LIRR PM Rush Advisory

The MTA Long Island Rail Road has just issued a PM rush hour advisory due to the derailed maintenance car incident from earlier:

MTA Long Island Rail Road customers should expect delays and possible cancellations for this evenings rush hour. Repairs are ongoing, but may not be fully completed before the evening rush. We will provide further updates as the PM peak service period draws closer later in the day.

I will post the next update as soon as I receive it.

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Service Diversions 07-08-16

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

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Metro North Providing Weekend Bus Service

Some Metro-North Railroad passengers need to be advised that the agency will be running some substitute bus service this upcoming weekend. Here are the details via the press release I received:

After 10 p.m. on Friday, July 8, buses will replace select trains on Metro-North Railroad’s upper Harlem Line at all stations between Wassaic and Southeast. From Saturday, July 9, through 2 a.m., Monday, July 11, substitute bus service will be provided for all trains between Southeast and Wassaic. Buses will operate 15-30 minutes earlier than scheduled trains. Customers should listen for announcements and check local or express bus service to their destination while boarding.

After 11 p.m., on Friday, July 8, Grand Central Terminal-bound trains will not stop at Metro-North Railroad’s Melrose station on the lower Harlem Line. Regularly scheduled train service will resume at 5 a.m. on Monday, July 11.

This weekend’s service change will help ensure the on-going reliability and safety of Harlem Line trains. Improvements to the upper Harlem Line include: tree trimming, renewing the South Street Pawling grade crossing, surfacing track to prepare for the replacement of two bridges in Patterson later this year and replacing wooden cross beams on the Mountain Brook bridge. On the lower Harlem Line, crews will be making improvements to the drainage system near the Tremont station.

Substitute Bus Service Between Southeast and Wassaic

Southbound, Friday, July 8

Buses will replace the last train from Wassaic to Southeast, making stops at the following stations: Tenmile River, Dover Plains, Harlem Valley-Wingdale, Pawling and Patterson. Bus service will connect with the 12:18 a.m. train at Southeast and will operate up to 30 minutes earlier than normally scheduled train times.

Northbound, Friday, July 8

The 8:52 p.m., 9:52 p.m. and 12:10 a.m. trains from Grand Central to Southeast will connect with bus service departing from the Southeast station at 10:23 p.m., 11:23 p.m. and 1:44 a.m. respectively, making stops at: Patterson, Pawling, Harlem Valley-Wingdale, Dover Plains, Tenmile River and Wassaic.

Southbound, Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10

Substitute bus service will be provided for all trains departing Wassaic and the following station stops: Tenmile River, Dover Plains, Harlem Valley-Wingdale, Appalachian Trail, Pawling and Patterson.

At Southeast Station, customers will connect with continuing train service to Grand Central Terminal. Buses will operate up to 30 minutes earlier than normal train times.

Northbound, Saturday, July 10 and Sunday, July 11
Customers will connect with substitute bus service at the Southeast station for the following station stops: Paterson, Pawling, Appalachian Trail, Harlem Valley-Wingdale, Dover Plains, Tenmile River and Wassaic.

Substitute Bus Service to Melrose:

To Melrose, Saturday, July 9 – Sunday, July 10

Customers traveling from Westchester or Bronx stations to Melrose will transfer to buses at the Tremont station for continuing service to Melrose. Buses are scheduled to connect directly with arriving trains.

From Melrose, Saturday, July 9 – Sunday, July 10

Customers traveling from the Melrose station to Harlem-125th Street and Grand Central Terminal will take buses to the Tremont station for continuing train service. Buses will depart at the same time as regularly scheduled trains.

*Note: northbound service at the Melrose station will be unaffected by this service change.

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NYCT July 4th 2016 Service Plan

Here is the NYC Transit service plan info for the upcoming July 4th holiday:

New York City Buses

Buses operated by MTA New York City Transit and the MTA Bus Company will operate on a Saturday schedule on Monday, July 4. There are many routes that either do not operate on Saturdays or do not run on part of the route at certain hours. Customers traveling on the Fourth of July should check Saturday schedules, lines and routes. The following bus routes may be affected by delays and detours: M5; M8; M9; M14 A/D; M15 SBS; M20; M21; M22; M 23; M31; M34 SBS; M42; M50; M57; M103; B6; B24; B25; B32; B38; B41; B52; B61; B62; B63; B67; B69; B103; Q32; Q59; Q60; Q101; Q103.

New York City Subway

On Monday, July 4, subways will operate on a Saturday schedule. There will be no 5 Train train service in Brooklyn, and no 6 Train & 7 Train express service. B Traintrains will not run, customers are encouraged to use the A Train C Train D Train or Q Traininstead. M Train trains will not run between Delancey-Essex Sts and 71 Ave; Q Train service is suspended between 57 St-7Av and Ditmars Blvd; and Z Train service is suspended, take the J Train instead.

There will be increased subway service on the 4 Train 7 Train A Train C Train F Train and S Train 42nd Street Shuttle prior to and following the Macy’s fireworks celebration, which will originate from five barges on the East River: four between 23rd and 37th Streets, and one south of the Brooklyn Bridge Park from 9:20 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

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LIRR July 4th 2016 Service Plan

Here is the LIRR service plan for the upcoming July 4th holiday:

MTA Long Island Rail Road is helping customers enjoy their summer holiday weekend by providing 10 additional early getaway trains on Friday and enhanced service on Thursday for those looking to escape even earlier. And that’s not all – beginning this Friday, July 1, the LIRR is offering new Fire Island Ferry connections on top of the Railroad’s already enhanced summer Montauk Branch schedule.

A regular weekend schedule will be in effect on Saturday, July 2, and Sunday, July 3 (see Montauk Branch details below). LIRR will operate on a Sunday schedule on Monday, July 4. Customers should also note there is a bicycle ban on Friday, July 1, Saturday, July 2, and Monday, July 4.

Extra Friday Service

Ronkonkoma Branch

1:49 p.m. from Penn Station stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville, then making all stops to Ronkonkoma

Port Jefferson Branch

2:08 p.m. from Penn Station stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, then making all stops to Huntington

2:29 p.m. from Penn Station stopping at Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Jamaica, New Hyde Park, then making all stops to Huntington

3:24 p.m. from Penn Station stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, Westbury and Hicksville

Babylon Branch

2:19 p.m. from Penn Station express to Rockville Centre, then all stops to Babylon

2:32 p.m. from Penn Station express to Lynbrook, then all stops to Babylon

3:00 p.m. from Penn Station stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre, all stops to Babylon

3:31 p.m. from Penn Station express to Rockville Centre, then all stops to Babylon

Port Washington Branch

3:40 p.m. from Penn Station stopping at Woodside, Flushing Main St., all stops to Great Neck

Far Rockaway Branch

3:48 p.m. from Penn Station stopping at Locust Manor, then making all stops to Far Rockaway

To the Hamptons and Montauk:

Summer Fridays on the Montauk Branch are already very busy, and the Friday before July 4th weekend is even busier with thousands of extra customers using LIRR service to the East End. We strongly encourage customers to avoid the “Friday crunch” by providing extra service beyond our normal
Thursday offerings.

Thursday, June 30:

The Montauk Branch will operate on a regular summer Friday timetable, including

4:06 p.m. from Penn Station, first stop Westhampton

4:30 p.m. from Hunterspoint Avenue, stopping at Jamaica, Bay Shore, Sayville then all stops to Montauk. Connection departs Penn Station at 4:19 p.m. with transfer at Jamaica

5:09 p.m. train from Penn Station to Speonk will be extended to Montauk, making all stops from Babylon to Montauk.

6:17 p.m. from Jamaica, stopping at Bay Shore, then all stops to Montauk (except Bellport). Connection departs Penn Station at 5:51 p.m. with transfer at Jamaica

8:53 p.m. from Jamaica, stopping at Babylon, then all stops to Montauk (except Bellport). Connection departs Penn Station at 8:30 p.m. with transfer at Jamaica

Plus, three other regular, year‐round departures throughout the day

Friday, July 1:

The Montauk Branch will operate on a regular summer Friday timetable, including

2:07 p.m. train from Jamaica, stopping at Westhampton, then all stops to Montauk. Connection departs Penn Station at 1:42 p.m., and Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn at 1:35 p.m.

4:06 p.m. Cannonball train from Penn Station

5:09 p.m. train from Penn Station to Speonk will be extended to Montauk, making all stops from Babylon to Montauk

7:38 p.m. train from Jamaica, with connecting trains departing Penn Station at 7:11 p.m. and Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn, at 7:06 p.m.

Plus, six regular, year‐round departures throughout the day and night

Saturday, July 2 & Sunday, July 3:

The LIRR is running on a Saturday schedule (Sunday/Holiday‐only trains will NOT be running).

Monday, July 4:

The LIRR is running on a Sunday schedule (Sunday/Holiday‐only trains will be running)

To Fire Island Ferry Connections

For those who must travel on Friday, LIRR will provide new Friday service from July 1 through September 2 to help relieve crowding.

Friday, July 1:

Customers are encouraged to use these two “relief” trains instead of the popular trains traveling through to Montauk:

Customers traveling to Bay Shore, Sayville or Patchogue who normally take the 7:49 a.m. train from Penn Station, transferring at Babylon to the 8:52 a.m. Montauk train, can instead take the 7:39 a.m. train from Penn Station, transferring at Jamaica for the new 8:04 a.m. train for Babylon, Bay Shore, Sayville and Patchogue

Instead of the 11:05 a.m. train from Penn Station, transferring at Jamaica for the 11:30 a.m. Montauk train, customers can use the new 10:59 a.m. departure from Penn Station transferring at Babylon to the new 12:02 p.m. diesel train to Bay Shore, Sayville and Patchogue.

To Greenport & the North Fork

Friday, July 1:

Regular weekday service plus the 3:55 p.m. train from Penn Station connecting at Ronkonkoma for the 5:21 p.m. eastbound train making all stops to Greenport.

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