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LIRR Releases Saturday Train Suspension Schedule


An LIRR train arrives

Long Island Rail Road officials have released a schedule of the last trains that will run Saturday before service is suspended at non in preparation for Hurricane Irene.


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The LIRR will be shut down along with all MTA mass transit, including Metro-North Rail Road, Long Island Bus and New York City Transit. Suffolk County Transit buses will be suspended Saturday as well.

LIRR officials urged riders not to wait for the last trains when making their travel plans.

Train equipment – both electric and diesel – will be removed from yards in low-lying areas that are prone to flooding. Crossing gates will also be removed or tied up and secured.

Riders should also monitor the MTA website, www.mta.info or call the LIRR’s Travel Information Center at 718-217-5477.

The following is a listing, by branch, of the last trains to operate before the shutdown, as provided by the LIRR:

Babylon Branch:
Eastbound:  The 11:40 AM train from Penn Station, due Babylon at 12:56 PM.
Westbound:  The 1:10 PM train from Babylon, due Penn Station at 2:12 PM.

Montauk Branch:
Eastbound:  The 1:05 AM train from Jamaica, due Montauk at 3:57 AM.
Westbound:  The 9:44 AM train from Montauk, due Babylon at 11:53 AM.

Speonk/Patchogue:
Eastbound:  The 12:31 train from Babylon, due Speonk at 1:27 PM. (This train will make added stops at Bellport, Mastic-Shirley and Speonk, since it normally terminates at Patchogue.)
Westbound: The 12:05 PM train from Speonk, due Babylon at 1:05 PM.

Ronkonkoma Branch:
Eastbound:  The 12:16 PM train from Penn Station, due Ronkonkoma at 1:35 PM.
Westbound:  The 12:40 PM train from Ronkonkoma, due Penn Station at 1:59 PM.

Greenport:
Eastbound:  Friday evening – The 6:53 PM train from Ronkonkoma, due Greenport at 8:17 PM.
Westbound:  Saturday morning – The 10:11 AM train from Greenport, due Ronkonkoma at 11:35 AM.

Port Jefferson Branch:
Eastbound:  The 12:35 PM train from Huntington, due Port Jefferson at 1:26 PM.
Westbound:  The 11:07 AM train from Port Jefferson, due Huntington at 11:53 AM.

Huntington:
Eastbound:  The 12:23 PM train from Penn Station, due Huntington at 1:26 PM.
Westbound:  The 1:00 PM train from Huntington, due Penn Station at 2:09 PM.

Oyster Bay Branch:
Eastbound:  The 10:52 AM train from Jamaica, due Oyster Bay at 11:46 AM.
Westbound:  The 10:39 AM train from Oyster Bay, due Jamaica at 11:33 AM.

Hempstead Branch:
Eastbound:  The 12:42 PM train from Atlantic Terminal, due Hempstead at 1:35 PM.
Westbound:  The 1:19 PM train from Hempstead, due Atlantic Terminal at 2:21 PM.

Long Beach Branch:
Eastbound:  The 11:45 AM train from Penn Station, due Long Beach at 12:42 PM.
Westbound:  The 12:26 PM train from Long Beach, due Penn Station at 1:21 PM.
Additionally, the seasonal train to Long Beach, the 10:22 AM from Penn Station, due Long Beach at 11:08 AM will not operate.

Far Rockaway Branch:
Eastbound:  The 11:12 AM train from Atlantic Terminal, due Far Rockaway at 12:05 PM.
Westbound:  The 12:50 PM train from Far Rockaway, due Atlantic Terminal at1:42 PM.

Port Washington Branch:
Eastbound:  The 12:19 PM train from Penn Station, due Port Washington at 1:05 PM.
Westbound:  The 1:40 PM train from Port Washington, due Penn Station at 2:25 PM.

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