Friday, May 11, 2012

LIRR to replace crossties on the Ronkonkoma Branch

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The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Long Island Rail Road will be replacing wood ties on the Ronkonkoma Branch between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma beginning May 14. The work will be completed in three phases to minimize customer impact. When completed by the end of the summer, the work will help ensure greater service reliability and a smoother, more comfortable ride for customers.

In the first phase of the work, from May 14 through June 22, midday busing will replace trains between Brentwood and Ronkonkoma stations. Six eastbound and six westbound trains will originate and terminate at Brentwood station.

The second phase of the work, from June 25 through July 20, requires the use of single track between Deer Park and Brentwood during the midday.

In the final phase, between July 23 and August 10, buses will replace midday train service between Hicksville and Ronkonkoma. All Ronkonkoma Branch midday trains will terminate and originate at Farmingdale.

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