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LIRR Service Advisory for PM Rush Hour of Wed., Jan. 11, 2017

Broken Rail in One of Amtrak’s East River Tunnels

MTA Long Island Rail Road is advising customers to expect train cancelations and delays during today’s afternoon rush hour while Amtrak crews work to repair a broken rail found in one of Amtrak’s East River Tunnels. Personnel are on the site of the broken rail but do not expect to have repairs completed by the start of the afternoon rush hour.

Eastbound Service from Penn Station
Between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., 13 trains will be canceled. For each of these trains, customers will be able to take another train leaving within 5 to 10 minutes of the departure times of the canceled train that will have the added stops of the canceled train. A list of the affected trains is below, by branch:

Babylon Branch

Port Jefferson Branch

Port Washington Branch

Westbound Service to Penn Station
Penn Station-bound trains will be terminated at Jamaica, where LIRR customers can transfer to the New York City Subway’s E train for continuing service to Penn Station.  New York City Transit will cross-honor LIRR tickets at Jamaica.

As an alternative for service to Penn Station, LIRR customers can ride the LIRR to Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn, to connect with the Manhattan-bound 2/3 lines. New York City Transit will also cross-honor LIRR tickets this evening at Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center.

Port Washington Branch trains will terminate at Woodside, where customers can continue to Manhattan by transferring to the New York City Subway’s 7 train. New York City Transit will cross-honor LIRR tickets this evening at 61st Street-Woodside.

East River Tunnels
Amtrak’s East River Tunnels connect between Penn Station and the Sunnyside Yards area in Long Island City, Queens. They are used by all Long Island Rail Road trains to and from Penn Station, as well as Amtrak trains to and from New England, and out-of-service NJ Transit trains headed to or from Sunnyside Yard.

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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