New LIRR Train Schedules Start Monday, November 11th
Highlights Include Restoration of Half-Hourly Weekend Service on Port Washington Branch & Extra Service for the Thanksgiving-Hanukkah Holiday.
Long Island, NY - November 8th, 2013 - New MTA Long Island Rail Road timetables will go into effect on Monday, November 11 with service improvements on tap for the Port Washington, Main Line/Ronkonkoma, Long Beach, Huntington and Babylonhttp://Babylon.longisland.com branches. The LIRR is also adding extra service systemwide for the Thanksgiving holiday period, while one switch resurfacing project in Wantagh will impact service on the Babylon and Montauk branches. This November 11 timetable will remain in effect through Sunday, February 23, 2014.
- 4:09 PM eastbound train from Penn Station and arriving at Farmingdale at 5:04 PM. This train will help relieve crowded Ronkonkoma and Huntington trains, as it will be making stops at Woodside, Jamaica, Mineola, Westbury, Hicksville, Bethpage and Farmingdale.
- 5:01 PM eastbound train from Penn Station will have an added stop at Hicksville.
- 8:22 PM eastbound train from Penn Station and arriving at Hicksville at 9:11 PM. This new train will close a 48-minute gap in service to local stations between New Hyde Park and Hicksville and help relieve overcrowding on the trains that bookend this service. The new train will make stops at Woodside, Jamaica, New Hyde Park, Merillon Ave., Mineola, Carle Place, Westbury and Hicksville.
- 7 PM westbound train from Farmingdale arriving at Penn Station at 7:56 PM. This new train will make stops at Farmingdale, Bethpage, Hicksville, Mineola, Jamaica, Woodside and Penn Station.
Long Beach Branch
Starting on the weekend of November 30 and continuing through the weekend of January 4, the LIRR will be adding additional service on the Long Beach Branch to accommodate greater demand during the holiday season. On Saturdays and Sundays, four additional trains will operate westbound between 9 AM and 1 PM and four additional eastbound trains will operate between 4 PM and 8 PM providing Long Beach customers with half-hourly service during these peak weekend travel hours.
Customers can pick up a copy of new timetables, including the Special Timetables for the November 16-17 outages on the Babylon and Montauk branches, at their station or any LIRR terminal. Timetables are also posted on the MTA LIRR website at www.mta.info/lirr. Customers can also call the LIRR Customers Service Center using 511, the New York State Travel Information Line and say: Long Island Rail Road