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LIRR Announces Timetable Changes Due to Amtrak’s Work to Renew Penn Station Tracks

Eight Out of 184 Rush Hour Trains to Be Rerouted; Five Trains to Be Added Beginning January 2018; Additional Cars on Five Trains to Penn Station; LIRR to Maintain Capacity Into Penn Station

As a result of Amtrak’s previously announced track work at Penn Station to take place beginning January 5, MTA Long Island Rail Road today announced that it will reroute five of the 98 morning rush hour trains that normally go to Penn Station and three of the 86 evening rush hour trains that normally depart from Penn Station.

To reduce the impact of these diversions, the LIRR is adding five trains before or after rush hours -- two in the morning and three in the afternoon/evening. The LIRR is also adding cars to five trains to increase seating capacity. In addition, two evening rush hour trains will be combined with alternative trains that depart within six to 11 minutes and serve all affected stations.

“With five percent of rush hour trains being affected compared with 20 percent during Amtrak’s intensive work at Penn this past summer, this will have a significantly smaller impact than the one felt this past summer. We are committed to providing our customers with exemplary service and travel options despite this small disruption. We are maintaining capacity by lengthening select trains and adding trains just before and just after rush hours when we have available timeslots,” said LIRR President Patrick Nowakowski.

Customers should look to timetables effective Monday, January 8, for details. Other rush hour trains may have scheduling changes of one to two minutes, or may have station stops adjusted to accommodate connections.

Service details by branch follow.

Babylon Branch

Far Rockaway Branch

Hempstead Branch

Long Beach Branch

Port Jefferson Branch

Port Washington Branch

Ronkonkoma Branch

Click to view Branch Timetables below:
City Terminal Zone 
Far Rockaway 
Long Beach
Oyster Bay
Port Jefferson
Port Washington
West Hempstead

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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