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MNRR & LIRR Planned/Unplanned Service Changes


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The first weekend of June the LIRR main line will be out between Mineola and Hicksville, no shuttle bus between those two points. MTA websites says to take NICE N22 or N24 Bus to between Hicksville and Mineola. Ronkonkma/Port Jeff riders east of there will have to ride to Hicksville, take a shuttle train from Hicksville to Babylon for an special express train from Babylon to Penn stopping at Jamaica.

 

 

Kinda surprised they are not providing a shuttle bus between Mineola and Hicksville.

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7 hours ago, trainfan22 said:

The first weekend of June the LIRR main line will be out between Mineola and Hicksville, no shuttle bus between those two points. MTA websites says to take NICE N22 or N24 Bus to between Hicksville and Mineola. Ronkonkma/Port Jeff riders east of there will have to ride to Hicksville, take a shuttle train from Hicksville to Babylon for an special express train from Babylon to Penn stopping at Jamaica.

 

 

Kinda surprised they are not providing a shuttle bus between Mineola and Hicksville.

The LIRR could give a rat's ass about its customers, hence the recommendation to take perenially late, unreliable N22. It's probably more reliable than whatever shuttles they'd end up scrounging up - remember the fiasco that was the "Summer of Hell" replacement buses?

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For the second time today, the Montauk Branch is suspended (first time was a downed tree).

 

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Montauk Branch service is suspended between Montauk and Speonk due to an unauthorized person on the tracks west of Hampton Bays. Buses have been ordered and are en route to Hampton Bays. 

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Also, there is no New Canaan branch service until July 8th:

Service Change

Substitute busing will be in effect on the New Canaan Branch between New Canaan and Stamford over 9 days, June 29 - July 7, to accommodate the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CDOT) Atlantic Street Bridge Replacement.

Substitute busing will continue through the early morning, Monday July 8.

All New Canaan buses will leave between 10 to 20 minutes earlier than their published schedule to meet the train times in Stamford.

Due to a number of schedule changes on the New Haven Line during the 9-day project, customers are urged to look up their train prior to expected trip. Train times can be accessed at mta.info. We apologize for the inconvenience while CDOT completes this important project.

 

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Montauk Branch Customers
Suspended  Posted: 07/12/2019  2:39AM 

LIRR service is temporarily suspended between Patchogue and Speonk in both directions due to an unauthorized person on the tracks being struck by a train east of Patchogue. Emergency personnel are on scene. 


Delays  Posted: 07/12/2019  2:38AM 
EASTBOUND

The 1:10AM train from Jamaica due Montauk at 3:57AM is being delayed at Sayville due to an unauthorized person being struck by a train east of Patchogue.

WESTBOUND

The 1:00AM train from Montauk due Babylon at 3:16AM is being held at Speonk due to an unauthorized person on the tracks being struck by a train east of Patchogue.

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Several days later, another strike:

Montauk Branch Customers
Suspended  Posted: 07/14/2019  2:24AM 

Train service is suspended in both directions between Speonk and Montauk due to an unauthorized person on the tracks being struck by a non-passenger train near Southampton. There will be bus accommodation in Speonk Station at approximately 3:30AM for customers seeking service further east. As more information becomes available, we will keep you updated. 
 

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Port Jefferson Branch Customers
Suspended  Posted: 01/12/2020  6:53PM

Oyster Bay branch trains will originate and terminate at Mineola. There is no train service between Hicksville and Penn Station on the Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma branches due to a person on the tracks being struck by a train near Merillon Avenue. Police are on scene. We suggest customers use alternate branches, if possible. We will provide updates shortly.

The 5:21PM train from Penn due Huntington at 6:28PM has been canceled at Jamaica due to a trespasser on the tracks being struck by a train near Merillon Avenue.

The 6:40PM train from Huntington due Penn at 7:43PM has been canceled due to a trespasser on the tracks being struck by a train near Merillon Avenue.

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As per Brooklyn Bus Existing Conditions Report:

https://new.mta.info/document/14101 

Page 30.

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As part of the East Side Access opening day service plan beginning in 2022, LIRR will initiate frequent, dedicated train service between Atlantic Terminal and Jamaica. This new LIRR service will make all local stops (Atlantic Terminal, Nostrand Avenue, East New York, and Jamaica), with trains operating from a dedicated, newly constructed platform in Jamaica. Peak-period train service between Brooklyn and Jamaica will operate every 7-8 minutes in both directions, while off-peak and weekend service will operate every 15 minutes in both directions. This represents a large increase in off-peak and weekend service frequency compared with the current 30-minute headway.

 

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On 2/1/2020 at 2:44 PM, andreww said:

This is excellent. Now, will they replace on-board ticket collection with an OMNY tap - preferably one in-system at Atlantic?

It's possible, especially since they may continue a Atlantic Ticket/Freedom Ticket type program. And that segment will be semi-isolated from the rest of the network. You think they'll use 4 car or 6 car trains?

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On 5/23/2019 at 7:09 PM, trainfan22 said:

The first weekend of June the LIRR main line will be out between Mineola and Hicksville, no shuttle bus between those two points. MTA websites says to take NICE N22 or N24 Bus to between Hicksville and Mineola. Ronkonkma/Port Jeff riders east of there will have to ride to Hicksville, take a shuttle train from Hicksville to Babylon for an special express train from Babylon to Penn stopping at Jamaica.

 

 

Kinda surprised they are not providing a shuttle bus between Mineola and Hicksville.

Main Line doesn't get respect from LIrr. All Huntington/Ronkonhoma branches rerouted as babylon fliers, where shuttle train operates between Hicksville and Babylon. Only M7 cars stop at Bethpage, but most diseal train has stop at Bethpage.

Main Line Shuttle buses has been crowded during Westbury School St crossing incident.

 

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On 2/4/2020 at 3:03 PM, N6 Limited said:

It's possible, especially since they may continue a Atlantic Ticket/Freedom Ticket type program. And that segment will be semi-isolated from the rest of the network. You think they'll use 4 car or 6 car trains?

I do not think the union will agree to this. Otherwise I think tap in/out is long overdue.

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Amidst the Coronavirus situation, there's service reductions to MNRR train service on all lines except the Hudson Line. Biggest one is no Harlem service north of Southeast this weekend, and no late evening service on the New Canaan branch tonight. The Pascack Valley and Port Jervis Lines are operating on a weekend schedule as a result of the NJ Transit service reductions. 

Wassaic Line Customers
Service Change  Posted: 03/20/2020  8:21AM

On Friday, March 20, four morning and four afternoon trains will not run between Southeast and Grand Central Terminal. The modifications are to accommodate Patterson Bridges replacement work.
 
In addition, there will be no train service and no alternate bus service between Wassaic and Southeast all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 20 - 22.
 
On Friday, March 20, the following trains will not operate:
 
Southbound, Southeast to Grand Central Terminal:
    The 5:50 am from Southeast, arriving GCT at 7:13 am.
    The 6:25 am from Southeast, arriving GCT at 7:53 am.
    The 7:08 am from Southeast, arriving GCT at 8:32 am.
    The 7:28 am from Southeast, arriving GCT at 8:56 am.
 
Northbound, Grand Central Terminal to Southeast:
    The 3:43 pm from GCT, arriving Southeast at 5:09 pm .
    The 4:35 pm from GCT, arriving Southeast at 6 pm.
    The 5:17 pm from GCT, arriving Southeast at 6:37 pm.
    The 6:04 pm from GCT, arriving Southeast at 7:26 pm.




Service Change  Posted: 03/20/2020  7:53AM

Due to work being performed on the Patterson Bridges, there will be no train service between Wassaic and Southeast from all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 20-22. There will be no alternate bus service available.  For service, customers must travel to Southeast Station.

We apologize for the inconvenience while we make these important changes to our infrastructure.

 

New Canaan Line Customers
Service Change  Posted: 03/20/2020  8:35AM

To accommodate infrastructure work on the New Canaan Branch Friday night, March 20, 2020, the 8:56 PM train outbound from Stamford, and the 9:26 PM train inbound from New Canaan, will be the last two trains to operate.

The following trains will be cancelled:

Outbound to New Canaan:
            The   9:58 PM from Stamford
            The 10:58 PM from Stamford
            The 12:20 AM from Stamford
            The   1:06 AM from Stamford

Inbound to Stamford:
            The 10:25 PM from New Canaan
            The 11:25 PM from New Canaan

There will be no substitute bus service provided for these trains.  We apologize for the inconvenience while we make these important changes to our infrastructure.

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Reductions on the railroads will start on March 27. LIRR will operate 68% of weekday service levels, and MNRR will operate at 50% capacity, with hourly service outside the rush hour. Starting April 4 and until further notice, there will be no train service on the Harlem Line north of Southeast.

https://new.mta.info/precautions-against-coronavirus

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Port Washington Branch Customers
SERVICE CHANGE  Posted: 08/09/2020  4:25PM
 

Due to a switch damage near Mets-Willets Point, service onthe Port Washington Branch will be reduced to hourly service as crews make repairs. The following trains have beencanceled for this afternoon:

EASTBOUND

The 4:48PM train from Penn due Port Washington at 5:35PM

The 5:48PM train from Penn due Port Washington at 6:35PM

The 6:48PM train from Penn due Port Washington at 7:35PM

The 7:48PM train from Penn due Port Washington at 8:35PM 

WESTBOUND

The 4:11PM train from Port Washington due Penn at 4:56PM

The 5:11PM train from Port Washington due Penn at 5:56PM

The 6:11PM train from Port Washington due Penn at 6:56PM

The 7:11PM train from Port Washington due Penn at 7:56PM

 

We will keep you updated on repair progress. 

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Just an Update on Metro North:

  • Harlem Line is operating between Mount Kisco and Grand Central
  • On the New Haven Line, the main line and the Danbury Branch are operating
  • New Canaan and Waterbury Branches are being bused
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Harlem Line service is now running up to Golden's Bridge, with shuttle bus service operating between Golden's Bridge and Southeast. Service between Southeast and Wassaic remains suspended.

http://web.mta.info/mnr/pdf/HAR_MF_6_14_REV_for_7_13_EMERGENCY_8_10.pdf

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On 5/23/2019 at 7:09 PM, trainfan22 said:

The first weekend of June the LIRR main line will be out between Mineola and Hicksville, no shuttle bus between those two points. MTA websites says to take NICE N22 or N24 Bus to between Hicksville and Mineola. Ronkonkma/Port Jeff riders east of there will have to ride to Hicksville, take a shuttle train from Hicksville to Babylon for an special express train from Babylon to Penn stopping at Jamaica.

 

 

Kinda surprised they are not providing a shuttle bus between Mineola and Hicksville.

 

On 5/24/2019 at 2:52 AM, bobtehpanda said:

The LIRR could give a rat's ass about its customers, hence the recommendation to take perenially late, unreliable N22. It's probably more reliable than whatever shuttles they'd end up scrounging up - remember the fiasco that was the "Summer of Hell" replacement buses?

I wonder why LIRR refuse to get shuttle bus for Main Line between Mineola and Hicksville via Carle Place and Westbury.

I heard from PinepowerLI, sometimes NICE bus drivers on n22/n24 bus doesn't cross honor LIRR ticket.

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1 hour ago, FamousNYLover said:

 

I wonder why LIRR refuse to get shuttle bus for Main Line between Mineola and Hicksville via Carle Place and Westbury.

I heard from PinepowerLI, sometimes NICE bus drivers on n22/n24 bus doesn't cross honor LIRR ticket.

They probably don't cross honor because some B/O's aren't aware of the LIRR service change that allows cross honoring...

 

When LIRR cross honors for NYCT G.O many times the LIRR C/R isn't aware of the cross honor... 

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3 hours ago, FamousNYLover said:

 

I wonder why LIRR refuse to get shuttle bus for Main Line between Mineola and Hicksville via Carle Place and Westbury.

I heard from PinepowerLI, sometimes NICE bus drivers on n22/n24 bus doesn't cross honor LIRR ticket.

The LIRR must request that NICE cross honor and on what routes if so. During the recent storm NICE was asked about cross honoring. Their response was along the lines of the fact it is up to the LIRR to request it, and since they didn’t request that NICE cross honor, they aren’t under any obligation to.

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Limited Service north of Southeast will resume starting on Monday. However, riders will have to transfer to a bus at Southeast, and then again to a train at Golden's Bridge, for service into Lower Westchester and New York City:

http://web.mta.info/mnr/pdf/08-14-20_UpperHarlemBus_v2a.pdf

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Just a random thought, why is LIRR service to St. Albans so infrequent when tons of Babylon Branch trains pass that station each day. Hourly weekday service is fine but Hourly weekend and overnight service can easily be added at no extra cost.

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On 8/11/2020 at 2:53 PM, trainfan22 said:

They probably don't cross honor because some B/O's aren't aware of the LIRR service change that allows cross honoring...

 

When LIRR cross honors for NYCT G.O many times the LIRR C/R isn't aware of the cross honor... 

Even when NICE Bus mentions LIRR ticket being cross honor, some times NICE Bus drivers don't cross honor.

Also another problem with fixed-route buses, it will be problem for cyclists since fixed-route buses can't accept bikes, but many shuttle buses can.

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Just an update on stuff going on today:

Long Island Rail Road

LIRR service is temporarily suspended on all branches, although some trains may still be out there making their final trips. 

SUSPENDED  Posted: 02/01/2021  4:28PM

Winter Weather Update: Service Suspended

LIRR train service is temporarily suspended systemwide to ensure the safety of our customers and employees during this intense winter storm. Our team is working hard to clear the rapidly accumulating snow from our tracks & switches. For the latest service info, monitor, monitor www.mta.info

Metro North (East of Hudson)

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IMPORTANT WINTER STORM SERVICE UPDATE:

Metro-North Advises Customers to Leave for Home Now as it Prepares to Shut Down Service Due to Winter Storm Conditions

Last Trains Leaving GCT at 3 PM Today, Feb. 1


Metro-North is advising customers to depart now for home or their final destination. With major snow accumulation and high winds creating increasingly hazardous travel conditions, Metro-North will shut down service with the last trains departing Grand Central Terminal at approximately 3 PM. The last scheduled arrivals into GCT will be at approximately 4 PM, with departures from originating stations shown below. Customers wishing to connect to Branch lines, please note details regarding the Wassaic, New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury Branches below.

Please use extreme caution while navigating the system, especially on outdoor platforms and stairs. For continued updates please check back at https://new.mta.info/  or download Metro-North TrainTime or sign up for real-time service alerts. . Customers can also check back at this page for updates, check Twitter @MetroNorth, or Facebook. Or call 511 to use the interactive system; or to speak with a Customer Service Specialist, dial 646-252-1701.

Hudson Line

Outbound

The 3:14 PM Poughkeepsie express and the 3:20 PM Croton-Harmon local will be combined to depart at 3:20 PM, making all stops to Poughkeepsie.

Inbound

The last train to depart Poughkeepsie en route to GCT will be the 1:52 PM departure, arriving in GCT at 3:49 PM. This train connects at Croton-Harmon with the 2:56 PM local train which arrives in GCT at 4:12 PM.

Please be advised that the last Hudson Rail Link buses today will be departing Spuyten Duyvil at 3:46 p.m. and Riverdale at 3:49 p.m.  Customers must be on the last outbound train leaving GCT at 3:20 p.m. and the last inbound train leaving Croton-Harmon at 2:56 PM to connect to those buses.

Harlem Line, including Wassaic Branch

Outbound

The 3:10 PM express from GCT to Southeast will make all local stops between Melrose and Hartsdale, inclusive, and will connect at Southeast with the 5:05 PM train to Wassaic.

Inbound

The last train to depart Southeast en route to GCT will be the 2:04 PM departure, arriving in GCT at 3:46 PM. This train connects at North White Plains with the 2:58 PM local train which arrives in GCT at 4:04 PM.

Southbound service from Wassaic is suspended after the 12:15 PM departure from Wassaic. 

New Haven Line 

Outbound

The last train departing Grand Central Terminal will be the 3:02 PM express train to New Haven, which will make all local stops between Fordham and Old Greenwich, inclusive. 

The last northbound train on the New Canaan Branch is the 3:02 PM departure from GCT, connecting at Stamford with the 4:01 PM train to New Canaan.

The last northbound train on the Danbury Branch is the 2:02 PM departure from GCT, connecting at South Norwalk with the 3:17 PM train to Danbury.

The last northbound train on the Waterbury Branch is the 3:02 PM departure from GCT, connecting at Bridgeport with an extra train from Bridgeport to Waterbury, departing at approximately 4:50 PM, making all stops and arriving in Waterbury at approximately 5:50 PM. This extra train on the Waterbury Branch is not reflected on the app, MTA TrainTime or on the website.

Inbound

The last train departing New Haven to GCT will be the 2:39 PM express train arriving GCT at 4:50 PM; this train will be combined at Stamford with the 2:58 PM local train from Stamford to GCT, which arrives in GCT at 4:14 PM.

The last train departing New Canaan is the 3:28 PM departure from New Canaan.

The last train departing Danbury is the 1:33 PM departure from Danbury.

The last train departing Waterbury is the 1:03 PM departure from Waterbury.

 

Metro North (West of Hudson)

Service has been suspended all day today and will remain suspended until at least tomorrow since NJT operates it.

Pascack Valley Line Customers
SUSPENDED  Posted: 02/01/2021 12:12PM

On Monday, February 1, all NJ TRANSIT rail service will be suspended for the entire service day due to significant excepted impacts of the snow storm. For further information, monitor njtransit.com for updates.

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