Long Island Rail Road Transportation System
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  • While they do not have a large scale bus system, they do have a rail road system which is called the LIRR which will allow you to travel through all parts of Long Island for a pretty low cost
  • But consider that if you take the train from Stony Brook to Port Jefferson station which is just one stop you will have to pay $ 3 most of the time

    • by rich
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      If you are from New York and you have ever been to Long Island, NY then you know that the transportation system in terms of what is available to the public is very small compared to the services of transportation available to the public that can be found in the rest of New York. In fact, Long Island has a public transportation system that is almost non existent and whether you live here or you have just been lucky enough to visit I am sure that you wish there were more transportation available to the public. While they do not have a large scale bus system, they do have a rail road system which is called the LIRR which will allow you to travel through all parts of Long Island for a pretty low cost.

      They charge $ 7 for me to get from


      Stony Brook University train station to the Jamaica train station which is directly under the JFK airport. This is a very low price because it would cost you a lot more to drive there.

      But consider that if you take the train from Stony Brook to Port Jefferson station which is just one stop you will have to pay $ 3 most of the time. This is quite high and since there are very few laundromats in Long Island you may find yourself paying to take the LIRR one stop so that you will be able to wash your clothing and believe me the $ 6 in fees is something that adds up over time.

      Also, your fare is based on what time you actually get on the train, if you get on the train during hours which they has designated peek ...


      • then you may be paying $ 4 more than what you would normally pay for the same fare. If you buy a ticket from the ticket machine you can choose either peek or off peek and if your looking to save your money you will choose peek but when the conductor comes by to check your ticket she can demand the difference.

        This is what happened to me when I took the train at 4 AM that was going to JFK airport as one of the stops. I had an off peak ticket and the lady demanded that I pay the on peek price, I tried to explain to her that I did not know that it would be considered on peek at this time because there was nobody actually on the train and she got an attitude and she was very rude

        when telling me that I should have checked for.

        Despite the annoying employees I must say the trains themselves are very nice and they are usually clean and well kept. They use double deckers that look nice and the trains never smell like they do in New York city.

        The seats are comfortable and a lot better than other systems but this train takes forever to travel so this is something that is well needed. The staff is very rude and you will also be required to transfer trains many times if your looking to get into New York city because these double trains are not allowed in the stations.

        I find it annoying that you have to transfer and you have to show the new train worker your ticket again. It is all very tiring, the trains look great and work well but the service is pretty bad.




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