LIRR rolls out July Fourth rail schedule

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The Long Island Rail Road plans to increase service Thursday and run on a Saturday schedule on Friday in anticipation of Independence Day travelers, LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said.

On Thursday, trains will run on a regular schedule with an additional eight eastbound trains departing Penn Station between 2:08 and 3:48 p.m., including three on both the Babylon and Port Jefferson branches and one on both the Port Washington and Far Rockaway branches. Friday-only trains, including the Cannonball, a Penn Station express to Westhampton then stopping at Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton and Montauk, will operate Thursday and will not run Friday.

On Friday, trains will run on a Saturday schedule.

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The Staten Island Railway will also operate on a Saturday schedule on Friday, and the Metro-North Railroad will operate on a Sunday schedule with extra trains added.

For information on these and other changes, see

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