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Press Release
May 1, 2014
IMMEDIATE
Buses Replace Trains on Oyster Bay Branch for Track Work This Weekend in First of 4 Weekend Outages
LIRR Customers Should Anticipate Major Delays Over the Following Weekends: May 3-5, May 17-19, May 31-June 2 & June 14-16
Buses will replace trains on the entire Oyster Bay Branch this coming weekend beginning early Saturday morning and ending early Monday morning as the Long Island Rail Road undertakes a major infrastructure improvement project – the installation of new concrete railroad ties between Locust Valley and Oyster Bay Stations over four weekends in May and June.
Train service on the Oyster Bay Branch will be suspended beginning this coming Saturday, May 3 at 12:40 AM with work continuing through the weekend until 3:30 AM on Monday, May 5.  Similar outages are scheduled for the weekends of May 17-19, May 31-June 2 and June 14-16
Westbound
Customers will board buses or vans at stations Oyster Bay through East Williston up to 51 minutes later than usual for the trip to Mineola where train service resumes. Travel time will be up to 40 minutes longer 
Eastbound
Customers will travel by train to Mineola, then board buses or vans heading for station East Williston through Oyster Bay. They will arrive at their destination up to 27 minutes later than normal.
As an alternative travel plan, customers should consider driving to Main Line stations such as Hicksville or Mineola or to Port Washington Branch stations for train service to New York City.
For More Information
Customers can pick up a copy of the Special Oyster Bay Branch Timetable for train and bus schedules for the four weekends in which service will be affected by the project. The special timetable can also be found online at www.mta.info/lirr. They can also call LIRR's Travel Information Center by dialing 511 and saying: Long Island Rail Road when prompted. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, use your preferred relay service provider for the free 711 relay to reach LIRR at 511