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LIRR announces holiday, Thanksgiving service changes

An LIRR conductor checks out his train while

An LIRR conductor checks out his train while stopped at Jamaica station on July 8, 2014. Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

The Long Island Rail Road released its holiday schedule, including Thanksgiving Eve and Thanksgiving Day.

Changes in weekend service will also begin to roll out on Nov. 17, and will end the first weekend in January 2015.

On Wednesday, Nov. 26, 11 additional eastbound trains departing from Penn Station will be added to the afternoon schedule to help commuters leaving work early for the Thanksgiving holiday. Four trains will be added to the Babylon line and two trains will be added to the Huntington line. One extra train will be added to the Hicksville, Ronkonkoma, Montauk, Far Rockaway, Great Neck line.

On Thursday, Nov. 27, six additional westbound morning trains and 11 eastbound trains will be provided to accommodate passengers traveling to and from the city for the Thanksgiving Day Parade. In the morning, two trains will be added to the Babylon and Ronkonkoma branches, with one added to the Speonk and Port Jefferson branches.

Eastbound afternoon additions will include four trains on the Babylon line, three trains on the Ronkonkoma line, and one train to the Farmingdale, Speonk, Huntington and Port Jefferson branches, respectively.

As for the weekend, the Long Beach branch will provide four additional westbound trains from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and four additional eastbound trains from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. starting Nov. 29. Overnight trains departing from Penn Station on the Huntington and Babylon trains will also be added.

Weekend and holiday train service will also be available on the West Hempstead branch starting on Saturday, Nov. 22, with trains operating every two hours between West Hempstead and Penn Station.

 

 

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