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LIRR adds eastbound trains for Christmas Eve

An eastbound Long Island Rail Road train travels

An eastbound Long Island Rail Road train travels between the Pinelawn and Wyandanch stations on the LIRR's Ronkonkoma branch. (April 16, 2012) Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas

The Long Island Rail Road is adding 13 eastbound trains to its afternoon schedule on Christmas Eve.

The additional service from Penn Station, between 12:46 p.m. and 3:48 p.m., is being provided on the Babylon, Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma and Far Rockaway branches, the LIRR said in a notice to customers on its website.

The trains are being added "to accommodate the large number of customers leaving work early to begin their Christmas holiday," the LIRR said.

For additional information customers can go to LIRR's website,

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