Crews to perform switch work as part of LIRR Main Line Expansion Project and lay steel girders for future Elmont Station

Written by David C. Lester, Managing Editor
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Crews to perform switch work on part of LIRR

Long Island Rail Road crews will perform switch work near Queens Village as part of the Main Line Expansion Project during the weekends of Oct. 23-24 and 30-31, and crews will use the track outage to put steel girders in place as part of the MTA’s Long Island Rail Road Elmont station project on Sunday, Oct. 24.

This critical infrastructure work will require both existing Main Line tracks to be taken out of service for 48 hours each weekend between New Hyde Park and Hicksville, resulting in service changes on the Oyster Bay, Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma Branches and schedule adjustments on the LIRR’s other branches.

Service Changes Effective for the Next Two Weekends

“The success of the LIRR is vital to Long Island’s economy and quality of life and the new Elmont station will provide a reliable mass transportation option for those traveling to and from the new UBS Arena to root on our NY Islanders, and in the future see a show or shop. This station, in conjunction with Mainline Expansion, will definitively boost the region’s connectivity and economy to a new level,” said LIRR President Phil Eng. “Driving is no match for the LIRR — we provide the greenest and quickest way to travel across Long Island, and this mainline switch work will add redundancy, reliability and operational flexibility as we continuously look to provide service improvements for our customers’ needs, both for today’s riders and future generations.”

For those who would like more details on the service changes check the MTA website.

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