The LIRR is adding extra trains on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day and banning alcohol for a 24-hour period.
Eleven extra eastbound trains out of Penn Station will be available Tuesday afternoon, the railroad said.
Twenty extra westbound trains to Penn Station and Atlantic Terminal will be added Tuesday to accommodate New Year's Eve revelers and those who plan to attend Billy Joel's New Year's Eve concert at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Nineteen extra eastbound trains will be available during the early morning hours on Wednesday, New Year's Day, out of Penn Station and Atlantic Terminal, the LIRR said.
"The eastbound trains from Atlantic Terminal will not depart until 20 minutes after the Billy Joel concert ends," the LIRR said in a statement.
The LIRR also announced an alcohol ban, as it has in recent years, for all of its trains, stations and platforms, starting at noon on New Year's Eve through noon on New Year's Day.For more information, visit LIRR's website at www.mta.info.
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