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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
LIRR Far Rockaway Branch Weekend Schedules Adjusted this weekend
Christina Daly/Herald
This weekend will see changes to the Far Rockaway schedules.

LIRR Far Rockaway Branch Weekend Schedules Adjusted April 12-13 and May 3-4
Brooklyn-Bound Trains to Depart up to Eight Minutes Early While Crews Perform Maintenance on 150th Street Bridge

On April 12-13, and on May 3-4, the Long Island Rail Road will perform waterproofing maintenance on a bridge that carries two tracks over 150th Street in Jamaica, Queens. As a result, Far Rockaway Branch train schedules are being adjusted by up to eight minutes.

Throughout both weekends, arrival and departure times at Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn will not be affected. But arrival and departure times between Jamaica and Far Rockaway will be changed. Details are below.

Westbound

Brooklyn-bound trains will depart Far Rockaway, Inwood, Lawrence, Cedarhurst, Woodmere, Hewlett, Gibson and Valley Stream stations up to eight minutes earlier than normal. These trains will be held at Jamaica for up to eight minutes and will arrive at Atlantic Terminal at their regularly scheduled time. For special timetables detailing the amended departure times, please visit http://bit.ly/1hoRo0D.

Eastbound

Far Rockaway-bound trains will depart Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn, at the usual time. Trains will arrive at stations Valley Stream through Far Rockaway up to eight minutes later than normal. For special timetables detailing the times that trains will stop, please visit http://bit.ly/1hoRo0D

Additionally, the Far Rockaway-bound train departing Atlantic Terminal at 12:15 a.m., due to depart Jamaica at 12:36 a.m., will not make its usual stops at Locust Manor (12:41 a.m.), Laurelton (12:43 a.m.), or Rosedale (12:46 a.m.) As an alternative, customers should board one of the following Long Beach-bound trains:
· Departing Jamaica at 12:18 a.m., stopping at Locust Manor (12:23 a.m.), Laurelton (12:25 a.m.), and Rosedale (12:28 a.m.);
· Departing Jamaica at 1:41 a.m., stopping at Locust Manor (1:46 a.m.), Laurelton (1:48 a.m.), and Rosedale (1:51 a.m.).

For detailed schedule information for these two weekends, customers should pick up the special Far Rockaway Branch timetable dated April 12-13 & May 3-4, or visit http://bit.ly/1hoRo0D. For up-to-the-minute service info, customers can download the LIRR’s TrainTime app at http://web.mta.info/lirr/traintimeapp/ or sign up for the LIRR’s freeE-Alerts at http://www.mymtaalerts.com/LoginC.aspx. Customers can also call 511, the New York State Travel Information line, and say: Long Island Rail Road. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, use your preferred relay service provider or the free 711 relay to reach LIRR at 511.

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