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10-28-2012, 02:59 PM
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Long Island Rail Road officials are confident that fans will take the train to follow the New York Islanders when the team moves to Brooklyn, and say the agency will be ready to serve them.

The LIRR has been making major investments in its Brooklyn line for years, partly in anticipation of the boost in ridership that would come with the opening of the Barclays Center, just across the street from the railroad's Atlantic Terminal.

In the few weeks since the opening of the arena, which was built on former LIRR property, officials said ridership to Brooklyn on event nights is up 260 percent. With no parking at the arena, located about 30 miles from the Nassau Coliseum, the LIRR is an attractive option, railroad president Helena Williams said.

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