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August 6 – 10:  Weekday Service Changes due to Double Track Construction

Starting Monday, August 6th and continuing through Friday, August 10th,  temporary peak and off-peak schedule changes are required on the Ronkonkoma, Babylon, Far Rockaway and Huntington/Port Jefferson Branches as the Double Track project moves into its final phase. The changes include:
 
Ronkonkoma Branch
Westbound

Eastbound

Babylon Branch

Far Rockaway Branch

Huntington/Port Jefferson Branch

The Double Track Project will improve service and reliability on the LIRR’s Ronkonkoma Branch, and reduce delays in the event of a service disruption. With only a single track for trains running in both directions along the 18-mile stretch between Ronkonkoma and Farmingdale, service halts when any issue arises, as all east and westbound trains have no way to operate around a disabled train.  Over the past 25 years, ridership on the Ronkonkoma Branch has doubled -- growing in popularity since the line was electrified in 1988 – indicating the need for expansion. This initiative will also spur economic activity, and improve LIRR service to LI MacArthur Airport.
 
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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