The New York Islanders have made it to the postseason once again, and MTA Long Island Rail Road is providing extra service to Barclays Center in Brooklyn to ensure you don’t miss any of the action. After the Islanders' overtime win against the Panthers on Sunday, they're ready for another match-up on Wednesday, April 20, and Sunday, April 24 (if necessary). The LIRR is ready, too, -- and will continue to provide extra trains heading to hockey games at Barclays Center.
On Wednesday, April 20, there will be four extra trains to get fans back home after the game. Two trains to Babylon will depart Atlantic Terminal beginning at 20 minutes after the end of the game. The trains will stop at Jamaica, Rockville Centre, then make all stops to Babylon. One train to Ronkonkoma will depart Atlantic Terminal beginning at 20 minutes after the end of the game and will stop at Jamaica, New Hyde Park, then make all stops to Ronkonkoma. One train to Farmingdale will depart Atlantic Terminal beginning at 20 minutes after the end of the game and will stop at Jamaica, New Hyde Park, then make all stops to Farmingdale. Regular hourly service on the Hempstead and Far Rockaway branches is also available for customers heading to Barclays Center.
For pre-event westbound service, click here for the weekday westbound schedules in the Babylon branch timetable dated March 7 - May 22, 2016. Click here for the weekday westbound schedules in the Ronkonkoma branch timetable dated March 7 - May 22, 2016.
LIRR ridership to Brooklyn has more than tripled since Barclays Center opened for business in 2012. The Islanders’ move to Barclays Center this season has added legions of hockey fans to the Brooklyn-bound ridership, including Islanders’ team members, themselves, spotted making the commute to the LIRR’s Atlantic Terminal located right across the street from the new arena.
For those planning to stay in Brooklyn even later, LIRR service to Long Island is available at Penn Station in Manhattan. Getting there is simple: Just take the 2 Subway Train or 3 Subway Train subway lines from Atlantic Avenue to Penn Station/34th Street, where you can connect with the LIRR.
For More Information
To see how Long Island Rail Road can save you time and parking headaches, click here for our Train to the Game page, and remember, for a full schedule of trains operating on game day go to http://web.mta.info/lirr/Timetable/. Customers can also contact the LIRR’s Customer Service Center for help by calling 511, the New York State Travel Information Line, and say: Long Island Rail Road. If you are deaf or hearing impaired, use your preferred relay service provider for the free 711 relay to reach the LIRR at 511.