LIRR work suspends some weekend service

August 24, 2008 6:34:26 AM PDT
Customers who use the Long Island Rail Road can expect to spend an extra 30 to 45 minutes traveling if they're taking the main line Saturday or Sunday. The Long Island Rail Road is finishing a major signal upgrade project and is suspending train service for 48 hours on parts of the main line over the weekend of Aug. 23-24. The suspensions will affect customers on the Huntington/Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma, Hempstead and Oyster Bay branches.

LIRR officials say there will be no service between Mineola and Jamaica and between Hempstead and Jamaica. Buses will replace some trains, others trains will be rerouted and special schedules will be in effect.

Customers can pick up weekend timetables for their branch at LIRR stations.

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