NEW CITY, N.Y. -- The Rockland County Department of Public Transportation has released its transit service schedules for the upcoming holiday season.
On Friday, Dec. 25 and Friday, Jan. 1, Transport of Rockland (TOR) buses will operate on a Sunday service schedule, according to the county. TAPPAN ZEExpress (TZx) and TRIPS paratransit buses will not operate.
Go to rocklandbus.com for a complete list of holiday transit schedules serving Rockland.
On Thursday, Dec. 24 and Thursday, Dec. 31:
- TOR and TZx buses will operate regular weekday schedules. Some TZx departures from Tarrytown will depart later than normal to coordinate with re-scheduled Hudson Line trains.
- TRIPS paratransit buses will operate regular weekday service.
- Clarkstown Mini Trans and Spring Valley Jitney buses will operate regular weekday service.
- Coach USA's Rockland Coaches express routes from Manhattan to Rockland will operate early getaway service on both Dec 24 and Dec. 31. Route #45 will begin at 1:30 p.m., Route #47 will begin at 2:30 p.m. and Route #49 will begin at 2:15 p.m. On New Year's Eve, route #11A and #20 will offer later departures than normal from the Port Authority Terminal to Rockland. Go to coachusa.com or call 201-263-1254 for more information.
- Coach USA Express (Shortline) bus service from the Exit 14 Park & Ride lot will operate a modified schedule from Exit 14 in the morning and in the afternoon on both days. Early getaway afternoon buses from Manhattan will be added at 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. from 56th St. & 5th Ave. and at 2:00 p.m. from Wall Street. Go to shortlinebus.com or call 800-631-8405 for more information.
- Coach USA Shortline between Suffern and Manhattan will operate on a regular service schedule.
- Monsey Trails commuter buses will operate on a regular service schedule. Go to monseybus.com or call 800-510-5100.
- Metro-North Railroad's Hudson Line will operate early getaway service beginning at noon with some trains added and others combined. A regular weekday evening schedule will resume after 8:15 p.m. Special Holiday schedules can be found at mta.info .
- New Jersey Transit's Pascack Valley Line will operate an early getaway train departing Penn Station at 2:51 p.m. and Hoboken at 2:58 p.m. The train that normally departs Penn Station at 7:13 p.m. and Hoboken at 7:20 p.m. will be cancelled. The New Jersey Transit Main Bergen Line early getaway train departs Penn Station at 2:39 p.m. and Hoboken at 2:45 p.m. The train that normally departs Penn Station at 6:03 p.m. and Hoboken at 6:11 p.m. will be cancelled. On New Year's Eve, New Jersey Transit train service will again be adjusted. Go to njtransit.com for more information.
- Haverstraw - Ossining Ferry service will operate an early ferry to meet the 2:51 p.m. train departure from Grand Central Terminal to Ossining. Go to mta.info or call 511 for more information.
On Friday, Dec 25 and Friday, Jan. 1:
- TOR buses will operate on a Sunday service schedule on TOR routes #59, #91, #92, #93 and Loops #1, #2 and #3. No service will be offered on TOR routes #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 will operate on a Sunday service schedule and Coach USA (Shortline) buses will operate on a holiday service schedule.
- Monsey Trails commuter buses will operate on a holiday service schedule.
- Metro-North Railroad trains will operate hourly service on Hudson Line trains.
- New Jersey Transit trains will operate on a weekend service schedule.
- The Haverstraw - Ossining Ferry will not operate.
Saturday, Dec. 26 and Saturday, Jan. 2:
- TOR, TZx and all transit systems in Rockland will operate regular Saturday schedules.
Visit rocklandbus.com for TOR and TAPPAN ZEExpress schedules and links to all transit systems. For trip planning assistance, call the Transit Information Center at 845-364-3333 between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday - Friday. The center will be closed on Friday, Dec. 25 and Friday, Jan. 1.
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