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Press Release
February 13, 2013
IMMEDIATE
LIRR Providing Extra Eastbound Service This Afternoon to Get Customers Back Home to L.I. Ahead of Winter Storm
Eight Additional Trains Will Depart Between 2:08 PM and 3:48 PM

MTA Long Island Rail Road will operate eight additional afternoon eastbound trains today (Wednesday, February 13) to accommodate customers who may wish to head home early in anticipation of the coming winter storm.

The extra trains will supplement the LIRR regular off-peak service. The eight additional trains will depart from Penn Station between 2:09 PM and 3:48 PM on the Babylon, Port Jefferson, Port Washington and Far Rockaway Branches. Also, a regularly scheduled train from Huntington destined for Port Jefferson will originate instead from Jamaica at 1:46 PM.

Here is a list of the trains being added to the schedule.

Babylon Branch

  • A 2:32 PM departure from Penn Station due in Babylon at 3:45 PM, running express to Lynbrook and then all local stops to Babylon.
  • A 3:00 PM departure from Penn Station due in Babylon at 4:12 PM with stops at Jamaica and Rockville Centre and then all local stops to Babylon.
  • A 3:31 PM departure from Penn Station due in Babylon at 4:39 PM, running express to Rockville Centre and then all local stops to Babylon

Port Jefferson Branch

  • The train that normally originates at Huntington at 2:50 PM bound for Port Jefferson, will instead originate at 1:46 PM from Jamaica, making the Huntington stop at 2;50 PM and all stops to Port Jefferson, arriving at 3:37 PM.
  • A 2:08 PM departure from Penn Station due in Huntington at 3:09 PM with stops at Jamaica and Carle Place and then all local stops to Huntington
  • A 2:29 PM departure from Penn Station due in Huntington at 3:35 PM with stops at Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Jamaica, New Hyde Park and then all local stops to Huntington.
  • A 3:24 PM departure from Penn Station due in Hicksville at 4:05 PM with stops at Jamaica, Mineola Westbury and Hicksville.

Port Washington Branch

  • A 3:40 PM departure from Penn Station due in Great Neck at 4:15 PM with stops at Woodside, Flushing Main St. and then all stops to Great Neck.

Far Rockaway Branch

  • A 3:48 PM departure from Penn Station due in Far Rockaway at 4:43 PM running express to Locust Manor and then all stops to Far Rockaway.

For More Information

For the latest information on train service, customers should go to www.mta.info or monitor LIRR service alerts via email or text message. Customers can also call 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 or the free 711 relay to reach LIRR at 511.