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LIRR Offers Extra Thanksgiving Holiday Service

With Off-Peak Fares in Effect for the Long Weekend

The MTA Long Island Rail Road is ramping up its service to accommodate the Thanksgiving rush. To make it easier for those traveling this holiday weekend, the LIRR will be supplying additional train service along with off-peak ticket pricing for much of the weekend. Highlights include:

Off-Peak & Family Fares in Effect Thursday, Nov. 28 through Sunday, Dec. 1

In keeping with the holiday spirit, the LIRR will offer tickets at off-peak prices over the four-day Thanksgiving holiday starting on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28 until Sunday, December 1. The Railroad’s Family Fare Discount will also be in effect all four days: Children ages 5-11 (limit of four children per fare-paying adult) can ride one-way for $1 for each child. Children under 5 ride for free.

Service Highlights for the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, Nov. 27 Eastbound – 12 Extra Trains Departing Penn Station

Ronkonkoma Branch

Babylon Branch

Port Jefferson Branch to Hicksville/Huntington

Port Washington Branch to Great Neck

Far Rockaway Branch

Montauk Branch

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28
On Thanksgiving Day, the LIRR is running on a weekend/holiday schedule supplemented by with 17 extra trains timed perfectly for those attending the Thanksgiving Day Parade or otherwise visiting the city. There will be six extra westbound trains in the morning and 11 extra eastbound trains in the afternoon. Cars will be added to select trains as the demand requires to accommodate holiday travelers.

Westbound – Six Extra Trains to Penn Station

Babylon Branch

Ronkonkoma Branch

Port Jefferson Branch

Montauk Branch

Eastbound After the Parade

Between 11:15 AM and 1:35 PM, eleven extra trains will depart from Penn Station to accommodate customers returning from the parade. Four of the extra trains will operate to Babylon; 4 will go to Ronkonkoma, and there will be one each to Speonk, Huntington and Port Jefferson.

For More Information
For details, pick up a November 11, 2019 branch timetable or consult: Or, contact the LIRR’s Customer Service Center by calling 511 or 718-217-LIRR (718-217-5477). Automated schedule information is available 24/7. Agents are available to assist customers daily from 6 AM until 10 PM. To speak with an LIRR employee, say the word “Representative” when the prompts begin.

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