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MTA LIRR To Provide Additional New Year's Holiday Service On Dec. 30 & 31 And Jan. 1

Alcoholic Beverages Prohibited on LIRR Trains, Platforms, and at Stations on New Year's Eve through 12 Noon on New Year's Day

Are you getting away from the job early with big plans looming for holiday weekend? Well, just when you're clocking out, MTA Long Island Rail Road is unveiling its own big plans to help you celebrate by providing additional trains to and from Penn Station for the New Year's holiday.

The LIRR's extra New Year's Holiday Service includes:

  • 14 additional eastbound afternoon trains on Thursday, December 30
  • 14 additional eastbound trains on New Year's Eve, Friday, December 31
  • 17 additional westbound evening trains to Penn Station on New Year's Eve
  • 14 additional eastbound trains from Penn Station during the early-morning hours for New Year's revelers returning from the New York City on New Year's Day, Saturday, January 1.

The LIRR advises customers to purchase round trip tickets in advance, including MetroCards for connecting subway and bus service, to save time and avoid lines at LIRR ticket windows and New York City Transit MetroCard windows and ticket machines.

As in prior years, open alcoholic beverage containers will not be allowed on LIRR trains, stations and on platforms from 12 noon on New Year's Eve, December 31 2010 through12 noon on New Year's Day, January 1, 2011. MTA Police will enforce this restriction.

Extra Service from Penn Station Thursday and Friday, December 30 & 31

The 14 additional early afternoon eastbound trains (from Penn Station) on Thursday, December 30 and Friday December 31 (New Year's Eve) between 12:55 PM and 3:48PM are as follows:

Ronkonkoma Branch

  • 12:43 PM stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville and all stops to Ronkonkoma.
  • 1:43 PM stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville and all stops to Ronkonkoma.

Babylon Branch

  • 1:28 PM express to Rockville Centre, then all stops to Babylon.
  • 1:53 PM stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre, then all stops to Babylon.
  • 2:16 PM express to Rockville Centre, then all stops to Babylon.
  • 2:22 PM express to Lynbrook, then all stops to Babylon.
  • 3:00 PM stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre, then all stops to Babylon.
  • 3:31 PM express to Rockville Centre, then all stops to Babylon.

The 5:59 PM from Penn Station to Babylon will not operate on New Year's Eve. Customers will be accommodated by the 6:05 PM from Penn Station, which willmake all stops from Merrick to Babylon on New Year's Eve.

Port Jefferson Branch

  • 2:10 PM stopping at Jamaica, Carle Place, then all stops to Huntington.
  • 2:29 PM stopping at Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Jamaica, New Hyde Park, then all stops to Huntington.
  • 3:24 PM stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, Westbury and Hicksville.

Port Washington Branch

  • 3:18 PM stopping at Woodside, Flushing-Main Street, then all stops to Port Washington.
  • 3:40 PM stopping at Woodside, Flushing-Main Street, then all stops to Great Neck.

Far Rockaway Branch

  • 3:48 PM express to Locust Manor, Laurelton, Rosedale, Valley Stream, then all stops to Far Rockaway.

Extra Service to Manhattan - Friday, December 31 (New Year's Eve)

The 18 additional evening westbound trains (to Penn Station) on New Year's Eve between 4:55 PM and 8:39 PM are as follows:

Port Jefferson Branch

  • Leave Huntington at 4:55 PM, stopping at Cold Spring Harbor, Syosset, Hicksville, Jamaica and Penn Station.
  • Leave Hicksville at 6:59 PM, making all stops to Jamaica and Penn Station.
  • Leave Port Jefferson at 7:10 PM, making all stops to Huntington, then Hicksville,

Jamaica and Penn Station

  • Leave Hicksville at 7:33 PM, making all stops to Jamaica, then Penn Station.
  • Leave Huntington at 7:35 PM, making all stops to Jamaica, then Penn Station.
  • Leave Huntington at 8:25 PM, making all stops to Jamaica, then Penn Station.

Babylon Branch

  • Leave Babylon at 6:23 PM, making all stops to Rockville Centre, then Jamaica and Penn Station.
  • Leave Freeport at 7:24 PM, stopping at Baldwin, Rockville Centre, then Jamaica and Penn Station.
  • Leave Babylon at 8:03 PM, making all stops to Rockville Centre, then Jamaica and Penn Station.

Montauk Branch

  • Leave Speonk at 8:00 PM, making all stops to Babylon, then Jamaica and Penn Station.
  • Port Washington Branch
  • Leave Great Neck at 7:07 PM, making all stops to Woodside, then Penn Station. Leave Port Washington at 8:42 PM, making all stops to Woodside, then Penn Station.

Long Beach Branch

  • Leave Long Beach at 5:43 PM, making all stops to Lynbrook, Valley Stream, then Jamaica and Penn Station.
  • Leave Long Beach at 8:14 PM, making all stops to Lynbrook, Valley Stream, then Jamaica and Penn Station.

Hempstead Branch

  • Leave Hempstead at 6:48 PM, making all stops to Jamaica, then Penn Station.

Ronkonkoma Branch

  • Leave Ronkonkoma at 7:42 PM, making all stops to Wyandanch, then Farmingdale, Bethpage, Hicksville, Mineola, Jamaica, then Penn Station
  • Leave Ronkonkoma at 8:36 PM, making all stops to Wyandanch, then Farmingdale, Bethpage, Hicksville, Mineola, Jamaica, then Penn Station.

Extra Service returning from Manhattan Sat., Jan. 1 (New Year's Day)

The LIRR will be operating on a weekend/holiday scheduled on Saturday, January 1. The
December monthly pass will be valid for travel on New Year's Day morning. Fourteen
additional eastbound trains (from Penn Station) will be provided in the early-morning
hours between 12:42 AM-4:17 AM on Saturday, January 1, New Year's Day. They are
detailed below:

Port Washington Branch

  • 12:35 AM stopping at Woodside, Flushing-Main St., then all stops to Port Washington.
  • 2:19 AM stopping at Woodside, Flushing-Main St., then all stops to Port Washington.
  • 4:19 AM stopping at Woodside, Flushing-Main St., then all stops to Port Washington.

Long Beach Branch

  • 2:44 AM stopping at Jamaica, Valley Stream, Lynbrook, then all stops to Long Beach.

Ronkonkoma Branch

  • 12:45 AM stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville, then all stops to Ronkonkoma.
  • 2:03 AM stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville, then all stops to Ronkonkoma.
  • 3:54 AM stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville, then all stops to Ronkonkoma.

Port Jefferson Branch

  • 2:14 AM stopping at Jamaica, New Hyde Park, then all stops to Huntington. 3:12 AM stopping at Jamaica, New Hyde Park, then all stops to Port Jefferson.

Babylon Branch

  • 1:11 AM stopping at Jamaica, Lynbrook, then all stops to Babylon.
  • 2:11 AM stopping at Jamaica, Lynbrook, then all stops to Babylon.
  • 2:59 AM stopping at Jamaica, Lynbrook, then all stops to Babylon.
  • 3:29 AM stopping at Jamaica, Lynbrook, then all stops to Babylon.

Montauk Branch

  • 1:29 AM stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre, then all stops to Speonk. Monday, January 3 & Tuesday, Jan. 4

The LIRR will operate a regular weekday schedule on Monday, January 3. The December monthly pass will be accepted for one courtesy ride through 10:00AM, Tuesday, January 4, 2011.

For additional information, customers can contact the LIRR's Travel Information Center at 718-217-5477 (718-217-LIRR) or visit the LIRR's website at www.mta.info. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, use your preferred relay service provider or the free 711 relay to reach LIRR at 718-217-5477.