MTA Press Releases

Press Release
January 16, 2019
IMMEDIATE
MTA Announces Service Details for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) services will operate on special schedules in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 21. Details are below.

New York City Subway, Buses and Staten Island Railway

On Monday, January 21, 2019, the New York City Subways and MTA Staten Island Railway will operate on a regular weekday schedules. Customers are advised to use the MYmta app or resources on MTA.info to plan their trips.

New York City Buses will operate on a reduced weekday schedule with minor timing changes except for Staten Island and Queens, where Limited Stop routes S81, S84, S86, S90, S91, S92, S94, S96, S98 Q4, Q6, Q25 and Q65 will not run. Weekday local service will operate along these routes. In addition, all Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens "X" express routes will operate on a special schedule with minor adjustments in departure times. For the real-time position of buses on all bus routes, visit MTA’s Bus Time.

Long Island Rail Road

MTA Long Island Rail Road will operate on a regular weekday schedule, but with off-peak fares in effect all day in observance of the holiday.

The timetables are available at stations or online at the LIRR’s website at www.mta.info/lirr by accessing the schedules link, where one can access for full timetables for each branch or select desired travel times and destination.

Metro-North Railroad

Metro-North will operate on an enhanced Saturday schedule with 37 extra trains during the high travel periods on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines. The enhanced Saturday service includes 21 extra trains on the Harlem Line, which includes two additional Wassaic connection, plus 3 Hudson Line extras, and 13 extra New Haven Line trains offering branch connections. For West of Hudson customers, there will be 3 additional trains on the Port Jervis Line. Off-peak fares apply all day.

The Hudson Rail Link and the Haverstraw-Ossining and Newburgh-Beacon ferries will operate on enhanced Saturday schedules.

The extra Hudson, Harlem and New Haven trains’ departure times are included in the current Metro-North timetables, dated September 30, 2018, and shaded with notes indicating that they will operate on January 21. The timetables are available at stations or online at Metro-North’s website at www.mta.info/mnr by accessing the schedules link, where one can access for full timetables for each branch or select desired travel times and destination. West of Hudson, the Pascack Valley and Port Jervis Lines will operate on a straight weekend schedule as indicated in their October 14, 2018 timetables.

Many Channels for Service Updates

Information about the service details noted in this press release is available through MTA’s real-time service information sources:

Email and text message service updates – Customers are urged to sign up to receive the alerts by visiting MyMTAAlerts.com. To avoid unwanted messages, a user can tailor the messages to the specific branch, and the specific times of day.

MYmta app – Customers who use the new, comprehensive MYmta app will see real-time travel information for LIRR and connecting services all in one place. As a caution, trains that start out their trips on time may experience delays en route. The MTA Subway Time, MTA Bus Time, LIRR Train Time, Metro-North Train Time apps remain available for customers to access LIRR train information.

MTA.info –The “Service Status” box at the left side of www.MTA.info is always the definitive source for the latest status, refreshed every minute.

For those who prefer the telephone, information is available from the MTA Customer Service Center by calling 511, the New York State Travel Information Line. This line is reachable by dialing (877) 690-5114 from Connecticut or (877) 690-5116 from other states. Those who are deaf or hard of hearing can use their preferred service provider for the free 711 relay to reach the MTA at 511.