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Long Island Railroad (LIRR)050in New York, NY 10001
about Long Island Railroad (LIRR):
Tickets purchased on trains cost more, so buy before you board. Use a ticket machine for fast, convenient service. Most stations also sell MetroCards for New York City subways and buses. You can get weekly and monthly tickets from ticket agents, ticket machines, or through the mail. All ticket machines accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover credit cards, as well as ATM/debit cards, for credit-card commuting.
If you continue your trip by bus in Nassau County or Huntington Township, or from certain stations in Queens, UniTicket combines weekly or monthly train and bus fares into a single, reduced-rate ticket. Ask your ticket agent for information. Traveling "Off-peak" saves you about 30% over rush-hour fares. All trains other than those scheduled to arrive at western terminals weekdays between 6am and 10am, and depart those terminals between 4pm and 8pm, are off-peak. Check branch schedules for complete fare information.
Baggage, Bicycles, and Pets: Carry-on items must stow safely and easily in the over-head racks. You may take your bicycle on most off-peak trains, but you'll need a "Cyc-n-Ride" permit in advance. Ask for an application at any ticket office. Small pets are allowed on the trains, but they must be confined to closed, ventilated containers. Guide dogs for sight-impaired riders are permitted on all trains.