Special Train Service for New Year’s Weekend

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) trains and buses will operate on special schedules during the New Year’s holiday weekend, with lots of extra service to help customers enjoy the three-day weekend and celebrate the New Year.
Also for holiday travelers, as part of the Port Authority’s measures to alleviate roadway congestion at LaGuardia Airport during the peak holiday travel rush, MTA New York City Transit’s LaGuardia Link Q70 Select Bus Service will be fare-free through Tuesday, January 2. The LaGuardia Link provides non-stop service linking the main terminals of the airport (Terminals B, C and D) with New York City Subway at the Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av. station and the 61 St-Woodside station-Long Island Rail Road stop in Woodside, Queens.
NYC Subway, Port Jervis, Pascack and Hudson line details 
 
New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31
New York City subways and buses and the Staten Island Railway will operate on a Sunday schedule. Due to scheduled Subway Action Plan maintenance and repair work occurring in the 53 St. Tube until late morning, Sunday, December 31,  line riders are advised to allow additional travel time. More information on these significant upgrades and travel alternatives can be found here.
On Metro-North, an enhanced Sunday schedule will be in effect with additional service to Grand Central Terminal in the late afternoon and early evening. The Long Island Rail Road will operate on a regular weekend/holiday schedule with 10 extra trains added. For additional details, please see the attached press release from the Long Island Rail Road.
On the Port Jervis Line and Pascack Valley Line, a regular weekend schedule will be in effect, with an additional inbound train from Port Jervis and additional outbound service to Port Jervis and Spring Valley after midnight.
Customers heading to Times Square for the celebration should avoid using the 42 St-Times Square subway complex, since they may not be allowed to exit onto the street.  In addition, the northbound platform at 50 St. and both north and southbound platforms at 49 St. will be closed from 7 p.m. until shortly after midnight. Riders are urged to exit at stations at 50 St. or 57 St. and walk to Times Square. Additional service will be provided ion most lines. Station entrances in the Times Square area are subject to closure based on instructions from the NYPD.
Buses are not recommended for traveling to Times Square because of the numerous street closures in the area. Regular overnight bus service will resume as streets reopen after midnight.
New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1
Following the celebration, subway trains on lines in and around Times Square will run every 8 to 12 minutes until approximately 3 a.m. the 42nd Street shuttle  will operate all night.
After midnight, Metro-North Railroad will continue operating into the early morning hours, adding 48 departures between midnight and 5 a.m. from Grand Central Terminal to get customers safely home after the New Year’s Eve festivities, 12 additional trains toward Grand Central, and three additional trains to or from Hoboken Terminal on the Port Jervis Line and Pascack Valley Line, offering connecting service to/from Penn Station via Secaucus Junction.
Metro-North Trains Run Continuously After New Year’s Eve  
For the remainder of the day, New York City subways and buses, Metro-North Railroad and the Staten Island Railway will operate on a Sunday schedule. Customers may visit www.mta.infoand check out “The Weekender,” accessible by clicking the “Weekender” tab located within the Service Status Menu.  Customers using bus routes in the five boroughs should use MTA Bus Time to track real-time bus positions and gauge arrival times.
Metro-North has your ticket to a safe and convenient way to travel during the New Year’s Eve weekend. The railroad d is offering expanded service to and from Grand Central Terminal all day long on Sunday, December 31 and into the wee hours for New Year’s Eve for celebrants traveling to the Big Apple to ring in 2018.
Metro-North reminds customers that drinking alcohol on trains and at our stations is banned from noon New Year’s Eve until noon New Year’s Day. The railroad encourages customers traveling to New York to purchase round-trip tickets before boarding Grand Central Terminal bound trains. On the night of New Year’s Eve, tickets will be collected prior to boarding trains at Grand Central Terminal.
Friday, December 29
Metro-North will operate 17 extra Getaway trains between 12:58 p.m. and 4:11 p.m., and some trains after 5 p.m. will be combined or cancelled.
 
New Year’s Eve, Sunday December 31
Metro-North will operate an additional inbound train on the Hudson Line, 6:34 p.m., out of Poughkeepsie, making stops at New Hamburg, Beacon, Peekskill, Croton-Harmon, Ossining, Tarrytown and Grand Central Terminal.
New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1 
Metro-North will operate on a Sunday schedule. Service will also be provided overnight and into the wee hours of New Year’s morning to get you safely home from New York City as follows:
Hudson Line, Northbound: 
– 12:38 a.m. making all station stops from Croton-Harmon to Poughkeepsie.
– 12:42 a.m., making all station stops from Yankees-E. 153rd Street to Croton-Harmon.
– 1:15 a.m. making all station stops from Croton-Harmon to Poughkeepsie.
– 1:20 a.m., making all station stops from Yankees-E. 153rd Street to Croton-Harmon.
– 1:50 a.m., making all station stops from Croton-Harmon to Poughkeepsie.
– 1:55 a.m., making all station stops from Yankees-E. 153rd Street to Croton-Harmon
– 2:30 a.m., making stops at Spuyten Duyvil, Riverdale, Yonkers, Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Tarrytown, Scarborough, Ossining, and all stops between Croton-Harmon and Poughkeepsie.
– 3:00 a.m., making all station stops from Marble Hill to Croton-Harmon.
– 3:40 a.m., making stops at Spuyten Duyvil, Riverdale, Yonkers, Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Tarrytown, Scarborough, Ossining, and all stops between Croton-Harmon and Poughkeepsie.
– 4:20 a.m., making all station stops from Marble Hill to Croton-Harmon.
– 4:50 a.m. making stops at Spuyten Duyvil, Riverdale, Yonkers, Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Tarrytown, Scarborough, Ossining, and all stops between Croton-Harmon and Poughkeepsie.
– 5:20 a.m., making all station stops from Marble Hill to Croton-Harmon.
A regular weekend schedule will operate, with an additional inbound train from Port Jervis and additional outbound service to Port Jervis and Spring Valley after midnight.
Pascack Valley Line: 
– 1:24 a.m. from Hoboken, making all stops to Spring Valley. Passengers from Penn Station New York should board the 1:18 am train and transfer at Secaucus Junction.
– 3:45 a.m. from Hoboken, making all stops to Spring Valley. Passengers from Penn Station New York should board the 3:39 am train and transfer at Secaucus Junction.
Note that the 12:45 a.m. train departing Hoboken will not operate on New Year’s Eve.
 
Port Jervis Line: 
Eastbound
– 4:09 p.m. from Port Jervis making all stops to Suffern, then Secaucus Junction and Hoboken. Change trains at Secaucus Junction for service to Penn Station New York.
Westbound
– 1:27 a.m. from Hoboken, making all stops to Port Jervis. Passengers from Penn Station New York should board the 1:18 a.m. train and transfer at Secaucus Junction
– 3 a.m. from Hoboken, making all stops to Port Jervis. Passengers from Penn Station New York should board the 2:50 a.m. train and transfer at Secaucus Junction.
PRESS RELEASE FROM MTA/METRO NORTH