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Taking a Bike on the Train to Hamptons? Not So Fast
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Those headed to the Hamptons for the long weekend on Friday will be out of luck if they want to bring bikes on board the Long Island Rail Road.
The LIRR is prohibiting bikes on its trains the Friday before Memorial Day weekend. Bikes are allowed on the New York City subway but the MTA doesn't recommend it during rush hour.
Bikes are okay (with a permit) on a very limited number of Metro North trains to upstate counties and Connecticut, but not in both directions and not at peak times this holiday weekend, which is one of the busiest driving times of the year, according to the AAA.
Here are the rules:
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