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Subway service changes: December 29-January 1

There are service changes on the subway this holiday weekend. Here’s how that will affect how you get around.
Updated December 29, 2023 11:00 a.m.

That's a wrap for 2023, folks!

If you're heading to Times Square to ring in the new year on Sunday night, keep in mind that exits at the Times Sq-42 St  station may be subject to temporary closures depending on crowding levels. Some entrances and exits at 42 St-Bryant Park ​​​​, 5 Av ​, 7 Av , and 59 St-Columbus Circle  may also be temporarily closed. You may want to use nearby stations, including 42 St-Port Authority Bus Terminal , 50 St , and 34 St-Penn Station .

On Sunday, New Year's Eve, the subway is running on a regular Sunday schedule. On Monday, New Year's Day, the subway will also run on a Sunday schedule.

For Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North riders visiting the city to celebrate, we're operating extra trains into the city on New Year's Eve, and leaving the city after midnight. Alcohol is not allowed on LIRR and Metro-North trains, platforms, and stations from noon on NYE to noon on New Year's Day.

On Monday, January 1, LIRR will operate on a weekend schedule. Metro-North will operate on a special reduced schedule. Use the TrainTime app or visit our schedules page to see all options for your trip.

And don't forget to sign up for the MTA Weekender, a newsletter sent every Friday. You'll get these service changes directly in your inbox, with more than enough time to plan your weekend travel. Subscribe here.

Subway service changes

 trains, Manhattan

Bronx-bound  trains are not stopping at 50 St from 11:45 a.m. Sunday to 12:15 a.m. Monday because of the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square.

  • For service to/from 50 St, take a downtown train, or consider using 34 St-Penn Station.

 trains, Manhattan

 trains are not stopping at 49 St in either direction from 11:45 a.m. Sunday to 12:15 a.m. Monday because of the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square.

  • Consider using nearby stations at 47-50 Sts-Rockefeller Ctr  , 50 St  , or 57 St-7 Av .

Get updates

These service changes are subject to change, so check the MTA homepage before heading out; it's where you'll find up-to-the-minute information on subway, bus, and rail service. Our apps — MYmta and TrainTime — also provide real-time service information.

You can also contact us in real time for help planning your trip. We’re reachable via phone, on WhatsApp, and more.

See how to contact us.