Yesterday, the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) announced it will be providing extra service for the start of the Memorial Day weekend. Here are the complete details via a press release I received yesterday:
The MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide additional service this Friday, May 22, for those starting the Memorial Day holiday weekend early. The extra service includes eight additional eastbound trains between 2:02 PM and 3:48 PM. There will also be a special Memorial Day weekend package fare to Calverton National Cemetery on Saturday,
May 24, for those wishing to visit the grave of a loved one.
Extra Train Service for Friday, May 22:
• 2:25 PM express to Lynbrook, then all stops to Babylon.
• 3:00 PM stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre, then all stops to Babylon.
• 3:31 PM express to Rockville Centre, then all stops to Babylon.
Port Jefferson Branch to Hicksville and Huntington:
• 2:02 PM stopping at Jamaica, Carle Place, then all stops to Huntington.
• 2:22 PM stopping at Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Jamaica, New Hyde Park, then all stops to Huntington.
• 3:24 PM stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, Westbury and Hicksville.
Port Washington Branch to Great Neck:
• 3:40 PM stopping at Woodside, Flushing Main St., then all stops to Great Neck.
Far Rockaway Branch:
• 3:48 PM stopping at Locust Manor, Laurelton, Rosedale, Valley Stream and all stops to Far Rockaway.
MEMORIAL DAY, MONDAY, MAY 25:
The LIRR will operate on a Sunday schedule on Memorial Day.
SPECIAL TRIP TO CALVERTON CEMETERY, SATURDAY, MAY 23:
On Saturday, May 23, the LIRR will offer a special escorted package trip to Calverton National Cemetery for persons wishing to visit the gravesite of a friend or family member.
The LIRR’s special escorted package includes discounted round trip rail fare from Penn Station, Woodside, Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, Jamaica or Mineola and air-conditioned motor coach bus transportation to the cemetery. On the way to Calverton National Cemetery, the bus will make a stop so that flowers and coffee or tea can be purchased. Additional bus service within Calverton to the various sections and gravesites will also be provided. Customers are advised to bring their own lunch, since there are no food concessions located at Calverton.
The one-day special package fare is $31 for adults, $27 for children ages 5-11. The train departs Penn Station at 9:16 AM and Jamaica at 9:38 AM. Passengers from Woodside should board the 9:28 AM train and Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn customers should board the 9:12 AM train and transfer at Jamaica to the Ronkonkoma train. Customers from Mineola should board the 9:28 AM train and transfer at Hicksville to the Ronkonkoma train. Passengers for Calverton should board the rear car of the train. The transfer for the bus to Calverton will be made at Central Islip Station.
Return service will be on the 3:40 PM train from Ronkonkoma, stopping at Mineola (4:31 PM), Jamaica (4:39 PM), Woodside (4:48 PM) and Penn Station (4:59 PM). Connecting service is available at Jamaica, arriving Flatbush Avenue at 5:12 PM. Tickets are sold at Penn Station, Flatbush Avenue, Woodside and Jamaica and must be purchased at least 30 minutes before train departure time. Customers boarding at Mineola Station should purchase tickets in advance, since the Mineola ticket office is closed on weekends.
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