Forty nine Long Island Rail Road trains have been added to the schedule to accommodate the crowds heading to and from New York City for New Year’s Eve celebrations Tuesday into Wednesday.

Eleven additional eastbound trains will leave Penn Station on Tuesday afternoon, 20 extra westbound trains will head to Manhattan and the Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn on Tuesday evening and 18 added eastbound trains will leave the city early Wednesday morning.

MTA police officers will also be enforcing an alcohol ban on the trains from noon Tuesday through noon Wednesday.

The additional eastbound Tuesday trains from Penn will leave between 12:46 and 3:48 p.m. The extra westbound trains depart from 4:54 to 9:05 p.m. And the added early morning New Year’s Day eastbound trains are scheduled between 12:35 and 4:19 a.m.

There will also be four extra trains departing Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn after the New Year’s Eve Billy Joel concert at Barclays Center.

For additional information, riders can call the LIRR’s Customer Service Center at 511, or visit the LIRR website.


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