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MTA Announces Service Options for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Updated January 13, 2021 5:34 p.m.

Subways, LIRR and Staten Island Railway Operating on Regular Weekday Schedule


Buses Operating on Modified Weekday Schedule


Metro-North Operating on Weekend/Holiday Schedule


Off-Peak Fares in Effect on Commuter Rails


Some Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) services will operate on special schedules in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 18.

For those who have to travel during the holiday, service details are below. 

New York City Subway, Buses and Staten Island Railway

On Monday, Jan. 18, the New York City Subway and Staten Island Railway will operate on regular weekday schedules. Customers are advised to use the MYmta app or MTA.info to plan their trips.

New York City buses will operate on a modified weekday schedule.

Local, express, Limited, and Select Bus Service will run with minor adjustments to the regular weekday schedule. Express buses operated by the MTA Bus Company will run on a special schedule.

The following express and Limited routes will not run:

M1 Ltd, M4 Ltd, Q4 Ltd, Q5 Ltd, Q6 Ltd, Q17 Ltd, Q25 Ltd, Q27 Ltd, Q36 Ltd, Q43 Ltd, Q46 Ltd, Q65 Ltd, Q83 Ltd, Q85 Ltd, SIM4x, SIM8x, S81 Ltd, S84 Ltd, S86 Ltd, S91 Ltd, S92 Ltd, S94 Ltd, S96 Ltd and S98 Ltd.

Local service will be available on these routes. Customers should also be advised the S46 will not make stops within the Teleport.

Metro-North Railroad

Metro-North will operate on a weekend/holiday schedule on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines, with off-peak fares in effect all day.

The Hudson Rail Link service will operate on a weekend schedule. Customers can view the schedule here.

Train times are available online at Metro-North’s website at www.mta.info/mnr or at new.mta.info.

West of Hudson, the Pascack Valley and Port Jervis Lines will operate on a weekend/holiday schedule as indicated in their Nov. 8, 2020 timetables.

Long Island Rail Road

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

LIRR timetables are available via the newly revamped LIRR TrainTime app, online at mta.info/lirr/timetable where one can access full timetables for each branch or at http://lirr42.mta.info/ where customers can select desired travel times and destination.

Channels for Service Updates

Information about planned service changes is available through the MTA’s many real-time service information sources.

MYmta app – Customers who use the comprehensive MYmta smartphone app will see real-time travel information for all MTA services in one place.

MTA.info – The “Service Status” box at new.MTA.info is always the definitive source for the latest status for each line.

Live Subway Map – The MTA launched a public beta of its groundbreaking Live Subway Map on Oct. 20. In its first iteration the Live Subway Map shows the real-time position of trains, planned service changes at any given time, highlight accessible stations, and much more.

Email and text message service updates – Customers are urged to sign up to receive alerts, tailored by specific branch and time of day, by visiting www.MyMTAAlerts.com.

Twitter – Twitter users can follow @MTA@NYCTSubway@NYCTBus@LIRR and @MetroNorth to receive dynamic service updates and customer service support.

WhatsApp - NYC Transit recently started using WhatsApp to expand the number of customer service channels available to riders and is especially helpful for non-native English speakers. Riders can receive customer service support in their native language through the help of Google Translate.

These communication channels can be accessed while at home or on the go. For customers who are located at stations, the MTA will post the latest service updates on digital signs at station platforms and will make audio announcements over public address systems, and on-board announcements made by train crews.

For those who prefer to contact the MTA by telephone, information is available by dialing 511, the New York State Travel Information Line. For customers calling from Connecticut, the number is 877-690-5114. 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.