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2014 Belmont Park Service

Belmont ParkLIRR's 'Belmont Special' is at the Starting Gate and Ready for Fall Racing

MTA LIRR & NYRA Partner to Provide Train Service to Belmont Park for Fall Meet

The thoroughbreds are back from Saratoga and the MTA Long Island Rail Road's 'Belmont Special' is at the starting gate and ready for the fall racing season at beautiful Belmont Park. The LIRR is partnering with The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) again this year to provide regular train service for racing fans for the start of the Fall Meet Friday, September 5, and continuing through October 26. Through the partnership, NYRA is subsidizing the cost of operating the LIRR Belmont service for racing fans.

Belmont Park is only a half-hour train ride from midtown Manhattan and the LIRR's "Belmont Special" ticket package entitles LIRR customers to a $1 discount off the regular $3 grandstand admission. 

Post Times:
1:05 PM September 5 through September 21
12:50 PM September 24 through October 26
Jockey Club Gold Cup Day - September 27
Racing on Columbus Day - October 13
No Racing - Wednesday, October 15

LIRR Service to Belmont Park:
Trains to and from Belmont Park will run at the following times.

Saturdays & Sundays

Saturdays & Sundays

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (and Monday, Oct. 13)


Belmont Package tickets are available at LIRR ticket offices as well as from the gray, blue, and green Touch Screen ticket machines at stations – just press the "Deals & Getaways" button on the first screen; then select "Belmont Park." Payment can be made with cash, ATM/Debit or Credit Cards (blue machines don't accept cash). The LIRR ticket office at Belmont Station is closed and there are no ticket machines at Belmont.

Weekly and monthly ticket holders can use their tickets for travel to Jamaica and need only purchase a $11 round-trip package ticket at an LIRR station prior to boarding the 'Belmont Special' to cover the fare between Belmont Park and Jamaica. Round-trip tickets are not sold on-board trains. A one-way ticket from Jamaica to Belmont, purchased at an LIRR station to use in conjunction with a monthly or weekly ticket, is $7. One-way tickets for travel between Jamaica and Belmont, sold on trains to use in conjunction with a monthly or weekly ticket, are $12.

To avoid higher on-board fares and save time, customers should purchase round-trip tickets in advance. (Please note: CityTicket is not valid for travel to or from Belmont Park.)

LIRR Train Fares to Belmont Park by Zone:

From New York, Brooklyn, and Woodside:

Purchased at Station: One Way - $8.00 / Round-trip- $14.00
Purchased On-Board Train: One Way- $14.00 / Round-trip – Not sold on train

From Jamaica
Purchased at Station: One Way - $7.00 / Round-trip- $11.00
Purchased On-Board Train: One Way - $12.00 / Round-trip - Not sold on train

Round-trip fares from Long Island with transfer at Jamaica: (not valid on peak trains)
Zone 3 - $11.00 (Rosedale, St. Albans, Queens Village, Hollis)
Zone 4 - $13.00 (Far Rockaway, Lynbrook, Hempstead, Mineola)
Zone 7 - $15.00 (Long Beach, Massapequa, Hicksville, Oyster Bay)
Zone 9 - $18.00 (Babylon, Deer Park, Huntington, Northport)
Zone 10 - $24.00 (Bay Shore, Sayville, Ronkonkoma, Patchogue, Port Jefferson)

LIRR tickets are good for 60 days from date of sale; refundable within 60 days from date of sale and are subject to a $10 refund processing fee per transaction.

The LIRR's Belmont Station is not wheelchair accessible, and there are no elevators and only limited escalator service. It is necessary to use a staircase to and from most train platforms at Belmont Station.

For additional information, racing fans can contact the LIRR's Customer Service Center by calling 511, the New York State Travel Information Line, and say: Long Island Rail Road.  If you are deaf or hard of hearing, use your preferred relay service provider for the free 711 relay to reach LIRR at 511. Customers can also consult the LIRR's Belmont Park Schedule.

For information on races and admission to Belmont Park, call 516-488-6000 or visit NYRA's website at
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