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11/10-11/12: Buses Replace Trains Between Patchogue & Montauk

The Long Island Rail Road is modernizing the Montauk Branch, extending the high capacity electric signal system in place throughout most of the railroad 45 miles eastward from Speonk all the way to Montauk. The move will mean even greater train safety and reliability, will enable future service upgrades, and paves the way for the implementation of Positive Train Control.

As the work proceeds, crews will be out in force on the rails from Friday night, November 10, through the early morning hours of Monday, November 13. As a result, buses will replace trains between Patchogue and Montauk throughout the weekend. Details are below.

Starting with the 8:36 PM eastbound train from Babylon on Friday, November 10, through and including the 11:26 PM train from Babylon on Sunday, November 12, alleastbound trains will terminate at Patchogue. Customers going to Bellport, Mastic-Shirley, Speonk, Westhampton, Hampton Bays, Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Amagansett or Montauk will transfer to buses at Bellport.  Please plan for 29 minutes of added travel time.

Starting with the 9:59 PM train from Speonk on Friday, November 10, and continuing through the train that normally originates at Speonk at 11:56 PM on Sunday, November 12, all westbound trains will originate at Patchogue at their regularly scheduled Patchogue departure times. Customers at Montauk, Amagansett, East Hampton, Bridgehampton, Southampton, Hampton Bays, Westhampton, Speonk, Mastic-Shirley and Bellport will take buses to Patchogue, then connect with trains for continuing service to points west. Buses will depart between 16 and 34 minutes earlier than normal train departure times.

For full schedule details, see the special Montauk Branch Timetable for this weekend

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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