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Metro-North Provides Extra Service for New Year’s Eve

Ring in 2017 with Metro-North! The railroad is offering expanded service to and from Grand Central Terminal all day long on December 31 and into the early morning hours of New Year's Eve for celebrants traveling to Times Square and other spots in the Big Apple. 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. If traveling after midnight on New Year’s Eve, customers should buy tickets in advance. On the night of New Year’s Eve, tickets will be collected prior to boarding trains at Grand Central Terminal.

LIRR Scheduling More Trains for New Year’s Weekend

MTA Long Island Rail Road is ready to usher in the New Year with extra train service for the extended holiday weekend, beginning with additional eastbound trains to accommodate customers leaving work early on Friday, December 30. Then the railroad will run additional westbound trains on Saturday, New Year’s Eve, for revelers heading to the city to celebrate, and extra service early New Year’s Day to get the party goers safely back home Sunday morning.

NYC Transit Service Info for New Year's Weekend

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the MTA have announced the details for the start of the Second Avenue Subway’s first regular service train New Year’s Day, January 1st, 2017.

MTA Service Info for New Year's Weekend

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have announced the details for the start of the Second Avenue Subway’s first regular service train New Year’s Day, January 1st, 2017.

Governor Cuomo Announces LED Lighting Installed on Pershing Square Viaduct at Grand Central

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the illumination of Pershing Square viaduct in front of Grand Central Terminal with color-changing LED lighting. The lighting, which is intended to complement the grandeur of Grand Central Terminal, will enhance the ability of nighttime pedestrians anywhere along 42nd Street to find their way to Grand Central at a glance.

Spreading Holiday Cheer!

Spreading Holiday Cheer!

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for December 23 - December 26

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for December 23 - December 26

Governor Cuomo Debuts New Subway Station at 96th Street and Invites New Yorkers to Open House Ahead of On-Time Opening of the Second Avenue Subway

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo debuted the new station at 96th Street on December 22, 2016, in advance of the historic, on-time opening of the Second Avenue Subway. At the event, the Governor invited New Yorkers to an open house for a preview tour of the station, which features high ceilings, column-free design, vibrant lighting, and world-class contemporary artwork. The open house marks the first time the public will have access to the Second Avenue Subway since the start of construction. The words "Excelsior" and "E Pluribus Unum" – New York’s message to people who ride the subways in New York – are displayed on the beams inside of the station.

Q70 LaGuardia Link Bus to Be Fare-Free on Dec. 22-23; Lots of Extra LIRR & Metro-North Service; MTA Is the Best Way to Get Around

The MTA has announced some holly jolly schedules for the upcoming long holiday weekend. 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, the MTA’s LaGuardia Link Q70 Select Bus Service will be fare free on Thursday, December 22, and Friday, December 23. The LaGuardia Link provides non-stop service linking the main terminals of the airport (Terminals B, C and D) with New York City Subway hub at Jackson Heights (with connections to the 7, e, f, m, and r lines) and the Long Island Rail Road hub in Woodside, Queens.

Railroad Running on Regular Weekend/Holiday Schedule December 24-25 and Is Extending Off-Peak Weekend Pricing Through Monday, December 26

MTA Long Island Rail Road is adding 13 trains to its regular eastbound afternoon schedule from Penn Station on Friday, December 23, to accommodate the large number of customers leaving work early to get a head start on their holiday weekend. The additional service from Penn Station will be provided between 12:43 p.m. and 3:41 p.m. on the Ronkonkoma, Babylon, Port Jefferson, Port Washington and Far Rockaway branches. The added trains are as follow:

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