MTA Service Alerts and Updates

July 23, 2020

    📣 MTA Phase 4 Subway and Bus Updates:

    • 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.
    • Regular weekday and weekend subway service on most lines.
    • Regular weekday school-closed bus service on most routes.
    • Restored service on express buses.
    • 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


    • Masks are required. If you need one, ask at the station booth. You can also look for new vending machines with personal protective equipment in some stations.
    • MTA is no longer making cash transactions at station booths. Use a MetroCard Vending Machine instead.
    • The 42 St Shuttle is not running. Use 7 service instead.


    • Board through the rear door if you can. (Express bus riders and riders who board using a ramp can use the front door.)
    • Starting in August, you’ll see new protective barriers around local bus operators. When these are installed, you’ll board using the front door and will pay the fare as usual. 
    🗺️ Updated subway COVID-19 Map HERE 

    To view more Subway updates and alerts see the agency website twitter feed here 

    Check Moovit for planned service changes on the following lines

    🚇4 Train – Weeknight Planned Service Changes

    🚇5 Train – Weekly Planned Service Changes

    🚇5 Train – Weeknight Planned Service Changes

    🚇4 Train – Weeknight Planned Service Changes

    🚇7 Train – Weekday Planned Service Changes

    🚇A Train – Weekday Planned Service Changes

    🚇F Train – Weeknight Planned Service Changes

    🚇N Train – Weeknight Planned Service Changes

    🚇Q Train – Weeknight Planned Service Changes

    🚇R Train – Weeknight Planned Service Changes


    💵Starting July 22: Metro-North Select Ticket Offices Are Open

    • The following Metro-North ticket offices are currently open with limited hours: ” Poughkeepsie ” Croton-Harmon ” North White Plains ” New Haven The following Metro-North ticket offices remain temporarily closed. ” Bronxville ” Harlem 125th Street ” Mount Vernon East ” New Rochelle ” Port Chester ” Rye ” Tarrytown ” White Plains Metro-North continues to accept credit card payments for ticket transactions, or you can use cash at any ticket vending machine.
    • You can also use MTA eTix, the fast and easy way to pay directly from your smartphone.

    Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven lines

    Increasing service on the Harlem, Hudson, and New Haven lines as ridership increases during the region’s reopening.

    West of Hudson service

    The Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines have resumed regular service. Note that peak fares will be in effect during peak times.

    For more Metro-North updates and alerts see the agency website twitter feed here

    Long Island Rail Road

    📆July 22-24: Buses Substitute for Late-Night/Overnight Trains Between Huntington and Port Jefferson

    From the evening through early-morning hours on Wednesday and Thursday, July 22-23, and again on Thursday and Friday, July 23-24, buses will substitute for trains between Huntington and Port Jefferson as a track-testing program to ensure rail safety is performed.

    Westbound customers: Buses will depart up to 30 minutes earlier than normal train times.
    Eastbound customers: Please plan for up to 25 minutes of additional travel time.

    Please see the schedule below for affected service.

    📆July 18-19, 25-26 & August 1-2: Buses Substitute for Weekend Trains Between Woodside and Flushing (Overnight thru Morning)

    Trains Will Operate Between Port Washington and Flushing-Main St. Only

    On the weekends of July 18-19, 25-26 and August 1-2, train service between Woodside and Flushing-Main St. will be suspended during the overnight through mid-morning period on Saturday as well as Sunday as concrete tie installation work is performed.

    • During the service suspension, which will last from approximately midnight through 10:30 AM, all Port Washington Branch trains will terminate/originate at Flushing-Main St. Station.
    • Customers can board non-Port Washington Branch trains for service between Penn Station and Woodside Station. At Woodside, free LIRR shuttle buses will be available to transport customers between Flushing-Main St. and Woodside Station, where train service will resume. Please allow for an additional 40 minutes of travel time.

    See service details for the Long Island Rail

    Staten Island Railway


    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.


    SIR trains operate:

    • Every half hour from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Hourly from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.


    🚐 Access-A-Ride is not scheduling shared rides. (You can still travel with a personal care attendant or guest.) Don’t forget to wear your face covering. You’ll be helping protect yourself, your family, and other New Yorkers.

    Have a great weekend, 

    The Moovit Team