New Long Island Rail Road timetables will go into effect on Monday, November 14 with enhanced train service for the holiday season and changes to daily train service from Montauk and weekend train service to and from Greenport. The new schedules, which will remain in effect through Sunday, March 6, also reflect adjustments to departure and arrival times of off-peak and weekend trains to accommodate track work on some branches.
Customers taking the Canarsie l Line are going to see increased service as ridership continues to grow in Brooklyn.
The addition of 50 roundtrips on the l line is part of a package of service changes planned for June 2017. Other service changes slated for the summer will be implemented in preparation for the partial closure of the m line to repair two century-old structures.
Scheduled track work on the Babylon and Montauk Branches this coming weekend Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6 will mean significant service changes on those branches and at several other locations as the LIRR undertakes a switch replacement project in Freeport and concrete tie installation between Babylon and Speonk.
October 27th marks the 112th anniversary of the opening of New York City’s subway, and since the first Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) train rolled uptown, the subway has become the essence of a growing city, nourishing skyscrapers, developing residential neighborhoods and just shortening the time it takes to get around.
Manhattan-bound traffic exiting the RFK Bridge Harlem River Lift Span can now use the newly constructed East 125th Street exit ramp, which opened ahead of schedule earlier this month.
Drivers had been using an adjacent temporary exit ramp since November 2015, while the original 1930s ramp was demolished and replaced with a reinforced concrete structure and steel roadway supports. The work was completed in less than eleven months, about a month ahead of schedule.
Track work on the Long Island Rail Road’s Montauk, Babylon, Hempstead and Port Washington branches scheduled for this coming weekend, Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30 will mean extensive delays unless travelers plan ahead.