MTA eTix is Here!
MTA eTix is a new free mobile ticketing app that allows LIRR customers to purchase and use train tickets directly from their mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets. Right now, MTA eTix is available on the Port Washington Branch. It will be rolled out to customers on all other LIRR branches in late August. To access MTA eTix, download the free app on an iPhone or Android device and set up your account. Buy your LIRR ticket in advance with a credit or debit card. Then activate your ticket on the app just before you board the train so that you can display it to the conductor. One-way, round-trip, ten-trip, weekly, monthly tickets and CityTickets are available for purchase via the app. For more info, visit mta.info/eTix.
Flushing-Main St. Renovation Begins; Ticket Office Closes
A two-year renovation of the Flushing-Main Street Station is about to get underway. The work includes construction of elevators, a new Ticket Office, new stairs and just about everything else. In preparation for the work, the Ticket Office has been closed. Flushing-Main Street customers have the following options for ticket purchases:
- Buy tickets from the LIRR Ticket Machines at Flushing-Main Street, which are being temporarily relocated to the sidewalk beneath the Main Street overpass/trestle.
- Buy LIRR tickets through the new MTA eTix app using a mobile device.
- Buy tickets at Penn Station ticket windows (open 24/7).
- Order monthly tickets through Mail&Ride, the LIRR’s ticket-by-mail subscription service.
For more info, visit mta.info/lirr.
LIRR Provides Service to Barclay’s Golf Tourney August 23-28
The PGA Tour comes back to Long Island in August with The Barclays PGA at Bethpage Black. The Long Island Rail Road scores a hole-in-one with convenient, frequent service to this popular golf tournament. Spectators can go to the Farmingdale LIRR Station and pick up a special PGA-sponsored shuttle bus for transportation from the station to the golf course. Regular fares will apply for travel to Farmingdale Station.
Practice rounds begin on Tuesday, August 23 with the Pro-AM on August 24. The tournament itself will take place Thursday, August 25 through Sunday, August 28. To accommodate golf fans, the LIRR will provide extra service to and from Farmingdale Station on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28.
The fastest and most convenient way to The Barclays is via the LIRR. For tickets to the event, call 1-844-868-7465 or visit pgatour.com/tournaments/the-barclays/tickets.html.
Create Memories: LIRR’s 2016 Summer Getaways
Get onboard with the simplest and most cost-effective way to experience the best summer escapes Long Island has to offer! Purchase an LIRR Summer Getaway Package and start creating lasting memories as you relax on a white sand beach, enjoy a thrilling water park, or take a tour of the nearest wine country or local breweries. Here are some of our favorites:
Splish Splash: Located in Riverhead on more than 90 acres, Splish Splash is metro New York’s largest family water park. It features one-of-a-kind water rides, 19 water slides, 2 wave-pools, a 1300’ long Lazy River, kiddie areas and more. Two gift shops and a large food court are also on site. A connecting shuttle bus will take you from our Ronkonkoma Station to the park.
Beach Packages: There is no better sense of escape than the sounds of the ocean and the feel of sand under your toes. Whether it’s catching rays at Fire Island, catching waves at Long Beach or catching fish at Captree, the LIRR has your ideal vacation day planned for you. Many of our waterfront destinations also offer a ferry ride, dining, live entertainment and more.
LI Wine Tours: For a taste of Long Island’s wine country, kick back and enjoy a relaxing day on the North Fork. Visit three wineries, complete with tastings and enjoy live entertainment as you sip some of the region's best wines. Enjoy epicurean delights as well, with a buffet lunch and the opportunity to purchase locally grown, fresh produce at a nearby farm. LI Wine Tours are scheduled on selected Saturdays throughout the summer so please contact us in advance to reserve your spot.
LI Brew Bus: Hop on board to see what's brewing! Featuring more than 45 local breweries, this is a unique experience where knowledgeable Brew Guides will share with you the history and creation of beer, as well as the science behind pairing beer with food. LI Brew Bus tours are available on weekends and have limited capacity, so be sure to book your tour in advance. Please visit web.mta.info/lirr/getaways/ for additional details on our 2016 Getaways as well as train schedules and package pricing. Tickets can be purchased in advance at our Ticket Machines or Ticket Offices.
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