Extra Afternoon Trains Added for Holiday Weekend

The Long Island Railroad wants to wish all its customers a safe and happy holiday. In order to accommodate the large number of customers leaving work early to get a head start on their holiday weekend, 13 trains will be added from Penn Station to its regular eastbound afternoon schedule on Friday, December 22. The additional departures from Penn Station will be provided between 12:43 p.m. and 3:31 p.m. as follows:

Babylon Branch (6 Extra Trains)

  • 1:28 p.m. traveling express to Rockville Centre, then local to Babylon
  • 1:56 p.m. stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre, then local to Babylon
  • 2:22 p.m. traveling express to Rockville Centre, then local to Babylon
  • 2:32 p.m. traveling express to Lynbrook, then local to Babylon
  • 3:00 p.m. stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre, then local to Babylon
  • 3:31 p.m. traveling express to Rockville Centre, then local to Babylon

Far Rockaway Branch (1 Extra Train)

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

Port Jefferson Branch (3 Extra Trains)

  • 2:08 p.m. stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, then local to Huntington
  • 2:29 p.m. stopping at Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Jamaica, New Hyde Park, then local to Huntington
  • 3:24 p.m. stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, Westbury and Hicksville

Port Washington Branch (1 Extra Train)

  • 3:40 p.m. stopping Woodside, Flushing-Main St., then all stops to Great Neck

Ronkonkoma Branch (2 Extra Trains)

  • 12:43 p.m. stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville, then local stops to Ronkonkoma
  • 1:49 p.m. stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville, then local stops to Ronkonkoma

Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, December 23-25

LIRR will operate on a regular weekend/holiday schedule from Saturday, December 23, through Monday, Christmas Day, December 25.

Discounted Family Fare

The holidays are a great time of year to take advantage of the LIRR’s Family Fare. Up to four children (ages 5-11) can ride one-way for $1 each when accompanied by a fare-paying adult (18 years or older) on any Off-Peak or PM Peak train. Additional children pay the LIRR’s Child Fare, which is 50% off the regular adult peak fare. Children under age 5 always ride the LIRR for free.