Here is the official July 4th (Independence Day) service plan info for the Long Island Rail Road:
The MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide additional early-afternoon service from Penn Station on Tuesday, July 3 for customers planning an early getaway for the start of the Independence Day holiday.
The LIRR will be operating on a Sunday/holiday schedule on July 4th. Please note that additional afternoon Montauk Branch westbound trains from Montauk and the Hamptons will operate on Wednesday, July 4. The regular Monday-only return train from Montauk and the Hamptons will run on Thursday, July 5.
The extra early-afternoon trains will depart Penn Station starting at 2:10 PM on July 3. The extra service will include: three trains on the Port Jefferson Branch; three on the Babylon Branch; two
on the Port Washington Branch; one on the Far Rockaway Branch, and two trains to Jamaica for Montauk train connections. The eastbound afternoon train from Ronkonkoma to Yaphank gets extended to Greenport on Tuesday, July 3, as it normally does on Fridays during the summer. And, Friday-only train service will operate to the Hamptons and Montauk on Tuesday July 3; however, the Cannonball (the 4:06 PM from Hunterspoint Avenue to Montauk), which normally has Hamptons Reserve Service on Fridays, will not have Hampton Reserve cars on Tuesday, July 3.
Extra Train Service from Penn Station, Tuesday, July 3
Port Jefferson Branch to Hicksville and Huntington:
2:10 PM stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, then all stops to Huntington.
2:29 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.
2:24 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 Washington Branch to Great Neck:
3:18 PM stopping at Woodside, Flushing-Main Street, then all stops to Port Washington
3:40 PM stopping at Woodside, Flushing-Main Street, then all stops to Great Neck.
Far Rockaway Branch:
3:48 PM express to Locust Manor then all stops to Far Rockaway.
Montauk Branch (Penn Station to Jamaica with Montauk Connections):
1:45 PM to Jamaica, with a Montauk train connection.
3:58 PM to Jamaica, with a Montauk train connection.
Ronkonkoma Branch to Greenport:
The 5:21 PM train from Ronkonkoma to Yaphank is extended on Friday making all stops to Greenport.
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