Clocks Fall Back - Eastern Standard Time Returns
A Trip “Back In Time” & Additional Train Service
“Time waits for no one” is of particular significance this coming weekend for the Long Island Rail Road. “Falling back” one hour at 2 AM, Sunday, November 1, affects some LIRR trains and this year, due to the proximity of Halloween, the LIRR also is ready for late partying “trick or treaters.” There will be two additional eastbound early morning trains on the Babylon and Ronkonkoma Branches.
The time change, when 2:00 AM Daylight Saving Time, Sunday becomes 1:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST), Sunday will be recognized by LIRR crews of those trains enroute. For example, the 1:19 AM train from New York to Port Washington that normally arrives at Plandome at 2:00 AM will instead have a 1:00 AM Plandome arrival time this Sunday. No, it’s not the “Twilight Zone,” it’s Eastern Standard Time. Nine additional eastbound and eight westbound trains will face a similar time change at 2:00 AM, Sunday.
The treat for Halloween celebrants is additional service on the Babylon and Ronkonkoma Branches from Penn Station. The extra trains are:
Eastbound: Leave Penn Station at 1:37 AM EST, stopping at Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Jamaica, Rockville Centre and all local stops to Babylon (arrive at 2:55 AM EST).
Eastbound: Leave Penn Station at 1:53 AM EST, stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, Carle Place, Westbury, Hicksville and all local stops to Ronkonkoma (arrive at 3:14 AM EST).
For train schedule and fare information call the 24-hour Travel Information Center in Suffolk County at 631-231-LIRR, in Nassau County at 516-822-LIRR or in New York City at 718-217-LIRR. The Travel Information Center’s TDD number for the hearing impaired is 718-558-3022.
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