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South Tyson Avenue Bridge Replacement Project

Weekend of August 17-18, 2019
Hempstead Branch Service Available at Hollis, Queens Village & Floral Park Only

The LIRR Expansion Project will perform its third bridge installation project of the summer on the weekend of August 17-18, 2019, as crews install a new bridge over South Tyson Avenue in the Village of Floral Park. The new bridge will address a bottleneck at this section of the LIRR’s Main Line – where four tracks merge into two – and accommodate a future third track to increase capacity and improve service reliability.

As a result, Hempstead Branch service will be suspended east of Floral Park (as well as at Bellerose Station) from approximately 12 AM Saturday to 12:30 AM on Monday as work is performed. During this time, Floral Park Station will be served by trains operating to/from Mineola Station.

There will be no train service to/from Bellerose, Stewart Manor, Nassau Boulevard, Garden City, Country Life Press and Hempstead.

As an alternative, customers can use nearby stations, and NICE Bus will cross-honor LIRR tickets for travel between Hempstead and Mineola (N40/N41 bus routes). Visit for bus schedules.

For project details, click here.

See below for how these changes will affect service to/from your home station.

Summary of Weekend Service Changes

Alternate Stations & Parking Options

Consider traveling from nearby stations such as New Hyde Park, Merillon Avenue,Mineola, Floral Park or Queens Village.

Weekend Parking Availability at Alternate Stations

Travel Tips

Looking ahead, similar service changes will be required on the weekend of August 24-25 when the LIRR will eliminate the street-level grade crossing at Covert Avenue in New Hyde Park. Stay tuned for details.

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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