LIRR’S SCHEDULE CHANGES…WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!

This Monday, July 10th, begins the Long Island Rail Road’s “Summer of Hell”. As many as 10,000 LIRR weekday rush hour commuters will be affected due to Amtrak’s construction schedule for Penn Station. To account for these 10,000 seats, the LIRR will run additional trains during peak rush hour times in addition to the extra trains. Although many people are dreading these next few weeks, there is a light at the end of the tunnel!  As all of these construction hours will eventually reduce congestion and fix many issues at Penn station.  LIRR is launching bus and ferry services as alternative options for commuting into Manhattan, as well as increasing rush hour capacity by modifying train schedules and lengthening trains.

Multiple trains will be affected by these modifications for the time being. According to the MTA here is a complete list of the LIRR summer changes listed in alphabetical order:

Babylon Branch

Morning Rush Hour Schedule Changes

  • An extra westbound early-morning train will depart from Freeport at 5:43 AM and arrive at Penn Station at 6:24 AM.
  • 5:56 AM train from Babylon, due at Penn at 6:59 AM, will be rerouted to Atlantic Terminal (arriving 6:59 AM).
  • 6:57 AM express from Freeport, due at Penn at 7:40 AM, will be rerouted to Atlantic Terminal (arriving 7:39 AM).
  • 6:56 AM express from Wantagh, due at Penn at 7:43 AM, will end its run at 7:23 AM at Jamaica, where customers can catch trains bound for Penn at 7:28 AM and 7:31 AM.
  • 7:29 AM express from Freeport, due at Penn at 8:13 AM, will be rerouted to Atlantic Terminal (arriving 8:08 AM).
  • 7:10 AM train from Babylon, normally due at Penn at 8:20 AM, will not operate. To accommodate customers, the LIRR will add stops to two trains. The 6:21 AM from Speonk, due Penn at 8:23 AM, will depart three minutes earlier and make added stops at Massapequa Park, Massapequa and Seaford very close to the schedule of the cancelled train. The 7:44 AM from Merrick, due at Penn Station at 8:31 AM, will originate at Babylon and stop at Lindenhurst, Copiague and Amityville.
  • 8:10 AM express from Freeport, normally due at Penn at 8:50 AM, will be rerouted to Atlantic Terminal (arriving 8:47 AM).
  • 8:25 AM train from Freeport, due at Penn Station at 9:08 AM, will be rerouted to Hunterspoint Avenue (arriving 9:04 AM).

Morning Rush Hour Trains With Added Cars

  • Train #17: The 5:41AM train from Babylon due Penn at 6:44AM will have 2 extra cars
  • Train #25: The 6:12AM train from Babylon due Penn at 7:14AM will have 2 extra cars
  • Train #31: The 6:42AM train from Babylon due Penn at 7:49AM will have 4 extra cars
  • Train #1013: The 7:11AM train from Massapequa Park due Penn at 8:08AM will have 2 extra cars
  • Train #1017: The 7:44AM train from Merrick due Penn at 8:31AM will have 4 extra cars
  • Train #45: The 7:45AM train from Babylon due Penn at8:56AM will have 2 extra cars
  • Train #51: The 8:35AM train from Babylon due Penn at 9:37AM will have 2 extra cars

Evening Rush Hour Schedule Changes

  • 3:31 PM train from Penn is an extra train that will run express to Rockville Centre, then make all local stops to Babylon.
  • 4:57 PM train from Penn stopping at Merrick and all stops to Wantagh is cancelled. Customers can take the 5:03 PM train from Penn, with added stops at Merrick, Bellmore and Wantagh.
  • 5:19 PM train from Penn stopping at Merrick and all stops to Wantagh is cancelled. Customers can take the 5:24 PM train from Penn, with added stops at Merrick, Bellmore and Wantagh.
  • 5:40 PM train from Penn stopping at Merrick and all stops to Seaford is cancelled. Customers can take the 5:47 PM train from Penn, with added stops at Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh and Seaford.
  • 6:05 PM train from Penn stopping at Merrick and all stops to Wantagh is cancelled. Customers can take the 6:10 PM train from Penn, with added stops at Merrick, Bellmore and Wantagh.
  • An extra evening rush hour train will be provided from Hunterspoint Avenue at 7:02 PM, stopping at Jamaica, then Rockville Centre, Baldwin and Freeport, arriving at 7:42 PM.

Evening Rush Hour Trains With Added Cars

  • Train #1050: The 3:34PM train from Penn due Wantagh at 4:27PM will have 2 extra cars
  • Train #1154: The 5:24PM train from Penn due Freeport at 6:10PM will have 2 extra cars
  • Train #1158: The 6:10PM train from Penn due Freeport at 6:54PM will have 4 extra cars
  • Train #168: The 6:46PM train from Penn due Babylon at 8:01PM will have 2 extra cars
  • Train #182: The 9:08PM train from Penn due Babylon at 10:25PM will have 2 extra cars

Far Rockaway Branch

Morning Rush Hour Schedule Changes

  • 8:10 AM train from Far Rockaway, due at Penn at 9:05 AM, will end its run at Jamaica at 8:41 AM, where customers can catch Penn-bound trains at 8:49 AM and 8:52 AM.

Evening Rush Hour Schedule Changes

  • 4:43 PM train from Penn, due at Far Rockaway at 5:40 PM, will instead originate at Atlantic Terminal at 4:48 PM.
  • 5:32 PM train from Penn, due at Far Rockaway at 6:24 PM, will instead originate at Jamaica at 5:52 PM.
  • 6:02 PM train from Penn, due at Far Rockaway at 6:58 PM, will instead originate at Jamaica at 6:22 PM.
  • 5:53 PM westbound Off-Peak train from Far Rockaway, normally due into Penn Station at 6:47 PM, will be rerouted to Atlantic Terminal.
  • Extra Off-Peak train departing Penn Station at 8:25 PM and arriving Far Rockaway at 9:19 PM.

Hempstead Branch

Morning Rush Hour Schedule Changes/ Added Cars

  • The westbound 3:59 AM train from Hempstead, due Jamaica at 4:28 AM, will not operate. Customers will be accommodated by bus.
  • An extra early-morning train will be provided, departing Hempstead at 5:33 AM and arriving at Atlantic Terminal at 6:23 AM.
  • 6:38 AM train from Hempstead, due at Penn at 7:34 AM, will make its last stop at Jamaica at 7:08 AM, where customers can catch Penn-bound trains at 7:18 AM and 7:23 AM.
  • 7:12 AM express from Hempstead, due at Penn at 8:03 AM, will end its run at Jamaica at 7:39 AM, where customers can catch Penn-bound trains at 7:45 AM and 7:53 AM.

Evening Rush Hour Schedule Changes

  • 5:04 PM train from Penn, due at Hempstead at 5:57 PM, will instead originate at Jamaica at its usual time of 5:28 PM.
  • 5:38 PM train from Penn, due at Hempstead at 6:36 PM, will instead originate at Atlantic Terminal at 5:47 PM.
  • 6:39 PM train from Penn, due at Hempstead at 7:33 PM, will instead originate at Jamaica at its usual time of 7:03 PM.
  • 7:05 PM train from Penn, due at Hempstead at 7:56 PM, will instead originate at Atlantic Terminal at 7:10 PM.
  • Extra Peak train departing Penn Station at 7:18 PM and arriving Hempstead at 8:14 PM.

Evening Rush Hour Trains With Added Cars

  • Train #758: The 4:32PM train from Penn due Hempstead at 5:23PM will have 2 extra cars

Long Beach Branch

Morning Rush Hour Schedule Changes

  • The westbound 3:58 AM train from Long Beach, due Atlantic Terminal at 4:48 AM, will not operate. Bus service will be provided.
  • An extra early-morning train will be provided, departing Long Beach at 4:58 AM and arriving at Atlantic Terminal at 6:00 AM.
  • The eastbound 5:28 AM train from Atlantic Terminal to Long Beach will not operate. Customers will be provided with substitute bus service.
  • 7:23 AM train from Long Beach, due at Penn at 8:22 AM, will be rerouted to Hunterspoint Avenue (arriving 8:13 AM).

Morning Rush Hour Trains With Added Cars

  • Train #823: The 8:03AM train from Long Beach due Penn at 8:54AM will have 2 extra cars
  • Train #825: The 8:08AM train from Long Beach due Penn at 9:02AM will have 2 extra cars

Evening Rush Hour Trains With Added Cars

  • Train #872: The 5:23PM train from Penn due Long Beach at 6:18PM will have 2 extra cars
  • Train #878: The 6:13PM train from Penn due Long Beach at 7:10PM will have 2 extra cars
  • Train #884: The 7:33PM train from Penn due Long Beach at 8:26PM will have 2 extra cars

Port Jefferson Branch

Morning Rush Hour Schedule Changes

  • 6:25 AM train from Hicksville, due at Penn at 7:11 AM, will be rerouted to Atlantic Terminal (arriving 7:11 AM).

Morning Rush Hour Trains With Added Cars

  • Train #1611: The 5:27AM train from Huntington due Penn at 6:35AM will have 2 extra cars

Evening Rush Hour Schedule Changes

  • 5:06 PM train from Penn, stopping at Syosset and terminating at Huntington at 6:07 PM, is cancelled. Customers can take the 5:17 PM train from Penn, which will make all stops of the cancelled train.

Evening Rush Hour Trains With Added Cars

  • Train #1714: The 3:24PM train from Penn due Huntington at 4:33PM will have 2 extra cars

Port Washington Branch

Morning Rush Hour Schedule Changes

  • An extra early-morning train will depart Port Washington at 5:22 AM and arrive at Penn Station at 6:03 AM.
  • 8:04 AM express from Great Neck, due at Penn Station at 8:38 AM, will not operate. As an alternative, customers may take the 8:24 AM from Great Neck, which will make added stops at Little Neck, Douglaston and Woodside, arriving Penn at 8:59 AM.

Morning Rush Hour Trains With Added Cars

  • Train #409: The 5:36AM train from Port Washington due Penn at 6:21AM will have 2 extra cars
  • Train #305: The 7:55AM train from Little Neck due Penn at 8:26AM will have 2 extra cars
  • Train #309: The 8:24AM train from Great Neck due Penn at 8:59AM will have 2 extra cars
  • Train #429: The 8:45AM train from Port Washington due Penn at 9:20AM will have 2 extra cars
  • Train #313: The 8:58AM train from Great Neck due Penn at 9:34AM will have 2 extra cars

Evening Rush Hour Schedule Changes

  • Extra Off-Peak train departing Penn Station at 3:40 PM, stopping at Woodside, then all stops to Great Neck, arriving at 4:15 PM.
  • 4:46 PM train from Penn, due at Great Neck at 5:23 PM, will instead originate at Hunterspoint Avenue at 4:49 PM.
  • 5:14 PM train from Penn, due at Great Neck at 5:45 PM, will instead originate at Hunterspoint Avenue at 5:17 PM.
  • 5:26 PM train from Penn, due at Port Washington at 6:04 PM, is cancelled. Customers can take the 5:29 PM train stopping at Manhasset, Plandome, Great Neck and Port Washington.
  • 5:50 PM train from Penn, due at Great Neck at 6:19 PM, is cancelled. Customers can take the 5:56 PM train, making the stops of the cancelled train.
  • 6:42 PM train from Penn, due at Great Neck at 7:17 PM, will instead originate at Hunterspoint Avenue at 6:45 PM.

Evening Rush Hour Trains With Added Cars

  • Train #444: The 4:22PM train from Penn due Port Washington at 4:58PM will have 2 extra cars
  • Train #356: The 4:25PM train from Penn due Great Neck at 5:02PM will have 2 extra cars
  • Train #360: The 5:29PM train from Penn due Great Neck at 6:05PM will have 2 extra cars
  • Train #364: The 5:56PM train from Penn due Great Neck at 6:31PM will have 2 extra cars

Ronkonkoma Branch

Morning Rush Hour Schedule Changes

  • An extra early-morning train will be provided, departing Farmingdale at 4:53 AM and arriving at Penn Station at 6:00 AM.
  • The 6:54 AM express from Central Islip, normally due into Penn Station at 8:06 AM, will end its run at Jamaica at 7:44 AM, where customers can catch Penn-bound trains departing at 7:53 AM and 8:01 AM.

Morning Rush Hour Trains With Added Cars

  • Train #2301: The 6:00AM train from Farmingdale due Penn at 6:50AM will have 2 extra cars

Evening Rush Hour Trains With Added Cars

  • Train #2354: The 4:54PM train from Penn due Farmingdale at 5:56PM will have 2 extra cars

West Hempstead Branch

Morning Rush Hour Schedule Changes

  • 7:36 AM train from West Hempstead, due at Penn Station at 8:29 AM, will be rerouted to Hunterspoint Avenue (arriving at 8:22 AM).

 

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