New LIRR Timetables In Effect Monday, May 16
Spring-Summer Maintenance Work Results in Off-Peak Schedule Changes on Main Line, Far Rock, Port Wash, Babylon, Hempstead, Long Beach & Oyster Bay Branches
New Long Island Rail Road timetables take effect Monday, May 16 continuing through September 11 and bringing with it schedule adjustments on a number of branches as the Railroad's annual warm weather maintenance program moves into high gear.
As always, the bulk of the work is scheduled for off-peak periods, such as midday during the week and on weekends, to minimize the impact on most LIRR customers who used the Railroad to get to work in the morning and back home at night.
This spring and summer, those projects include the installation of new railroad ties on the Main Line and Far Rockaway branches, the replacement of third rail and the painting of a bridge on the Port Washington branch, the resurfacing of switches on the Main Line and Atlantic branches and the installation new running rail on the Babylon branch.
The new timetables also include several service enhancements the LIRR was able to implement within current budget constraints, including the restoration of service to Belmont Park, the home of thoroughbred racing, during the Spring-Summer by partnering with The New York Racing Association (NYRA). For details on Belmont service, customers should pick up a copy of the special Belmont timetable at terminals and local stations. Other enhancements include the addition of stops on some morning weekday trains and a new early-morning connecting train at Jamaica bound for Atlantic Terminal.
For details please pick up the new May 16 -; September 11 timetables at stations and terminals or view the new schedules on-line. And, don't forget to join the 40,000 other commuters who have already signed up for free LIRR email service alerts, the fastest and most accurate way to monitor LIRR trains. You can also contact the LIRR's Travel Information Center at 718-217-5477 (718-217-LIRR). If you are deaf or hard of hearing, use your preferred relay service provider or the free 711 relay to reach LIRR at 718-217-5477.