Those going eastbound and westbound on the Montauk branch of the Long Island Rail Road this weekend should expect a schedule change in their regular travel plans due to track work scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.
The work on the Montauk line, as well as the six other branches of the LIRR, is a “critical” part of the company’s ongoing effort to ensure that the railroad’s infrastructure remains in a state of good repair, LIRR President Patrick A. Nowakowski said in a press release. “The reliability of the LIRR depends on it.”
Heading westbound from Montauk on Saturday, the 3:30, 5:35, and 7:33 p.m. trains will arrive at Jamaica Station up to 16 minutes later than their normal times. Eastbound to Montauk on Saturday and Sunday, the 1:10 a.m. train from Jamaica will not stop at Hicksville as it usually does, but will travel to Montauk via the Babylon Branch, according to the release. Those who would typically board the train in Hicksville will take a van that will bring them to the Babylon stop. The train will then stop at every station to Montauk.
The LIRR will have a special timetable for the most up-to-date times for each of the affected branches, which will be available at the stations, terminals, and the company’s website at www.mta.info/lirr.