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MTA eTix® Now Available on All LIRR Branches
MTA eTix, the LIRR's new mobile ticketing app, is now available for use on ALL LIRR branches. Mobile ticketing lets you buy and use train tickets directly from your mobile device anytime, anywhere. Simply download the free MTA eTix app on iPhone or Android. Purchase your ticket in advance of travel. Then, ACTIVATE your ticket on the app JUST BEFORE you board the train so you can display it to the conductor. One-Way, Round-Trip, Ten-Trip, weekly and monthly tickets, along with CityTickets, are available for purchase via the app. For more info, visit ww.mta.info/eTix.

Friday Before Labor Day
For customers getting an early start on Labor Day weekend, the LIRR will be operating ten extra holiday eve trains on Friday, September 2. The additional trains will depart from Penn Station between 1:40 PM and 3:48 PM and will operate to Babylon, Far Rockaway, Great Neck, Huntington and Ronkonkoma. Montauk Branch customers should look for a special September 2 timetable that includes some new changes. In order to provide sufficient capacity for customers traveling to the Hamptons and Montauk, the following schedule adjustments will be in effect on Friday, September 2:

All of the changes will be contained in a special Montauk Branch Timetable, dated Friday, September 2, 2016 Only. Use this special timetable instead of your normal Montauk Branch Timetable for service that day.

Due to our limited diesel fleet, which is stretched beyond capacity due to high demand on summer Fridays, the 6:08 PM train from Hunterspoint Avenue to Port Jefferson will be canceled on Friday, September 2. Alternate service to Port Jefferson is available on the 5:47 PM and 6:30 PM trains from Hunterspoint Avenue. We regret the inconvenience this causes our Port Jefferson Branch customers, and appreciate your patience as we strive to meet the growing demand for East End rail service.

Take the LIRR to the US Open

Port Washington Branch trains are making extra stops at Mets-Willets Point for this year’s US Open Tennis action now through Sunday, September 11. Eastbound from Penn Station, the trip to Mets-Willets Point is just 19 minutes. Westbound on the Port Washington Branch, Mets-Willets Point is 17 minutes from Great Neck and 27 minutes from Port Washington. Customers traveling to the US Open from eastern Long Island should take the LIRR to Woodside, then transfer to an eastbound Port Washington Branch train and ride one stop to Mets-Willets Point. Customers must hold onto their LIRR ticket and have it ready for presentation/collection upon exiting the train at Mets-Willets Point Station. For schedule info, pick up a copy of the special US Open timetable or visit www.mta.info/lirr.

New Timetables Take Effect September 6th
New LIRR schedules take effect on the day after Labor Day. On weekdays, trackwork on the Port Washington Branch will result in midday Off-Peak trains departing up to 7 minutes earlier than current times. In addition, trackwork requires slight adjustments to weekday Off-Peak departure/arrival times on the Long Beach and Ronkonkoma branches. On weekends, look for changes on the Huntington/Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma and Montauk branches as work begins on the Hicksville Station Rehabilitation Project. See new timetables dated September 6-November 14, 2016 or consult the LIRR website at www.mta.info/lirr.

Summer/Fall, We’ve Got it All
No matter the season, there is a Long Island Getaway waiting for you. Last chance for summer – the beaches and Splish Splash are open through Labor Day. Fall is beautiful on LI! On September 10, don your cowboy or cowgirl finest and head on out to Spirit’s Promise Horse Rescue via LIRR to participate in all the inner workings of a horse ranch. Your day will include grooming, feeding and bringing the horses to/from pasture. For more info go to mta.info/lirr/getaways/.

Ronkonkoma Branch Weekend Work September 17-18 & 24-25
Work on the final phase of the Double Track Project (between Ronkonkoma & Farmingdale) is now underway and on schedule to be completed in 2018. To accommodate this work, as well as a switch replacement project in Bethpage, a reduced Saturday/Sunday schedule will be in effect on the Ronkonkoma Branch on the weekends of September 17-18 and 24-25. On the first weekend (Sept 17-18), some trains will be canceled, while departure times for other trains will change. On the second weekend (September 24-25), buses will replace trains between Hicksville and Ronkonkoma while Double Track construction between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma is performed simultaneously. Allow extra travel time or consider using alternate branches. Special weekend timetables will be available.

Safety Reminder
Whether you’re going fishing or just taking an end-of-summer stroll, please remember: trespassing on train tracks and railroad bridges is not only illegal, it’s extremely dangerous. Trains are fast and quieter than you’d expect. Cross tracks only at designated grade crossings.
Courtesy Counts
Keep the volume to yourself! When wearing headphones or earbuds, please make sure that whatever you’re listening to is not audible to others.

July OTP
Overall on-time performance for July 2016 was 89.3%.

Monthly OTP
BRANCH
AM
Peak
PM
Peak
Off-
Peak
Total
July
2016
Total
July
2015
Babylon 87.8% 81.8% 88.0% 87.1% 92.0%
Far Rockaway 86.8% 94.4% 95.4% 94.2% 95.6%
Hicksville/Huntington 87.0% 84.6% 89.6% 88.7% 88.8%
Hempstead 93.0% 83.9% 93.6% 92.5% 92.6%
Long Beach 89.2% 90.0% 92.1% 91.5% 92.2%
Montauk 81.2% 82.6% 80.6% 80.9% 84.6%
Oyster Bay 87.9% 80.0% 93.7% 91.1% 94.1%
Port Jefferson 85.0% 85.0% 89.7% 88.4% 89.8%
Port Washington 89.7% 80.8% 92.7% 90.8% 90.7%
Greenport/Ronkonkoma 83.6% 86.3% 88.7% 87.6% 90.1%
West Hempstead 92.0% 87.5% 95.0% 93.5% 95.2%
TOTAL 87.5% 84.5% 90.4% 89.3% 91.2%

 

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