LIRR To Run Belmont Special

With the 2009 Fall Championship Meet starting today at Belmont Park on Friday, the Long Island Rail Road announces it will once again run its “Belmont Special”. Here are the complete details courtesy of a press release sent to me by the Long Island Rail Road:

The 2009 fall racing season at Belmont Park gets underway Friday, September 11 and the MTA Long Island Rail Road’s “Belmont Special” is the best way to see the ponies race through the entire season ending on October 25. The “Belmont Special” package ticket includes round-trip rail transportation and a $1 discount off the $2 grandstand admission to the track. LIRR trains will operate to and from Belmont Park for all racing days. First race begins at 1:00 PM. The track is closed for racing on Mondays and Tuesdays, with the exception of Monday, October 12, Columbus Day. The track is also closed for racing on Wednesday, October 14.

Belmont Park is only a half-hour from Penn Station (midtown Manhattan) by train.

Package Fares To Belmont Park:

From Zone 1 (NY, Brooklyn, Woodside):

Purchased at Station: One-Way $ 7.00; Round Trip $12.00

Purchased On-Board Train: One-Way $11; Round Trip N/A

From Zone 3 (Jamaica):

Purchased at Station: One-Way $ 6.00; Round Trip $9.00

Purchased On-Board Train: One-Way $9; Round Trip N/A

Round-trip and one-way tickets for the “Belmont Special” can be purchased at LIRR stations in advance or on the day of the trip. Round trip tickets will not be sold on the train — only one-way tickets are available for purchase on the train.

Belmont Package tickets are also available at LIRR full-service “Tickets” machines at stations – just press the “Getaways/Packages” button on the first screen; then select “Belmont Park.” Payment can be made with cash, ATM/Debit or Credit Cards. The ticket office at Belmont is closed.

To avoid higher on-board fares and save time, customers should purchase round-trip tickets in advance. There are no ticket machines at Belmont. Commutation tickets are not valid on Belmont Park trains. CityTicket is not valid for travel to or from Belmont Park.

xoxo Transit Blogger

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