LIRR begins non-stop Hamptons service from Penn Station

May 24, 2013 5:06:17 AM PDT
Getting out to eastern Long Island from Manhattan is now a whole lot easier.

The Long Island Rail Road is now running express trains from Penn Station to the Hamptons.

The new route, called the Cannonball train, began this Memorial Day weekend.

It used to originate in Queens and now won't even stop there, saving a lot of time in the process on the way to the Westhampton Beach station en route to Montauk.

The Friday afternoon train will get you from concrete to sand in a little more than an hour and a half.