The LIRR Hamptons-Bound Cannonball Returns Friday, May 27
LIRR and Metro-North Add Extra Afternoon Trains for Friday, May 27
Planned Subway Service Changes on the and Lines
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced service details for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), Metro-North and Staten Island Railway will supplement early Friday afternoon service with additional trains to help New Yorkers get an early start on the three-day weekend. For Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, New York City Transit (NYCT), LIRR, and Metro-North will run on a weekend/Sunday schedule. As a reminder, the LaGuardia Link Q70 bus, with connections to the LIRR from Woodside Station and the and subway lines from the Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av station, is fare free to and from LaGuardia Airport, until further notice. Customers are advised to check any of the MTA’s multiple communications channels listed below before traveling.
Long Island Rail Road
The popular Cannonball, the 4:06 p.m. Friday train from Penn Station to Montauk, makes its seasonal debut this Friday, May 27 for the holiday weekend. This train operates express to Westhampton in 95 minutes, then stops at Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton and Montauk. The westbound Cannonball, scheduled to depart Sundays from Montauk at 6:37 p.m. will not operate this Sunday, instead it will operate on Memorial Day, Monday May 30.
On Friday, May 27, the LIRR will run 10 extra afternoon trains to accommodate customers heading out early for the holiday weekend. There is no scheduled trackwork for this weekend. For details, check the LIRR TrainTime app before traveling or visit new.mta.info.
On Saturday, May 28, the LIRR will operate on a normal Saturday/weekend schedule.
On Sunday, May 29, the LIRR will operate on a Saturday/weekend schedule. The summer Sunday afternoon trains from Montauk: 1:23 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 6:37 p.m., and the 3:23 p.m. westbound train from Southampton, will not operate on Sunday, May 29. These trains will run on Monday, May 30 instead.
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, the LIRR will operate on a Sunday schedule.
LIRR’s Montauk summer trains will operate every weekend beginning Memorial Day weekend through the first weekend of September.
On Friday, May 27, Metro-North will operate 10 extra afternoon trains on its East of Hudson and West of Hudson Lines to accommodate customers heading out early for the three-day weekend. Some trains between 5:25 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. are canceled to best reallocate equipment and accommodate Memorial Day weekend travel patterns. For details, check Metro-North's TrainTime app before traveling or visit new.mta.info.
On Saturday, May 28, Metro-North will run on a normal Saturday schedule.
On Sunday, May 29, Metro-North will operate on a normal Sunday schedule.
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, Metro-North will operate on a Sunday schedule. There will be an extra train departing Port Jervis at 4:05 p.m., stopping at all stations between Port Jervis and Suffern, then express to Secaucus Junction and Hoboken.
New York City Transit Subway
There are planned subway service changes from Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30 to accommodate critical track and signal upgrades. Customers are advised to check new.mta.info or the MYmta app for real-time service updates and alternatives to help them plan their trip. Highlights listed below.
- No downtown service from 50 St to High St
- and trains run via the and lines between 59 St-Columbus Circle and Jay St-MetroTech
- trains run via the line between Queens Plaza and Whitehall St-South Ferry
- No train service between Church Av and Coney Island-Stillwell Av
- Take the B35 and B68 buses instead
- No train service between 36 St Brooklyn and Bay Ridge-95 St
- Take free shuttle buses for service to Bay Ridge Av, 77 St, 86 St and Bay Ridge-95 St
- trains run local between DeKalb Av and 59 St Brooklyn in both directions
- trains run in two segments – transfer between Bronx and Manhattan/Brooklyn at 125 St
- train service runs between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St only
- Take train for service between E 180 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse and train for service between 149 St-Grand Concourse and Bowling Green
- Free shuttle buses will replace train service between Broadway Junction and Marcy Av
- Free shuttle buses will replace train service between Middle Village-Metropolitan Av (Queens) to either Myrtle Av/Broadway, Flushing Av/Broadway or Marcy Av
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, subway service will operate on a Sunday schedule.
New York City Transit Buses
Beginning, Friday, May 27, the Q22 and Q35 will serve the Jacob Riis Park bus stop from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Some Staten Island Express buses will provide additional trips with earlier departure times from Manhattan on Friday, May 27, between 12 p.m. and 1:35 p.m. Please check new.mta.info for the latest service information.
On Saturday and Sunday, buses will operate on a normal schedule. Bx12 Select Bus Service (SBS) weekend service to Orchard Beach begins Saturday, May 28, and will also run on Memorial Day.
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, buses will operate a Sunday schedule on all routes.
Staten Island Railway
The Staten Island Railway will operate normal schedules from Friday, May, 27 through Sunday, May 29.
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, Staten Island Railway will operate on a Sunday schedule.
MTA Bridges and Tunnels
MTA Bridges and Tunnels will suspend daytime scheduled maintenance requiring lane closures beginning 12 pm on Friday, 27 May through 6 a.m. on Tuesday, 31 May. Scheduled roadway closures for critical work may be permitted during overnight hours when traffic permits.
There will be no scheduled temporary roadway closures in any direction during the rush hour periods on Thursday and Friday to maintain maximum roadway availability during the busy travel weekend.
As a reminder, the 24/7 one-lane closure on the Throgs Neck Bridge for deck replacement work will remain in effect. However, the temporary use of an off-peak lane on the Throgs Neck Bridge will enable full lane capacity in the peak travel direction for the morning and afternoon rush hours.
Channels for Service Updates
Information about the planned schedule 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 all in one place.
new.mta.info – The “Service Status” box at new.mta.info is always the definitive source for the latest status for each line. For more details about this weekend's service changes, click here.
Live Subway Map – The Live Subway Map shows the real-time position of trains, planned service changes at any given time, highlights 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 mymtaalerts.com.
Twitter – Twitter users can follow @MTA, @NYCTSubway, @NYCTBus, @LIRR and @MetroNorth for service updates and customer service support.
WhatsApp – Customers can chat with NYC Transit and Metro-North via WhatsApp. Riders can receive customer service support in their native language through the help of Google Translate. LIRR customers can access a similar chat feature through the LIRR TrainTime app, where customer service representatives are available every day from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
For those who prefer to contact the MTA by telephone, information is available by dialing 511. Connecticut customers should call 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.