Port Washington, NY - January 22nd, 2015 - Buses will replace train service between Great Neck and Port Washington on Saturday, January 24 from 1 a.m. to 5:35 a.m. for Sperry Rail Testing. The Sperry Rail Car, a bright yellow vehicle fitted with ultrasonic and induction test equipment, is designed to detect internal rail defects not readily visible to the eye. Defects that are found will be corrected immediately by a crew of LIRR track maintenance workers. The Sperry Rail Car is used twice a year to inspect approximately 500 miles of LIRR track.
Port Washington Branch customers heading for stations Manhasset, Plandome and Port Washington will board a bus or a van at Great Neck station to travel to east arriving up to 27 minutes later than usual depending on their destination.
Port Washington Branch customers traveling from stations Port Washington through Manhasset will board a bus or van at their station to travel to Great Neck for connecting train to continue their trip west. Customers should expect up to 31 additional minutes of travel time depending on their destination.
For More Information
Customers should consult the special Port Washington Branch - Rail Testing Special Timetable for Saturday, January 24 at www.mta.info/lirr or pick up a copy of the Special Timetable at any LIRR station. Customers can also call 511, the New York State Travel Information line, and say: Long Island Rail Road. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, use your preferred relay service provider or the free 711 relay to reach LIRR at 511.