The MTA is kicking off the Fourth of July weekend with extra trains added to Friday’s schedule.

The move is an effort to allow customers to get a head start on the holiday weekend, the MTA said.

For Monday, July 4, the MTA said subways, buses and the Metro-North Railroad will operate on a Saturday schedule. The Long Island Rail Road and Staten Island Railway will operate on a Sunday schedule.

Scroll down to find out information on extra trains and schedule changes.

Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North

Both the LIRR and Metro-North will offer additional early afternoon service out of Manhattan on Friday beginning at 1 p.m. The MTA said 17 extra trains will leave Grand Central Terminal, and 10 extra trains will depart from Penn Station. The LIRR is also offering extra train service to the East End throughout the weekend, including connections to the Fire Island Ferry.


On Monday, July 4, subway service will operate on a Saturday schedule. Here are some additional service changes for Monday:

No 5 train service in Brooklyn.

No express service on the 6 or 7 lines.

B trains will not run; customers should use the A, C, D or Q instead.

M trains will be suspended between Delancey-Essex streets and 71st Avenue.

Q trains will be suspended between 57th Street-Seventh Avenue and Ditmars Boulevard.

Z service will be suspended; customers should take the J instead.

The MTA said it will provide extra subway service on the 4, 5, A, C, F and S trains before and following the Macy’s fireworks display on Monday night. The fireworks start around 9:20 p.m.

MTA buses

On Monday, July 4, buses will operate on a Saturday schedule. The MTA said there are many bus routes that do not operate on the weekends and urged customers to check Saturday schedules, lines and routes ahead of time. Here are some buses that may be affected by delays and detours: M5; M8; M9; M14 A/D; M15 SBS; M20; M21; M22; M23; M31; M34 SBS; M42; M50; M57; M103; B6; B24; B25; B3; B38; B41; B52; B61; B62; B63; B67; B69; B103; Q32; Q59; Q60. Find more information, at

Staten Island Railway

Additional early afternoon service will be provided on Friday ahead of the holiday weekend, the MTA said. Extra trains from the St. George ferry terminal will start at 2:30 p.m. The MTA said there will be one express train and one local train awaiting every ferry through 7:50 p.m. On Monday, July 4, the SIR will operate on a Sunday schedule.

MTA bridges and tunnels

All scheduled lane closures related to maintenance and construction will be suspended from 6 a.m. Friday through the end of morning rush hour on Tuesday, July 5.

It’s important to note that not all city bridges and tunnels are run by the MTA.

MTA bridges include the Throgs Neck Bridge, Henry Hudson Bridge, Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, Hugh L. Carey Bridge, Queens-Midtown Tunnel, Robert F. Kennedy Bridge and Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey runs the Lincoln Tunnel, Holland Tunnel, George Washington Bridge, Goethals Bridge, Outerbridge Crossing and Bayonne Bridge.