MTA Press Releases

Press Release
June 29, 2015
IMMEDIATE
LIRR Adds East End Service for Extended July 4 Weekend

MTA Long Island Rail Road is offering plenty of extra train service to the East End over the extended Independence Day Weekend, including an extra Cannonball to Montauk on top of the Railroad’s already enhanced summer Montauk Branch schedule. Highlights follow here and customers can pick up a copy of the current Montauk and Ronkonkoma/Greenport timetables or view them online at www.mta.info/lirr.

Independence Day Holiday Weekend Train Service:

To the Hamptons and Montauk:

Wednesday, July 1: Regular summer weekday Montauk Branch service plus a train that usually runs on Thursdays, nicknamed the Baby Cannonball, which is an express train to Montauk departing Penn Station at 4:06 p.m. This train bypasses Jamaica and runs express to Westhampton, then stops at Southampton, Bridgehampton and East Hampton before terminating at Montauk. In addition, the usual 5:09 p.m. train to Speonk will be extended to Montauk, making all stops from Babylon to Montauk.

Thursday, July 2: The Montauk Branch will operate on a regular summer Friday timetable, including the Cannonball, leaving Penn Station at 4:06 p.m., and a Montauk-bound train departing Jamaica at 7:38 p.m., with connecting trains departing Penn Station at 7:11 p.m. and Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn, at 7:06 p.m. In addition, the usual 5:09 p.m. train from Penn Station to Speonk will be extended to Montauk, making all stops from Babylon to Montauk.

Friday, July 3: The Montauk Branch will operate on a regular summer Friday timetable, including the Cannonball, leaving Penn Station at 4:06 p.m., and a Montauk-bound train departing Jamaica at 7:38 p.m., with connecting trains departing Penn Station at 7:11 p.m. and Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn, at 7:06 p.m. In addition, the usual 10:27 a.m. train from Babylon, with connecting trains departing from Penn Station at 9:22 a.m. and Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn, at 9:05 a.m., will be extended to Montauk, making all stops from Babylon to Montauk. And the usual 5:09 p.m. train from Penn Station to Speonk will be extended to Montauk, making all stops from Babylon to Montauk.

Saturday, July 4 & Sunday, July 5: The LIRR is running on a regular weekend schedule with a westbound Cannonball departing Montauk on Sunday only at 6:37 p.m.

 

To Greenport & the North Fork

Thursday, July 2 and Friday, July 3: Regular weekday service plus the 3:55 p.m. train from Penn Station connecting at Ronkonkoma for the 5:21 p.m. eastbound train making all stops to Greenport.