The Long Island Rail Road logo is shown on the side of a LIRR commuter train, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Long Beach branch in Long Beach, N.Y. Speaking to a meeting of the Long Island Association Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said $5.6 billion in upgrades will transform the Long Island Rail Road and help make up for decades of neglect. The work will involve laying 10 miles of new track to ease congestion along the busiest part of the rail road, along with the replacement of 20 miles of aging track. Stations will be renovated, parking will be added and signal switches and other equipment will be upgraded. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
The Long Island Rail Road is making some changes for the weekend as tens of thousands are expected to visit New York City to ring in the New Year. The LIRR will operate on a weekend/holiday schedule and add ten additional evening westbound trains to Penn Station on New Year’s Eve, The additions include three from Port Washington, two from Babylon, two from Ronkonkoma and one each from Huntington, Speonk and Port Jefferson. Alcohol will also be banned on trains from noon on New Year’s Eve until noon New Year’s Day.
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)