I apologize for not getting to this sooner. However on St. Patrick’s Day, the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) issued a press release. The press release was to announce the adding of an extra train on the Montauk Line. The additional eastbound train is for those going out to Montauk for their St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Here are the complete details:
The MTA Long Island Rail Road has added an extra, eastbound morning train to Montauk this Sunday, March 22, for customers planning to attend the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Montauk. The added train, which provides another opportunity for customers to arrive in time for the 12:30 PM parade start time, departs Jamaica at 8:56 AM and makes stops at Babylon (9:33 AM), Bay Shore (9:39 AM), Sayville (9:49 AM), Patchogue (9:57 AM), Speonk (10:23 AM), Westhampton (10:29 AM), Hampton Bays (10:39 AM), Southampton (10:49 AM), Bridgehampton (10:57 AM), East Hampton (11:07 AM), Amagansett (11:12 AM) and arrives Montauk at 11:32 AM. This train supplements the LIRR’s regular Sunday schedule for the day.
Customers attending the parade are advised to purchase round-trip tickets in advance.
Additionally, the LIRR is advising customers planning to attend the parade that alcoholic beverages will not be permitted on trains and platforms and at stations on the Montauk Branch east of Babylon in an effort to maintain orderly travel. MTA Police will be gating the flow of customers at key Montauk Branch stations and any alcoholic beverages observed or found will have to be disposed of by customers. Alcohol is also prohibited on the LIRR for events on other days of the year including: New Year’s Eve, the Puerto Rican Day Parade, the Central American Day Parade and Festival, St. Patrick’s Day Parade (NYC) and Belmont Stakes Day.
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