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MTA Long Island Rail Road Adding Extra Late-Night Train Service for Fans Leaving the New Barclays Center in Brooklyn

 

 

Eastbound Service from Atlantic Terminal with Departures Every 15-25 Minutes Following Late Night Nets Games, Concerts & Special Events

 

 

MTA Long Island Rail Road is adding trains to its late-night, eastbound schedule from Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn to serve customers heading home after major sports and entertainment events at the new Barclays Center, LIRR President Helena Williams announced today.

 

"If you are planning on attending a Nets game or going to see JAY-Z, Barbra Streisand, Justin Bieber, The Who or any of the other top acts at Brooklyn's hottest new venue, we will have plenty of trains to get you there and get you home at the end of your evening," said Williams. "The LIRR's new Atlantic Terminal is just across the street from the Barclays Center, so using the LIRR is definitely the most convenient way to go."

 

The Long Island Rail Road has been serving Brooklyn proudly since 1834 and the Railroad will be ready to meet the new demand for train service created by the opening of Barclays Center. Customers are reminded that there is very limited parking near the new arena and that public transportation is the best way to go. Once LIRR customers emerge from Atlantic Terminal, they will find the 18,000-seat arena just across the street at the intersection of Flatbush Ave. and Atlantic Ave.

 

Barclays Center developer Bruce Ratner, Chairman and CEO of Forest City Ratner Companies, said: "The Long Island Rail Road will provide dependable access for visitors to Barclays Center and we are delighted that more trains will be made available after events. We are encouraging our guests to use the great public transportation options to the arena."

 

Enhanced Service

 

The LIRR's enhanced late-night service from Atlantic Terminal will feature eastbound trains departing approximately every 15-25 minutes after an event. Following Nets games, the last train from Atlantic Terminal will depart at 11:55 PM on both weeknights and weekends. Following evening concerts and other special events, the last train from Atlantic Terminal will depart at 12:41 AM weeknights and weekends. NYPD and MTA Police will be on hand to assist customers arriving at the Center.

 

Barclays Center opens September 28th with the first of JAY-Z's series of sold out concerts. Later this fall, the Harlem Globetrotters, Barbra Streisand, Justin Bieber, Bob Dylan and Andrea Bocelli and other top artists are scheduled to perform at Barclays Center. The arena is also the new home of the Brooklyn Nets, the first professional sports franchise to play in the borough since the Dodgers left in 1957.

 

http://mta.info/mta/news/releases/?en=120919-LIRR2

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I still say since the Hempstead line already runs as a "scoot shuttle" between Jamaica and Hempstead between 12 Midnight-5am anyhow why not just restore 90 minute owl service to Brooklyn?

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There will be reportedly 220 events at the arena each year. I have a feeling this will not be the last in adjustments to the timetables with Brooklyn. It's going to create some new riders who rode the LIRR for years but never had no reason to ride to Brooklyn only for the first time to see an event. Once these riders get a taste of the changing scene of Williamsburg, Park Slope and Dumbo with all the bars,restaurants and shops they will comeback. Manhattanites already discovered Brooklyn it will only take time until Eastenders will do the same. Also with idea of the Islanders becoming tenants ,well you can get the idea.

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The current LIRR station isnt big enough to handle the demand if that happens LIRR 154.

 

Lol I should know that I worked over there before. ; ) But the RR isn't going to turn away demand.

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No more than 2 tracks at most, and I think one of the platforms cant support full set of LIRR train and need to be extended.

 

 

Have you been there? The brooklyn branch is 2 going in but the station itself is 6 tracks. They can platform about 8 cars and i think one or two of em are limited to 6. Still, most hempstead and far rockaway trains are only 8 cars long.

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No, just run special trains for each game. That's what the LIRR does for the Mets on the Port Washington line.

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Just so long as those special trains aren't just scoots between Flatbush and Jamaica. Have through service to at least Hempstead, Far Rock and Long Beach.

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Just so long as those special trains aren't just scoots between Flatbush and Jamaica. Have through service to at least Hempstead, Far Rock and Long Beach.

 

With the Islanders service it would be better to run a limited stop service from Huntington and Ronkonkoma to Atlantic Ave.

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I ride the LIRR after every Nets game there is No need for the Jamaica shuttles to stop at Nostrand and ENY. I never see anyone get off or on.

 

 

That case then they should bypass Nostrand and EAST NY. And let regular Hempstead branch trains stop at the local Brooklyn stations mentioned.Give it time, the arena just opened a few weeks ago.

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