The Parade will start at 11:00 AM and goes up Fifth Avenue beginning at East 44th Street and ending at East 79th Street.
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Keep reading for all the information you need to take the MTA to the parade!
- LIRR is adding extra trains to and from Manhattan Before and After Parade. Four westbound and six eastbound.
- New York City Subway’s Lexington Avenue Line 4,5 and 6 has Station Stops Along Full Parade Route
- Alcohol Will Be Banned on LIRR and Metro-North Trains from 5:00 a.m. Friday, Through 12:00 p.m. Saturday
- Plan your trip with Moovit for real-time departures and arrivals, and updated schedules.
LIRR Adding Extra Trains Before and After Parade
Grand Central Madison leaves LIRR customers closer to the parade than ever, with the new East Side LIRR hub just a short walk from the parade’s starting point. The LIRR will have ushers at the terminal directing customers to the many street exits leading to Madison Ave between E. 42nd St and E. 48th St.
For more travel options getting to the parade, the LIRR will add four extra westbound trains to Penn Station prior to the parade, two on the Babylon Branch and two on the Ronkonkoma Branch. Transfers to Grand Central-bound trains at Jamaica are available for all four added trains, leaving customers closer to the parade.
- An 8:59 a.m. train from Farmingdale, which will make stops at Bethpage, Hicksville, Westbury, Carle Place, Mineola, Merillon Avenue, New Hyde Park, Jamaica, and Penn Station.
- A 9:10 a.m. train from Ronkonkoma, which will make stops at Central Islip, Brentwood, Deer Park, Wyandanch, Farmingdale, Bethpage, Hicksville, Mineola, Jamaica, and Penn Station.
- A 9:27 a.m. train from Babylon, which will make stops at Wantagh, Bellmore, Merrick, Freeport, Baldwin, Rockville Centre, Jamaica, and Penn Station.
- A 9:30 a.m. train from Freeport, which will make stops at Baldwin, Rockville Centre, Lynbrook, Jamaica, and Penn Station.
To help parade spectators return to Long Island, the LIRR is adding six eastbound trains to its schedule departing from both Penn Station and Grand Central Madison.
Grand Central Madison
- A 2:04 p.m. Babylon Branch train, which will make stops at Jamaica, Lynbrook, Rockville Centre, and all stops to Babylon.
- A 2:54 p.m. Babylon Branch train, which will make stops at Jamaica, Lynbrook, Rockville Centre, and all stops to Babylon.
- A 3:07 p.m. Port Washington Branch train, which will make stops at Woodside, Flushing Main Street, and all stops to Great Neck.
- A 2:38 p.m. Babylon Branch train from Penn Station, which will make stops at Jamaica, Rockville Centre and all stops to Babylon.
- A 3:26 p.m. Port Washington Branch train from Penn Station, which will make stops at Woodside, Flushing Main Street, and all stops to Great Neck.
- A 3:45 p.m. Babylon Branch train from Penn Station, which will make stops at Jamaica, Rockville Centre, all stops to Wantagh, and Massapequa.
The Best Way on the Subway
The best way to the parade by subway is the Lexington Avenue 4, 5 and 6, which covers the full parade route, and stations are a short walk to Fifth Ave. If customers wish to take the train right to Fifth Ave, however, they can take the subway to the 5 Avenue/53 St E and M station. Customers could also take the N, R, and W to 59 St-Lexington Av, or the Sixth Avenue Line B, D, F and M to 42 St-Bryant Park or 47-50 Sts-Rockefeller Center.
Customers should note that the stairs to the N, R, and W Avenue/59 St station at the southeast corner of Fifth Ave. and 60th St. will be closed during the parade. During that same time, the 77 St 6 subway station will be enter/exit only.
New York City Bus Reroutes
Due to the parade route, some New York City Buses will have their routes impacted.
Customers should expect reroutes on the following bus routes: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M31, M50, M55, M57, M66, M72, M79 SBS, Q32, and most express buses.
Customers can check new.mta.info throughout the duration of the parade to monitor their route.
Metro-North Railroad Running Normal Weekday Schedule
Metro-North Railroad will run its normal weekday schedule for its East-of-Hudson service. Metro-North has extra trains strategically positioned on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines if needed to accommodate potential extra customers in the morning and afternoon.
The railroad’s West-of-Hudson service will also run its normal weekday schedules and has an extra train on the Port Jervis Line. The extra Port Jervis train will depart Port Jervis at 7:00 a.m. and makes all stops to Suffern and then Ramsey-Route 17 before operating express to Secaucus Junction.
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