LIRR adds stop at Mets-Willets Point to accommodate COVID-19 vaccinations at Citi Field
The Long Island Rail Road says beginning Feb. 10, it will make an additional stop on all Port Washington Branch trains to help transport people to and from New York City’s COVID-19 vaccination site at Citi Field.
The additional stop at Mets-Willets Point will be made indefinitely around the clock for as long as the vaccination site remains open.
Direct service will be available from Penn Station, Woodside and all stations on the Port Washington Branch.
The ride from Penn Station is 19 minutes. Customers from other LIRR branches must transfer at Woodside for Port Washington Branch trains to and from Mets-Willets Point.
Port Washington Branch trains operate approximately every 30 minutes during the day, and less frequently at night.
“We are proud to provide LIRR service as an additional means of travel getting everyone vaccinated as quickly as possible in our fight against this pandemic,” said LIRR President Phil Eng. “With the light at the end of the tunnel shining brighter we ask everyone to stay vigilant and practice all the necessary safety measures keeping yourself and others safe.”
The Citi Field vaccination site is focused on Queens residents with special appointments being offered for TLC licensed drivers and food service workers from all over the five boroughs.
For more information about NYC vaccine appointment opportunities call 877-VAX-4NYC.