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Press Release
April 20, 2007
MTA LIRR Weekend Track Work to Affect Some Woodside Station Customers Weekend of April 21-22; Normal Service for Shea Stadium Mets Games

The MTA Long Island Rail Road's continuing weekend tie replacement program between Jamaica and the East River Tunnels (Long Island City) will affect some Woodside Station customers this weekend, April 21 and 22, but the same number of trains will operate to Shea Stadium for this weekend's Mets games. Woodside customers exiting from westbound Main Line trains between 10 PM Friday, April 20 and 10 AM Saturday, April 21 must use the first two cars of their train to disembark onto temporary platforms. After 10 AM, Saturday, April 21, customers on westbound Main Line trains wishing to exit at Woodside or transfer to the Port Washington Branch must use the first four cars of their train.

The same number of trains to Shea Stadium will operate. Port Washington Branch service to Shea is as follows:

Weekends and Holidays-Day Games (start at 1:10 PM)

Eastbound: Trains leaving Penn Station half-hourly between 10:14 AM and 7:14 PM.

Westbound: Trains leaving Port Washington half-hourly between 10:05 AM and 7:35 PM.

Post-Game Travel

The following Main Line trains from Penn Station will have added stops at Woodside after this weekend's games.

Eastbound: 4:04 PM, 4:20 PM, 4:48 PM, 5:20 PM and 5:27 PM departures from Penn Station.

Due to this weekend's track work, Port Washington Branch trains will leave from Platform C at Woodside Station, except between 10 AM and 6 PM on Saturday and Sunday, when they will use Platform B to accommodate Mets Fans.

Customers can contact the LIRR's 24-hour Travel Information Center for complete schedule information in Suffolk County at 631-231-LIRR, in Nassau County at 516-822-LIRR or in New York City at 718-217-LIRR. The Travel Information Center's TDD telephone number for the hearing impaired is 718-558-3022. Customers can also consult the LIRR's website at