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Long Island Rail Road Service During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Updated June 5, 2020

As New York City begins Phase 1 of reopening on Monday, June 8, we’re doing everything we can to help essential workers commute safely.

Off-peak fares remain in effect.

We’re not taking cash at counters or on trains. Use ticket vending machines or the MTA eTix app instead.

Remember to wear a mask or face covering. They’re required when you ride with us.

What to expect on June 8

  • More frequent service, including some weekday service to Long Island City and Hunterspoint Avenue.
  • Ticket offices at Penn Station, Jamaica Station, and Atlantic Terminal will reopen.
  • Customer areas at Penn Station will be open 24/7. At Jamaica Station and Atlantic Terminal, they'll be open from 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Service details for Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7

We're running half-hourly or hourly service on most branches, with strategically added trains during peak travel times.

We are adjusting arrival times, departure times, and connecting service for trains on some branches. This is so we can complete necessary track work.

Have a question?

Call our Customer Service Center at 511 or 718-217-5477. 

Automated schedule information is available 24/7. Agents are available to assist customers daily from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. To speak with an LIRR employee, say the word “Representative” when the prompts begin.