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MTA Announces Service Details for Fourth of July Weekend

Updated Jul 1, 2020 6:08 p.m.

Customers are Reminded to Wear Masks and Socially Distance Wherever Possible


The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is operating on current weekday and Saturday schedules for the July 4 holiday weekend with subway and bus options for customers traveling to NYC-area beaches.

Details for each agency are below:

New York City Subway

On Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, subways will operate on a Saturday schedule. Customers are reminded that some subway lines do not operate on Saturdays.   express service is suspended, use   local trains instead.   trains will not run, use the   and/or  . Use   local service instead of   skip-stop service.   trains will not run, use the   or  .

Heading to the Beach

Beginning Friday, July 3, and continuing through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7, Rockaway Park/Beach 116 St   Shuttle service will be extended to Rockaway Blvd to facilitate beach traffic to the peninsula. Customers can take any train to connect with the shuttle at Rockaway Blvd. This seasonal service runs from approximately 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays during the summer, and will also be available on the July 4 and Labor Day holiday weekends. Customers may also take the   trains to Coney Island and the   to Brighton Beach. Please note: The   train is not operating to Coney Island or Brighton Beach this weekend. Shuttle bus service will not be available, however B68 buses run parallel to the f line along Coney Island Avenue and serve Brighton Beach and Coney Island.

New York City Buses

Buses operated by MTA New York City Transit and the MTA Bus Company will operate on a Saturday schedule on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4. Many routes do not operate on Saturdays or do not run on part of the route at certain hours. Bus customers traveling on the Fourth of July should check Saturday schedules, lines and routes.

Heading to the Beach

There are many bus options to area beaches throughout New York City.

  • The Bronx/Orchard Beach – Bx12
  • Brooklyn/Brighton Beach – B1, B36 and B68
  • Brooklyn/Coney Island – B36, B64, B68, B82
  • Brooklyn/Manhattan Beach – B1 and B49
  • Queens/Jacob Riis Park – Q22 and Q35
  • Queens/Rockaway Beach – Q22, Q35, Q52 SBS and Q53 SBS

Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad

Both the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad will run their current weekday schedules for Friday, July 3, and current Saturday schedules for Saturday, July 4. Off-peak fares remain in effect for both railroads and cash transactions will not be accepted onboard trains. Customers may use cash at ticket vending machines or use the MTA eTix app on their phones.

Click here for more Long Island Rail Road service details.

Click here for more Metro-North Railroad service details.

Staten Island Railway

Staten Island Railway will operate on a Saturday schedule on both Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4.

MTA Bridges and Tunnels

MTA Bridges and Tunnels will suspend all lane closures related to routine maintenance and temporary construction work beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, through Friday, July 3, and there will be no temporary closures on Saturday, July 4, to accommodate motorists traveling for the Fourth of July holiday. Closures will still be in effect on Thursday and Friday night from approximately 8 p.m. until approximately 6 a.m. the following morning. Times will vary by facility.

How to Travel Safely and get Updates

The MTA reminds customers that masks are required when traveling throughout the system and helps stop the spread of the virus. The MTA is distributing 2 million single-use surgical masks and hand sanitizer at every station as well as to customers at station booths thanks to donations from the State of New York and City of New York. PPE vending machines have been deployed across 10 locations in the subway system. Customers should also practice social distancing where possible and will see yellow signs and floor markings in stations for assistance. Customers can always check service alerts by checking mta.info, signing up for MTA alerts, using the MYmta app or following us on Twitter @NYCTSubway, @NYCTBus, @LIRR, @MetroNorth and @MTA.