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Long Island Rail Road Service During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Updated May 29, 2020

We're here to provide service for health-care workers, first responders, and other essential employees. Everyone else should stay home.

We’re operating the MTA Essential Service Plan until further notice. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is requiring everyone in New York to wear masks or face coverings when they’re out in public.

Service details for Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31

We're running half-hourly or hourly service on most branches, with strategically added trains during peak travel times.

We are adjusting arrival times, departure times, and connecting service for trains on some branches. This is so we can complete necessary track work.

Ronkonkoma branch

Most westbound trains will depart earlier.

  • The current 5:35 a.m. train from Ronkonkoma to Penn will now operate weekdays only.
  • The current 5:11 a.m. weekday train from Ronkonkoma to Penn will now operate 7 days a week, departing 3 minutes earlier at 5:08 a.m.
  • Daily from 6:31 a.m. through 10:31 p.m., westbound trains will depart Ronkonkoma Station at 31 minutes past the hour, 8 minutes earlier than in the previous timetable. Westbound trains at interim stops from Central Islip through Hicksville will also depart 8 minutes earlier during those hours.

Additional weekday trains we’re running

Morning peak

  • 4:20 a.m. train from Speonk to Jamaica, stopping at Freeport (5:50 a.m.) and Rockville Centre (5:55 a.m.) on weekdays only.
  • 5 a.m. train from Babylon, all local stops to Lynbrook, Jamaica, Woodside, arriving at Penn at 6:16 a.m.
  • 5 a.m. train from Ronkonkoma, all local stops to Hicksville, Mineola, New Hyde Park, Jamaica, Woodside, arriving at Penn at 6:21 a.m..
  • 5:15 a.m. train from Babylon, all local stops to Lynbrook, Jamaica, Woodside, arriving at Penn at 6:31 a.m.
  • 6 a.m. train from Port Jefferson, all local stops to Hicksville, Mineola, Jamaica, arriving at Penn at 7:54 a.m.
  • 6:51 a.m. train from Oyster Bay, all local stops to Mineola, Jamaica, arriving at Penn at 8:10 a.m.

Afternoon/evening peak

  • 2:05 p.m. train from Penn Station to Babylon, stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, Lynbrook, all local stops to Babylon, arriving at 3:21 p.m.
  • 2:41 p.m. train from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma, stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville and all local stops to Ronkonkoma, arriving at 4:07 p.m.
  • 5:07 p.m. train from Penn Station to Port Jefferson, stopping at Jamaica, Mineola and all local stops to Port Jefferson, arriving at 6:53 p.m.
  • 5:31 p.m. train from Penn Station to Oyster Bay, stopping at Jamaica, Mineola and all local stops to Oyster Bay, arriving at 6:46 p.m.
  • 6:08 p.m. train from Penn Station to Babylon, stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, Lynbrook, all local stops to Babylon, arriving at 7:24 p.m.
  • 6:41 p.m. train from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma, stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, Mineola, and all local stops to Ronkonkoma, arriving at 8:07 p.m.

Details about in-person service and facilities

All LIRR ticket counters are closed. We are also no longer taking cash onboard trains. You can still use cash at ticket vending machines, or you can use the MTA eTix app.

The West End Concourse at Penn Station (along 8th Avenue) is closed until further notice. Entrances on 34th St and on 7th Avenue are still open.

Have a question?

Call our Customer Service Center at 511 or 718-217-5477. 

Automated schedule information is available 24/7. Agents are available to assist customers daily from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. To speak with an LIRR employee, say the word “Representative” when the prompts begin.