Monday, April 22, 2024

LIRR offering increased summer beach service


Riding the LIRR to Long Island’s beaches this summer is now a viable option for many New Yorkers, the railroad’s chief said Friday.

Long Island Rail Road Interim President Katherine Rinaldi joined Long Beach officials on the city’s boardwalk to spread the word about weekend service and discount promotions to beaches and other summer destinations in Nassau and Suffolk.

During summer Saturdays and Sundays, the LIRR will run one additional Long Beach train in both directions, as well as three additional eastbound and one additional westbound train from Freeport, where riders can transfer to the Nassau N88 bus to serve Jones Beach.

The railroad offers discount packages to those and other beaches, which include Fire Island. And, with the LIRR’s new station in Grand Central, Metro-North riders can now easily get to Long Island by rail, Rinaldi said.

Rinaldi, who is also Metro-North’s president, said, “In Long Beach, we have great destinations, and now we’ve extended service to Grand Central Madison.” “We stand ready to serve communities throughout New York.”

Friday also marked the return of the LIRR’s popular “Cannonball” Express train to Montauk. Train departs Penn Station at 4:07 PM on Summer Fridays

More information about LIRR’s summer offerings is available at