’ll be running from 2 Avenue to Rockefeller Center on the F and going uptown on the A, C, D from 59 Street to 125 Street.

This weekend:

1 trains skip 238 Street in the Bronx.

Bowling Green-bound 4 and 5 trains run local from 125 Street to Grand Central-42 Street. 4 trains will skip 33 Street and 23 Street in Manhattan. Manhattan-bound 4 trains skip 176 Street, Mt Eden Avenue, 170 Street, 167 Street and 161 Street in the Bronx. 4 trains will be running every 16 minutes and 5 trains will be running every 20 minutes.

Brooklyn Bridge-bound 6 trains skip 33 Street and 23 Street in Manhattan. 6 (late night) trains skip 28 street in both directions.

The C won’t be running between West 4 Street and Euclid Avenue, take the A, E, or F trains instead.

The E will be running via the F in both directions from 21 Street-Queensbridge to West 4 Street.

Through January, the 167 Street B, D station will be closed.

The 62 Street-New Utrecht Avenue Station D, N transfer passageway is closed due to elevator repairs.

Jamaica-bound F trains run via the A from Jay Street-MetroTech to West 4 Street. F service between Bergen Street and Stillwell Avenue is replaced by G trains.

The M isn’t running between Metropolitan Avenue in Queens and Essex Street in Manhattan, take the J or free shuttle buses.

Broadway and 39 Avenue N and W stations are closed. Coney Island-bound N train platforms at Fort Hamilton Pkwy, New Utrecht Avenue, 18 Avenue and 20 Avenue are temporarily closed. N Trains are making local stops in Brooklyn at 53 Street and 45 Street in both directions.

J service between 121 Street and Jamaica Center in Queens will be replaced by E trains and free shuttle buses.

On December 31 and January 1:

Sunday schedule will be in effect for all subways and buses on January 1.

  • 5 service runs between Bowling Green and Dyre Avenue.
  • 5 and D trains run local in the Bronx
  • N trains run local in Manhattan.
  • The M will run between Metropolitan Av and Delancey-Essex Streets.

On Monday, December 31, the LIRR will operate 21 extra westbound trains to Penn Station for those attending New Year’s Eve festivities. For more details, check out the expanded schedule here.

On December 31, Metro-North will operate a reduced weekday schedule in the morning and evening rush hours. On January 1, there will be hourly service on most line segments and regular weekend service on branch lines.

On January 1, the Staten Island Rail Road will be running on a Saturday schedule.

Per the whims of the MTA, there will probably be other problems, and the problems stated above are subject to change and worsen.

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