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Big Savings - NYC Daytrippin' with the LIRR
The LIRR has the solution to your winter blues. A day at the museum, dinner and transportation – for around $80! Combine one of several LIRR discounted museum packages with one of more then 340 of NYC’s finest restaurants participating in NYC Restaurant Week and plan YOUR perfect day in the city – whether it’s dinosaurs and ribs or French impressionists and French cuisine, there’s a deal in the making just for you. Bring a friend or loved one and make a day of it. NYC Restaurant Week continues through March 6th with 3 course menus for only $38 per person for dinner or $25 per person for lunch. Go to for details and restrictions. LIRR discounted getaway museum packages include admission and discounted round trip tickets to these attractions:

For further information on these and other LIRR NYC discount packages visit

New Fare Information
New fares take effect Sunday, March 22.
A majority of LIRR customers will see fares increase 4.25% or less. Fares will rise between 2.2% and 6.1% for tickets to/from Zone 1, depending on ticket type and distance traveled.


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New Timetables include Spring Track and Construction Programs
The LIRR’s new timetables, dated March 2-May 17, will include the introduction of a new holiday eve train for Ronkonkoma Branch customers and off-peak schedule revisions on a number of branches to accommodate trackwork and construction projects. Weekend trackwork projects will also alter Saturday/Sunday schedules on the Babylon, Far Rockaway, Hempstead and Long Beach Branches. The new holiday eve train to Ronkonkoma will run on Tuesday, March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day), Friday, April 3 (Good Friday & Passover) and all subsequent holiday eves. It will depart Penn Station at 1:46 PM, making stops at Woodside, Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville, then all stops to Ronkonkoma, arriving at 3:07 PM. For details pick up the new branch timetables dated March 2, 2015- May 17, 2015 or see In addition, special timetables will be issued for the following weekend trackwork projects:

LIRR Will Take You To Islanders Hockey Next Season
Since opening in 2012, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center has become a global destination, hosting some of the biggest events in sports and entertainment. Beginning with the 2015-16 season, the NHL’s New York Islanders will permanently relocate to Barclays Center from their current home, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island. While the arena sits a short distance from 11 different subway lines and multiple bus routes, most important to New York Islanders fans will be the ability to take the LIRR directly to and from Atlantic Terminal, just steps away from Barclays Center. To make travel for Long Islanders even easier, the LIRR has restored late-night Atlantic Terminal service between midnight and 2:00 AM and has added eight trains - four eastbound and four westbound. This is an exciting time for Brooklyn and New York Islanders fans. Get ready for a great team, a great arena, and a great way to get there. Take the “Fastest Line” in Hockey, the Long Island Rail Road, to the game.

Resorts World Casino Package
You can bet on this LIRR getaway package to give you some winter fun! Come play, dine and unwind at Resorts World Casino in Queens. With more than 5,000 table games and slot machines on two spacious floors, it’s the only game in town! There’s free nightly entertainment in Bar 360, big-event concerts and dance parties on the third floor along with numerous dining options to satisfy every taste. The LIRR package includes an off-peak round-trip rail ticket, a voucher for $20 in free play and a $5 food voucher redeemable after a customer has earned 25 points. The Resorts World Casino free shuttle depot is located across the street from the LIRR’s Jamaica Station. For more info check the LIRR’s website at

January OTP
Overall on-time performance for January was 90.28%.

Monthly OTP
Babylon 85.4% 81.6% 92.7% 89.9% 84.5%
Far Rockaway 83.7% 91.2% 96.1% 94.1% 93.6%
Hicksville/Huntington 81.4% 79.3% 90.3% 88.0% 86.7%
Hempstead 89.5% 91.2% 95.1% 94.0% 92.7%
Long Beach 85.1% 84.7% 92.3% 90.4% 90.8%
Montauk 84.2% 80.9% 90.1% 88.3% 86.4%
Oyster Bay 91.7% 81.6% 94.8% 92.7% 88.1%
Port Jefferson 78.3% 85.0% 87.9% 86.1% 82.9%
Port Washington 87.7% 80.1% 94.1% 91.6% 90.4%
Ronkonkoma/Greenport 78.7% 85.2% 88.9% 86.8% 83.8%
West Hempstead 87.4% 88.6% 96.0% 93.8% 91.2%
TOTAL 84.5% 83.6% 92.5% 90.3% 87.9%


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