The Long Island Rail Road says its new timetables, effective Monday, promise extra service to meet travel demands during the holiday season.

The commuter rail service also says holiday fares and family discounts will be available, and that the new timetables include adjusted arrival and departure times for scheduled track work on the Babylon, Huntington/Port Jefferson and Port Washington branches.

The new timetables will remain in effect until March 6, the LIRR said.

The new schedule offers an additional eastbound train on Fridays on the Far Rockaway Branch for those who must be home before sundown for religious purposes. The first sundown train is Nov. 20, the LIRR said.

Sundown trains leave Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn at 3:05 p.m. and Penn Station at 3:07 p.m., connecting at Jamaica to the 3:31 p.m., arriving in Far Rockaway at 4:05 p.m.

Additional early afternoon trains will operate on Wednesday, Nov. 25, for customers seeking a head start on Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving Day, there are extra trains for trips to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and extra trains to get parade-goers home.

On Friday, Nov. 27, otherwise known as Black Friday, traditionally one of the season's major shopping days, the LIRR will operate on a regular weekday schedule. On Saturday, Nov. 28, and Sunday, Nov. 29, the railroad will operate on a regular weekend schedule.

Off-peak fares will be offered for the extended Thanksgiving weekend from Thursday through Sunday; the Family Fare Discount is effective all four days. That discount means children 5 to 11 years old (a limit of four) can ride one-way for $1 when accompanied by an adult paying full fare.

Weekly and monthly ticket holders pay just for the kids and, as always, children younger than 5 ride free.

On Saturdays and Sundays, Long Beach branch travelers will find four additional trains operating westbound between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and four additional eastbound trains departing Penn Station between 4 and 8 p.m.

Other changes include additional trains on the Huntington/Port Jefferson Branch and the Babylon Branch.

Customers can get copies of the new timetables at stations or terminals or online at

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