LIRR resumes east end service Saturday

September 4, 2010 5:59:06 AM PDT
The Long Island Rail Road resumed train service to the east end of Long Island Saturday morning. The railroad also added two extra morning trains to Montauk, in addition to its regular Saturday schedule.

LIRR had suspended train service to Montauk and Greenport on Friday in advance of Hurricane Earl as a safety measure to avoid any wind damage to its crossings gates.

Below is information from LIRR:

Montauk Branch Service

The first train to operate to Montauk leaves Penn Station at 7:40 AM Saturday morning, makes a Jamaica stop at 8:08 AM, and arrives Montauk at 10:46 AM.

In addition to the regular eastbound Montauk trains operated on Saturday, the LIRR is running two extra trains to Montauk. The first added train is the 8:40 AM train from Penn Station, which normally terminates at Patchogue; however on Saturday it is being extended to Montauk, arriving at 12:05 PM. The second extra train is the 11:16 AM train from Penn Station, departing Jamaica at 11:43, and arriving Montauk at 2:21 PM.

Regular Saturday westbound train service from Montauk is being provided with the 3:35 PM, 5:35 PM and 7:34 PM departures from Montauk.

For those customers traveling to Patchogue and Speonk, the LIRR is providing its full complement of eastbound and westbound Saturday trains.

Customers should consult the attached timetable of eastbound Saturday service on the Montauk Branch to plan their travel.

Greenport Service

The LIRR's service east of Ronkonkoma to Greenport has also been restored.

The regular Saturday eastbound service is being provided with:

  • the 9:16 AM departure from Penn Station, departing Jamaica at 9:38 AM, Ronkonkoma at 10:40 AM and arriving Greenport at 12:05 PM;
  • the 2:16 PM departure from Penn Station, departing Jamaica at 2:38 PM, Ronkonkoma at 3:40 PM and arriving Greenport at 5:05 PM.

    The regular Saturday westbound service from Greenport is restored with:

  • the 1:13 PM departure from Greenport, arriving Ronkonkoma at 2:37 PM, Jamaica at 3:39 PM and Penn Station at 4:01 PM;
  • the 6:13 PM departure from Greenport, arriving Ronkonkoma at 7:37 PM, Jamaica at 8:39 PM and Penn Station at 9:01 PM

    For up-to-date travel service information, customers can also contact the LIRR's 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.

    Customers can also text schedule request to CooCoo (266266).

    More information is available at MTA.info/LIRR


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