Three eastbound evening rush hour Long Island Rail Road trains will be canceled for a month and four others will be rescheduled starting Monday.
The disruptions are due to excavation work in Queens related to the East Side Access project that will bring the LIRR into Grand Central Terminal.
One of three tracks between Penn Station and Jamaica will be eliminated once a key switch is temporarily taken out of service during the latest leg of tunnel boring work.
Two trains on the Babylon branch and one on the Long Beach branch will be cancelled. Babylon branch customers can expect to add 11 minutes to their commute. Long Beach riders will add six minutes.
The schedules of four trains also will be adjusted to allow eight other evening trains to be rerouted.
For more information, go to www.mta.info/lirr or call 511.
The LIRR listed the three cancelled evening peak eastbound trains as:
The 4:52 p.m. train from Penn Station to Babylon.
The 5:20 p.m. train from Penn Station to Long Beach.
The 5:40 p.m. train from Penn Station to Seaford.
The four evening peak trains with adjusted schedules include:
The 5:36 p.m. train from Penn Station to Babylon will leave Penn Station one minute later.
The 5:55 p.m. train from Penn Station to Long Beach will arrive at Long Beach one minute later at 6:52 p.m.
The 5:59 p.m. train from Penn Station to Babylon will arrive at Babylon five minutes later at 7:04 p.m.
The 6:44 p.m. train from Babylon to Patchogue will operate two minutes later, departing Babylon at 6:46 p.m. and arriving Patchogue at 7:16 p.m. as a result of its connecting train from Penn Station (the 5:37 p.m.) arriving two minutes later at Babylon.
-With Associated Press