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Press Release
December 19, 2013
IMMEDIATE
LIRR Adding Extra Trains New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day
Alcoholic Beverages Banned on Trains, Platforms & Stations for 24 Hours

MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide 11 additional eastbound trains on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 31, from Penn Station and 20 extra westbound trains to Penn Station and Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn, for this year New Year’s Eve celebration, including the Bill Joel New Year’s Eve Concert at Barclays Center, located right across from Atlantic Terminal.

Then to help those folks get home safely, the Railroad is adding 19 eastbound trains from Penn Station and Atlantic Terminal during the early morning hours of New Year’s Day. The eastbound trains from Atlantic Terminal will not depart until 20 minutes after the Billy Joel concert ends.

Alcohol Ban

As in prior years, alcoholic beverage will not be allowed on LIRR trains, stations and platforms from 12 Noon on New Year’s Eve (Tuesday, December 31) through 12 noon on New Year’s Day (January 1, 2014).

11 Extra Early Afternoon Eastbound Trains on New Year’s Eve

A total of 11 extra trains have been added to the schedules on the Babylon, Port Jefferson/Huntington, Port Washington and Far Rockaway branches,

Babylon Branch (6 Extra Trains)

·         1:28 PM from Penn Station, running express to Rockville Centre and making local stops to Babylon.

·         1:53 PM from Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre and making local stops to Babylon

·         2:22 PM from Penn Station running express to Rockville Centre and making local stops to Babylon.

·         2:32 PM from Penn Station running express to Lynbrook and making local stops to Babylon.

·         3 PM from Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre and making local stops to Babylon.

·         3:31 PM train from Penn Station running express Rockville Centre and making local stops to Babylon.

With large numbers of customers taking advantage of these earlier departures, the LIRR will combine two closely-scheduled evening Babylon trains into one. The 5:59 PM from Penn Station will be cancelled and those customers accommodated by the next scheduled departure, the 6:05 PM train, which will run express to Merrick as usual, then make all local stops to Babylon.

Port Jefferson/Huntington Branch (3 Extra Trains)

·         2:08 PM from Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica, Mineola and all stops to Huntington.

·         2:29 PM from Penn Station, stopping at Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Jamaica, New Hyde Park and all stops to Huntington

·         3:24 PM from Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, Westbury and Hicksville.

Port Washington Branch (1 Extra Train)

·         3:40 PM from Penn Station, stopping at Woodside, Flushing Main St. and then all stops to Great Neck.

Far Rockaway Branch (1 Extra Train)

·         3:48 PM from Penn Station stopping at Locust Manor, Laurelton, Rosedale, Valley Stream and all stops to Far Rockaway.

20 Extra Evening Westbound Trains on New Year’s Eve

Nineteen extra trains to Penn Station and Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn, have been added to schedules on the Babylon, Montauk, Port Jefferson/Huntington, Port Washington, Long Beach, Ronkonkoma and Hempstead branches.

Babylon Branch (5 Extra Trains)

·         5:47 from Babylon running local to Rockville Centre and then stopping at Jamaica and Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn.

·         6:20 PM from Babylon running local to Rockville Centre and then stopping at Jamaica.

·         7:24 PM from Babylon running local to Rockville Centre, then stopping at Jamaica and Penn Station.

·         8:09 PM from Babylon running local to Rockville Centre and then stopping at Jamaica and Penn Station.

·         9:05 PM from Babylon running local to Rockville Centre and then stopping at Jamaica and Penn Station.

Montauk Branch (1 Extra Train)

·         8 PM from Speonk running local to Babylon, then express to Jamaica

Port Jefferson/Huntington Brach (7 Extra Trains)

·         4:55 PM from Huntington, stopping at Cold Spring Harbor, Syosset, Hicksville and Jamaica and Penn Station.

·         6:39 PM from Huntington, stopping at Cold Spring Harbor, Syosset, Hicksville, Jamaica and Atlantic Terminal, Brookyn.

·         6:59 PM from Hicksville running local to Jamaica and then Penn Station.

·         7:10 PM from Port Jefferson, running local to Huntington, then stopping at Hicksville and Jamaica and then Penn Station.

·         7:33 PM from Hicksville running local to Jamaica and then Penn Station.

·         7:38 PM from Huntington making all stops to Jamaica and then Penn Station.

·         8:25 PM from Huntington making all stops to Jamaica and then Penn Station.

Port Washington Branch (2 Extra Trains)

·         7:07 PM from Great Neck making all stops to Woodside, then Penn Station.

·         8:42 PM from Port Washington making all stops to Woodside, then Penn Station.

Long Beach Branch (2 Extra Trains)

·         5:42 PM from Long Beach making all stops to Jamaica, then Penn Station.

·         8:15 PM from Long Beach making all stops to Jamaica, then Penn Station.

Ronkonkoma Branch (2 Extra Trains)

·         7:42 PM from Ronkonkoma running local to Wyandanch, then stopping at Farmingdale, Bethpage, Hicksville, Mineola, Jamaica and Penn Station.

·         8:39 PM from Ronkonkoma running local to Wyandanch, then stopping at Farmingdale, Bethpage, Hicksville, Mineola, Jamaica and Penn Station.

Hempstead Branch (1 Extra Trains)

·         7:31 PM from Hempstead making all stops to Jamaica, then Penn Station.

18 Extra Early Morning Eastbound Trains on New Year’s Day

Babylon Branch (6 Extra Trains)

·         1:13 AM from Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica, Lynbrook and all stops to Babylon

·         2:11 AM from Penn Station stopping at Lynbrook and all stops to Babylon.

·         2:59 AM from Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica, Lynbrook and all stops to Babylon.

·         3:29 AM from Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica, Lynbrook and all stops to Babylon.

Montauk Branch (1 Extra Train)

·         1:29 AM Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre and all stops to  Speonk.

Huntington Brach (2 Extra Trains)

·         2:14 AM from Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica, New Hyde Park and all stops to Huntington.

Port Jefferson Branch (1 Extra Train)

·         3:12 AM from Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica, New Hyde Park and all stops to Port Jefferson

Ronkonkoma Branch (4 Extra Trains)

·         Brooklyn, stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville and all stops to Ronkonkoma

·         12:52 AM from Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville and all stops to Ronkonkoma.

·         2:03 AM from Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville and all stops to Ronkonkoma.

·         3:54 AM from Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville and all stops to Ronkonkoma

Port Washington Branch (3 Extra Trains)

·         12:35 AM from Penn Station, stopping at Woodside, Flushing Main St. and making all stops to Port Washington.

·         2:19 AM from Penn Station, stopping at Woodside, Flushing Main St. and making all stops to Port Washington.

·         4:19 AM from Penn Station, stopping at Woodside, Flushing Main St. and making all stops to Port Washington.

Long Beach Branch (1 Extra Train)

·         2:44 AM from Long Beach, stopping at Jamaica, Valley Stream and all stops to Long Beach.

Billy Joel Concert at Barclays Center (4 Extra Trains)

There will be four extra trains departing from Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn starting 20 minutes after the end of the Billy Joel concert at the Barclay’s Center. Two trains will go to Babylon, one to Huntington and one to Ronkonkoma.

For More Information

For additional information customers can go to LIRR’s website at www.mta.info or reach the LIRR's Customer Service Center by calling 511, the New York State Travel Information Line, and say “Long Island Rail Road,” when prompted. . The deaf or hard of hearing can use their preferred relay service provider for the free 711 relay to reach the LIRR at 511.