COVID-19 Updates for NYC – NJ

July 7, 2020

    MTA Updates

    MTA Essential Service during the COVID-19 pandemic so the agency can get health-care workers, first responders, and other essential personnel where they need to go. MTA is running as much service as it can with the crews who are healthy and available to work, but service on many lines is limited.

    MTA Subway and Bus Updates:

    • Currently, Normal weekday and weekend subway service. MTA is ramping up to weekday service on most lines.
    • There is no subway service from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. while the MTA disinfects trains and stations. The Staten Island Railway will continue running during this time.
    • The 42 St Shuttle is not running. Use 7 service instead.
    • MTA will be running an 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 MTA’s Essential Connector program
    • See options for overnight travel
    • Staten Island Railway service is running more frequently now.
    • On Weekends SIR trains operate:
      • Every half hour from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
      • Hourly from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
    • On Weekdays SIR trains operate:
      • Every 20 minutes during the rush hour periods
      • Every 30 minutes during the midday/off-peak period
      • Hourly from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.
    • There is restored service on express buses
    • Normal weekday school-closed bus schedules
    • To see more information about both the subway and bus service, see the agency link found HERE

    To view up-to-the-minute Subway updates and alerts see the agency website twitter feed here 

    To view up-to-the-minute Bus updates and alerts see the agency website twitter feed here

    MTA Long Island Railroad Updates:

    • Currently, More frequent service, including some weekday service to Long Island City and Hunterspoint Avenue.
    • About 90% of regular weekday trains are resuming operation.
    • Ticket offices at Penn Station, Jamaica Station, and Atlantic Terminal will reopen.
    • July 11-12: No Weekend Train Service between Hicksville & New Hyde Park
    • For schedules see the agency link found HERE
    • For more info. on LIRR see the link found HERE

    To view up-to-the-minute LIRR updates and alerts see the agency website twitter feed here

    MTA Metro-North Railroad Updates:

    • More trains during peak hours. MTA is adding trains on the Harlem, Hudson, and New Haven lines during the morning and evening rush.
    • The new schedule is a 115% increase in peak service
    • Additional service as necessary.
    • MTA is running hourly service during these times:
      • Off-peak periods
      • Midday
      • Evenings
      • Late nights
      • Weekends
      • Holidays
    • For more info on these service increases see the link found HERE
    • See agency website here for more info

    To view up-to-the-minute Metro-North updates and alerts see the agency website twitter feed here

    NJ Transit Updates

    NJ Transit Train Updates:

    • NJ TRANSIT rail is operating weekday service on a Presidents Day schedule with enhancements. Please visit the NJ TRANSIT website for the updated schedules.

    NJ Transit Bus Updates:

    • NJ TRANSIT bus service is running on a modified service level while extra service has been added for certain trips.
    • New NJ TRANSIT bus schedules will take effect on Saturday, June 27 on several bus routes. This schedule change follows the recent transition from a modified to a regular weekday schedule and includes some adjustments for seasonal travel.
    • Please visit the NJ TRANSIT website for the updated schedules.

    For agency Bus Updates and alerts see the agency twitter for South Jersey hereNorth Jersey here

    NJ Transit Light Rail Updates: 

    • NJ Transit light rail service is running on a reduced service schedule.
    • Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service is operating on a weekend schedule to accommodate essential travel due to the decline in ridership related to COVID-19. The weekend HBLR schedule operates service approximately every 20 minutes.
    • Newark Light Rail Mainline weekday service is operating every 10 minutes from 6:00 AM until 8:00 PM weekdays. After 8:00 PM, Mainline trains will return to their regular level of service. Broad Street Extension service levels will remain as currently configured (Every 10 minutes morning and afternoon peak. Every 30 minutes non-peak, weekdays).
    • River LINE weekday service is operating on a SUNDAY/HOLIDAY schedule
    • Please visit the NJ TRANSIT website for the updated schedules.


    Nice Bus Updates

    • NICE fixed-route bus service is currently running on its regular schedule Monday thru Saturday. Please visit the agency website for info. on schedules HERE
    • FARES are REQUIRED as of June 27th for all Nice Bus passengers
    • Passengers are REQUIRED to wear a face mask or face covering while on the bus for the safety of other riders and operators.  Any passenger not wearing a mask may be refused service.