MTA announces special Thanksgiving weekend transit service

The MTA will operate subways and buses on Sunday schedules on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26.
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With the Thanksgiving holiday fresh on everyone’s minds at the start of this shortened work week, the MTA announced plans to get commuters home early on Wednesday and around the region on the four-day holiday weekend.

All subways and buses will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, Nov. 26, and a normal schedule on Black Friday, Nov. 27. Subways and buses will be on their normal weekend schedules on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 28 to 29.

Meanwhile, the Long Island Rail Road will operate additional eastbound train service out of Penn Station on Wednesday afternoon for those looking to get an early start to the holiday weekend. The additional service includes a 3:40 p.m. train on the Port Washington branch stopping at Woodside and Flushing-Main Street, then making all stops to Great Neck.

The LIRR will also operate a 1:52 p.m. train on the Ronkonkoma branch stopping at Woodside, Jamaica and Mineola, then making all stops to Ronkonkoma; and a 2:29 p.m. train on the Port Jefferson Branch stopping at Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Jamaica and New Hyde Park, then making all stops to Huntington.

On Thanksgiving Day, the LIRR will operate on a holiday schedule, but with additional westbound and eastbound trains before and after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The LIRR will operate a normal schedule on Black Friday but will offer off-peak fares all day.

For more information, visit www.mta.info.

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