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Press Release
September 20, 2013
Buses Replace Trains from Port Washington to Great Neck for Track Work Saturday, Sept. 21 from 12:41 AM to 6 PM
LIRR Customers Should Plan for 25 Additional Minutes of Travel Time

Bus and van service will replace trains between Port Washington Station and Great Neck Station on Saturday, September 21 following the departure of the 12:40 AM from Port Washington through 6 PM for track work.

As a result, Port Washington Branch customers boarding at Port Washington, Plandome and Manhasset traveling by bus or van to or from Great Neck should allow up to 25 minutes of additional travel time in either direction.

Eastbound customers will travel by train to Great Neck where they will board buses or vans for service to Manhasset, Plandome and Port Washington. The outage will affect 1,792 eastbound customers during the 18 hour period.

Westbound customers will board buses or vans up to 25 minutes earlier than normal train time at Port Washington, Plandome and Manhasset. Upon arrival at Great Neck, they will transfer to trains for the remainder of their trip to points west. The outage will affect 1,419 westbound customers during the 18 hour period.

For additional information, customers can consult the LIRR’s website at or contact 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 LIRR at 511