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Subway service changes: December 23-26

There are service changes across the transit system this weekend. Here’s how that will affect how you get around.
Updated December 23, 2022 9:00 a.m.

T'was the weekend of Christmas, and not a service change was stirring… well, almost! 

This weekend, there's just one minor change to   service on Christmas Eve (more on that below), and all subway lines are running on a regular Sunday schedule on Christmas Day. On Monday, December 26, the subway is running on a Sunday schedule. Bus riders should know that on Monday, December 26, buses in Staten Island will run on a Sunday schedule, and on a Saturday schedule in the rest of the boroughs. 

For Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North riders heading out of the city, we're operating extra getaway trains on Friday, December 23. LIRR and Metro-North will operate on a regular weekend schedule on Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. On Monday, December 26, LIRR will operate on a weekday schedule, with off-peak fares in effect on all trains. Metro-North will operate on a Saturday schedule, with extra trains in the morning and afternoon. Use our free TrainTime app to view your schedule, or see more details here.

And finally, one important thing to note for next week: Beginning Monday, December 26, and lasting through 5 a.m. Saturday, December 31,   and   trains are rerouted while we complete construction projects in the 53 St tunnel connecting Manhattan and Queens. Learn more.

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

From all of us here at the MTA to all of you, happy holidays! 

Subway service changes

 trains, Manhattan

Coney Island-bound trains are not stopping at 155 St from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 8 p.m. Saturday because of track maintenance.

  • For service to/from 155 St, take a Bronx-bound   train.

Learn more about changes to   service in Manhattan.

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 Twitter, WhatsApp, and more.

See how to contact us.