LIRR to Grand Central: Draft Schedules

About the draft schedules

We have created a draft systemwide schedule for when LIRR service to Grand Central begins. Below, you will find timetables that show service divided into 17 different segments. These are based on predominant service patterns.

The timetables show each train that stops at the stations covered; when they stop at Jamaica and their western terminals; and key intermediate station stops, such as Mineola. Not all intermediate stops are shown, especially at rush hour.

Trains will no longer have scheduled connections at Jamaica, so these schedules show train times only at stations they directly serve. Diesel trains on the Montauk, Oyster Bay, and Port Jefferson Branches will continue to show J (Jamaica) and/or T (Babylon/Huntington/Ronkonkoma) transfer opportunities. These do not originate or terminate at one of our primary western terminals, so the notes allow us to show how to travel to or from those terminals.

These timetables are drafts and are subject to change while we continue to refine the schedule. Final timetables will be available in the fall. When those are ready, they will be posted on our website and in the TrainTime app.

Use this link to submit comments on the draft LIRR schedules to Grand Central.

Download the draft schedules

Note: The westbound schedule at Elmont-UBS Arena is temporary. Upon completion of switch and signal work near Queens Village, westbound trains from Hempstead will stop at the station. In the interim, westbound customers from the Hempstead Branch traveling to Elmont-UBS Arena should transfer at Queens Village to an eastbound train. After that time, morning rush hour service will be provided mainly via Hempstead Branch trains, instead of trains from the Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma Branches.