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Additional LIRR Service Added to Kick Start Labor Day Weekend Travel

LongIsland.com

Planning to travel on the Long Island Rail Road over this Labor Day holiday? Know what service changes are in store to plan your commute!

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Labor Day weekend is fast approaching! For commuters with travel plans on Long Island, expect extra service from the Long Island Railroad (LIRR).

To accommodate commuters making early Labor Day weekend travel on Aug. 30, additional service will be added from Penn Station in Manhattan, starting at 2:08 p.m. Additional train service includes three trains on the Port Jefferson Branch; three on the Babylon Branch; one on the Port Washington Branch; one on the Far Rockaway Branch, and one train to Jamaica for a connection to Montauk.

Between Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, the LIRR will operate on a weekend schedule.

On Sept. 2, it will run on a Sunday and holiday schedule.

LIRR has also reported the additional Sunday afternoon Montauk Branch westbound trains from Montauk and the Hamptons will not operate on Labor Day, Sept. 1, but on Sept. 2 instead. The regular Monday-only return train departing from Montauk at 7:01 a.m., stopping at the Hamptons, and arriving at Hunterspoint Ave. at 9:57 a.m. will not run on Sept. 2, but on Sept. 3 instead.

Routine maintenance at seven bridges and two tunnels will also be suspended beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday through the end of the Tuesday morning rush hour to ease traffic.

[Source: MTA Long Island Railroad]