LIRR launching new Friday afternoon Cannonball service to the Hamptons


The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is set to launch the first non-stop service from Manhattan to the Hamptons this summer, reaching Westhampton Beach in 94 minutes, the agency says. The train will run Friday afternoons from Penn Station to Westhampton Beach.

Customers will travel to Suffolk County on board the Long Island Railroad’s sole named train, “The Cannonball.”

 Previously, the double-decker Cannonball originated from Hunterspoint Station in Long Island City.