Buses To Replace Some Oyster Bay Branch Trains

Yesterday afternoon, the MTA’s Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) division issued a press release to announce buses will replace 4 trains on the Oyster Bay branch for the first two weekends in August. Here are the complete details:

Buses will replace four trains (two eastbound and two westbound) on the MTA Long Island Rail Road’s Oyster Bay Branch on two Saturdays, August 2 and August 9, as grade crossing renewal work is done at Glen Street near the Glen Street Station. The affected trains are as follows:

Customers on the 5:38 PM and 7:38 PM trains from Jamaica will instead board Ronkonkoma trains departing Jamaica at 5:32 PM and 7:32 PM and then transfer to buses at Mineola to complete their trips to stations East Williston through Oyster Bay. Customers should anticipate increased travel time of up to 15 minutes.

WestboundCustomers on the 4:51 PM and 9:51 PM trains from Oyster Bay will instead board buses at their stations through East Williston and transfer to trains at Mineola to complete their trips. The buses will depart approximately 13 minutes later than regularly scheduled trains. Customers should anticipate increased travel time of up to 25 minutes.

Customers should pick up a copy of the special August 2 and August 9 Oyster Bay Branch timetable at their stations or at all LIRR terminals. Customers can also receive train information 24-hours a day from the LIRR’s Travel Information Center, in Nassau County at 516-822-LIRR, in Suffolk County at 631-231-LIRR or in New York City at 718-217-LIRR. The Travel Information Center’s TDD telephone number for the hearing impaired is 781-558-3022. Customers can also consult the LIRR’s web site at www.mta.info.

xoxo Transit Blogger

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