LIRR weekend service disruption


Due to construction and signal work, Long Island Rail Road trains will be replaced by buses between Babylon and Rockville Centre this weekend, according to MTA officials.


On Saturday and Sunday, crews are expected to work on the Meadowbrook Substation in Freeport and on signal work on the new Massapequa Pocket Track. Customers from Babylon through Baldwin will board buses to Rockville Centre, then transfer for hourly train service to points west to Penn Station.


Customers at Babylon station can board a limited number of westbound Montauk branch trains that will operate through Hicksville to points west.


Eastbound LIRR customers will board hourly trains to Rockville Centre and then transfer for bus service to Baldwin through Babylon. Customers should anticipate at least 45 minutes of additional travel time.


To avoid busing, transfers and delays, the MTA advised customers can use alternate branches, including the Hempstead, Huntington/Port Jefferson, Long Beach and Ronkonkoma lines. LIRR will be increasing service on the Ronkonkoma branch and adding cars to Montauk branch trains. Visit or call (718) 217-5477 for schedules and more information.