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September 24-26: LIRR Service to Governors Ball Music Festival

Updated September 22, 2021 2:39 p.m.

All Port Washington Branch trains will be stopping at Mets-Willets Point Station for customers attending the Governors Ball Music Festival at Citi Field.

Trip Planning

Direct train service to Citi Field is available from Penn Station, Woodside, and all stations on the Port Washington Branch. Currently, all regularly scheduled Port Washington Branch trains stop at Mets-Willets Point. Use the LIRR TrainTime app or view the PDF timetable for train times.


Off-Peak fares remain in effect on all trains, including during traditional peak travel times, through December 31, 2021.

On weekends, customers coming from Penn Station, Woodside, Auburndale, Bayside, Broadway, Douglaston, Flushing-Main Street, Little Neck, or Murray Hill can save money by using CityTicket, which is just $4.50 for one-way travel. CityTicket cannot be purchased onboard the train, and is valid only on the day purchased.

Monthly ticketholders can take advantage of our Autumn Weekends program:  on weekends through November 21, monthly tickets are honored system-wide and  monthly ticketholders can bring up to four additional travelers for only $1.00 per person each way.

Customers traveling from branches other than the Port Washington Branch who change at Woodside will not need a separate ticket for that part of the journey. Since Mets-Willets Point is located in Fare Zone 1, tickets to Woodside or Penn Station are valid to Mets-Willets Point as well. However, please inform ticket collectors that you are traveling to Mets-Willets Point, as you will need to hold onto your ticket. Depending on the volume of customers traveling, tickets may be collected at Mets-Willets Point Station after you exit the train.


LIRR customers with limited mobility heading to Citi Field should begin their trip by traveling to Woodside, which has elevators. At Woodside, customers can transfer to a Flushing-bound   train to the Mets-Willets Point subway stop, and then use the ramp to reach Roosevelt Avenue, across from Citi Field. To return to Woodside, board the   train and travel one stop east to its end point, Flushing-Main Street. There, after a brief wait, the train will head west; exit at the 61 St-Woodside Station. This route is necessary due to the location of the ramp, which will only permit access to the eastbound platform.

While the current LIRR Mets-Willets Point station is not ADA accessible, looking ahead, in conjunction with the AirTrain LGA project, the Passerelle Pedestrian Bridge (the pedestrian boardwalk owned by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation) will be reconstructed and the LIRR’s Mets-Willets Point Station will be completely rebuilt and upgraded. When complete, LIRR’s new Mets-Willets Point Station will be fully accessible and ADA-compliant.  A new Passerelle Pedestrian Bridge will form part of an accessible path of travel for LIRR customers.

Travel Tips/Advisories

  • Buy LIRR Round-Trip LIRR tickets in advance. Customers using MTA eTix should activate their tickets just before boarding the train. Customers with paper tickets should retain their ticket if transferring to/from Port Washington Branch trains at Woodside. Tickets may be inspected at Mets-Willets Point Station after exiting and before boarding the train.
  • Post-event, trains may be held at Mets-Willets Point to ensure customers have an opportunity to board. As a result we may not always be able to hold connecting trains at Woodside or Penn Station.
  • Download the free LIRR TrainTime app to plan your trip to/from Mets-Willets Point Station and track real-time customer loading information to find the least crowded cars on any train.
  • MTA eTix customers: Your smartphone must remain charged for the return portion of your trip, or you will need to purchase a ticket at the station or pay the higher onboard fare on the train.
  • Masks are required onboard trains and in station buildings and enclosed platform waiting rooms, regardless of your vaccination status. Masks must completely cover your nose and mouth and remain on for the duration of your travel.

For more information

Customer Service Center agents are available to answer questions via live chat or phone between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., daily. 

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.