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LIRR service changes starting May 20, 2024

We're making changes to off-peak and weekend service. There are no major changes to rush-hour trains.
Updated May 7, 2024 10:00 a.m.

New timetables start on all LIRR branches on Monday, May 20, 2024. They include off-peak and weekend changes on many branches to support station improvements and accessibility upgrades at Babylon, Hollis, and Valley Stream. While there are no major changes to rush-hour service, some morning rush-hour trains will make additional stops to provide more options for riders.

All riders should check the new schedules or use our TrainTime app to see if their trip will change.

Added morning rush-hour stops

  • The 4:54 a.m. train from Huntington to Atlantic Terminal will add a stop at Hicksville at 5:12 a.m.

  • The 5:30 a.m. train from Ronkonkoma to Atlantic Terminal will add stops at Deer Park (5:46) and Wyandanch (5:51).

  • The 7:49 a.m. train from Freeport to Grand Central will add a stop at Jamaica at 8:14 a.m.

Off-peak changes

Babylon Branch

Weekday midday trains to and from Grand Central will only run as far as Massapequa. Express trains to and from Penn Station will make all stops between Massapequa and Babylon, providing a total of two trains per hour at those stations.

At St. Albans, midday service will return to being provided by West Hempstead Branch trains.

Hollis, Queens Village, and Elmont-UBS Arena riders

On weekdays starting at 10 p.m. when there are no events, westbound trains from Huntington and Ronkonkoma will not stop at Elmont-UBS Arena. Hourly westbound service will still be available on trains from Hempstead.

The weekday train from Ronkonkoma to Penn Station that currently stops at Queens Village at 2:45 a.m. and Hollis at 2:47 a.m. will bypass those stations.

At these stations, westbound overnight trains may arrive on Platform B/Track 4. Please allow enough time to check the TrainTime app or station signs and move to the proper platform.

For several weeks this summer, midday weekday trains will not stop at these stations in one direction. Additional details will be available at Planned Service Changes as that work approaches.

Summer service

Extra summer service on the Montauk, Ronkonkoma, and Long Beach branches returns for the season on May 23. There are a few notable changes from last summer:

  • The 5:13 p.m. train from Penn Station to Speonk will be extended to Montauk on Thursdays as well as Fridays.
  • The 7:19 p.m. Friday train from Jamaica to Montauk will not run except on holiday weekends.
  • The 1:17 p.m. Sunday train from Montauk to Jamaica will leave at 1:47 p.m.
  • The 8:22 p.m. Sunday train from Montauk to Jamaica will not run except on holiday weekends.