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LIRR PM Rush Hour Update

Because of the ongoing winter storm, the LIRR is adding four additional trains departing Penn Station between 1:49 p.m. and 3:40 p.m., and will run 111 trains out of New York City between 3:27 p.m. and 6:33 p.m.

Overall, ridership on Thursday was light. The LIRR’s morning ridership was approximately 40% below a normal weekday.

Customers are advised to monitor MTA.info Service Status box and the digital information streams listed below.

The extra early trains are being announced via @LIRR on Twitter, MTA.info, and via email alert and text message to customers who have signed up for them at MyMTAAlerts.com. Details of the evening service plans are here.

Rush Hour Details

Four of the LIRR’s 11 branches will have service changes as listed below.

Port Jefferson Branch

The 3:27 p.m. train from Penn due into Huntington at 4:33 p.m. has been cancelled. As an alternative, the 3:43 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Huntington at 4:49 p.m. will stop at Woodside, Jamaica, New Hyde Park, and all further stops to Huntington.

The 5:06 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Huntington at 6:07 p.m. has been canceled. As an alternative, the 5:17 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Huntington at 6:21 p.m. will stop at Westbury and Hicksville and then make all further stops to Huntington.

The 6:30 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Huntington at 7:32 p.m. has been canceled. As an alternative, the 6:35 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Hicksville at 7:22 p.m. will stop at Jamaica, New Hyde Park, and then make all further stops to Huntington.

Babylon Branch

The 4:03 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Babylon at 5:05 p.m. has been canceled. As an alternative, the 4:12 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Massapequa Park at 5:10 p.m. will stop at Woodside, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Jamaica, Rockville Centre, and make all further stops to Babylon.

The 4:34 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Babylon at 5:39 p.m. has been canceled. As an alternative, the 4:37 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Wantagh at 5:27 p.m. will stop at Rockville Centre and then make all further stops to Babylon.

The 4:57 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Wantagh at 5:42 p.m. has been canceled. As an alternative, the 5:03 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Freeport at 5:46 p.m. will stop at Rockville Centre, Baldwin, Freeport, Merrick, Bellmore and Wantagh.

The 5:19 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Wantagh at 6:06 p.m. has been canceled. As an alternative, the 5:24 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Freeport at 6:10 p.m. will stop at Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Jamaica, Rockville Centre, and then make all further stops to Wantagh.

The 5:40 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Seaford at 6:30 p.m. has been canceled. As an alternative, the 5:47 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Freeport at 6:31 p.m. will stop at Rockville Centre, and all further stops to Seaford.

The 6:05 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Wantagh at 6:51 p.m. has been canceled. As an alternative, the 6:10 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Freeport at 6:54 p.m. will stop at Rockville Centre, and all further stops to Wantagh.

The 6:33 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Babylon at 7:35 p.m. has been canceled. As an alternative, the 6:36 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Wantagh at 7:29 p.m. will stop at Jamaica, St. Albans, Rockville Centre, and make all further stops to Babylon.

Port Washington Branch

The 4:22 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Port Washington at 4:58 p.m. has been canceled. As an alternative, the 4:25 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Great Neck at 5:02 p.m. will stop at Woodside and all further stops to Port Washington, excluding Mets-Willets Point.

The 4:43 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Port Washington at 5:21 p.m. has been canceled. As an alternative, the 4:46 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Great Neck at 5:23 p.m. will stop at Woodside, and make all further stops to Port Washington, excluding Mets-Willets Point. 

The 5:11 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Port Washington at 5:47 p.m. has been canceled. As an alternative, the 5:14 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Great Neck at 5:45 p.m. will stop at Bayside and make all further stops to Port Washington, excluding Mets-Willets Point.

The 5:26 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Port Washington at 6:04 p.m. has been canceled. As an alternative, the 5:29 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Great Neck at 6:05 p.m. will stop at Woodside and make all further stops to Port Washington, excluding Mets-Willets Point.

The 5:50 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Great Neck at 6:19 p.m. has been canceled. As an alternative, the 5:56 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Great Neck at 6:31 p.m. will stop at Woodside, and all further stops to Great Neck, excluding Mets-Willets Point.

The 6:11 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Port Washington at 6:48 p.m. has been canceled. As an alternative, the 6:14 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Great Neck at 6:49 p.m. will stop at Woodside, and then make all further stops to Port Washington, excluding Mets-Willets Point.

The 6:24 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Port Washington at 7:04 p.m. has been canceled. As an alternative, the 6:42 p.m. train from Penn due Great Neck at 7:17 p.m. will stop at Woodside, and all further stops to Port Washington, excluding Mets-Willets Point.

The 7:01 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Port Washington at 7:36 p.m. has been canceled. As an alternative, the 7:14 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Great Neck at 7:48 p.m. will stop at Woodside, and then make all further stops to Port Washington, excluding Mets-Willets Point.

Long Beach Branch

The 4:40 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Long Beach at 5:37 p.m. has been canceled. As an alternative, the 5:00 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Long Beach at 5:55 p.m. will stop at Jamaica, Locust Manor, and all further stops to Long Beach.

The 5:20 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Long Beach at 6:11 p.m. has been canceled. As an alternative, the 5:23 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Long Beach at 6:18 p.m. will stop at Jamaica, Locust Manor, Laurelton, Rosedale, Valley Stream, Lynbrook, and then make all further stops to Long Beach.

Many Channels for Services Updates

The LIRR cautions customers that weather conditions are continuing to evolve and therefore additional changes are possible. The LIRR urges its customers to stay alert for train service updates. The LIRR will continuously update customers in these ways:

  • MTA.info. The rail tab of the “Service Status” box at the left side of www.MTA.info is always the definitive source for the latest status for each branch, updated every minute. In addition, customers can visit www.mta.info/lirr to see special service notices in the upper center of the page.
  • Email and text message service updates. Customers are urged to sign up to receive the alerts by visiting MyMTAAlerts.com. To avoid unwanted messages, a user can tailor the messages to the specific branch, and the specific times of day.
  • @LIRR on Twitter. Twitter users can follow @LIRR to receive updates of a similar nature to the email and text alerts, shortened to fit Twitter’s format.
  • LIRR Train Time™. Customers who use the LIRR Train Time™ app will see up-to-the-minute status for each upcoming train at each station. As a caution, trains that start out their trips on time may experience delays en route.
  • News media reports. LIRR customers are urged to listen to traffic and transit updates as the railroad will keep the media updated as new information becomes available.

The above communications channels can be accessed while at home or on the go. For customers who are located at stations, the LIRR will post the latest service updates on digital signs at station platforms and will make audio announcements over public address systems, and on-board announcements made by train crews.