Shuttle Buses Replace SIR Trains

This weekend, the Staten Island Railway will feature a service diversion that should be noted by those who use it. Shuttle buses will replace trains between Pleasant Plains & Tottenville. Here are the complete details which were sent to me by the MTA yesterday:

In order to accommodate a New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYC DDC) project this weekend, free shuttle buses will replace Staten Island Railway train service between the Pleasant Plains and Tottenville stations. This work is part of a larger city project to control the discharge of storm water and prevent roadway flooding.

From 9 p.m. Friday, May 22 to 4 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, free shuttle buses will be available at the Pleasant Plains, Richmond Valley, Nassau, Atlantic and Tottenville stations. SIR customers in this area should allow for at least 15 minutes of extra travel time.

Customers may call our Travel Information Center at 718-330-1234 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, or log onto to use Trip Planner to plan their trips. Customers with web-enabled phones or PDAs can use our Trip Planner On-The-Go! by going to; in addition to planning their trips, Blackberry users can download the free icon for one touch access to the service.

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