Fourth of July MTA service changes for subways, LIRR, Metro-North, buses

Subway service changes on the Fourth of July include no express trains on the 6 and 7 lines, the MTA said. Photo Credit: Samantha Wieder

There will be extra subway service before and after the Macy’s fireworks.

Subway service changes on the Fourth of July include no express trains on the 6 and 7 lines, the MTA said.
Subway service changes on the Fourth of July include no express trains on the 6 and 7 lines, the MTA said. Photo Credit: Courtesy of JetBlue

Fourth of July means hot dogs, hamburgers, fireworks and … MTA service changes.

For New Yorkers staying in the city on Thursday, the subway will operate on a Saturday schedule, and there will be additional service near the Macy’s fireworks show in the evening.

Scroll down for more information on service changes related to the Fourth of July, and check here for subway service changes on Saturday and Sunday.

Subways

All trains will run on a Saturday schedule on Thursday.

There will be increased service on the 4, 5, A, C and F trains and the 42nd Street Shuttle before and after the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks show, which will take place at the Brooklyn Bridge between 9:25 and 9:50 p.m. If crowds grow in Battery Park and Battery Park City, N trains will run along the R line in both directions between 36th to Canal streets to provide additional service at Whitehall and Rector streets.

The following changes also will be in effect:

2 and 3 trains in Manhattan will skip Wall and Clark streets in both directions between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. Thursday.

5 trains will run between Bowling Green in Manhattan and Eastchester-Dyre Avenue in the Bronx.

5 and D trains will run local in the Bronx.

6 and 7 express service will be suspended.

G trains will operate every 8 minutes from 8:30 p.m. Thursday to 1:30 a.m. Friday.

L trains will operate every 4 to 6 minutes between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday, with reduced frequency between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., and every 20 minutes after 10 p.m. between Lorimer Street in Brooklyn and Eighth Avenue in Manhattan.

M trains will run between Metropolitan Avenue in Brooklyn and Delancey Street-Essex Street in Manhattan between 6 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Thursday, and between Metropolitan Avenue and the 96th Street Q train station in Manhattan from 8:30 p.m. Thursday to 1:30 a.m. Friday.

Buses

MTA buses will operate on a Saturday schedule on Thursday. The following bus routes may be impacted by street closures: M9, M14A/D SBS, M15, M15 SBS, M20 SBS, M21, M22, M55, M103, B25, B61, B62, B63, B67, B69, BM1, BM2, BM3 and BM4.

LIRR

Trains will run on a weekend schedule on Thursday, and Friday will have a normal weekday schedule.

Metro-North

Trains will run on a Sunday schedule on Thursday, and Friday will have a normal weekday schedule.

amNY.com staff