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Subway and Bus Service During the Coronavirus Pandemic

We're here to provide crucial service for health-care workers, first responders, and other essential employees. Everyone else should stay home.

Updated June 5, 2020

As New York City begins Phase 1 of reopening on Monday, June 8, we’re doing everything we can to help essential workers commute safely.

The subway will continue to close from 1 a.m.-5 a.m. each day.

Remember to wear a mask or face covering. They’re required when you ride with us.

What to expect on June 8

  • Subways running at regular weekday, school-closed frequency
  • Buses running more frequently in all boroughs
  • Restored service on express buses

Check mta.info or see planned service changes for the most up-to-date information.

Overnight subway service

There is no subway service from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. while we disinfect trains and stations. The Staten Island Railway will continue running during this time.

We will be running enhanced bus service between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. to help get essential workers where they need to go. If bus service is not an option, essential workers can use our Essential Connector program.

See options for overnight travel.

 

NYC curfew

We’ll continue to run service for essential workers during the curfew. The subway will continue to close from 1-5 a.m. Buses will continue to run all night.

Service details for Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7

B, W, Z, and 42 St Shuttle service is not running.

Alternatives: 

  • B: Use D and Q service instead.
  • W: Use N and R service instead.
  • Z: Use J service instead.
  • 42 St Shuttle between Times Square and Grand Central: Use 7 service instead.

We’re ramping up some subway service.

  • 6 trains have returned to running express in the Bronx.
  • 7 express trains are also running.
  • We’ve increased service on the G line.

We’re returning to our regular weekday service levels starting Monday, June 8.

Some branch service is not operating.

  • 5 service between Nereid Av and E 180 St in the Bronx. Use 2 service instead. 
  • 5 service between Bowling Green and Brooklyn College-Flatbush Av. Use 4 and 2 service instead. 
  • A service between Broad Channel and Rockaway Park. Use the S shuttle to connect with Far Rockaway A service. 
  • E service between Jamaica-179 St and Union Turnpike. Use F service instead. 

Some express service is running local.

  • There will be no express service on the 4 and 5 lines in the Bronx.  
  • D trains will make local stops in the Bronx and will run express in Manhattan and Brooklyn. 
  • F trains will make all local stops in Manhattan and Brooklyn and will continue to run express in Queens. 
  • J trains will make all local stops. 
  • N trains will make all local stops in Manhattan and will continue to run express in Brooklyn. 
  • Staten Island Railway will make all local stops.

Bus service is reduced through the weekend.

Buses are operating on a reduced schedule during the day. We’re running enhanced bus service from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m., while there is no subway service.

Beginning Monday, June 8, buses in all boroughs will be running more frequently. Express buses will also run as usual.

Staten Island service

Most Staten Island express bus service isn’t operating. Local service is continuing on some routes, and some routes are running on a modified schedule.

Brooklyn service

Most Brooklyn bus service is operating on a Sunday schedule through the weekend. Some routes are operating modified service.

Queens service

We're operating modified service on some routes, and some routes are operating on a Sunday schedule.

Express service between the Bronx and Manhattan

Service on the BxM9 route is reduced through the weekend.

 

Staten Island Railway service is reduced through the weekend.

Trains run hourly, with 30-minute service during rush hour on weekdays.

Morning peak hours:

  • Tottenville-bound from St. George: 5:06 a.m. trip to 9:06 a.m.trip
  • St. George-bound from Tottenville: 4:01 a.m. trip to 8:01 a.m. trip

Evening peak hours:

  • Tottenville-bound from St. George: 4:06 p.m. trip to 8:06 p.m. trip
  • St. George-bound from Tottenville: 3:01 p.m. trip to 9:01 p.m. trip

Hourly service schedule:

  • Trains will leave St. George Terminal 6 minutes after the hour starting at 12:06 a.m.
  • Trains will leave Tottenville 1 minute after the hour starting at 12:01 a.m. 

This will connect you with the reduced ferry schedule.

Trains are scheduled to arrive at St. George Terminal about 15 minutes before the ferry leaves.

Trains to Tottenville are scheduled to leave about 10 minutes after the ferry arrives.

Changes to how you ride

Subways

  • We’re no longer making cash transactions at station booths. Use a MetroCard Vending Machine instead.

Buses

  • Board through the rear door if you can. (Express bus riders and riders who board using a ramp can use the front door.)