Take the LIRR to St. Patrick's Day Parades
If you plan to be 'wearing the green' on March 17, the LIRR is the best and safest way to go celebrate....We will provide extra service to the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City as well as to the Montauk Parade on Sunday, March 20. We will operate nine additional westbound trains to Penn Station March 17 on the Babylon, Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma and Port Washington Branches between 8:41 AM and 10:50 AM. There will also be nine additional eastbound trains from Penn Station following the parade between 2:08 PM and 3:48 PM.
Customers are advised not to bring any alcoholic beverages, open or closed, on trains, platforms and stations on March 17, continuing through 4 AM on March 18. Any alcoholic beverages will be confiscated by MTA Police. LIRR bar carts will not be in operation this day.
For the Montauk Parade on March 20, we will operate an additional train departing Jamaica at 8:43 AM, arriving Montauk at 11:42 AM. Three other Montauk trains will have additional cars on March 20. Please note: bicycles will not be permitted on these trains. Alcoholic beverages will not be permitted on LIRR Montauk Branch trains, platforms and stations (from Babylon through Montauk) from 9 AM through midnight, March 20. Any alcoholic beverages observed or found at these facilities will be confiscated by MTA Police.
Please celebrate responsibly and be careful when boarding and exiting trains.