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The MTA is the Best Way to the ICC T20 World Cup at Eisenhower Park

Long Island Rail Road
Updated May 28, 2024 3:30 p.m.

LIRR and NICE Bus Team Up to Provide Service

Thousands of Cricket Fans from Around the World Expected to Attend Matches between June 3 and 12


The Ninth Edition of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Men's T20 World Cup, co-hosted by the USA and West Indies, takes place at a new temporary stadium built at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow from June 3 to June 12 and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is reminding fans that public transit is the fastest and most environmentally friendly way to Eisenhower Park for the tournament.

“The LIRR is the fastest, cheapest and greenest way to the great Cricket action in every match of the ICC T20 World Cup at the stadium in Eisenhower Park,” said LIRR President Rob Free. “The LIRR is adding extra stops at Westbury Station. Spectators should use the TrainTime app to see which trains have added stops to get there quickly and safely.”

“Working with LIRR, NICE Buses will shuttle Riders from Westbury LIRR directly to and from the Eisenhower Park facility before and after each match making access both easy and convenient,” said CEO of Nassau Inter-County Express Jack Khzouz.  “Visit NICEBus.com for additional details.” 

The LIRR will provide service to the ICC T20 World Cup at Eisenhower Park via the Westbury Station which is accessible from the Port Jefferson/Huntington, Ronkonkoma branches, just a 45-minute ride from Penn Station. Fans traveling from Long Island on other branches can reach Westbury Station by changing at Jamaica. 

In addition to the already robust Main Line service to Westbury station, the LIRR will add a stop there on 14 westbound and 15 eastbound Ronkonkoma Branch trains on June 3, 5,7,10, 11, and 12 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

On the weekend of June 8 and 9, 18 Ronkonkoma Branch trains will add a stop at Westbury in each direction each day between 8 a.m. and 4:40 p.m.

On Sunday, June 9 the Mets will host a watch party for the India-Pakistan Match. The LIRR provides direct service to the Mets-Willets Point station via the Port Washington Branch, just a 19-minute ride from Penn Station. Fans traveling from Long Island on other branches can reach Citi Field by changing at Woodside, just a five-minute ride from the stadium.

Westbury Station is an ADA accessible station from both platforms’ “A” and “B”.

Customers with mobility limitations can request assistance to board and/or exit Long Island Rail Road by contacting LIRR Care at 718-547-7227 at least two hours before the scheduled departure time of your train. Call service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including weekends and holidays.

NICE Bus will operate shuttle buses between Westbury Station and Eisenhower Park to bring fans to the stadium.

Customers have many options for receiving real-time and planned service change announcements and information.

TrainTime app – The MTA’s TrainTime app is the essential companion to navigating the MTA’s commuter rail system. Customers can plan their trip, purchase tickets, check train status, and chat with customer service, all in one app. The app is available in the Apple Store and in Google Play.

mta.info - The definitive source for real-time arrival information and service change information for each line or route in the MTA system. Customers can find current statuses on mta.info and upcoming planned service changes using the lookup tool at mta.info/alerts.

MTA app – Customers who use the comprehensive MTA smartphone app will see real-time train and bus arrival times and other travel information for all MTA services all in one place. The app is available in the Apple Store and in Google Play.

Email & Text Alerts – Customers can sign up for email and SMS alerts tailored to their specific commutes and travel times. They can also sign up for MTA newsletters like The Weekender, a weekly newsletter that covers major weekend planned service changes.

511 – For those who prefer to contact the MTA by telephone, information is available by dialing 511. Those who are deaf or hard of hearing can use their preferred service provider for the free 711 relay to reach the MTA at 511.