Editor's Note: The release below updates Long Island Rail Road service information for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day reflecting changes the rail road made in anticipation of lower travel demand resulting from a scaled back New Year's Eve celebration and the cancelation of a New Year’s Eve concert at Barclays Center.
Long Island Rail Road
New Year’s Holiday Early Getaway Program
On Thursday, Dec. 30, the LIRR will operate on a regular weekday schedule with an additional 13 eastbound trains in the afternoon.
New Year’s Eve
On Friday Dec. 31, the LIRR will operate on a regular weekday schedule with an additional 13 eastbound trains in the afternoon and 11 additional evening westbound trains to Penn Station.
Due to the cancellation of the New Year’s Eve concert at Barclay’s Center, there will be no extra westbound service to Atlantic Terminal.
New Year’s Day
On Saturday, Jan. 1, the LIRR will operate on a regular weekend schedule, with six extra early morning trains from Penn Station for riders heading home after New Year’s Eve events.
Due to the cancellation of the New Year’s Eve concert at Barclay’s Center, there will be no extra eastbound service from Atlantic Terminal.
Ways to Get LIRR Information
Information about all planned service changes is available through the MTA’s many real-time service information sources.
MYmta app – Customers who use the comprehensive MYmta smartphone app will see real-time travel information for all MTA services all in one place.
MTA.info –The “Service Status” box at new.MTA.info is always the definitive source for the latest status for each line.
LIRR Train Time app – Customers can download the app on their smartphones to see real-time travel information such as arrivals and capacity tracking. Customer service representatives are available for live chat to answer questions from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Email and text message service updates – Customers are urged to sign up to receive alerts, tailored by specific branch and time of day, by visiting www.MyMTAAlerts.com.
Twitter – Twitter users can follow @LIRR to receive dynamic service updates and customer service support.
These communication channels can be accessed while at home or on the go. For customers who are located at stations, the MTA will post the latest service updates on digital signs at station platforms and will make audio announcements over public address systems, and on-board announcements made by train crews.
For those who prefer to contact the MTA by telephone, information is available by dialing 511, the New York State Travel Information Line. Connecticut customers should call 877-690-5114. Those who are deaf or hard of hearing can use their preferred service provider for the free 711 relay to reach the MTA at 511.