LIRR Adding Extra Late Night Train Service for Fans Leaving New Barclays Center

MTA Long Island Rail Road is adding trains to its late-night, eastbound schedule from Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn to serve customers heading home after major sports and entertainment events at the new Barclays Center.

"If you are planning on attending a Nets game or going to see JAY-Z, Barbra Streisand, Justin Bieber, The Who or any of the other top acts at Brooklyn's hottest new venue, we will have plenty of trains to get you there and get you home at the end of your evening," says LIRR President Helena Williams. "The LIRR's new Atlantic Terminal is just across the street from the Barclays Center, so using the LIRR is definitely the most convenient way to go."

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Barclays Center is also the new home of the Brooklyn Nets, the first professional sports franchise to play in the borough since the Dodgers left in 1957.

The Long Island Rail Road, which has been serving Brooklyn since its founding in 1834, is ready to meet the new demand for train service to the 18,000- seat arena, which is located in an area with very limited parking but many mass transit options, including LIRR and numerous subway lines and bus routes.

The LIRR's enhanced late-night service from Atlantic Terminal will feature eastbound trains departing approximately every 15-25 minutes after an event. Following Nets games, the last train from Atlantic Terminal will depart at 11:55 PM on both weeknights and weekends. Following evening concerts and other special events, the last train from Atlantic Terminal will depart at 12:41 AM weeknights and weekends. NYPD and MTA Police will be on hand to assist customers arriving at the Center.

Barclays Center opens September 28th with the first of JAY-Z's series of sold out concerts. Later this fall, the Harlem Globetrotters, Barbra Streisand, Justin Bieber, Bob Dylan and Andrea Bocelli and other top artists are scheduled to perform at Barclays Center.

Ten of the LIRR's 11 branches lead to Atlantic Terminal, although a quick change of trains at Jamaica Station is required for many customers going to Brooklyn. Customers who use the Port Washington Branch (which does not connect with Jamaica) are advised to go straight to Penn Station and then take the 2 or 3 subway to Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn to reach Barclays Center.