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Ronkonkoma Branch Customers
PLANNED WORK  Posted: 07/10/2020  8:00PM

New Hyde Park Road Grade Crossing Elimination Project

Weekend of July 11-12, 2020
No Train Service Between New Hyde Park & Hicksville

This weekend, July 11-12, the grade crossing at New Hyde Park Road will be eliminated as part of the LIRR Expansion Project. Ronkonkoma Branch service is affected as follows:

  • Ronkonkoma-Hicksville: Hourly service intervals, with trains rerouted to/from the south shore via the Babylon & Central Branches.
  • Ronkonkoma-Greenport: Service level unchanged, but westbound trains will depart Greenport 4-7 minutes earlier than usual train times; connecting eastbound service to Greenport will depart up to 60 minutes earlier than usual train times.
  • Westbound: Trains will operate from Ronkonkoma to Hicksville. Connect to a shuttle train stopping at Bethpage and Babylon, then transfer to an express train to Penn Station. Express trains will stop at Jamaica for connections to Brooklyn and points west.
  • Eastbound: Board a train to Babylon, transfer to a shuttle train to Bethpage and Hicksville, and transfer again for train service to stations Farmingdale through Ronkonkoma.
  • Bethpage Station: All service to and from Bethpage Station will be provided by the shuttle trains between Babylon and Hicksville. The shuttle will be a diesel-powered train with bi-level cars. Electric trains will not stop at Bethpage Station.

To avoid rerouting, transfers and delays, we recommend that customers take the Babylon or Montauk branches this weekend.

Special weekend timetables are in effect for ALL branches. For more details, alternate parking suggestions and links to special timetables, click here: