The LIRR will add two additional eastbound trains to Farmingdale and Babylon that will depart Atlantic Terminal 20 minutes after the end of weekday home games. Fans looking for other lines will transfer at Jamaica. In addition, two west bound trains will be added to the schedule on the weekend along with two extra eastbound trains after games.
"Throughout the Islanders relocation to Barclays Center, we have made it a priority to ensure that the team's fans on Long Island follow the team to Brooklyn," Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark said in a statement, according to Newsday. "We are proud to partner with the LIRR to announce additional trains that will make that process easier and more convenient for our Long Island fans."
Yormark hinted on Twitter last month that an announcement regarding train service for Islanders' games would be forthcoming, and fans would be happy about it (IPB, July 23).
As Brian Erni speculated last month, Barclays Center and LIRR have added trains that will run directly from Atlantic Terminal to two major hubs on Long Island. This should make leaving the game a bit easier for fans who have to head back to Long Island.
The trip to Brooklyn isn't the tough part, rather the journey back home can be a bit dicey at the later hours. Trying to make connections at Jamaica can be tough, so the addition of extra trains and two additional direct routes will hopefully mitigate some of the hassle.