Metropolitan Transportation Authority logo

Extra Getaway Services on Friday, August 29, Start the Weekend

THe MTA is operating with some service changes for the Labor Day holiday weekend, beginning with railroads providing extra service on Friday, August 29, to help customers get a head start. 
The LIRR and Metro-North provided 27 additional early-afternoon trains from Manhattan on Friday, August 29, for customers planning an early getaway for the Labor Day Weekend.
On Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1, Metro-North will operate on a Sunday schedule, and the LIRR will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule. 
As for customers who are traveling by bus or subway...they will operate on a Sunday schedule on Labor Day, Monday, September 1.  
Because of the J’Ouvert Parade on Monday, September 1, from 2 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Brooklyn, the Church Av 2 station will be closed and bypassed from 11 p.m. Sunday, August 31, to 4 a.m. Monday, September 1. Buses in the area will be rerouted.  
Because of the West Indian-American Day Parade on Monday, September 1, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, certain subway entrances in the parade area may be affected and buses in the area will be rerouted.  The Eastern Pakwy- Brooklyn Museum 2 Subway Line Icon3 Subway Line Icon4 Subway Line Icon station will be closed and bypassed from 12 noon to 7 p.m. Monday, September 1. At Crown Hts-Utica Av 3 Subway Line Icon4 Subway Line Icon station, certain staircases will be designated entrance/exit only.  4 Subway Line Icon trains will make local stops in Brooklyn.  
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 on Friday, August 29, with Staten Island Railway’s Early Departure Getaway schedule. This schedule means extra SIR trains will be added earlier in the afternoon beginning at 2:30 p.m. from the St. George Ferry Terminal. There will be one express train and one local train awaiting every boat until 7:50 p.m. SIR will operate on a Sunday Schedule on Labor Day, Monday September 1. 
The Early Departure Getaway service plan on SIR is also available on the Friday leading into the President’s Day and Memorial Day weekends, the day before Independence Day, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and the day before the Christmas and New Year’s.
MTA Bridges and Tunnels will suspend all routine construction and maintenance work at its seven bridges and two tunnels beginning 1 p.m. Friday, August 29, through the end of the morning rush on Tuesday, Sept. 2, to help smooth travel for those hitting the road for the Labor Day weekend. Work will continue at the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge where a full-time lane closure is in effect. 
Click here for more information on Labor Day Holiday schedules.