The long-awaited first leg of the Second Avenue Subway from 72nd Street to 96th Street won't be open to the public until January 1st—and with reduced service, at that. But Governor Andrew Cuomo is not one to miss an infrastructure-related photo opportunity, hence the inaugural New Year's Eve ride planned for Saturday, December 31st.

The trip—reserved for press and co-hosted by organizations including the Central Park Conservancy, ‎Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art—will depart from 72nd Street at 10:30 p.m. with stops at each new station, according to the Governor's Office. MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast will join the ride, along with Governor Cuomo. Mayor Bill de Blasio, who declined an invitation to the press tour at 96th Street last week, will also join the New Year's Eve party train, according to spokesman Eric Phillips.

Plebeians, meanwhile, will be stuck nursing their subway-related complaints.

Here's to confronting delays to the Second Avenue Subway's Harlem extension in the cold, sober light of 2017.

[Update 3:00 p.m.]: A spokesman for Governor Cuomo confirmed Mayor de Blasio's invitation and added that community members and business owners along the line will also be in attendance.