Track Work to Impact Port Washington Branch Service – October 11-12

Posted on: October 10, 2014, by :

Customers Are Advised to Plan Ahead and Allow Extra Time for Travel

MTA Long Island Rail Road will be performing scheduled track maintenance work on the Port Washington Branch over the first two weekends in October that will result in significant services changes for both eastbound and westbound service.

Weekend of Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12

Beginning on Saturday, October 11, one of two tracks in the Woodside Station area will be out of service for 27 hours to allow LIRR workers to resurface an important switch resurfacing at an interlocking in the area. During this time, Port Washington Branch train service will be reduced to hourly. Then on Sunday, October 12 from 3 PM until midnight, both tracks will be taken out of service to complete the work and buses will be substituted for train service.

With the suspension of train service on Sunday, October 12 at 3 PM, Port Washington Branch customers will board eastbound Ronkonkoma Branch trains at Penn Station and transfer to buses at Woodside to complete their trip east. Regular train service will resume after midnight.

Customers traveling between 3 PM and midnight boarding at station Port Washington through Main Street-Flushing will board buses and transfer to trains at Woodside Station to complete their trip west.

For More Information
Customers should consult the special Port Washington Branch schedules, one for the weekend of October 4 & 5 and one for the weekend of October 11 & 12, which are available at LIRR terminals and local branch stations. The special schedules are also available on the MTA LIRR website at Customers can also call 511, the New York State Travel Information line, and say: Long Island Rail Road. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, use your preferred relay service provider or the free 711 relay to reach LIRR at 511.