Long Island Rail Road Adding Extra Trains for July Fourth Getaway

Published on : Thursday, June 29, 2017

MTA RailMTA Long Island Rail Road is helping customers get a head start on the holiday weekend by adding 10 extra early getaway trains on Friday, June 30. The railroad will add the same trains again on Monday, July 3.



10 Extra Trains from Penn Station on Friday, June 30, and Monday, July 3

To help customers get a head start on the long weekend, the LIRR will operate 10 extra trains from Penn Station on Friday, June 30, departing between 1:49 p.m. and 3:48 p.m. on five branches. Details are below.



Babylon Branch


Far Rockaway Branch


Port Jefferson Branch


Port Washington Branch


Ronkonkoma Branch


Extra Trains to the Hamptons and Fire Island

The LIRR is supplementing the Montauk Branch’s usual slate of seasonal Friday extra trains with even more departures for Friday, June 30, and again on Monday, July 3.



Here is a list of the extra trains will operate on both Friday, June 30, and Monday, July 3.







Service During the Weekend

A regular weekend schedule will be in effect on Saturday, July 1, and Sunday, July 2. The LIRR will operate on a regular weekday schedule on Monday, July 3, with the extra trains noted above, and will operate on a Sunday schedule on Tuesday, July 4.



A bicycle ban will be in effect on Friday, June 30; Saturday, July 1; and Tuesday, July 4.



Wednesday, July 5 – One Extra Westbound Montauk Branch Train to Operate

To help customers returning from the long weekend, an extra train will depart from Montauk at 7:00 a.m. and will make all stops to Speonk, then Patchogue, Sayville, Bay Shore, Jamaica and Hunterspoint Avenue.



Many Channels for Services Updates

Information about these additional trains and all planned service changes is available through the LIRR’s real-time service information sources:



Email and text message service updates – Customers are urged to sign up to receive the alerts. To avoid unwanted messages, a user can tailor the messages to the specific branch, and the specific times of day.


Source:- MTA Rail

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