LIRR Putting On Extra Trains for Thanksgiving Travel

The Long Island Rail Road will add extra trains, starting Wednesday, for the Thanksgiving weekend.

On Wednesday,  between 12:46 PM and 4:06 PM, the following extra trains will depart from Penn Station:

Port Jefferson Branch

  • 2:08 PM train to Jamaica, Mineola, local to Huntington.
  • 2:26 PM train to Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Jamaica, New Hyde Park, Merillon Avenue, local to Huntington.
  • 3:24 PM train to Jamaica, Mineola, Westbury, Hicksville.

Thanksgiving Day
Extra trains will be added on Thanksgiving Day to accommodate customers going to and from the parade.  They include:

Westbound Service Before the Parade:

Port Jefferson Branch

  • 6:00 AM train from Port Jefferson, making all stops to Huntington, Jamaica, then Penn Station.

Eastbound Service After the Parade:

  • From 11:15 AM to 1:35 PM, eleven extra trains will depart from Penn Station to accommodate customers returning from the parade. See branch timetables dated November 11, 2019 – January 5, 2020 for details.

Friday, November 29
Trains will operate on a regular weekday schedule, but Off-Peak fares will be in effect all day.

In the interest of safety, alcohol will not be allowed on LIRR trains, stations or platforms system-wide from 8:00 PM Wednesday, November 27 through 5:00 AM Thursday.


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