LIRR Expects Normal Service Tomorrow

Just a couple of minutes ago, the MTA Long Island Railroad announced it expects to run normal weekday service tomorrow. Here are the details:

On Wednesday, January 28, the Long Island Rail Road expects to run normal weekday service on the Babylon, Far Rockaway, Hempstead, Long Beach, Oyster Bay, Port Washington, Huntington/Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma and West Hempstead Branches. In addition, normal weekday service will be provided between Speonk and Babylon. There will be no morning rush hour service between Montauk and Speonk, or between Greenport and Ronkonkoma, where the snowdrifts are highest. LIRR personnel will continue their snow fighting efforts through the night.

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NYCT To Run Weekday Schedule Tomorrow

Just a short time ago, MTA NYC Transit announced that they will be running on a regular weekday schedule tomorrow after the major snowstorm that hit the tri-state area. Here are the details:

As of Tuesday afternoon, January 27, New York City Transit subways, buses and Staten Island Railway are operating on a Sunday service schedule on all lines. Bus managers will continue to adjust service levels based on ridership and road conditions. Customers are encouraged to check alert.mta.info for the latest updates on specific bus routes. MTA personnel are continuing to remove snow from station platforms and staircases, but customers should use extreme caution when navigating throughout the system. Access-A-Ride customers may continue to schedule trips of medical necessity on Tuesday.

Subways, buses and Staten Island Railway will run regular weekday service on Wednesday, January 28. NYCT Buses will operate buses with snow chains on select routes and closely monitor road conditions to assess whether continued use of snow tire equipment is necessary.

Regular service resumes for Access-A-Ride customers on Wednesday, January 28.

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Metro-North Service Restoration Details

The MTA Metro-North Railroad just released service restoration details literally a couple of seconds ago. Here are the details:

Metro-North Railroad service, which was suspended last night in advance of a major winter nor’easter, will resume today on a Sunday schedule. Trains will resume at approximately 11 a.m. on the Harlem and Hudson Lines and at approximately 1 p.m. on the New Haven Line. Customers who use the Port Jervis Line or Pascack Valley Line should listen to announcements from NJ Transit about resumption of service on those lines.

Customers should listen for station announcements, continue to check the MTA’s website at mta.info or the Metro-North Train Time app for service updates. Customers should anticipate some delays, crowded conditions and allow for additional travel time. Customers should take care when traveling during inclement weather, and use caution when entering and exiting trains, and on platforms and staircases.

Roads remain treacherous and customers are advised to avoid unnecessary travel.

Complete schedules are available online at www.mta.info.

Harlem Line

Southbound to New York City:

The first express train from Southeast will depart at 11:14 a.m. It is due into Grand Central at 12:43 p.m.

The first local train from North White Plains will depart at 11:33 a.m. It is due into Grand Central at 12:22 p.m.

The first train from Wassaic will depart at 12:27 p.m. It is due into Southeast at 1:07 p.m., where customers can connect to continuing southbound service at 1:14 p.m.

Northbound to Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties:

The first express train to Southeast will depart Grand Central at 10:47 a.m. It is due to Southeast at 12:20 p.m.

The first local train to North White Plains will depart Grand Central at 11:25 a.m. It will make all local stops and is due into North White Plains at 12:24 p.m.

The first train to Wassaic will depart from Southeast at 1:24 p.m. It is due in Wassaic at 2:08 p.m.

Hudson Line

Southbound to New York City:

The first express train from Poughkeepsie will depart at 10:54 a.m. It is due into Grand Central at 12:41 p.m.

The first train from Croton-Harmon will operate as a semi-express and will depart at 11:31 a.m. It is due into Grand Central at 12:34 p.m.

Northbound to Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties:

The first express train to Poughkeepsie will depart Grand Central at 10:43 a.m. It is due into Poughkeepsie at 12:33 p.m.

The first local train to Croton-Harmon will depart Grand Central at 11:20 a.m. It will make all local stops and is due to arrive at Croton-Harmon at 12:28 p.m.

In accordance with normal Sunday service, there is no service on the Hudson Rail Link bus, Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry or Newburgh-Beacon Ferry.

New Haven Line

Westbound to New York:

The first express train from New Haven will depart at 12:25 p.m. and is due to arrive at Grand Central at 2:15 p.m. The first local train from Stamford will depart at 1:02 p.m., arriving at Grand Central at 2:09 p.m.

The first train from Waterbury will depart at 1:10 p.m. It is due in Bridgeport at 2:05 p.m., where customers can connect to a westbound New Haven Line train due at 2:12 p.m.

The first train from New Canaan will depart at 1:28 p.m. It is due in Stamford at 1:45 p.m., where customers can connect to a westbound New Haven Line train due at 1:55 p.m.

The first train from Danbury will depart at 1:37 p.m. It is due in South Norwalk at 2:30 p.m., where customers can connect to a westbound New Haven Line train due at 2:39 p.m.

Eastbound to Connecticut:

The first express train to New Haven will depart Grand Central at 12:04 p.m. It will connect with the New Canaan Branch at 12:51 p.m., with the New Canaan Branch train departing from Stamford at 12:58 p.m. and arriving at New Canaan at 1:15 p.m.

The first New Haven Line local train to Stamford will depart at 12:07 p.m. It is due in Stamford at 1:17 p.m.

The first train to Waterbury will depart Bridgeport at 2:41 p.m. Customers from New York who wish to board this train should catch the 1:04 p.m. departure from Grand Central.

The first train to Danbury will depart South Norwalk at 3:13 p.m. Customers from New York who wish to board this train should catch the 2:04 p.m. departure from Grand Central.

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Tuesday Morning Service Update

Here is the up to the minute service update straight from a press release from the Governor’s office via the MTA:

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo this morning announced that the travel ban in the Hudson Valley (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster, Westchester counties), Nassau County, and New York City is lifted effective at 7:30 a.m. I-84 as well as the Thruway have been reopened. Drivers should use extreme caution and prepare properly as driving conditions remain poor and other states still may have travel bans in effect.

The travel ban for Suffolk County remains in effect.

System wide service for the MTA and PATH is expected to resume this morning and further updates will be provided at 8 a.m. Longer suspension can be expected on parts of the LIRR reaching Eastern Long Island.

More information about the reopening of transit will become available by 8 a.m. New Yorkers should continue to exercise extreme caution.

Snow accumulation overnight on Long Island was heavy, and the New York City and Hudson Valley regions experienced moderate precipitation. According to the National Weather Service, the region should expect snowfall, wind and low temperatures, with especially heavy snowfall on Eastern Long Island, as today progresses. A blizzard warning remains in effect through midnight for Suffolk County.

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Last LIRR Train Departures

The MTA Long Island Rail Road has just released the final train departure times for this evening. Here are the details hot off the presses:

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced the departure times for the final trains expected to operate on the Long Island Rail Road tonight. Customers are urged not to wait until the last train, but to consider leaving earlier. If a branch is not listed, it means the final train departed before 7 p.m.

Eastbound:

Far Rockaway:

The 10:10 p.m. train from Atlantic Terminal due Far Rockaway at 11:07 p.m.

Oyster Bay:

The 10:11p.m. train from Jamaica due Oyster Bay at 11:04 p.m.

Patchogue:

The 10:36 p.m. train from Babylon to Patchogue at 11:06 p.m.

Hempstead:

The 10:36 p.m. train from Atlantic Terminal due Hempstead at 11:28 p.m.

Port Washington:

The 10:48 p.m. train from Penn due Port Washington at 11;34 p.m.

Long Beach:

The 10:52 p.m. train from Penn due Long Beach at 11:46 p.m.

Huntington:

The 11:04 p.m. train from Penn due Huntington at 12:10 p.m.

Babylon:

The 11:08 p.m. train from Penn due Babylon at 12:27 a.m.

Ronkonkoma:

The 11:14 p.m. train from Penn due Ronkonkoma at 12:37 a.m.

Port Jefferson:

The 11:31 p.m. train from Hicksville due Port Jefferson at 12:35 a.m.

West Hempstead:

The 10:37 train from West Hempstead due Valley Stream at 1`0:52 p.m.; connecting with the Far Rockaway train at Valley Stream due Atlantic Termins at 11:32 p.m.

Westbound:

Montauk Branch from Speonk:

The 9:07 p.m. train from Speonk due Jamaica at 10:48 p.m.

Oyster Bay:

The 9:23 p.m. train from Oyster Bay due Jamaica at 10:18 p.m.

Far Rockaway:

The 9:29 p.m. train from Far Rockaway due Atlantic Terminal at 10:26 p.m.

Greenport:

The 9:39 p.m. train from Greenport due Ronkonkoma at 11:02 p.m.

Port Jefferson:

The 9:41 p.m. train from Port Jefferson due Hicksville at 10:46 p.m.

Long Beach:

The 9:53 p.m. train from Long Beach due Penn at 10:44 p.m.

Hempstead:

The 9:56 p.m. train from Hempstead due Atlantic Terminal at 10:48 p.m.

Huntington:

The 10:03 p.m. train from Huntington due Penn at 11:09 p.m.

Port Washington:

The 10:09 p.m. train from Port Washington due Penn at 10:52 p.m.

Babylon:

The 10:14 p.m. train from Babylon due Penn at 11:27 p.m.

Ronkonkoma:

The 11:08 p.m. train from Ronkonkoma due Penn at 12:35 a.m.

West Hempstead:

The 11: 15 p.m. from Valley Stream due West Hempstead at 11:31 p.m.

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