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MTA Board Approves Naming of New LIRR Elmont–UBS Arena Station

Long Island Rail Road
Updated November 17, 2021 6:00 p.m.

Deal Allows for Naming Rights Through 2031, Developers to Cover all Costs Associated with New Station Signage  
 

First New LIRR Station in Almost 50 Years will Provide Service to UBS Arena on Event Days  


The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board today approved an agreement with New York Arena Partners to name the Elmont Long Island Rail Road station as Elmont–UBS Arena. The 10-year, $1.75-million contract with New York Arena Partners will also cover all costs associated with the creation of new station signage and change signage at end of term.

“UBS has been a great partner in bringing this station to life, and we are excited for fans to experience the amenities the new Elmont–UBS Arena station has to offer,” said MTA Chief Development Officer Jamie Torres-Springer. “The station is an example of the MTA’s commitment to working with businesses in the communities where improvements are taking place.”  

“With our partners, the New York Islanders and UBS, we are proud to announce and celebrate the naming of the new Elmont-UBS Arena Long Island Rail Road station,” said Oak View Group CEO Tim Leiweke. “This station is a key milestone in establishing UBS Arena as the preferred live entertainment destination in the New York metro area, while providing more accessibility and quality public transportation for our local community.” 

Elmont–UBS Arena is the first new LIRR station in almost 50 years. It will open for service on Saturday, Nov. 20 to coincide with the New York Islanders' first home game at UBS Arena, and for a Harry Styles concert the following weekend. The station will initially offer eastbound service to the new home of the New York Islanders, UBS Arena, as well as nearby Belmont Park, which retains its own dedicated station.  

Service at the Elmont-UBS Arena station will increase next summer when the westbound platform opens. At that time, the station will begin full-time year-round service to the local community and will begin to provide westbound service to and from events at UBS Arena and Belmont Park. Long Islanders who live east of Belmont on the Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma Branches will have a one-seat ride straight to events for the first time. This will reduce travel times and is expected to increase the number of event attendees who use public transportation, helping alleviate traffic congestion on Long Island. 

Travel Options 

Depending on where a person is coming from, there are three possible stations for service to the UBS Arena.  Until the westbound platform at Elmont–UBS Arena Station opens in 2022, routes to and from the event might not be the same. Options are below. 

Customers Coming from Manhattan, Brooklyn & Queens (Penn Station, Jamaica, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills, Woodside) 

To UBS Arena 

Option 1 

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

Option 2 

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


From UBS Arena 

Option 1 

  • Walk to the adjacent Belmont Park Station
  • Board a westbound train to Jamaica (two trains scheduled to leave after the event) and transfer for service to Penn Station and Atlantic Terminal.  

Option 2 

  • Board a free shuttle bus to Queens Village Station and transfer to a westbound train for service to Penn Station and Atlantic Terminal. 


Customers from the Port Jefferson Branch & Ronkonkoma Branch 

To UBS Arena 

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


From UBS Arena 

Option 1 

  • Board a free shuttle bus to Queens Village Station
  • Transfer to eastbound Huntington/Port Jefferson or Ronkonkoma-bound train service 

Option 2 

  • Walk to the adjacent Belmont Park Station
  • Board a westbound train to Jamaica. 
  • Change for eastbound Huntington/Port Jefferson or Ronkonkoma-bound train service. 


Customers from Hempstead Branch Stations 

To UBS Arena 

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


From UBS Arena 

  • Board a free shuttle bus to Elmont–UBS Arena Station or walk (10 minutes). 
  • Transfer to an eastbound Hempstead-bound train. 


Customers from the Oyster Bay Branch 

To UBS Arena 

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


From UBS Arena 

Option 1 

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

Option 2 

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


Customers from Babylon, Far Rockaway, Montauk, Long Beach & West Hempstead Branches 

To UBS Arena 

Option 1 

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

Option 2 

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


From UBS Arena 

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


Accessibility  

Belmont Park Station is accessible via ramp. 

Elmont–UBS Arena Station is accessible via ramp. 

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


Fares 

The LIRR encourages customers to buy a round-trip ticket to Elmont–UBS Arena Station in advance from staffed Ticket Windows, Ticket Machines and the free MTA eTix app. If you are traveling from the Huntington/Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma, Oyster Bay, or Hempstead branches, select the direct travel option. 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. 

Those who have a monthly ticket that includes Fare Zone 4 can travel to the arena via any of the three stations. 


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.