Please be advised that this weekend MTA Long Island Rail Road crews will be working along the Babylon Branch to replace concrete railroad ties between Rockville Centre and Merrick. As a result of this proactive work to renew the railroad’s infrastructure, the LIRR will need to reduce service on the Babylon Branch from half-hourly to hourly during certain hours of the day on Saturday and Sunday. Similar service changes may also be in effect for the following several weekends as work progresses. Please review the following information and plan your transportation plans accordingly.
Details are below:
EastboundTrains that depart Penn Station at 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. will terminate at Jamaica. Customers seeking to travel to all stations from Rockville Centre through Babylon should board trains that depart either 30 minutes earlier or 30 minutes later or should consider traveling on alternate branches.
WestboundTrains that depart Babylon at 12:23 p.m., 5:23 p.m.,6:23 p.m., 7:23 p.m., 9:23 p.m., and 10:24 p.m. will instead originate at Jamaica at their normal departure times. Customers seeking to travel from all stations from Babylon through Rockville Centre should board trains that depart 30 minutes earlier or 30 minutes later or should consider traveling on alternate branches.
As always, please visit www.mta.info for the latest in service announcements.