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Mass Transit Schedules Altered for Holidays

Changes in service for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays begin this afternoon

Mass Transit Schedules Altered for Holidays

 

Holiday transit schedule changes have been announced for the Christmas and New Year’s holiday weeks. Early service will be provided today on the Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry to meet the 2:54 p.m. Grand Central to Ossining train. Metro North’s 5:57 p.m. train from Grand Central to Tarrytown is cancelled for today. The TZx bus and Haverstraw ferry schedules will be adjusted to meet the 6 p.m. train, which arrives at 6:41 p.m. 

For Friday, Dec. 21 and Friday Dec. 28:

  • Transport of Rockland (TOR), TRIPS paratransit and all other bus systems serving Rockland will operate normal weekday schedules. Information on all transit systems serving Rockland can be found at www.rocklandbus.com.
  • TAPPAN ZEExpress (TZx) buses will operate normal weekday schedules. In addition, a TZx bus will meet the 6 pm train from Grand Central instead of the 5:57 pm train (which will be cancelled). For schedules, go to www.rocklandbus.com or call (845) 364-3333.
  • Metro-North Hudson Line trains will operate early getaway trains. Go to www.mta.info or call 511. The Hudson Line train normally scheduled to depart Grand Central Terminal at 5:57 pm will be cancelled. The TZx bus normally scheduled to meet the cancelled train at Tarrytown will instead meet the 6 pm train, which arrives at Tarrytown at 6:41 pm.
  • New Jersey Transit train lines will operate normal weekday service, but Pascack Valley Line service may still be affected by storm damage. NJT passengers should check for the most current service and schedule information by calling (973) 275-5555 or going to www.njtransit.com.
  • The Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry service will operate an early ferry to meet the 2:54 pm train departure from Grand Central Terminal to Ossining. In addition, a ferry will meet the train departing Grand Central Terminal at 6:00 pm instead of meeting two cancelled trains that normally depart at 5:57 and 6:20 pm. Go to www.mta.info or call 511. 

For Monday, Dec. 24 and Monday, Dec. 31:

  • TOR, TZx, TRIPS paratransit, Clarkstown Mini-Trans and Spring Valley Jitney buses will operate normal weekday service.
  • Coach USA Rockland Coaches (Red & Tan Lines) will operate Saturday service, plus limited departures on the Express routes #45 and #47 on both days. On New Year’s Eve, additional late night buses from Port Authority Terminal to Rockland County will depart at 12:15 am on route #20 and at 12:45 am on route #11-A. Go to www.coachusa.com or call (201) 263-1254.
  • Coach USA Express (Shortline) bus service from the Exit 14 Park & Ride lot will operate a modified schedule in the morning. Early getaway afternoon buses from Manhattan will be added at 2:30 pm and 3:00 pm from 56th St. & 5th Ave., and at 2:30 pm from Wall Street. Call (800) 631-8405 or go to www.shortlinebus.com.
  • Monsey Trails commuter buses will operate holiday service. Go to www.monseybus.com or call (800) 510-5100.
  • Metro-North trains will operate on a Saturday schedule with additional morning inbound and evening outbound service. Go to www.mta.info or call 511.
  • NJ Transit train service on the Pascack Valley Line and the Main/Bergen/Port Jervis Lines are scheduled to provide early getaway service on December 24, but not on December 31. (Note: NJ Transit train service may still be limited due to damage from Hurricane Sandy.) Go to www.njtransit.com or call (973) 275-5555 for the most current service and schedule information.
  • The Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry service will operate a modified schedule based on the Hudson Line train schedule. Go to www.mta.info or call 511.

For Tuesday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Jan. 1 2013:

  • TOR will operate Sunday service on TOR #59, #91, #92, and #93 and Loop #1, #2 and #3, with no service on TOR #94, #95 or #97.
  • TZx, Coach USA Express (Shortline), Clarkstown Mini-Trans and Spring Valley Jitney buses will not operate.
  • TRIPS paratransit buses will operate A.D.A. service only.
  • Coach USA Rockland Coaches (Red & Tan lines) will operate Sunday service and Coach USA (Shortline) buses will operate Holiday service.
  • Monsey Trails commuter buses will operate holiday service. Go to www.monseybus.com or call (800) 510-5100.
  • Metro-North trains will operate Holiday service. Go to www.mta.info or call 511.
  • NJ Transit trains will operate weekend service.
  • The Haverstraw - Ossining ferry service will not operate. 

For transit inquiries call the Rockland Transit Information Center at (845) 364-3333, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for Tuesday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Jan. 1 when the office will be closed.

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