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Holiday Service on Tap for Christmas

MTA subways, buses and railroad service will operate on a Sunday or holiday schedule on Christmas. While the weather might be frightful during parts of the day, all MTA agencies are monitoring the forecasts, taking steps to prepare for rain, snow or any other conditions Old Man Winter delivers. Crews are also on call to respond to any weather related service impacts.

Vintage train

NYC Transit subway and bus service will be operating on a Sunday schedule on Christmas. Long Island Rail Road trains are on a holiday schedule with Off-Peak fares and Family Fares offered throughout the day. The Railroad’s annual Family Fare Program allows as many as four children ages 5-11 to ride for the advance purchase fare of 75 cents per child each way when accompanied by a fare-paying adult or guardian. Children under 5 ride free on the LIRR. Service returns to a regular weekday schedule on Wednesday, December 26th. Regular fares remain in effect during AM Peak hours.

Metro-North will operate on a special holiday schedule and customers traveling with the family, are urged to purchase an off-peak ten-trip ticket. In addition to the discount, it is transferrable, so everyone can use it.

NYC Transit crews will be manning de-icers, Long Island Rail Road workers will be monitoring switch heaters while Metro-North crews will monitor overhead centenary lines and platforms for any buildup of freezing rain or snow.

For the latest service, customers are urged to monitor Service Status.