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LIRR Adding Extra Trains New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day

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Long Island, NY - December 23, 2014 - MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide 12 additional eastbound trains on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 31 from Penn Station and 20 extra westbound trains to Penn Station and Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn for this year New Year’s Eve celebration, including the Elton John New Year’s Eve Concert at Barclays Center, located right across from Atlantic Terminal.

Then to help those folks get home safely, the Railroad is adding 18 eastbound trains from Penn Station and Atlantic Terminal during the early morning hours of New Year’s Day. The eastbound trains from Atlantic Terminal will not depart until 20 minutes after the Elton John concert ends.

Alcohol Ban

As in prior years, alcoholic beverage will not be allowed on LIRR trains, stations and platforms from 12 Noon on New Year’s Eve (Wednesday, December 31) through 12 noon on New Year’s Day (Thursday, January 1, 2014).

12 Extra Early Afternoon Eastbound Trains on New Year’s Eve

A total of 12 extra trains have been added to the schedules on the Babylon, Port Jefferson/Huntington, Port Washington and Far Rockaway branches,

Babylon Branch (6 Extra Trains)

  • 1:28 p.m. from Penn Station, running express to Rockville Centre and making local stops to Babylon.
  • 1:53 p.m. from Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre and making local stops to Babylon
  • 2:19 p.m. from Penn Station running express to Rockville Centre and making local stops to Babylon.
  • 2:32 p.m. from Penn Station running express to Lynbrook and making local stops to Babylon.
  • 3 p.m. from Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre and making local stops to Babylon.
  • 3:31 p.m. train from Penn Station running express Rockville Centre and making local stops to Babylon.

With large numbers of customers taking advantage of these earlier departures, the LIRR will combine two closely-scheduled evening Babylon trains into one. The 5:59 p.m. from Penn Station will be cancelled and those customers accommodated by the next scheduled departure, the 6:05 p.m. train, which will run express to Merrick as usual, then make all local stops to Babylon.

Port Jefferson/Huntington Branch (3 Extra Trains)

  • 2:08 p.m. from Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica, Mineola and all stops to Huntington.
  • 2:29 p.m. from Penn Station, stopping at Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Jamaica, New Hyde Park and all stops to Huntington
  • 3:24 p.m. from Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, Westbury and Hicksville.

Port Washington Branch (1 Extra Train)

  • 3:40 p.m. from Penn Station, stopping at Woodside, Flushing Main St. and then all stops to Great Neck.

Far Rockaway Branch (1 Extra Train)

  • 3:48 p.m. from Penn Station stopping at Locust Manor, Laurelton, Rosedale, Valley Stream and all stops to Far Rockaway.

20 Extra Evening Westbound Trains on New Year’s Eve Twenty extra trains to Penn Station and Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn, have been added to schedules on the Babylon, Montauk, Port Jefferson/Huntington, Port Washington, Long Beach, Ronkonkoma and Hempstead branches.

Babylon Branch (5 Extra Trains)

  • 5:47 p.m. from Babylon running local to Rockville Centre and then stopping at Jamaica and Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn.
  • 6:20 p.m. from Babylon running local to Rockville Centre and then stopping at Jamaica.
  • 7:24 p.m. from Babylon running local to Rockville Centre, then stopping at Jamaica and Penn Station.
  • 8:09 p.m. from Babylon running local to Rockville Centre and then stopping at Jamaica and Penn Station.
  • 9:05 p.m. from Babylon running local to Rockville Centre and then stopping at Jamaica and Penn Station.

Montauk Branch (1 Extra Train)

  • 1:29 a.m. Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre and all stops to Speonk.

Huntington Branch (2 Extra Train)

  • 1:55 a.m. from Penn Station, stopping at Rockville Center and all stops to Speonk.
  • 2:14 a.m. from Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica, New Hyde Park and all stops to Huntington.

Port Jefferson Branch (1 Extra Train)

  • 3:12 a.m. from Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica, New Hyde Park and all stops to Port Jefferson

Ronkonkoma Branch (4 Extra Trains)

  • 12:49 a.m. from Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville and all stops to Ronkonkoma.
  • 1:39 a.m. from Atlantic Terminal stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville and all stops to Ronkonkoma.
  • 2:03 a.m. from Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville and all stops to Ronkonkoma.
  • 3:54 a.m. from Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville and all stops to Ronkonkoma

Port Washington Branch (3 Extra Trains)

  • 12:35 a.m. from Penn Station, stopping at Woodside, Flushing Main St. and making all stops to Port Washington.
  • 2:19 a.m. from Penn Station, stopping at Woodside, Flushing Main St. and making all stops to Port Washington.
  • 4:19 a.m. from Penn Station, stopping at Woodside, Flushing Main St. and making all stops to Port Washington.

Long Beach Branch (1 Extra Train)

  • 2:44 a.m. from Long Beach, stopping at Jamaica, Valley Stream and all stops to Long Beach.

For More Information

For additional information customers can go to LIRR’s website or reach the LIRR's Customer Service Center by calling 511, the New York State Travel Information Line, and say “Long Island Rail Road.” The deaf or hard of hearing can use their preferred relay service provider for the free 711 relay to reach the LIRR at 511.