LIRR crews to perform switch work as part of Main Line Expansion Project

Written by David C. Lester, Managing Editor

Long Island Rail Road crews will be working on the railroad over the next two weekends.

Long Island Rail Road crews will perform switch work near New Hyde Park as part of the Main Line Expansion Project during the weekends of Sept. 11-12 and 18-19. 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.  

“The LIRR has always been essential to Long Island’s economy so I cannot thank the public enough for their patience as we continue to deliver vital infrastructure improvements as part of the LIRR Main Line Expansion Project,” said LIRR President Phil Eng. “Our workforce is moving full steam ahead to deliver this project. This switch work will add redundancy, reliability and operational flexibility as we provide improved service for our customers while keeping an eye on future needs and changing ridership patterns.

There will be no train service to New Hyde Park, Merillon Avenue, Mineola, Carle Place, or Westbury. All service to and from Bethpage Station will provided by the shuttle trains between Babylon and Hicksville.  

The LIRR urges customers to download and use the revamped LIRR TrainTime app, the best source of up-to-date and real-time train information including the new chat function that LIRR customers can use to chat in real-time directly with LIRR customer service staff. The app is available for a free download on both iOS Apple devices and Android. 

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