One Pass, Twice the Fun
Training it out of town for a bicycle adventure? Bike access to the Metro-North and Long Island Railroads is about to get easier. As we go to press, the MTA's two commuter rails are set to unveil a combined permit. Effective June 22, 1998, cyclists may use a single combined permit for both the LIRR and Metro North. Acquiring a permit will also become simpler, as cyclists may obtain the combined permit in person at both Penn and Grand Central Stations.
The new permit application outlines separate rules and restrictions for the LIRR and Metro North. Read it carefully. Folding bicycles require no permit on the LIRR, provided they are collapsed. The combination permit is not valid on Metro North's Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines, operated by NJ Transit.
There is no fee to exchange old LIRR or Metro North permits for a combined permit.
If you do not have a permit now, apply in person or request an application by mail. The new combination permit costs $5.
For further information call the LIRR 718-558-8228 or MNRR 212-499-4394.