LIRR Adds Trains for Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend


The Long Island Rail Road is adding train service for Thanksgiving to accommodate revelers headed to and from New York City.

Added LIRR trains will run Wednesday and Thanksgiving Day. Off-peak fares will be in effect through the four-day weekend, including Black Friday. Extra weekend trains will also run through the New Year.

The additional trains come as the LIRR is running a “near-normal” schedule representing about 83 percent of usual capacity while crews continue to repair damage done by Superstorm Sandy.


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Diesel trains are replacing electric trains on the Long Beach Branch, where the third rail was damaged when power substations were flooded in the storm surge. Buses replace trains on weekends and Thanksgiving on that line.

MTA Police will also be enforcing an alcohol ban on LIRR trains, stations and platforms from 8 a.m. Wednesday through 5 a.m. Thanksgiving.

Riders should visit www.mta.info/lirr or call 511 for more information.

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