Buses replace Trains this Sat and Sun

posted Mar 31, 2016, 4:33 PM by Eileen Panico

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Buses Replace Trains between Ronkonkoma & Central Islip on Saturday, April 2 & Sunday, April 3 for Double Track Construction & Other Maintenance Projects


Buses will replace trains on the Long Island Rail Road’s Ronkonkoma Branch between Ronkonkoma and Central Islip over the weekend of Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 for Double Track construction and other maintenance projects. The work will begin at 12:37 a.m. on Saturday and continue all day Sunday, wrapping up at 12:32 a.m. Monday, April 4.



Customers will take the train to Central Islip where they will board buses for Ronkonkoma with up to 23 minutes of additional travel time.



At Ronkonkoma, customers will board buses up to 23 minutes earlier than usual train times and travel to Central Islip, where train service will resume.  A westbound train, the 11:25 p.m. from Central Islip, will depart at 11:40 p.m., 15 minutes later than normal.


Customers who want to avoid the busing program might consider driving to Central Islip, Brentwood or Deer Park stations where the parking is free.


For More Information

For up-to-the-minute service info, customers can download the LIRR’s Train Time app or sign up for LIRR service alerts at www.mymtaalerts.com. They can also contact the LIRR’s Customer Service Center by calling 511, the New York State Travel Information Line, and saying: Long Island Rail Road. If you are deaf or hearing impaired, use your preferred relay service provider for the free 711 relay to reach the LIRR at 511.