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Modified Schedules During Service Disruptions & Storm Recovery PDF's

Customers are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the four modified schedules below (Level 1, 2, 3 & 4) prior to their implementation during a major service disruption. When a storm-related service disruption requires the implementation of one of these Modified Schedules, the LIRR will post a service advisory on its website notifying customers which Modified Schedule is in effect; as well as issue a customer E-Alert and news media advisory to inform customers. It’s important to note that, depending on storm conditions throughout our 120 mile network, other storm recovery schedules in addition to these four may be needed, and the LIRR will post descriptions of those service levels on our website.


Modified Schedule 1

Links to listing of possible train cancellations either during the Morning or Evening Rush Hours. A regular weekday schedule will be in effect; however, up to 20 train cancellations will be made from the list of trains in either the AM or PM rush.



Modified Schedule 2

Links to a LIRR weekend schedule with 32 extra east and westbound trains added.



Modified Schedule 3

Links to schedules for LIRR service that would operate on one-hour intervals only on the LIRR’s four key branches – Port Washington, Port Jefferson (between NY and Huntington), Ronkonkoma and Babylon – and shuttle service between Atlantic Terminal and Jamaica. These branches are not only the Railroad’s busiest lines, their locations make them accessible to customers from nearby smaller branches where service is suspended. This modified schedule provides times at stations for trains operating every hour in both directions on each of the four branches. 

While service remains suspended on the following branches, the LIRR recommends customers use suggested branches listed below, if possible:

Suspended Service Alternate Service Branch
Long Beach Branch > Babylon Branch
Far Rockaway Branch > Babylon Branch
Hempstead Branch > Port Jefferson (west of Huntington)
West Hempstead Branch > Port Jefferson or Babylon Branches
Oyster Bay Branch > Port Jefferson or Port Washington Branches
Montauk Branch (east of Babylon) > Ronkonkoma or Babylon Branches
East of Huntington > Ronkonkoma or Port Jefferson (west of Huntington)
East of Ronkonkoma > Ronkonkoma Branch (west of Ronkonkoma)



Modified Schedule 4

Links to schedules where LIRR service would operate on two-hour intervals only on the LIRR’s four key branches – Port Washington, Port Jefferson (between NY and Huntington only), Ronkonkoma and Babylon.  There would be no service between Atlantic Terminal and Jamaica Station. This modified schedule provides times at stations for trains operating every two hours in both directions on each of the four branches. 
The following branches would have suspended service:  Long Beach, Far Rockaway, Hempstead, West Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Montauk, east of Huntington on the Port Jefferson Branch and east of Ronkonkoma.

While service remains suspended on the following branches, the LIRR recommends customers use suggested branches listed below, if possible:

Suspended Service Alternate Service Branch
Long Beach Branch > Babylon Branch
Far Rockaway Branch > Babylon Branch
Hempstead Branch > Port Jefferson (west of Huntington)
West Hempstead Branch > Port Jefferson or Babylon Branches
Oyster Bay Branch > Port Jefferson or Port Washington Branches
Montauk Branch (east of Babylon) > Ronkonkoma or Babylon Branches
East of Huntington > Ronkonkoma or Port Jefferson (west of Huntington)
East of Ronkonkoma > Ronkonkoma Branch (west of Ronkonkoma)



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