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Buses Replace Trains between Long Beach & Valley Stream on Three Consecutive Weekends, April 7-8, April 14-15 and April 21-22

Lynbrook Customers Have the Option of Using Regularly Scheduled Babylon Branch Trains for Travel to/from Jamaica and Penn Station.

Installation of new rail ties on the Reynold’s Channel Bridge, which connects Long Beach and Island Park, will require closure of the bridge for three consecutive weekends. As a result, buses will replace Saturday/Sunday trains between Long Beach and Valley Stream on the weekends of April 7-8, April 14-15 and April 21-22. In addition, buses will replace several Friday night trains at the start of each weekend. Lynbrook customers will have the option of using Babylon Branch trains for travel to/from Jamaica and Penn Station. Customers at other stations will be affected as follows:

Friday Night Service Changes
Westbound Eastbound


Saturday/Sunday Service Changes
Customers at stations Long Beach through Lynbrook will board buses departing up to one hour and six minutes later than normal weekend train times. At Valley Stream, customers will board westbound trains. Please plan for 28 minutes of additional travel time.

Customers will travel by train as far as Valley Stream, then board buses for transportation to stations Lynbrook through Long Beach. Please plan for up to 28 minutes of additional travel time.

Special weekend timetables are in effect for almost every LIRR branch.  For additional information, pick up a copy of the timetable for your branch, or click on the name of your branch below: 

Babylon Branch
Far Rockaway Branch
Hempstead Branch
Long Beach Branch
Montauk Branch
Oyster Bay Branch
Port Jefferson Branch
Port Washington Branch (April 7-8)
Ronkonkoma Branch
West Hempstead Branch

For more information, contact the LIRR’s Customer Service Center by calling 511 or 718-217-LIRR (718-217-5477). Automated schedule information is available 24/7. Agents are available to assist customers daily from 6 AM until 10 PM. To speak with an LIRR employee, say the word “Representative” when the prompts begin.
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