Saturday, 9/15: Westbound LIRR Trains Bypass Kew Gardens & Forest Hills After 4PM
Take E Subway to/from Kew Gardens; Take Special Shuttle Train from Jamaica to Forest Hills
On Saturday, September 15 between 4:18 PM and midnight, westbound LIRR trains will bypass Kew Gardens and Forest Hills stations due to trackwork related to the East Side Access Project. Customers will be affected as follows:
- Westbound customers going to Kew Gardens can transfer to the subway train at Jamaica. Take the train to the Kew Gardens/Union Turnpike stop. NYC Transit will honor LIRR tickets for entry to the subway at Jamaica.
- Westbound customers departing from Kew Gardens will be accommodated on the subway at the Kew Gardens/Union Turnpike stop. NYC Transit will honor LIRR tickets for entry to the subway at Kew Gardens/Union Turnpike.
- Westbound customers going to Forest Hills must transfer to a special LIRR shuttle train at Jamaica Station. The shuttle train will depart at 6 minutes past the hour and at 30 minutes past the hour, with the first shuttle train departing Jamaica at 3:30 PM. Customers must be in one of the first six cars to exit trains at Forest Hills Station. Please retain your LIRR ticket, as it will be collected at the Forest Hills Station.
- Westbound customers departing from Forest Hills will be accommodated on the subway at the Forest Hills/71st Avenue stop. NYC Transit will honor LIRR tickets for entry to the subway at Forest Hills/71st Avenue.
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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