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Press Release
October 1, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Buses Replace Trains from Port Washington to Great Neck for Track Inspections During Early Morning of Saturday, October 5
LIRR Customers Should Plan for 31 Additional Minutes of Travel Time

Bus and van service will replace four early morning trains between Great Neck and Port Washington on Saturday, October 5 from 1:33 AM until 5:35 AM for Sperry Rail track inspections. Customers should allow up to 31 minutes of additional travel time depending on their destination.

Eastbound

Eastbound customers will travel by train to Great Neck where they will board buses or vans to Manhasset, Plandome and Port Washington.

Westbound

Westbound customers will board buses or vans at Port Washington, Plandome and Manhasset by bus and board trains at Great Neck to continue their trip.

The Sperry Rail Car, which will be performing the specialized track inspection, is a bright yellow train fitted with ultrasonic and induction test equipment and is designed to detect internal rail defects not readily visible to the eye. Defects that are found will be corrected immediately by a crew of LIRR track maintenance workers. The Sperry Rail Car is used twice a year to inspect 500 miles of LIRR track.

More Information

For additional information, customers can reach the LIRR’s Customer Service Center by calling 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 for the free 711 relay to reach the LIRR at 511.