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Published on : Wednesday, December 23, 2015
The Long Island Rail Road is adding 13 trains to its eastbound afternoon schedule from Penn Station on Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24, to accommodate the large number of customers expected to leave work early to begin their Christmas holiday. The additional service from Penn Station will be provided between 12:43 p.m. and 3:48 p.m. on the Ronkonkoma, Babylon, Port Jefferson, Port Washington and Far Rockaway Branches.
Ronkonkoma Branch – Two Trains
Babylon Branch – Six Trains
Port Jefferson Branch – Three Trains
Port Washington Branch – One Train
Far Rockaway Branch – One Train
Christmas Day Service
On Christmas Day, Friday, December 25, the LIRR will operate on a holiday schedule.
Extra Holiday Service on Weekends through January 2-3
The LIRR is running four extra westbound trains and six extra eastbound trains on weekends during the holiday season. The remaining weekends are December 26-27 and January 2-3. Information about these trains can be found in the Long Beach Branch and Port Jefferson Branch timetables. The Long Breach Branch trains are also listed at appropriate shared stations in the Far Rockaway Branch timetables.
Discounted Family Fare
Discounted Family Fares will be available during the Christmas-New Year’s holidays. As many as four children, ages 5-11, can ride for the deeply discounted Family Fare of $1.00 per child when accompanied by a fare-paying adult or guardian. The Family Fare is available for off-peak and PM peak trains only. Children under 5 ride free on the LIRR.