LIRR crews to modernize Queens interlocking

Written by David C. Lester, Editor-in-Chief
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Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) crews will complete a signal cutover near Queens Village as part of the modernization of the LIRR during the weekend of Oct. 29 and 30.

This critical signal work will require both existing main line tracks to be taken out of service for approximately 50 hours between New Hyde Park and Hicksville resulting in service changes on the Oyster Bay, Hempstead, Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma Branches and schedule adjustments on the LIRR’s other branches.

“This work is another step towards a modern and resilient Long Island Rail Road adding redundancy, reliability, and operational flexibility as we continuously look to provide service improvements for our customers’ needs, said LIRR Interim President and Metro-North Railroad President Catherine Rinaldi. “The LIRR’s continues to build modern switches, signals, rails, and terminals providing Long Islanders with the cheapest, greenest, and fastest way to travel.”

For complete information on local service changes resulting from this work, please visit the MTA press release.

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