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December 19, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Holiday Travel Alert Holiday Travel Alert: Buses Replace Train Between Farmingdale & Ronkonkoma for Track Work Sunday, December 22 from 12:45 AM until 7:30 AM
Expect Up to 24 Minutes Added Travel Time Eastbound & Up to 41 Minutes Westbound

Holiday Travel Alert

Buses Replace Train Between Farmingdale & Ronkonkoma for Track Work Sunday, December 22 from 12:45 AM until 7:30 AM

Expect Up to 24 Minutes Added Travel Time Eastbound & Up to 41 Minutes Westbound

Buses will replace trains on the Long Island Rail Road between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma for track work this Sunday, December 22 during the early morning hours from 12:45 AM until 7:30 AM.

Eastbound customers should expect added travel time up to 24 minutes depending on their destination. Westbound customers can anticipate added travel time of up to 40 minutes depending on their destination.

LIRR workers will be carrying out an important switch component replacement switch component replacement in the Brentwood area doing the seven hour outage.

Westbound

Westbound customers will board a bus at stations Ronkonkoma through Wyandanch at regular train time to Hicksville where they will board a train to resume their trip west. Customers should expect up to an additional 41 minutes of travel time. Approximately 840 westbound customers will be affected.

Bethpage and Farmingdale customers will board their normally scheduled train from their station.

Eastbound

Eastbound customers will board a bus at Hicksville for stations Wyandanch through Ronkonkoma. Customers should expect up to an additional 24 minutes travel time. The track outage is expected to affect approximately 1,183 eastbound customers. Customers heading for Bethpage and Farmingdale will stay on the train for their station.

For More Information

For additional information customers can go to LIRR’s website at www.mta.info or reach the LIRR's Customer Service Center by calling 511, the New York State Travel Information Line, and say “Long Island Rail Road,” when prompted. The deaf or hard of hearing can use their preferred relay service provider for the free 711 relay to reach the LIRR at 511.