The previous entry briefly touched on the LIRR reopening 4 branches with limited service. A short time ago, the LIRR sent me a press release to share with complete info:
MTA Long Island Rail Road is resuming very limited service tonight from Penn Station to stations on four of its largest branches, Port Washington, Huntington, Ronkonkoma and Babylon.
The Railroad will step up service on those four branches during Tuesday’s AM Peak westbound with trains running half-hourly from Babylon beginning at 5:08 AM; hourly from Ronkonkoma beginning at 5:10 AM; hourly from Port Washington beginning at 5:40 AM; and hourly from Huntington beginning at 6:03 AM.
Hundreds of LIRR employees continue to work around the clock to clear snow and ice from tracks, switches and the third rail. The LIRR also expects to be able to gradually resume very limited service on other branches throughout the day. For the latest information on train service, customers should go to www.mta.info or monitor LIRR service alerts via email.
Snow removal also continues at LIRR owned station parking lots as well as station parking lots maintained by local towns and villages. As of tonight, the following lots had been cleared for parking: Babylon, Bellmore, Hicksville, Huntington, Manhasset, Merrick, Mineola, Port Washington, Ronkonkoma, Brentwood, Cold Spring Harbor, Deer Park, Massapequa, Massapequa Park, Seaford, Syosset, Wantagh and Wyandanch.
Tonight’s trains were the first to carry customers from Penn Station since blizzard conditions and safety concerns led the LIRR to suspend operations on all 11 branches Sunday night
xoxo Transit Blogger