March 10-11: Buses Replace Weekend Trains between Ronkonkoma & Hicksville
This weekend, March 10-11, buses will replace trains between Ronkonkoma and Hicksville to accommodate grade crossing improvement work, track testing and construction related to the LIRR’s Double Track Project.
Busing will begin at 12:50 AM Saturday morning and continue through 12:46 AM Monday. Ronkonkoma Branch service will be affected as follows:
- Customers at stations Ronkonkoma through Bethpage will board buses to Hicksville up to 44 minutes earlier than normal train times, then transfer to westbound trains.
- Customers beginning their trips at stations Greenport through Medford will transfer to buses at Ronkonkoma for service to Hicksville, where train service will resume.
- Customers traveling to stations Bethpage through Ronkonkoma will transfer to buses at Hicksville. Plan for up to 44 minutes of additional travel time.
- Customers traveling to stations Medford through Greenport will take the 7:22 AM or 12:22 PM trains from Penn Station to Hicksville, then board buses to Ronkonkoma where train service will resume.
For details, see the special Ronkonkoma Branch weekend timetable here.
The weekend work will also impact connecting times for some Babylon, Far Rockaway, Long Beach, Montauk, Oyster Bay, Port Jefferson, West Hempstead and Greenport trains. Please plan for additional travel time and pick up a copy of the special weekend timetable for your branch or link here:
Far Rockaway Branch
Long Beach Branch
Oyster Bay Branch
Port Jefferson 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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