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Need a LIRR Schedule? Now You Can Text For Info

By August 28, 2011

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The MTA has a program that will help you get Long Island Railroad schedules, learn in real time about service delays and other updates, all sent instantly to your cell phone.

LIRR customers without web-enabled cell phones can now just send a text to get immediate info, and there is no charge for the service. Just text your station-to-station schedule request, such as "Penn to Port Washington," and send to 266266 to receive schedules. The service is provided through a pilot program with Long Island based firm CooCoo.

Comments

January 31, 2010 at 8:33 pm
(1) R Jones says:

It doesn’t work

February 1, 2010 at 3:58 pm
(2) longisland says:

to R. Jones: if it doesn’t work, I suggest that you contact the LIRR and see what the problem is.

Linda

February 25, 2010 at 4:08 pm
(3) Roxanne says:

this is a great service!! response was immediate & gave next 5 train times. this will be invaluable leaving a game or show at MSG–you never know when they are going to end! thanks keep it going

April 12, 2010 at 10:34 pm
(4) kevin says:

I tried few times, it didn’t work

May 5, 2010 at 6:12 pm
(5) Jim says:

It’s intermittent, but when it works, it’s awesome.

May 5, 2010 at 8:58 pm
(6) longisland says:

Thanks to all for their comments. I hope it works for everyone because it does sound like a good service for quick info on the LIRR.

Linda Tagliaferro
Your About.com Guide to Long Island

November 23, 2010 at 3:10 pm
(7) longisland says:

Hi again from Linda Tagliaferro. Maybe they were working out the kinks… I’ve tried it and it works well.

Linda Tagliaferro, About.com Guide to Long Island

December 28, 2010 at 1:25 pm
(8) Donna says:

Don’t get it, text 266266 to where? How do you actually do this?

February 1, 2011 at 11:52 am
(9) BRUCE A says:

Worked real well for me.
Schedule and such came back in seconds

August 30, 2011 at 8:39 am
(10) jun says:

its not updated specialy now after the huricane

August 31, 2011 at 11:01 am
(11) michelle says:

I love this service too! It works great! The information is as updated as the MTA provides and the real time delays is very helpful.

September 25, 2011 at 11:26 pm
(12) Brad says:

This service rocks! .. when the railroad has problems, it’s the ONLY place that has accurate information about delays, cancellations, and how my schedule is affected.
PS: They also have, flight schedules, movie times, ferry schedules, sports scores & stats. Also, if you want to see a schedule beginning on Long Island and ending in New Jersey, CooCoo has the schedule. Sweet

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