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MTA Announces Service Options for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Updated January 12, 2022 2:30 p.m.

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

Buses Operating on Modified Weekday Schedule

Metro-North Operating on Adjusted 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. 17.

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. 17, the New York City Subway and Staten Island Railway will operate on regular weekday schedules. Customers are advised to use the MYmta app or https://new.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. The following express and Limited routes will not run:

SIM4x, SIM8x, 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, S81 Ltd, S84 Ltd, S86 Ltd, S91 Ltd, S92 Ltd, S94 Ltd, S96 Ltd, and S98 Ltd 

Use SIM4 for SIM4x or SIM8 for SIM8x; local service will be available on the Limited routes. Customers should also be advised the S46 will not make stops within the Teleport. 

The following express bus route variations will not operate: 
•    BXM8 City Island service
•    Super Express trips on the QM2, QM5, QM8, QM20 routes
•    All service on the BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4 will operate via Downtown and Midtown. There will be no Brooklyn-bound service at stops located at Church St/Barclay St, Park Row/Spruce St, and Frankfort St/Pearl St

Metro-North Railroad
On Friday, Jan. 14, Hudson line trains will run on a reduced schedule in order to complete critical infrastructure resiliency work in the Bronx. See special schedule here.

On Monday, Jan. 17, Metro-North will operate on a special holiday schedule on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines, with extra trains operating in the morning and evening peak periods. 

West of Hudson, the Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines will operate on a weekend schedule, with two extra eastbound trains and one extra westbound train between Port Jervis and Hoboken/Penn Station.

The Hudson Rail Link, Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry, and Newburgh-Beacon Ferry will operate on adjusted schedules to connect with the revised train schedule.

Off-peak fares in effect through the end of February. To view train schedules, use the Metro-North TrainTime app or visit https://new.mta.info/schedules/metro-north-railroad

Long Island Rail Road
Long Island Rail Road will operate on a regular weekday schedule. Off-peak fares in effect through the end of February.

To view train times, use the LIRR TrainTime app or visit https://new.mta.info/schedules/long-island-rail-road. 

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 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 incorporated 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.