COVID-19 Transportation Changes

Updated 4/8/2020


The Bee-Line Bus System will operate on a Saturday schedule Monday-Saturday and will continue to operate Sunday service on Sundays. The schedule change follows the “New York State on PAUSE” order, which directed New Yorkers use of public transportation for only essential travel and to limit potential exposure by spacing out at least six feet from other riders. Bee-Line has taken every precaution to protect passengers and drivers, including implementation of rear-door boarding, and the elimination of payment transactions.

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Metro-North Railroad is operating on a Saturday schedule on the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven Lines until further notice. The amended schedule provides all-day service for healthcare workers, first responders and essential employees from early in the morning until after midnight. The schedule has additional trains in the morning and afternoon peak periods, and hourly service during off-peak midday and evening periods.

During this special schedule, off-peak fares will be in effect. On weekends, an hourly service will run on the Hudson, Harlem & New Haven lines until further notice. The Hudson Rail Link buses serving Spuyten Duyvil and Riverdale will operate on special schedules, see the Connecting Service page.

You can access the amended schedule online here. For train times, and real-time arrival and departure times, download TrainTime. Also, the North End entrances of Grand Central Terminal are closed until further notice. 

All ticket offices are closed for Coronavirus precautions. Customers can use cash, credit, debit and contactless cards at Ticket Vending Machines to make ticket purchases. Customers can also download MTA eTix, the electronic ticketing app that works directly from your smartphone.

Stations are being disinfected twice daily, trains are being sanitized daily, and a complete cleaning of trains is being performed every 72 hours.

Stay safe everyone. This community-wide effort to stay home and protect each other is difficult but essential to reduce new cases of COVID-19. Remember your mental and physical health. Call a friend, do some exercise daily and reach out if you are having difficulties with social isolation. Free mental health advice is available through New York State at 1-844-863-9314.