LIRR Quiksilver Pro NY Package - Shred Those Waves
and Save Some Cash
Take the LIRR to
the World’s Top Surf Contest
In Long Beach
From September 1 through September 15 the world’s top surfers will converge on Long Beach to test their wave riding skills as they vie for a $1 million purse, the highest ever in a surf competition. Along with the competition for the best waves, there will be the challenge of very limited local parking. The best solution, if you’re not Kelly Slater (surfing’s Michael Jordan), is to take the train to the surf.
The LIRR Quiksilver Pro NY Package will save you money because it includes discounted beach admission, a round-trip LIRR ticket and a coupon for deals from participating merchants. The LIRR roundtrip package from September 1 - September 5 is $21 from NY and Brooklyn, $18 from Jamaica and $14.50 fromValley Stream and Lynbrook. From September 6 - September 15, the package is $16.50 fromNY and Brooklyn, $11.50 from Jamaica and $5.50 fromValley Stream and Lynbrook. The $12 Long Beach entry fee will be charged through Labor Day, September 5. In addition to the surfing, there will also be skate, freestyle moto and BMX demos by the world’s best along with concerts and plenty to eat and drink. The Long Beach LIRR station is just a six minute walk from the competition sites. The LIRR will provide additional train service to/from Long Beach on September 3-5 and September 10-11, the days expected to have the largest attendance. Further information and train schedule details will be available on the LIRR website and by contacting the LIRR Travel Information Center at 718-217-5477.
Labor Day Weekend Service,
On Friday, September 2, extra eastbound service will be provided for customers getting away early for the last official weekend of summer. Nine additional Friday afternoon trains will depart Penn Station between 2:10 PM and 3:48 PM, operating on the Babylon, Far Rockaway, Port Jefferson and Port Washington branches.
The LIRR will operate on a weekend schedule on Saturday and Sunday, September 3 and 4 and on a Sunday/holiday schedule on Monday, Labor Day, September 5. Please note: the usual Sunday afternoon westbound trains from Montauk and the Hamptons will not operate on Sunday September 4, but will instead run on Monday, September 5 - Labor Day.
CityTicket to Mets & U.S. Open
LIRR customers can now use CityTicket for direct travel to and from Mets-Willets Point station. The special discounted ticket is now available for Mets fans and tennis buffs attending the U.S. Tennis Open (August 27-September 11). CityTicket is good for travel between Penn Station,Woodside and Mets-Willets Point and between the Queens stations on the Port Washington Branch (Flushing Main Street, Murray Hill, Broadway, Auburndale, Bayside, Douglaston and Little Neck) and Mets-Willets Point. CityTicket cannot be used to travel between Mets-Willets Point & Brooklyn, Jamaica Station or for “via” trips that require transfers from other branches. Commuters please note: Monthly and Weekly tickets to/from Fare Zone 1 can be used to Mets-Willets Point.
Main Line Track Work Affects Weekend Train Service This Month
Track modernization work on the Main Line in the Mineola area affects weekend train service on five branches through the end of this month.
Schedule adjustments and some train cancellations will impact the Port Jefferson, Oyster Bay, Ronkonkoma, Far Rockaway and Babylon branches on the weekends of August 13-14, August 20-21 and August 27-28. The work includes the installation of new running rail, resurfacing of tracks and switches and other repairs on theWillis Avenue grade crossing in Mineola. The result will be a smoother ride for customers on trains traveling through the area as well as more reliable service. On all three weekends, the work will get underway on Saturday morning shortly after 12:30 AM and continue through 10 AM on Sunday morning, when regular train service will resume.
Port Jefferson Branch - Train service to/from Huntington will be provided once every hour, instead of half-hourly and some trains will depart three minutes earlier. Train service to/from Port Jefferson will operate every two hours instead of every 90 minutes.
Oyster Bay Branch - Trains will operate every two hours.
Ronkonkoma Branch - The 12:16 AM train from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma will depart 14 minutes later.
Babylon Branch - Trains departing Penn Station on Saturdays at 7:40 AM, 8:40 AM, 9:40 AM and 11:40 AM will have increased travel times of 8 minutes.
Sunday trains departing Penn Station at 7:40 AM and 8:40 AM will also have increased travel times of 8 minutes.
Far Rockaway Branch - Saturday night/Sunday morning customers who normally take the 12:16 AM train from Penn Station and connect at Jamaica for the Far Rockaway train will need to leave 15 minutes earlier than usual on each impacted weekend. Customers should instead board the 12:01 AM Babylon train at Penn Station and change at Jamaica for the Far Rockaway connection.
For further information, pick up a copy of the Special Weekend Track Work timetable or contact the LIRR’s Travel Information Center at 718-217-5477. Customers can receive the latest train service information each weekend by signing up for LIRR E-alerts and text messages. Service info will also be provided on the LIRR’s Facebook page and on Twitter.
St. Albans Track Work To accommodate track work, shuttle vans will replace weekend trains to/from the St. Albans Station on Sunday, August 14 starting at 10 AM and continuing through 2 AM on Monday, August 15. The special vans will provide transportation between St. Albans and Jamaica Station.
The overall on-time performance for July was 93.63%.
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