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Press Release
April 24, 2007
IMMEDIATE
Track Work Affects MTA LIRR Montauk Branch on Two Weekends April 27-28 & May 4-7

Train service east of Babylon on the MTA Long Island Rail Road's Montauk Branch will be affected by switch replacement work for two weekends, Friday night, April 27, and Saturday, April 28 and Friday night May 4 through early Monday, May 7.

April 27-April 28

From 11 PM, Friday, April 27 through 3 PM, Saturday, April 28, one of two main tracks between Babylon and Sayville will be out of service. Three eastbound and three westbound trains will be replaced by buses and others will have their schedules adjusted.

Eastbound: Customers who normally take the 12:32 AM, 8:28 AM and 12:28 PM trains from Babylon will board buses at Babylon to complete their trips to stations Bay Shore through Speonk. Customers should anticipate up to 12 minutes additional travel time. The 8:16 AM and 12:16 PM trains from Jamaica to Montauk will leave 12 minutes later.

Westbound: Customers on the 11:23 PM train from Patchogue (Friday night), the 10:02 AM train from Speonk, and the 2:01 PM train from Speonk on Saturday will board buses at their stations Speonk through Bay Shore, then transfer to trains at Babylon to complete their trips. Customers should anticipate increased travel time of up to 56 minutes. The 10:38 PM train from Montauk on Friday night will have five minutes additional running time. On Saturday, the 7:01 AM train from Speonk, the 6:53 AM train from Montauk, the 12:02 PM train from Speonk and the 3:38 PM train from Patchogue will depart ten minutes earlier. Six westbound trains will have additional running time of up to ten minutes between Patchogue and Babylon.

May 4-May 7

From 11 PM Friday, May 4 through 2:30 AM, Monday, May 7, one of two main tracks between Babylon and Sayville will be out of service. Six eastbound and six westbound trains will be replaced by buses and others will have their schedules adjusted.

Eastbound: On Saturday and Sunday, customers on the 12:32 AM, the 8:28 AM, 12:28 PM, 5:26 PM, 6:28 PM and 9:26 PM trains from Babylon to Patchogue will board buses at Babylon to complete their trips. Customers should anticipate up to 12 minutes additional travel time. The 8:16 AM, 12:16 PM and 9:16 PM trains from Jamaica will leave 12 minutes later.

Westbound: Customers on the 11:23 PM train from Patchogue on Friday night, and on Saturday and Sunday, the 10:02 AM train from Speonk, the 2:01 PM train from Speonk, the 7:38 PM train from Patchogue, the 8:29 PM train from Patchogue and the 11:57 PM train from Speonk will board buses at their stations Speonk through Bay Shore then transfer to trains at Babylon to complete their trips. Also on Saturday and Sunday, the 7:34 PM train from Montauk and the 9:38 PM train from Patchogue will be combined with the 7:34 PM train making additional stops from Patchogue west. Customers should anticipate increased travel time of up to 56 minutes. The 10:38 PM train from Montauk will have five minutes additional running time. The 7:01 AM train from Speonk, the 6:53 AM train from Montauk, the 12:02 PM train from Speonk and the 3:38 PM train from Patchogue will depart ten minutes earlier. The 5:33 PM train from Patchogue will depart eleven minutes later and the 10:33 PM train from Patchogue will depart four minutes later. Twelve westbound trains will have additional running times of up to ten minutes between Patchogue and Babylon.

Customers should pick up a copy of the Montauk Branch track work timetable April 27-28 & May 4-7 at their stations or at all terminals. Customers can also contact the LIRR's 24-hour Travel Information Center 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 www.mta.info.