NJ Transit's early 'getaway' service starts around 1 p.m. from the Port Authority Bus Terminal and from New York Penn Station, Newark Penn Station and Hoboken Terminals on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast, Raritan Valley, Morris & Essex, Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines.
Buses will operate on a regular weekday schedule on most routes, with early getaway service from the Port Authority Bus Terminal also starting around 1 p.m.
NJ Transit is also extending the Family Super Saver Fare on all trains, buses and light rail lines until Jan. 6. Usually limited to weekends, the fare allows up to two children 11 and younger to travel free with each fare-paying adult.
The MTA says the New York City Subway will operate on a regular weekday schedule on Christmas Eve.
The Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad and Staten Island Railway will offer extra afternoon trains to help with early departure getaways from Manhattan. The Staten Island Railway will operate additional express service beginning two hours earlier, from 2:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
New York City buses will operate on weekday schedules with minor timing changes, except for Staten Island, where limited stop routes S81, S84, S86, S90, S91, S92, S94, S96 and S98 will not operate. Weekday local service will operate along those routes.
Limited stop routes S89 and S93 will operate on weekday schedules with minor timing changes. All Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens "X" express routes will operate on weekday schedules with minor timing changes.
On Christmas Day, New York City subways and buses and the Staten Island Railway will operate on a Sunday schedule. The LIRR and Metro-North will operate on a special holiday schedules.