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Press Release
March 15, 2013
Take LIRR to Montauk St. Patrick’s Day Parade Sunday, March 17
Systemwide Ban on Alcoholic Beverages in Effect for Saturday’s New York City Parade Will Continue on Montauk Branch for Village Parade Through 11:59 PM on Sunday

Are you heading to the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Montauk, L.I., this Sunday? Well, the Long Island Rail Road can get you there.

Montauk-bound customers can take the 7:42 AM from Penn Station or a train departing at the same time from Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn, connect at Jamaica and arrive in in the famed seaside village at 10:46 AM. That’s plenty of time to make the parade, which is scheduled to get under way at 11:30 AM.

After leaving Jamaica, the train stops at Babylon, Bayshore, Sayville, Patchogue, Speonk, Westhampton, Hampton Bays, Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Amagansett and Montauk.

The next Montauk-bound train leaves Penn Station at 9:42 AM and arrives in Montauk at 12:46 PM, still in plenty of time to enjoy the day and participate in other St. Patrick’s Day activities.

Customers are reminded that an alcohol ban effective systemwide from 12:01 AM Saturday to 5 AM Sunday for the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade will continue in effect on the Montauk Branch through 11:59 PM Sunday to ensure orderly travel for customers going and coming from the Montauk event. Any alcoholic beverages found by MTA Police on trains, stations and platforms will be confiscated.

The LIRR is prepared to provide extra eastbound service in the morning if necessary and has added at one westbound Montauk Branch schedule for customers after the parade. That train departs Montauk at 1:23 PM and will be followed by the regularly scheduled trains at 3:35 PM, 5:35 PM and 7:33 PM.

For More Information
Customers can go to or monitor LIRR service alerts via email or text message. They 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 or the free 711 relay to reach LIRR at 511.