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LIRR Service to UBS Arena for Fall 2021

Updated Oct 4, 2021

New Elmont Station

A brand-new LIRR station is opening for the first time in almost half a century! The new Elmont Station, located between Queens Village and Bellerose on the LIRR's Hempstead Branch, is part of the Belmont Park Redevelopment Project, which includes the 19,000-seat UBS Arena, new home of the New York Islanders and an exciting venue for concerts and other events. The eastbound platform at the LIRR’s new Elmont Station is complete.  While construction continues on the westbound platform through 2022, eastbound customers can use the new Elmont Station for service to the UBS Arena starting in November 2021. Initially, only Hempstead Branch eastbound service will be offered at Elmont Station. This service will be available immediately before and after games or events at UBS Arena. Off peak fares will be accepted on all trains through the end of 2021.

Travel Options

Depending on where you are coming from, there are three possible stations you could use for service to the UBS Arena.  Until the westbound platform at Elmont Station opens in 2022, your routes to and from the event might not be the same, as you will not be able to travel westbound from Elmont for your return trip. We've outlined the options below so you can select the best route for you.

Manhattan, Brooklyn & Queens (Jamaica, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills, Woodside) Customers 

To UBS Arena

Option 1

  1. Board a Hempstead-bound train and exit at Elmont Station.
  2. Transfer to a free electric shuttle bus to UBS Arena or walk (10 minutes).

Option 2

  1. Take any eastbound train stopping in Jamaica and exit at Jamaica Station.
  2. Board a Belmont Park-bound train at Jamaica and exit at Belmont Park Station, which is adjacent to UBS Arena.

From UBS Arena

  1. Walk to the adjacent Belmont Park Station.
  2. Board a westbound train to Jamaica. Transfer for service to Penn Station and Atlantic Terminal. 

Hempstead Branch Customers 

To UBS Arena

  1. Board a westbound train and exit at Queens Village Station.
  2. Transfer to a free shuttle bus to UBS Arena.

From UBS Arena

  1. Board a free electric shuttle bus to Elmont Station or walk (10 minutes).
  2. Transfer to an eastbound Hempstead-bound train.

Huntington/Port Jefferson & Ronkonkoma Branch Customers 

To UBS Arena

  1. Board a westbound train and exit at Queens Village Station. 
  2. Transfer to a free shuttle bus to UBS Arena.

From UBS Arena

Option 1

  1. Board a free shuttle bus to Queens Village Station.
  2. Transfer to eastbound Port Jefferson- or Ronkonkoma-bound train service.

Option 2

  1. Walk to the adjacent Belmont Park Station.
  2. Board a westbound train to Jamaica.
  3. Change for eastbound Port Jefferson or Ronkonkoma-bound train service.

Oyster Bay Branch Customers

To UBS Arena

  1. Board a westbound train and exit at Mineola Station.
  2. Transfer to a westbound electric train and exit at Queens Village Station.
  3. Transfer to a free shuttle bus to UBS Arena.

From UBS Arena

Option 1

  1. Board a free shuttle bus to Queens Village Station.
  2. Transfer to eastbound Port Jefferson or Ronkonkoma-bound train service and exit at Mineola.
  3. Transfer to an Oyster Bay-bound train.

Option 2

  1. Walk to the adjacent Belmont Park Station.
  2. Board a westbound train to Jamaica.
  3. Change for eastbound Oyster Bay Branch service.

Babylon/Montauk, Far Rockaway, Long Beach & West Hempstead Branch Customers 

To UBS Arena

Option 1

  1. Board a westbound train and exit at Jamaica Station.
  2. Change for a Hempstead-bound train and exit at Elmont Station.
  3. Transfer to a free electric shuttle bus to UBS Arena or walk (10 minutes).

Option 2

  1. Board a westbound train and exit at Jamaica Station.
  2. Change for a Belmont Park-bound train and exit at Belmont Park Station, which is adjacent to UBS Arena.

From UBS Arena

  1. Walk to the adjacent Belmont Park Station.
  2. Board a westbound train to Jamaica.
  3. Change for eastbound train service to your destination.

Accessibility 

Belmont Park Station
Belmont Park Station is accessible via ramp.

Elmont Station
The eastbound platform at Elmont Station is accessible via ramp.

Queens Village Station
Queens Village Station is accessible via elevators at the east end of each platform.

Fares 

Regardless of which routes you are taking, buy a Round-Trip ticket to Elmont Station in advance from staffed Ticket Windows, Ticket Machines and the free MTA eTix app. The ticket will be honored on all viable routes between your origin stations and all 3 stations (Belmont Park, Elmont, Queens Village), even if you need to travel via Jamaica or use free shuttle bus service to complete your trip.

If you have a monthly ticket that includes Fare Zone 4, you can use your ticket to travel to the arena via any of the 3 stations. There is no longer a special ticket required for travel to Belmont Park.

Upcoming Events at UBS Arena

For a full list of upcoming events at UBS Arena, click here.

For more information

For service related questions, chat live with customer service agents through the LIRR TrainTime app. To speak with an agent, call 511 or 718-217-LIRR (718-217-5477) and say “Representative” when the prompts begin. Automated schedule information is available via phone 24/7.