Published on : Friday, April 8, 2016
Buses will replace trains between between Great Neck and Port Washington for Sperry Rail Testing on Saturday, April 16 from 1:10 a.m. until 5:35 a.m. The Sperry Rail Car, a bright yellow vehicle fitted with ultrasonic and induction test equipment, is designed to detect internal rail defects not readily visible to the eye. Defects that are found will be corrected immediately by a crew of LIRR track maintenance workers. The Sperry Rail Car is used twice a year to inspect 500 miles of LIRR track.
Customers traveling to Manhasset, Plandome and Port Washington will travel by train to Great Neck and change there for a bus or van to complete their journey east, arriving up to 29 minutes later than usual.
Customers traveling from Port Washington through Manhasset will board a bus or a van at their station up to 30 minutes earlier than normal to Great Neck where train service will resume.