STrRedWolf wrote: ↑Thu Feb 24, 2022 1:16 pm
scratchyX1 wrote: ↑Thu Feb 24, 2022 10:49 am
Honestly, as a passenger, knowing that the train still has a seat available, and isn't standing room only at odenton, as a plus.
I think (just by looking at the map) this would be getting on an inbound-to-Penn Ronkonkoma train at Bethpage... and still having seats after it leaves. I would assume the trains would fill up a bit at Bethpage pre-pandemic and folks at Hicksville would ether squeeze in or take the next train.
SX1 and RW: The LIRR now posts information on how full cars are on their app and on overhead
signs visible to all riders before scheduled trains arrive - and will mention where seats are - for example
if seats are available towards the rear of the train that is specified so passengers can take notice...
RW: There are schedule variations on LIRR Peak AM westbound trains that stop at the forementioned two
station stops at Bethpage and Hicksville. Bethpage riders because of the design of their station mostly use
the eastern end of the (12 car) platforms while Hicksville - which is the single highest-ridership LIRR station
in the system (Nassau and Suffolk Counties) not counting the NYC terminals - has trains originating there or
limited stop trains from Huntington or Ronkonkoma (examples) stopping westbound.
One of the best examples of a LIRR limited stop Peak AM was Train #2013 originating at Ronkonkoma.
#2013 made three stops: Leave Ronkonkoma 6:24 AM; Hicksville 6:50 AM; Arrives Penn Station 7:30 AM
Ronkonkoma has (since full electrified service began in January 1988) become the second-highest LIRR
Nassau-Suffolk ridership station in the system behind only Hicksville. This train was discontinued with
the ridership drop because of "The Problem" and has not been brought back to the current schedule.
The LIRR (and MNCR) no longer offer printed timetables. PDF timetables are available at:
Download the Ronkonkoma and Port Jefferson Branch Timetables (PJ TT shows all Hicksville service)
RW: The LIRR is an "Eastbound" or "Westbound" railroad and has rarely if ever used the dreaded terms
"Inbound" or "Outbound" to describe train services...MACTRAXX
EXPRESS TRAIN TO NEW YORK PENN STATION-NO JAMAICA ON THIS TRAIN-PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING TRAIN DOORS