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November 10: Buses Replace Trains Between Valley Stream & Far Rockaway

Buses will replace trains between Far Rockaway  and Valley Stream starting at 11:00 PM, Friday, November 9, and continuing all day on Saturday, November 10, as LIRR personnel install a new pedestrian bridge at Gibson Station. Service will be affected as follows:

Westbound customers at stations Far Rockaway through Gibson will board buses up to 27 minutes earlier than normal train times, then transfer to trains at Valley Stream for service to points west.

Eastbound customers will transfer to buses at Valley Stream for transportation to stations Gibson through Far Rockaway. Please plan for up to 24 minutes of additional travel time.

Commuters will be able to use the new overpass starting Monday, November 12. To view bus departure and arrival times, pick up a special Far Rockaway Branch timetable dated November 10,2018 or visit:

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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