MTA Press Releases

Press Release
December 28, 2007
Plan a Happy New Year! Take MTA NYC Transit Subways

MTA NYC Transit wants to make sure that people have a comfortable ride and don't have to wait too long for trains as they gather to ring in the New Year this December 31st at Times Square. There will also be a New Year's Eve celebration in Prospect Park Brooklyn in the Long Meadow with most people entering through Grand Army Plaza.

Buses will be operating on normal overnight service. However, buses are not the recommended way to go for Times Square attendees. In general, subway routes in mid-town will be running every 8-12 minutes until 3:00 a.m. and will provide the best routes in and out of midtown. In addition, three routes that normally don't run after midnight -- 35C -- will do so until 2:30 a.m. Also, the Times Square-Grand Central shuttle will run all night, and R trains will operate into Queens until 1:30 a.m.

Revelers should avoid the Times Square-42nd Street station itself. From 7 p.m. to midnight, the 49th Street station on the NR and the northbound side of the 50th Street 1 station will be closed for the purpose of crowd control. The best stations to use are any along 57th, 59th and 34th Streets. NYPD officers will be available to direct riders to the celebration.

As always, Transit recommends that customers buy their MetroCards in advance. Subway service will operate on a Sunday schedule on Tuesday, January 1st. Riders can get information on New Year's Eve subway service and other news on MTA NYC Transit's podcast service -- TransitTrax. TransitTrax is available in a downloadable mp3 format on the MTA website at