LIRR Service Advisory for PM Rush Hour of Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Published on : Friday, January 13, 2017

MTA-RailMTA Long Island Rail Road is advising customers to expect train cancelations and delays during today’s afternoon rush hour while Amtrak crews work to repair a broken rail found outside one of Amtrak’s East River Tunnels. Personnel are on the site of the broken rail but do not expect to have repairs completed by the start of the afternoon rush hour.

New York City Transit is cross-honoring LIRR tickets on the E Subway subway line at Jamaica (Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av), Kew Gardens (Union Tpke) and Forest Hills (71st Av) stops. At Woodside, NYC Transit is cross-honoring LIRR tickets on the 7 Subway line (Woodside-61st St).


Eastbound Service from Penn Station


Between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., 13 trains will be canceled. For each of these trains, customers will be able to take another train leaving within 5 to 10 minutes of the departure times of the canceled train that will have the added stops of the canceled train. A list of the affected trains is below, by branch:


Babylon Branch



Long Beach Branch



Port Jefferson Branch



Port Washington Branch



Westbound Service to Penn Station


Starting at 4:30 p.m., Penn Station-bound trains will be terminated at Jamaica, where LIRR customers can transfer to the New York City Subway’s train for continuing service to Penn Station. New York City Transit will cross-honor LIRR tickets at Jamaica. As an alternative for service to Penn Station, customers can ride the LIRR to Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn, to connect with the Manhattan-bound  lines. New York City Transit will also cross-honor LIRR tickets this evening at Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center.


Port Washington Branch trains will terminate at Woodside, where customers can continue to Manhattan by transferring to the New York City Subway’s train. New York City Transit will cross-honor LIRR tickets this evening at 61st Street-Woodside.


East River Tunnels


Amtrak’s East River Tunnels connect between Penn Station and the Sunnyside Yards area in Long Island City, Queens. They are used by all Long Island Rail Road trains to and from Penn Station, as well as Amtrak trains to and from New England, and out-of-service NJ Transit trains headed to or from Sunnyside Yard.




Source:- MTA


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