LIRR Crews to Perform Signal Testing as Part of Main Line Expansion Project
Long Island Rail Road crews will perform signal testing in Mineola as part of the Main Line Expansion Project during the weekends of Jan. 9-10, 16-17 and 23-24. This critical infrastructure work will require both existing Main Line tracks to be taken out of service for 48 hours each weekend between New Hyde Park and Hicksville, resulting in service changes on the Oyster Bay, Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma Branches and schedule adjustments on the LIRR’s other branches.
Train service will not operate on the Main Line between Penn Station and Hicksville. To provide alternative service for passengers, the LIRR will operate extra trains between Penn Station and Babylon to connect with shuttle trains between Babylon and Hicksville.
The LIRR will add extra trains between Hempstead and Penn Station to serve as an alternative service option for customers traveling to/from New Hyde Park, Merillon Avenue, Mineola, Carle Place and Westbury. The LIRR will provide buses between Mineola and Hempstead and between Mineola and Hicksville for connections to and from points west.