The Long Island railroad has announced plans to launch full-time service at its Elmont-UBS Arena station on starting on Feb. 27.
Since opening in October 2021, the Elmont-UBS Arena station has only been served during events at the arena. Local residents and elected officials have pushed for the railroad to provide a full-time station to serve Elmont commuters.
The changes come as the LIRR overhauls its schedule for the launch of regular service to the new Grand Central Madison terminal.
The LIRR also announced that, starting Feb. 27, trains will only stop at Mets-Willets Point during event days, including Mets games at Citi Field. It’s a return to the service plan that was in place for the station before the COVID-19 pandemic. The railroad added Mets-Willets Point as a regular stop on the Port Washington line in 2021 because Citi Field was being used as a COVID-19 vaccination site.
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