MTA Press Releases

Press Release
April 9, 2009
MTA LIRR Offers Discounts to NY International Auto Show
April 10-April 19

When the New York Auto Show is in town MTA Long Island Rail Road customers should leave the driving to us to get to the Show.

The LIRR discount package includes up to 30% savings on admission and off-peak round trip rail fare. The package cost $24 for adults (zones 1-12) and $31 for adults (zone 14) and $4 for children 5-11. Seniors 65-plus should check current regular admission and rail fare and compare with adult package price.

LIRR customers also have the chance to win a vacation for two to sunny Puerto Rico compliments of the LIRR, the Auto Show and radio station WKJY 98.3 Long Island. Just pick up a flyer at any LIRR station or terminal, fill it out and send the entry to: LIRR Sales and Promotions, Auto Show Contest, 146-01 Archer Avenue, Dept. 1424, Jamaica, NY 11435 by April 25.

LIRR Auto Show package tickets must be purchased in advance at a LIRR ticket office or full service ticket machine. The rail ticket is valid for same day round-trip travel on any train except those arriving at Penn Station weekdays 6 AM to 9:30 AM.

Auto Show hours are:

Friday April 10 (Sneak Preview): 11 AM-10:30 PM

Saturday, April 11 (Opening Day): 11 AM-10:30 PM

Sunday, April 12: 10 AM-7 PM

Monday-Saturday, April 13-18: 11 AM-10:30 PM

Sunday, April 19: 10 AM-7 PM

For travel information, customers can contact the LIRR 24-hour Travel Information Center in Suffolk County at 631-231-LIRR, in Nassau County at 516-822-LIRR or in New York City at 718-217-LIRR. The Travel Information Center's TDD telephone number for the hearing impaired is 718-558-3022. Customers can also consult the LIRR's website at