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Regular Branch Timetables Nov 12, – Jan 06, (Includes added New Year’s Eve. Barclays service) *Scroll down for changes to regular schedules due . Select individual LIRR stations or Branches to view the Nov 12, – Jan 06, timetables. Click Here for Full Size Map. Long Island Rail Road Map. Features you want to better travel subways, buses, LIRR, and Metro-North. LIRR Stations with Unrestricted Weekend Parking. Modified Schedules.

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It is the busiest commuter railroad in the United States, and the oldest railroad still operating under its original name. Most of the Long Island railroad stations are open during normal business hours. Many of the stations are equipped with automated ticket machines so you can purchase your tickets before boarding the train.

If you are running late, tickets can be purchased from train conductors. The original plan was not as a local service to serve Long Island, but rather a quicker route from Boston to New York.

Trains would run from Boston to Stonington, Connecticut, where the passengers would cross by ferry to Long Island. The reason for this rather complicated plan was the impossibility, at the time, of building a railroad through southern Connecticut. The LIRR thus built its original tracks running straight down the middle of the island, which was largely uninhabited at the time, rather than serving the existing Long Island communities.


This route was chosen as the most direct way to travel to New York. Schedule for the first day of revenue operation, July 29, The Island-long route was completed in and at first was highly successful. Lirf, in the New York and New Haven Railroad opened through the “impassable” country of southern Connecticut, and a direct overland route from New York to Boston now existed.

The LIRR’s reason for existence was gone. The only remaining business was to serve Long Island itself, something the railroad was not tiketable to do. Efforts were made to build branches to the small Long Island communities. In only one such branch existed, but more were built, as well as a number of other railroad companies’ timetbale.

Inthe City of Brooklyn banned the use of steam engines in populated areas.

Service between Jamaica Station and Flatbush Avenue was by horse drawn cars. This route was entirely within Queens Countyand avoided the Brooklyn law. Since that time, the routes to Brooklyn have always been considered secondary. The combination of the loss of the New York to Boston traffic and all the competing railroads made for harsh financial times for both the LIRR and the newer roads.

Long Island Railroad

Even consolidation could not prevent another receivership inhowever. The road was purchased by Austin Corbin in and further building took place.

Bythe LIRR had reached the limits of its expansion. During this period the road was profitable. In the Pennsylvania Railroad acquired the Long Island Rail Road and went about an extensive program of improvements. The PRR built a grand station, Pennsylvania Station, with tracks oriented approximately east-west, and dug two sets of tunnels, one under the Hudson River to connect the new station with the Pennsylvania Railroad network, and another set under the East River to connect with the Long Island Rail Road.


Due to a fatal accident caused by decreased visibility from smoke and steam in the tunnels near Grand Central Terminal, New York City passed laws in forbidding the operation of steam-powered trains within city limits. Thus, an ambitious program of electrification was initiated, culminating in a large portion of the LIRR’s network being electrified via a third rail direct current system.

Long Island Railroad – LIRR schedule, times, MTA, delays |

This timrtable is still in use today. Tuesday morning and early afternoon. Scattered power outages are possible. A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds of 31 to 39 mph, or gusts of 46 to 57 mph, are expected or occurring.

Port Washington Train Schedule – Long Island Railroad

Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles, in open areas, and on elevated roads and bridges. Goodman — Monday Dec. Albans Stewart Manor St.