The LIRR Expands Service To Accomodate Labor Day Weekend Crowds


The Metropolitan Transit Authority will provide extra service on its Long Island Rail Road lines on Friday, August 30, to accommodate the surge in visitors planning an early getaway for the start of the Labor Day weekend. Additional early afternoon service will depart from Penn Station in Manhattan to points east starting at 1:43 p.m. on Friday.

The LIRR will be operating on a weekend schedule on Saturday, August 31, and Sunday, September 1, and on a Sunday/holiday schedule on Monday, September 2. In addition, the normally scheduled extra Sunday afternoon Montauk Branch westbound trains will not operate on Sunday, September 1, but will instead operate on Monday, September 2.

For additional information, and for the full Labor Day weekend schedule, customers can consult the LIRR website at or contact the LIRR’s Travel Information Center by calling 511, the New York State Travel Information Line.

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