New Long Island Rail Road timetables go into effect Sept. 12 and continue through Nov. 6 on all branches due to track maintenance projects.
The projects include a thorough clean up on the Main Line right-of-way, the installation of new rail ties between Babylon and Sayville on the Montauk branch and crossing renewals on the Main Line and Long Beach branches. Ongoing projects that continue to impact train schedules include East Side Access work in Harold Interlocking and Atlantic Avenue Viaduct repairs.
Customers using the LIRR on the branches affected by the maintenance and repair work should allow extra travel time when planning a trip.
Main Line, Long Beach, West Hempstead, Oyster Bay Branches
As part of a continuing effort to clean up the right-of-way, the LIRR will remove scrap metal and other debris along the Main Line, as well as install new ties and continuous welded rail between Carle Place and Hicksville. This work requires one of two tracks to be taken out of service on weekdays during midday, off-peak hours. Westbound Ronkonkoma trains will depart 30 minutes later. Huntington trains are adjusted between 15 and 20 minutes.
Crossing renewal work on the Ronkonkoma Branch requires one of two main tracks to be taken out of service on weekends between Deer Park and Brentwood. Crossing renewal will take place on weekends at the 2nd St. and 4th St. crossings in Brentwood. Three westbound Ronkonkoma trains are adjusted 13 – 17 minutes to accommodate this work.
For detailed information on all the schedule changes, customers are advised to pick up a copy of the new Sept. 12 to Nov. 6 timetables for their station or branch at LIRR stations and terminals. You can also join the 60,000 other commuters who have already signed up for free LIRR email service alerts.