S.I. Railway President’s Day 2016 Service Plan

Here is the Staten Island Railway service plan for the upcoming President’s Day holiday:

On Friday, February 12, the Staten Island Railway will operate on an early evening rush hour schedule beginning at 2:30 p.m. to help folks get a jump start on the long weekend. On Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 15, the Staten Island Railway will operate on a Sunday schedule.

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Service Diversions 01-29-16

I have just updated the Service Diversions for this weekend & through the end of next week.

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LIRR Port Washington Service Restored

The MTA Long Island Rail Road just announced that service on the Port Washington line has been restored. Also due to the storm, they will not have direct service to the Islanders game at Barclay’s Center tonight. Here is more via the official press release:

LIRR train service is restored on the Port Washington branch as of 2:46 p.m. today. Babylon, Ronkonkoma, and Huntington branches were restored this morning. Train service was also restored in diesel territory – Oyster Bay, Port Jefferson and Montauk branches, and between Greenport and Ronkonkoma.

LIRR Train service remains suspended on the Far Rockaway, Hempstead, Long Beach and West Hempstead branches due to the on-going effects of this weekend’s blizzard.

MTA Long Island Rail Road customers heading to tonight’s New York Islanders game against the Detroit Red Wings at Barclays Center will not have regular game day service due to the ongoing effects of this weekend’s blizzard.

There is currently no service between Jamaica Station and Atlantic Terminal. Instead, LIRR tickets will be cross-honored by New York City Transit on the 2 and 3 trains from Penn Station to Atlantic Av Station. Monitor our website, at mta.info, for updates on service restorations.

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MTA Monday Morning Service Update

With the huge storm now officially over in terms of accumulation, the MTA has been working tirelessly to get service back up & running to as normal as possible. Here is the update for your Monday morning commute:

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will operate almost all mass transit services in time for the Monday morning rush hour, after much of the MTA network was suspended during this weekend’s blizzard. This includes restoring service for nearly 80 percent of MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) customers, as well as restoring service on the Metro-North Railroad and outdoor subway lines in New York City.

Customers should check www.mta.info to check the status of all MTA services before beginning their journeys, as some details may change as restoration efforts continue.

Long Island Rail Road:

Seven of the LIRR’s 12 branches, representing the majority of LIRR service, will be fully operational by 5 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 25. Those seven branches are Port Washington, Oyster Bay, Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma, Huntington, Babylon and Greenport. Partial service will also be offered on the Montauk branch as far as Speonk.

Despite significant progress that has been made so far, additional work is required before service can be restored on the Hempstead, West Hempstead, Far Rockaway and Long Beach branches. Those four branches are relatively close to MTA bus and subway services that can be used as alternatives. To clear these branches, LIRR has deployed all available staff and equipment, as well as dozens of additional personnel and plows, loaders and snow blowers deployed by the state Department of Transportation. The work being done by this full deployment includes clearing tracks, stations, platforms, parking lots and maintenance yards of snow and ice, as well as running de-icing trains along the tracks to clear the third rails.

LIRR service to Atlantic Terminal will remain temporarily suspended. However, LIRR tickets will be cross-honored on subways to support any commuters who usually travel to Atlantic Terminal.

The MTA and multiple state agencies are working to restore service on all lines before the morning rush and customers should continue to check www.mta.info for service updates or changes in service.

New York City Subway:

Almost all outdoor segments of the MTA New York City Transit subway system, including the Staten Island Railway, have reopened this afternoon, and will be prepared to offer normal service for the Monday morning rush. The only exceptions are the Q train in Brooklyn and the Franklin Avenue Shuttle. Recovery work on those two lines is moving well, and customers should monitor www.mta.infoto learn when they reopen.

New York City Buses:

All express and local buses resumed service at 7 a.m. this morning, though some face significant diversions because of local road conditions as snow recovery efforts continue. Service is expected to be normal for the Monday morning rush, but customers should check www.mta.info to learn of any diversions on their bus routes.

Metro-North Railroad:

Metro-North will run its normal weekday schedule Monday morning. There may be canceled and combined trains throughout the system as Metro-North continues to clear tracks, switches and yards of snow and ice from this weekend’s storm. Customers should continue to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys as snow removal work continues.

For customers traveling southbound to Melrose and Tremont, trains will not stop at these stations. Please get off at Harlem-125th Street Station and take a local Harlem Line train north stopping at Melrose and Tremont stations. Customers wishing to travel southbound from Melrose or Tremont stations should use Fordham station. They can also take the MTA’s Bx41 Select Bus Service bus from Fordham to Melrose, where

Metro-North tickets will be cross-honored. This service change will be in effect through tomorrow due to third rail power issues as a result of the significant snow accumulations.

Pascack Valley Line and Port Jervis Line customers should visit www.njtransit.com for the latest service information.

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MTA Winter Storm Overnight Update

Here is your MTA winter storm overnight update:

A major snow storm continues to impact the MTA service area.

While service remains suspended on the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad, NYC Transit and MTA Bus service and the above ground portions of the NYC Subway and Staten Island Railway (SIR), crews will be working overnight to assess conditions and clear signals, switches and rails of snow. Snow fighting equipment has been deployed across the MTA rail and subway network to perform heavy duty removal. An assessment of conditions will be made at 6:00am

Road crews will be out overnight assessing each bus route an eye toward restoring limited bus service at 7:00am Sunday morning.

Underground only subway service will remain in effect overnight and early Sunday morning.

We advise customers if at all possible to remain at home during the duration of this storm.

Train arrival data on the MTA web site and on third-party mobile apps will not reflect actual service availability.

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