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MTA Announces Service Options for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Updated January 11, 2024 2:00 p.m.
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Subway, LIRR, and Staten Island Railway Operating on Regular Weekday Schedule


Buses Operating on Modified Weekday Schedule


Metro-North Operating on Expanded Saturday/Weekend Schedule


The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced today that some services will operate on special schedules in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 15.

For those traveling during the holiday, service details are below.

New York City Subway, Buses and Staten Island Railway

On Monday, Jan. 15, the New York City Subway and Staten Island Railway will operate on regular weekday schedules.

As a reminder, there are planned service changes this weekend and on Monday on several subway lines. Customers are advised to use the MYmta app or https://new.mta.info/alerts 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/Park Pl and Park Row/Spruce St
    • All BXM1 service operates via Inwood (no trips bypass Inwood via the Major Deegan Expressway)
    • No AM Peak BXM1/BXM2 service at Riverdale Av/W. 236 St. Board along Henry Hudson Parkway

Metro-North Railroad

On Monday, Jan. 15, Metro-North will operate on an expanded Saturday schedule on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines with extra trains to Manhattan in the morning and outbound from Manhattan in the afternoon.

On the Pascack Valley Line, Metro-North will operate on a normal weekend schedule.

On the Port Jervis Line, Metro-North will operate on a normal weekend schedule with two extra trains to Hoboken, one in the morning and one in the mid-afternoon, and one extra train from Hoboken to Port Jervis in the late afternoon.

Hudson Rail Link shuttle buses will operate on a special holiday schedule to meet Hudson Line trains at Spuyten Duyvil and Riverdale, and the Haverstraw-Ossining and Newburgh-Beacon ferries will operate on a special schedule to meet trains at Ossining and Beacon. Shuttle bus and ferry schedules are posted online at Metro-North Connecting Services (mta.info).

Off-peak fares are in effect on all lines all day. To view train schedules, use the MTA TrainTime app or visit https://new.mta.info/schedules/metro-north-railroad.

Long Island Rail Road

On Monday, Jan. 15, the Long Island Rail Road will operate on a regular weekday schedule. To view train times, use the MTA TrainTime app or visit https://new.mta.info/schedules/long-island-rail-road.

Channels for Service Updates

Customers are encouraged to sign up to the MTA Weekender, a weekly newsletter sent every Friday to inform customers of weekend service changes throughout the transit system. Information about planned service changes is also available through the MTA’s many real-time service information sources.

mta.info – The definitive source for real-time arrival information and service change information for each line or route in the MTA system. Customers can find current statuses on mta.info and upcoming planned service changes using our lookup tool at mta.info/alerts.

MYmta app – Customers who use the comprehensive MYmta smartphone app will see real-time train and bus arrival times and other travel information for all MTA services all in one place. The app is available in the Apple Store and in Google Play.

Email & Text Alerts – Customers can sign up for email and SMS alerts tailored to their specific commutes and travel times. They can also sign up for MTA newsletters like The Weekender, a weekly newsletter that covers major weekend planned service changes. Customers can sign up here
WhatsApp – Riders can chat with NYC Transit via WhatsApp for 24/7 customer assistance. With the help of Google Translate, NYC Transit staff offer real-time customer support in up to 108 languages.


511 – For those who prefer to contact the MTA by telephone, information is available by dialing 511. 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.