LIRR Offers Frequent Service to U.S. Open Tennis

The LIRR is the fastest and most convenient way to get to all the tennis action right on through the finals on September 9.

The train ride is just 19 minutes from Penn Station to the Mets-Willets Point Station. For those traveling from Long Island, the tennis stadium is just six minutes from Woodside, 17 minutes from Great Neck and 27 minutes from Port Washington.

Following is LIRR service to the Mets-Willets Point Station for the U.S. Open:

Weekdays (August 27-August 31)

Eastbound (Mets-Willets Point stops added to the following Penn Station to Port Washington and Great Neck trains)

Departing Penn Station at: 9:19 AM, 9:49 AM, 10:19 AM, 10:49 AM, 11:19, 11:49 AM, 12:19 PM, 12:49 PM, 1:19 PM, 1:49 PM, 2:19 PM, 2:49 PM, 3:18 PM, (3:40 PM -; Aug. 31 only), 3:49 PM, 4:25 PM, 4:46 PM, 5:14 PM, 5:29 PM, 5:50 PM, 5:56 PM, 6:14 PM, 6:42 PM, 7:14 PM, 7:49 PM, 8:19 PM, 8:48 PM, 9:18 PM, 9:48 PM, 10:18 PM, 10:48 PM, 11:18 PM, 11:48 PM, 12:19 AM, 1:18 AM (and 1:19 AM Sat. only).

Westbound (Mets-Willets Point stops added to the following trains from Port Washington and Great Neck):

Departing Great Neck at: 8:58 AM, 9:32 AM, 5:44 PM, 6:04 PM, 6:23 PM, and 6:44 PM.

Departing Port Washington at: 9:40 AM, 10:10 AM, 10:40 AM, 11:10 AM, 11:40 AM, 12:10 PM, 12:40 PM, 1:10 PM, 1:40 PM, 2:10 PM, 2:40 PM, 3:10 PM, 3:40 PM, 4:06 PM, 4:36 PM, 5:00 PM, 5:23 PM, 6:24 PM, 7:09 PM, 7:39 PM, 8:09 PM, 8:39 PM, 9:09 PM, 9:39 PM, 10:09 PM, 10:39 PM, 11:39 PM, 12:40 AM, and 2:10 AM.

Departing Mets-Willets Point Station at: 11:32 PM, stopping at Woodside at 11:38 PM and arriving Penn Station at 11:50 PM.

Weekdays (Sept. 4-Sept. 7, except Labor Day - Sept. 3)

New LIRR timetables take effect September 4. As a result, the following train schedule covers weekday service to the U. S. Open for September 4th through the 7th.

Eastbound (Mets-Willets Point stops added to the following Penn Station to Port Washington and Great Neck trains)

Departing Penn Station at: 9:19 AM, 9:49 AM, 10:19 AM, 10:49 AM, 11:19 AM, 11:49 AM, 12:19 PM, 12:49 PM, 1:19 PM, 1:49 PM, 2:19 PM, 2:49 PM, 3:18 PM, 3:49 PM, 4:25 PM, 4:46 PM, 5:14 PM, 5:29 PM, 5:50 PM, 5:56 PM, 6:14 PM, 6:42 PM, 7:14 PM, 7:49 PM, 8:19 PM, 8:48 PM, 9:18 PM, 9:48 PM, 10:18 PM, 10:48 PM, 11:18 PM, 11:48 PM, 12:19 AM, 1:18 AM (and 1:19 AM Sat. only).

Westbound (Mets-Willets Point stops added to the following trains from Port Washington and Great Neck):

Departing Great Neck at: 8:58 AM, 9:32 AM, 5:44 PM, 6:04 PM, 6:23 PM, and 6:44 PM.

Departing Port Washington at: 9:40 AM, 10:10 AM, 10:40 AM, 11:10 AM, 11:40 AM, 12:10 PM, 12:40 PM, 1:10 PM, 1:40 PM, 2:10 PM, 2:40 PM, 3:10 PM, 3:40 PM, 4:06 PM, 4:36 PM, 5:00 PM, 5:23 PM, 6:24 PM, 7:09 PM, 7:39 PM, 8:09 PM, 8:39 PM, 9:09 PM, 9:39 PM, 10:09 PM, 10:39 PM, 11:39 PM, 12:40 AM and 2:10 AM.

Departing Mets-Willets Point Station at: 11:32 PM, stopping at Woodside at 11:38 PM and arriving Penn Station at 11:50 PM.

Sept. 1-2 Weekend and Labor Day (Sept. 3)

Eastbound (Mets-Willets Point stops added to following Penn Station to Port Washington trains)

Departing Penn Station at: 7:18 AM, 8:18 AM, 9:18 AM, 9:42 AM, 10:18 AM, 10:42 AM, 11:18 AM, 11:42 AM, 12:18 PM, 12:42 PM, 1:18 PM, 1:42 PM, 2:18 PM, 2:42 PM, 3:18 PM, 3:42 PM, 4:18 PM, 4:48 PM, 5:18 PM, 5:48 PM, 6:18 PM, 6:48 PM, 7:18 PM, 7:48 PM, 8:18 PM, 8:48 PM, 9:18 PM, 9:48 PM, 10:18 PM, 10:48 PM, 11:18 PM. 11:48 PM, 12:19 AM, 1:19 AM and (1:18 AM Tuesday, Sept. 4).

Westbound (Mets-Willets Point stops added to the following trains from Port Washington):

Departing Port Washington at: 7:40 AM, 8:40 AM, 9:08 AM, 9:40 AM, 10:08 AM,10:40 AM, 11:08 AM, 11:40 AM, 12:08 PM, 12:40 PM, 1:08 PM, 1:40 PM, 2:08 PM, 2:40 PM, 3:08 PM, 3:40 PM, 4:09 PM, 4:40 PM, 5:09 PM, 5:40 PM, 6:09 PM, 6:40 PM, 7:09 PM, 7:40 PM, 8:09 PM, 8:40 PM, 9:09 PM, 9:40 PM, 10:09, PM, 10:40 PM, 11:09 PM, 11:40 PM, 12:40 AM and 2:10 AM.

September 8-9 Weekend

New LIRR timetables take effect September 4. As a result, the following train schedule covers weekend service to the U. S. Open for September 8th and 9th.

Eastbound (Mets-Willets Point stops added to following Penn Station to Port Washington trains)

Departing Penn Station at: 7:18 AM, 8:18 AM, 9:18 AM, 9:48, AM, 10:18 AM, 10:48 AM, 11:18 AM, 11:48 AM, 12:18 PM, 12:48 PM, 1:18 PM, 1:48 PM, 2:18 PM, 2:48 PM, 3:18 PM, 3:48 PM, 4:18 PM, 4:48 PM, 5:18 PM, 5:48 PM, 6:18 PM, 6:48 PM, 7:18 PM, 7:48 PM, 8:18 PM, 8:48 PM, 9:18 PM, 9:48 PM, 10:18 PM, 10:48 PM, 11:18 PM, 11:48 PM, 12:19 AM, and 1:19 AM (1:18 AM Monday, Sept. 10).

Westbound (Mets-Willets Point stops added to the following trains from Port Washington):

Departing Port Washington at: 7:40 AM, 8:40 AM, 9:08 AM, 9:40 AM, 10:08 AM,10:40 AM, 11:08 AM, 11:40 AM, 12:08 PM, 12:40 PM, 1:08 PM, 1:40 PM, 2:08 PM, 2:40 PM, 3:08 PM, 3:40 PM, 4:08 PM, 4:40 PM, 5:08 PM, 5:40 PM, 6:08 PM, 6:40 PM, 7:08 PM, 7:40 PM, 8:08 PM, 8:40 PM, 9:08 PM, 9:40 PM, 10:08, PM, 10:40 PM, 11:08 PM, 11:40 PM, 12:40 AM and 2:10 AM.

If you are traveling to Mets-Willet Point Station from branches other than Port Washington can take the LIRR to Woodside Station, then transfer to a Port Washington Branch train. Since Mets-Willets Point Station is located in Fare Zone One, tickets to that zone from outlying stations are valid to Mets-Willets Point. However, you must hold onto their ticket stubs and inform ticket collectors of your intention to travel to Mets-Willets Point.

Since on-board fares are higher, customers are advised to buy tickets in advance at ticket offices, ticket machines, or on-line through the LIRR's WebTicket service (allow five business days for delivery). Customers planning to attend more than one match, or planning to travel with other tennis fans, may want to purchase a Peak or Off-Peak Ten-Trip ticket.

Weekend CityTicket

Customers attending weekend matches and events at the U.S. Open, and traveling to Mets-Willets Point Station from Penn Station and Queens Stations on the Port Washington Branch, can take advantage of the LIRR's CityTicket. Available only on Saturdays and Sunday for adults and children over 12 years of age, CityTicket is a same-day, one-way fare of just $3.75 -- a trip that otherwise carries a one-way charge of $5 from Zone 1 and $6.25 from Zone 3.

CityTicket is good for travel between Penn Station, Woodside and Mets-Willets Point and between the Queens stations on the Port Washington Branch (Flushing Main Street, Murray Hill, Broadway, Auburndale, Bayside, Douglaston and Little Neck) and Mets-Willets Point. It cannot be used to travel via trips from Brooklyn or Jamaica Station or any other branches. CityTicket is sold as a One Way or Round Trip ticket. It cannot be bought on board trains, but only from ticket windows or ticket machines located in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. It is good for direct travel only. Customers cannot change direction at transfer points and use it for free travel between the LIRR and subways or buses. Those traveling from points east, changing at Woodside, will have to pay the regular fare on weekends

Accessibility

LIRR Customers with mobility impairments who are traveling to the U.S. Open should travel to Woodside Station. At Woodside Station, which is ADA accessible, customers should transfer to a Flushing-bound No. 7 subway train to the Mets-Willets Point subway stop and use the Passarelle Ramp (boardwalk) to get to the U.S. Open.

To return to Woodside after the matches, customers with mobility impairments should board the No. 7 subway and travel one stop east to its end point, the Flushing-Main Street Station. There, after a brief wait on the train, the subway will head west to Woodside. This is necessary due to the location of the ramp, which will only permit access to the eastbound platform.

Customers should pick up a copy of the LIRR's special U.S. Open timetables at terminals and stations. For additional information, customers can also consult the LIRR's website for the special U.S. Open timetables (Aug. 21-Sept. 3) and (Sept. 4- Sept. 9), or contact the LIRR's Travel Information Center by calling 511, the New York State Travel Information Line, and say: Long Island Rail Road. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, use your preferred relay service provider for the free 711 relay to reach LIRR at 511.