November 1, 2013 | 2782 views
LIRR announces temporary schedule changes for this weekend
Attention LIRR Customers:
Weekend Track Work Means Temporary Schedule Changes on Babylon, Montauk, Hempstead & Far Rockaway Train
Switch Replacement in Wantagh Saturday to Monday, Nov. 2-4 & Nov. 9-11
MTA Long Island Rail Road workers will be replacing switches at a key interlocking in Wantagh over the next two weekends, a project that will result in track outages between Babylon and Freeport and schedule changes for trains on the Babylon, Montauk, Hempstead and Far Rockaway branches as well as trains stopping at St. Albans Station in Queens.
The LIRR advises customers to consult the Special Timetables with revised train schedules for each of those routes. The Special Timetables available at terminals and stations and on the MTA LIRR website www.mta.info/lirr.
Here are some of the important changes affecting service branch by branch:
Saturday and Sunday, November 2-3 & November 9-10
Eastbound and westbound train service will be reduced from half-hourly to hourly between Babylon and Freeport as tracks in each direction are taken out of service alternately on Saturday and Sunday, November 2-3 and again Saturday and Sunday, November 9-10.
Sunday and Monday, Nov. 3-4 & November 10-11
For five hours beginning at 9 PM Sunday night and continuing through 2:30 AM Monday morning, buses will replace trains in both directions between Freeport and Babylon when both tracks are taken out of service at the same time. Customers should plan for up to 20 minutes of extra travel time.
· Saturday and Sunday trains that normally depart Penn Station at 7:14 AM, 3:15 PM, 4:07 PM and 8:07 PM will instead depart 12 minutes earlier than usual.
· Sunday night customers on the 9:25 PM train from Penn Station will transfer to buses at Freeport. At Babylon, customers will transfer to the Speonk train.
· Sunday night customers on the 8:22 PM and 9:23 PM trains from Patchogue will transfer to buses at Babylon. At Freeport, customers will transfer to Penn Station-bound trains.