Conditions improving on LIRR

November 25, 2008 7:54:54 PM PST
Service on MTA Long Island Rail Road will continue to improve Wednesday morning. Six trains will be canceled Wednesday morning, down from 12 on Tuesday morning. The work may also cause minor delays for trains passing through Jamaica.

The cancelations are the result of the derailment that happened Sunday when four cars of a Huntington-bound train went off the tracks, just west of the Jamaica stop. No one was injured

Hundreds of LIRR employees continue to work around the clock to repair damaged track and signals. Testing of the repaired tracks and signals is expected to continue into Wednesday.

The following Wednesday morning westbound trains will be canceled:

The 6:57 AM from Freeport, scheduled to arrive Penn Station at 7:40 AM.

The 8:03 AM from Valley Stream, scheduled to arrive in Penn Station at 8:42 AM.

The 8:03 AM from Long Beach, scheduled to arrive in Penn at 8:54 AM.

The 7:23 AM from Hempstead, scheduled to arrive in Flatbush Avenue at 8:20 AM.

The 8:25 AM from Freeport, scheduled to arrive in Penn Station at 9:08 AM.

The 7:43 AM from Merrick, scheduled to arrive Penn Station at 8:31 AM.

Wednesday early-afternoon service:

Nine extra trains will be depart Penn Station to accommodate customers heading home for Thanksgiving between 2:09 PM and 4:01 PM. Three trains will operate on the Babylon Branch, three on the Port Jefferson Branch (one to Hicksville, two to Huntington), one on the Port Washington Branch to Great Neck, one to Far Rockaway and one to Montauk.

Wednesday Evening Service:

For Wednesday evening's rush, some schedule adjustments may be necessary and customers are urged to check the LIRR's website and email alerts for further updates.

Thanksgiving Day Service

The LIRR will also provide extra service on Thanksgiving Day for those heading to and from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Special holiday off-peak fares will be in effect through Sunday.

Six extra westbound trains will be provided in the morning on the Babylon, Montauk, Ronkonkoma and Port Jefferson branches.

Between 11:37 AM and 2:03 PM, ten extra eastbound trains will depart from Penn Station to accommodate customers returning from the parade. Three of the extra trains will operate on the Babylon Branch, four will operate on the Ronkonkoma Branch, two will operate on the Port Jefferson Branch and one will operate on the Montauk Branch to Speonk.

Service Updates:

Customers should monitor news reports and look for our service advisory updates posted at MTA.info/LIRR.

For up-to-date travel service information, customers can also contact the LIRR's 24-hour Travel Information Center in Suffolk County at 631-231-LIRR, in Nassau County at 516-822-LIRR or in New York City at 718-217-LIRR. The Travel Information Center's TDD telephone number for the hearing impaired is 718-558-3022.

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