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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 May 29, 2020

We are operating the MTA Essential Service Plan until further notice. Check mta.info or see planned service changes for the most up-to-date information.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is requiring everyone in New York to wear masks or face coverings when they’re out in public, including on public transportation.

Updates to 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.


Check before you go

There might be changes to this plan. Check current service status before your trip.

Service details for Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31

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


  • 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.

F service isn’t operating south of Church Avenue.

We’re modernizing signals along the Culver Line. See service alternatives to plan an alternate trip.

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, 5, and 6 lines in the Bronx.  
  • There is no 7 express service.
  • 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.

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.

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 seven days a week. 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.


Staten Island Railway service is reduced.

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


In order to limit person-to-person contact for our station agents and riders, we’re no longer making any cash transactions at station booths. You can only make MetroCard transactions at MetroCard Vending machines.


We have initiated a new rear-door boarding policy to keep riders and operators at a safe distance.

Board local and SBS buses through the back door. Riders who need the ramp can board through the front door and use the priority seats. Express bus customers will still board through the front door.