Traveling New York Memorial Day 2022: Here’s What You Need To Know

Staten Island, New York – One of the busiest travel holidays of the year is here, as New Yorkers prepare for the unofficial start of summer over Memorial Day weekend.

Millions are expected to travel across the region this year, as local transportation agencies issue several tips to help travelers reach their destinations safely and easily.

Here’s what you need to know about traveling on Memorial Day Weekend in New York City.

bridges

The MTA will suspend all scheduled daytime maintenance that requires lane closures from Friday, May 27, at noon, through Tuesday, May 31, at 6 a.m.

Some scheduled road closures to complete critical work will be permitted during night hours.

On Thursday, May 26 and Friday, May 27, there will be no temporary closure in either direction to facilitate this travel-busy weekend.

Throgs Neck Bridge will remain closed 24/7 to replace the deck in place, although temporary use of the off-peak driveway will allow the bridge to operate at full capacity.

The Port Authority is suspending all ongoing repair and construction projects at the agency’s crossings from Friday, May 27 at noon until Tuesday, May 31 at 6 a.m.

The agency expects nearly 3.4 million vehicles to use the Port Authority’s bridges and tunnels over the Memorial Day weekend, similar to levels seen before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Port Authority will conduct Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) checkpoints on Staten Island bridges between Friday, May 27, at 10 p.m., and Saturday, May 28, at 6 a.m.

buses

For those looking for an early getaway, some Staten Island Express buses will provide additional service Friday, May 27, from noon until 1:35 p.m.

Travelers are advised to check the MTA website on Friday for the latest details on the buses that will provide the improved service.

On Saturday 28 May and Sunday 29 May, all buses will operate according to the usual weekend schedule.

On Monday, May 30, all buses will operate according to the Sunday holiday schedule.

Staten Island Railroad

The Staten Island Railroad (SIR) will operate on its regular schedule from Friday, May 27 through Sunday, May 29.

On Monday, May 30, SIR will operate according to the Sunday holiday schedule.

Subway

The MTA announced the following changes to its subway service from Friday, May 27, through Monday, May 30, to accommodate critical track and signal upgrades.

No downtown service A, C, E from 50th Street to High Street

  • A and C trains run on Lines D and F between 59 St-Columbus Circle and Jay St-MetroTech
  • E trains run on Line R between Queens Plaza and Whitehall St-South Ferry

There is no F train service between Church Av and Coney Island-Stillwell Av

  • Take buses B35 and B68 instead

There is no R train service between 36 St Brooklyn and Bay Ridge-95 St

  • Take the free service shuttle buses to Bay Ridge Av, 77 St, 86 St, and Bay Ridge-95 St.

N trains run domestically between DeKalb Av and 59 St Brooklyn in both directions

4 trains operate in 2 segments – Transportation between 4 Bronx and Manhattan/Brooklyn 4 at 125 Street

Only 5 trains operate between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St

Take 2 service trains between E 180 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse and 4 service trains between 149 St-Grand Concourse and Bowling Green

Free shuttle buses will replace J Train service between Broadway Junction and Marcy Ave

Free shuttle buses will replace the M train service between Middle Village-Metropolitan Av (Queens) to Myrtle Av/Broadway, Flushing Av/Broadway or Marcy Av

In addition, all subway trains will run on Monday, May 30, according to Sunday’s schedule.

passenger railways

The MTA passenger bars will provide additional service throughout Memorial Day weekend to accommodate the expected influx of passengers.

On Friday, May 27, Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) will operate an additional 10 afternoon trains to accommodate customers heading early for the weekend. For details, check out the LIRR TrainTime app before you travel or visit new.mta.info.

On Saturday, May 28, LIRR will operate on a regular Saturday/weekend schedule.

On Sunday, May 29, LIRR will operate on a Saturday/weekend schedule. Summer Sunday afternoon trains from Montauk: 1:23pm, 4pm and 6:37pm, and 3:23pm westbound trains from Southampton, will not operate on Sunday, May 29. These trains will run on Monday, May 30th instead.

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, LIRR will operate on a Sunday schedule.

On Friday, May 27, Metro-North Rail will operate 10 additional afternoon trains on the East Hudson and West Hudson lines to accommodate customers heading early for the three-day weekend. Some trains were canceled between 5:25 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. to reallocate the best equipment and accommodate Memorial Day weekend travel patterns. For details, check out the Metro-North TrainTime app before you travel or visit new.mta.info.

On Saturday, May 28, Metro North will operate on its regular Saturday schedule.

On Sunday, May 29, Metro-North will operate on its regular Sunday schedule.

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, Metro North will operate on a Sunday schedule. There will be an additional train leaving Port Jervis at 4:05 p.m., stopping at all stations between Port Jervis and Suffern, and then crossing to Secaucus Junction and Hoboken in New Jersey.

Airports

The Port Authority advised air travelers to allow additional time at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia and New York Stewart International from Friday, May 27 through Tuesday, May 31, as the agency expects nearly 2.1 million passengers. .

The agency encourages travelers to use mass transit, rental vehicles, or taxis when traveling to airports, where parking facilities may be unavailable or full for long periods of time.

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